Recent moisture from late May through early June is bringing some drought relief to Colorado. Areas in the eastern plains have reduced from Extreme (D3) drought down to Severe (D2) or Moderate (D1). Along the I-25 urban corridor, most counties have seen a reduction in at least one drought level.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The tropical wave in the Atlantic is expected to strengthen into a tropical depression next week. Here’s the forecast.
- Palm Beach Daily News
The system currently has a 50% of development over the next five days. If it becomes a tropical storm, it would be Bonnie.
- Miami Herald
The occurrence is “still not fully understood by scientists,” officials say.
- Idaho Statesman
Sixty people nearly had to stay at the park overnight.
- Associated Press
Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal’s Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65, contacted the Coast Guard on Friday saying they were safe and on course for Hampton, Virginia.
- Idaho Statesman
The decision to auction off Cougar Island is a tragedy for Idaho, but it was what the Idaho Constitution mandated that the Land Board do, writes the editorial board. It should be amended to allow other values to be considered. | Opinion
The storm prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Dust Storm Warning for parts of Phoenix and areas south of it.
- The Desert Sun
IID may have perfected water rights to Colorado River water, but it is vulnerable. As drought continues, the use of freshwater will be more scrutinized.
- Naples Daily News
NHC experts give it a 30 percent change of forming through the next 48 hours and chances for formation increase to 60 percent over the next five days.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: The sunset tide was not high enough to activate the Mose flood barriers, launched in 2020 to protect the fragile city from flooding during the high water.Venice's floods are caused by a combination of factors exacerbated by climate change - from rising sea levels and unusual high tides to land subsidence that has pushed down the city ground level.They usually occur in autumn and winter months.
- The News-Press
Massive 18-foot python matriarch had 122 eggs when biologists caught her in Collier County's Picayune Strand
- The Guardian
Images from Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta compiled by the state show ‘a shocking drop in water levels’ compared to years past
"It’s never been this hot so early in the year"
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Arizona’s wildfire season, which got off to an early start this year, could be even more catastrophic in 2022 than in previous years.
- Popular Mechanics
Scientists have finally discovered how sheets of diamond rain form on the ice giants, Neptune and Uranus. The answer could explain why Neptune’s core is hot.
- Charlotte Observer
The quake had a depth of 0.8 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- The Ledger
The 2021 Challenge removed 223 invasive Burmese pythons last summer, more than twice the number that was eliminated during the 2020 competition
The tropical Atlantic has remained quiet since Tropical Storm Alex came and went at the start of June. And while the first month of the season is typically less active than the latter stages of hurricane season, the current year is tracking well behind the prolific pace of the 2020 and 2021 seasons. There are signs that an uptick in activity could occur before July, AccuWeather forecasters say. Meteorologists have been keeping a close eye on a series of disturbances and will continue to do so in
- The Telegraph
The RSPB should stop targeting game shoots and focus on cats, the head of Countryside Alliance has said.
- American City Business Journals
As existing lot supply dwindles for homebuilders, developers are busy gobbling up land to pave the way for new master-planned communities that will bring hundreds of thousands of homes to the Valley. Here's a look at eight that will change the landscape of the Valley.