East coast skylines filled with smoke that had drifted in from some 3000 miles away – where dozens of wildfires continue to torch the western U.S. and Canada, led by Oregon’s massive Bootleg fire.
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- Washington Examiner
Alaska experienced one of its largest earthquakes in decades on Wednesday night.
- NBC News
“The biggest threat would be any potential tsunami risk,” a United States Geological Survey geophysicist said.
- The State
A car was driving on the road when it collapsed.
More than 40 cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul had icy conditions and at least 33 municipalities had snow, reported the meteorology company Somar Meteorologia. Unusually cold weather in Brazil has already sent international prices for coffee and sugar higher and Friday was forecast to be the coldest day of the year, according to Marco Antonio dos Santos, a partner at weather consultancy firm Rural Clima. The polar air mass should move over Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, major producers of sugar, citrus and coffee, on Friday, bringing freezing temperatures.
Organizers in Wisconsin postponed the biggest air show in the U.S. as a severe storm system threatened the Midwest with potentially hurricane-force winds, tornados, hail and thunderstorms overnight. Threat level: More than 5.9 million people could be affected by the storm system — which saw the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, postpone events due to be held Wednesday until the following evening amid the threat of 90 mph winds. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights wi
- Associated Press
Tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday afternoon, sending trees falling and debris flying. The Courier Times of Bucks County reported one of the tornadoes in Pennsylvania damaged an auto dealership and a mobile home park.
- WLS – Chicago
Any storms that do move into the area will pose a high wind threat, with gusts over 65 mph, ABC7 Meteorologist Larry Mowry said.
Enough ice melted in Greenland over the last 2 days it could cover the entire surface area of Florida in 4 inches of water
The largest ice mass in the northern hemisphere lost more than 8.5 billion tons of surface mass on Wednesday, and an additional 8.4 billion on Thursday.
Dubai is coping with its 125-degree heat by using laser-beam-shooting drones to shock rainwater out of clouds
Dubai is desperately in need of more rain. The United Arab Emirates gets about 4 inches of rainfall per year, which makes farming close to impossible.
- Associated Press
A heat wave scorched southeast Europe on Thursday, intensifying wildfires and sending residents flocking to the coast, public fountains and air-conditioned locations to find some relief. Weather experts in Athens said they expected the heat wave to extend into next week, making it one of the most severe recorded in the country since the mid-1980s. At least three people were killed in southern Turkey and dozens of people were hospitalized as the intense summer heat and strong winds fanned two separate forest fires.
Already the 2021 North American monsoon season has gotten off to a tumultuous start. Not only has it been the busiest start to the season in years, the monsoon thunderstorms and their resultant flash flooding have turned deadly across the American Southwest. AccuWeather forecasters say that although the engine for the monsoon will continue to churn out thunderstorms in the coming days, the activity will shift around in parts of the West. A pattern change could also influence the coverage of stor
- ABC News Videos
Ginger Zee has the latest updates after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Alaska overnight.
- Charlotte Observer
The bridge closed for repairs in May after the fracture was discovered during a routine inspection.
Driving through floodwaters is never recommended, but it does happen. If your car starts to flood, it can be deadly. Following these steps could save your life.
- CBS News Videos
A toxic red tide has killed 1,000 tons of sea life and made it hard for humans to breathe along Florida's Gulf Coast, just as the economy recovers. Senior environmental correspondent Ben Tracy takes an up-close look at the devastation and how climate change may be contributing to the problem.
- Idaho Statesman
Higher elevations outside of Boise could see a higher chance of thunderstorms this weekend.
- WABC – NY
Powerful storms tore through parts of New Jersey Thursday night, carving a path of destruction with Long Beach Island seeing significant damage.
- Idaho Statesman
A 1,000-acre fire is still burning north of Arrowrock Dam.
- The State
A scorching heat advisory is in effect throughout the Midlands with Friday’s temperatures sitting around 100 degrees.
- The Weather Network
A tsunami warning was issued for parts of Alaska after a large earthquake struck the peninsula Wednesday night.