Employees at the National Weather Service office in New Orleans, Louisiana, recorded as thunderstorms put on a lightning show over the area on May 12.
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
An area of low pressure moved northeast from the Gulf Coast across the southeastern U.S. on May 23, bringing heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and the threat of isolated tornadoes.
- USA TODAY
On Monday evening, a massive tornado spun harmlessly in an open field near Morton, Texas, and storm chasers were ready with their cameras.
- The Weather Network
Derechos of similar intensity have occurred before in this part of Canada, but never has one had a track like this that followed the length of the most densely populated corridor in the country.
- Miami Herald
“Not your ordinary basic animal rescue assignment.”
Storm chasers in northwestern Texas were in the right place at the right time Monday night when they captured incredible footage of what appeared to be a massive tornado that touched down in an open field. Around 7 p.m. CDT, the first of four tornadoes was on the ground near the town of Morton, Texas, which is about 60 miles northwest of Lubbock, giving chasers a view they likely won't soon forget. The twister appeared to be just as wide as it was tall, which would classify it as a wedge tornado
Parts of a Central Florida RV park have been underwater for days and the county said it’s not responsible for the flooding.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire said the fire northeast of Elgin was "very active" overnight due to winds and "unseasonably dry" fuels.
- Shreveport Times | The Times
IBHS wind test demonstration of two houses in thunderstorm and straight-line wind conditions. The on on the right was built to Fortified standards.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Isolated severe weather will be possible in Dallas-Fort Worth along with locally heavy rainfall and flooding.
- Silver City Sun-News
Over 50,000 more acres of land are burning in the Gila National Forest since Friday as the Black Fire grows by 50% over the weekend.
- VC Star | Ventura County Star
More than 2.7 million Californians live in very high-risk fire zones, from trailers off quiet dirt roads to mansions in the state’s largest cities.
- Argus Leader
The first-term Republican governor through an executive order signed Monday has given farmers more time to move between farms and fields each day.
Over 61 million people in the central and southern United States will be at risk from a slow-moving storm capable of producing flooding and severe weather this week. With days of rain expected and following a recent dry spell in the region, AccuWeather meteorologists warn that incidents of flooding could be widespread. Some locations from eastern Texas into Arkansas and farther north in eastern Kansas into Missouri could receive rainfall amounts ranging from 4-8 inches over a three-day period. I
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey has some safety tips for folks having fun in the water.
- Baltimore Sun
Summer approaches, and it’s traditionally a time when a Marylander’s fancy turns to a dozen Number One Jimmies steamed. The bad news is that Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are running especially scarce this year, a combination of a cool spring that reduces crab movement (and thus prevents watermen from catching them) following a bad year for reproduction. The official word on this came recently ...
Splashing in cold water, going down a thrilling slide, and having fun in the sun — it’s what summer is all about! But if you don’t have a community pool or the money to take your kids to the waterpark very often, Costco has the solution. They are selling the coolest water inflatable for kids […]
Gardners beware -- the invasive Amynthas agrestis, also known as the Asian jumping worm, could be wiggling around a garden near you. These worms are known for their insatiable appetite and ability to jump a foot in the air. Yes, you read that right. "True to their name, they jump and thrash immediately when handled, behaving more like a threatened snake than a worm, sometimes even breaking and shedding their tail when caught," said the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in a re
- Associated Press
The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed historical weather data that suggested early, long heat waves that impact a massive geographical area are rare, once-a-century events. If global heating increases to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) more than pre-industrial levels, then heat waves like this could occur twice in a century and up to once every five years, said Arpita Mondal, a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, who was part of the study.
- USA TODAY
Turtles and alligators were left without food, water or shade when a concrete retention pond in Florida was drained. One employee decided to step in.
- Las Cruces Sun-News
Flames have consumed more than 484 square miles of timber, grassland and brush and evacuations have been place for weeks.