Another wet weekend unfolds as storms linger across California

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LOS ANGELES--Californians saw another soggy start to the weekend as a lingering storm prompted concerns about mudslides in Sonoma County burn areas.

Southern California will see intermittent showers though the weekend from what the National Weather Service described as a weak storm. The snow level will be at 7,000 feet. Most areas will be less ...Read more

Study: Atmospheric rivers cause $1 billion in damage a year and are getting worse

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LOS ANGELES -- As back-to-back atmospheric rivers have made umbrellas a necessity across California -- and with more rain on the way in the state this weekend -- a new study reveals the connection between the weather phenomenon and the economic effects of localized flooding.

Atmospheric rivers, the storms that carry moisture from the tropics to...Read more

Atmospheric river drenches LA, snarling traffic and raising mudslide fears

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LOS ANGELES -- A moisture-rich atmospheric river began dumping rain across Southern California early Wednesday, flooding roads, spinning out cars on freeways and slowing traffic to a crawl across much of the region.

The storm, fed by a plume of subtropical water vapor at the lower and middle levels of the atmosphere, had already poured up to a ...Read more

More rain ahead following wettest November in years for parts of LA County

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LOS ANGELES -- A series of storms that battered Southern California last month brought more rain to portions of Los Angeles County than residents had seen during the same month in nearly a decade.

The storms, which arrived in the region in late November, dumped 2.12 inches of precipitation on downtown Los Angeles -- more rain than the area had ...Read more

Travel woes to pile up from winter storms as Thanksgiving weekend winds down

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Millions of travelers heading back from their Thanksgiving holiday could be caught up in a fast-moving winter storm making its way east from California to the Midwest and beyond.

The National Weather Service expects significant travel impacts across wide swaths of the U.S. this weekend as the storm is chased by a second weather system. Parts of...Read more

2019 hurricane season: Four storms made landfall, with one paralyzing horror

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The 2019 hurricane season ended above average for the fourth year in a row with an abundance of fleeting systems gone in a blink and one paralyzing horror.

After the decay of Sebastien this week, the final tropical cyclone tally stood at 18 named storms, including six hurricanes and three major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. That's ...Read more

A white Thanksgiving in the high desert as snow falls in Antelope Valley and elsewhere

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LOS ANGELES -- The Thanksgiving Day storm was producing significant amounts of snow in Southern California's high desert region Thursday.

Up to 8 inches of snow was reported in some parts of the Antelope Valley. Over the last two days, Lancaster has seen 4 to 5 inches of snow and Palmdale 3 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The...Read more

I-5 through Grapevine reopens, Cave fire fizzling out after snow and rain wallop Southern California

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Authorities reopened Interstate 5 through the Grapevine in California in both directions early Thursday afternoon, ending a closure forced by heavy snow as a second powerful winter storm moved into Southern California on Thanksgiving Day.

California Highway Patrol officers began escorting traffic along the southbound lanes around 1:30 p.m. and ...Read more

Nasty Midwest storms, gusty N.Y. winds roil holiday plans

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Flooding rains, heavy snows and gusty winds across the U.S. are disrupting travel on one of the busiest days of the year and are threatening to keep Thanksgiving Day parade balloons from flying in New York City.

Two large storms are hitting as close to 55 million people are expected to take to the roads and air ahead of the U.S. holiday ...Read more

Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic. Here's what the forecast shows

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MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Sebastien has formed in the Atlantic's open waters as this year's hurricane season nears its end.

The storm is about 275 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands and was moving nearly 8 mph Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sebastien has maximum sustained winds near 45 mph with higher gusts, and...Read more

Dangerous fire weather conditions return Sunday to Southern California

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LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in two weeks, dangerous fire weather is forecast to return to Southern California on Sunday as dry, strong Santa Ana winds -- with gusts of up to 50 mph -- are expected to return from the desert.

Red flag warnings will be in place Sunday for a broad stretch of Southern California, from Ventura County through ...Read more

A little snow causes a big mess, more than 100 crashes on Minnesota roads

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A snowfall of a mere one-tenth of an inch caused way more than its share of damaged cars and rattled drivers early Saturday, with 118 crashes reported between 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Another 22 vehicles spun out or slid off the slick roads, said State Patrol spokesman Lt. Gordon Shank.

No ...Read more

Tropical Storm Pablo churns in Atlantic, Olga falls apart in the Gulf

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Tropical Storm Olga lost steam in the Gulf of Mexico and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone early Saturday morning, while Tropical Storm Pablo churning in the northeast Atlantic is expected to meet a similar fate, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Olga dissipated overnight with no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the NHC ...Read more

Tropical Storm Olga forms in the Gulf with no threat to Florida

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MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Olga formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday with a predicted path pointed toward the northern Gulf coast over the weekend. At this time, it poses no threat to Florida.

According to the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Olga has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is headed north-northeast at 18 mph. No ...Read more

Tropical depression forms in the Gulf, poses no threat to Florida at this time

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MIAMI -- A new tropical depression formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning with a predicted path pointed toward the northern Gulf coast over the weekend. At this time, it poses no threat to Florida.

According to the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Depression 17 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and could ...Read more

Fall heat wave turns 'happiest place on Earth' into hottest place in America

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mickey Mouse and his guests at the Magic Kingdom endured quite a scorcher on Monday.

The city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland, earned the title of hottest place in the United States for the day after reaching a sizzling 98 degrees. Yorba Linda and San Pasqual Valley trailed slightly at 97 degrees while Fullerton, Chino, ...Read more

Baby born in laundry room as tornado swirled around North Texas Sunday night

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- As the tornado whipped through North Texas Sunday night, destroying homes and buildings, a baby girl was born.

In a laundry room.

Without power.

By candlelight.

"Baby girl born in our laundry room with the tornado sirens going off, a tornado on the ground half a mile away," stated a Facebook post by The Bump Birthing ...Read more

They were watching football when the sky fell without warning, Dallas tornado survivors say

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DALLAS -- Angela Boston crawled to a closet with her daughters when wind and rain started to bear down on their home late Sunday night.

"There was no time for a warning," she said Monday morning while surveying the damage to her home just north of Walnut Hill Lane.

The back of her house is gone.

The fence is in crumbles.

Tree limbs cover her...Read more

Fire danger looms over Southern California as sundowner winds blow in

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LOS ANGELES -- Southern California remains on fire watch as warm temperatures, low humidity and strong northerly winds, known as sundowner winds, continue to pose a fire danger for much of the region on Sunday.

Red flag warnings for the mountains in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties were to remain in effect until 10 p.m., ...Read more

2 dead, 3 missing as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan

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TOKYO -- Powerful Typhoon Hagibis pounded wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead, three others missing and about 70 people injured, local media reported.

One person was found dead in an overturned vehicle in the city of Ichihara, east of Tokyo, and eight others were injured when a tornado touched ...Read more