Winter heat having odd effect on Outer Banks wild horses

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Freakishly warm January temperatures are having a strange effect on the wild horses roaming North Carolina's Outer Banks, prompting a warning to drivers.

The notoriously independent horses are sleeping on the beaches at night -- in the path of recreational vehicles.

"Please be careful!" the Corolla Wild Horse Fund posted ...Read more

'We got lucky. … It could've been worse:' Forecaster says snow could return but worst of storm is behind Chicago

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CHICAGO -- High waves have receded, winds have died down and as Chicagoans assess the much-hyped storm, they're finding little evidence in terms of overall snowfall.

Even suburban areas to the north and west, where meteorologists had expected as much as 6 inches of snow, saw significantly less than that. Weather spotters in Crystal Lake, in ...Read more

Storm grounds flights, whips up tornadoes and toasts East in wild weather weekend

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A massive winter storm is grounding flights in Chicago, has whipped up tornadoes and hail across the South and will likely push record January warmth into New York, Washington and the entire East Coast over the weekend.

The eastern U.S. was covered with threats from high winds, flooding rains to snow, ice and even tornadoes from Kentucky to ...Read more

Hurricanes, fires, floods: US saw 14 disasters in 2019 that cost billions of dollars

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The United States had 14 major weather disasters last year, with a toll of at least 44 dead and a price tag of $45 billion, according to federal officials.

The biggest disasters of 2019 include eight severe storms, mainly in the South and Midwest, three big inland flooding events, two tropical cyclones that made landfall, and the wildfires in ...Read more

2019 was the soggiest in Midwest history

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ST. LOUIS -- As the year's near-historic flooding would suggest, 2019 left a soggy spot in the regional record books.

The St. Louis area had its fifth-wettest year on record, and its greatest number of rainy days ever, as shown by year-end climate data -- continuing a trend of remarkable saturation and capping the wettest decade in the Midwest'...Read more

New storm set to hit Southern California Sunday, bringing more rain

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LOS ANGELES--After a weekend reprieve, more rain is expected to hit Southern California late Sunday through Monday.

However, it is not expected to be as strong a storm as this week's soaker, which closed freeways and caused flooding.

"It's going to be a typical winter storm," said Andrew Rorke, a senior forecaster with the National Weather ...Read more

Chicago gets a vacation from winter at least through Monday

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A powerful winter storm bringing snow and ice across the Great Plains and upper Midwest promises to disrupt travel this weekend and bring a reminder of the season's fiercest qualities -- except in Chicago.

Winter seems to be on vacation in the Windy City, and balmy conditions will continue at least through Sunday, when temperatures are set to ...Read more

Incoming flights grounded at O'Hare as dense fog shrouds Chicago area on Christmas Eve

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CHICAGO -- Amid dense fog reducing visibility in Chicago, the Federal Aviation Administration early Tuesday grounded incoming flights at Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway airports through 8 a.m., though the advisory was allowed to expire at Midway and continued at O'Hare after 8 a.m.

For a short time Tuesday morning all flights were ...Read more

Flights resume at Fort Lauderdale's airport after

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- South Florida was swamped by heavy rains overnight that flooded streets and highways, stranded cars and closed the airport in Fort Lauderdale.

About 4 a.m., Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport tweeted that the facility was closed because of severe rain and flash flooding.

Flights resumed about 2 1/2 hours ...Read more

Two years after Irma, reasons to give thanks: A roof over her head, no buckets at her feet

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was early November, more than two years after Hurricane Irma.

Georgiann Quarles walked into her home on West 3rd Street, passing under a towel wedged above the doorway.

"I did that so when people came in, they wouldn't have to duck the water," she said.

She led the way through her kitchen into a bedroom.

The wall ...Read more

A wet Christmas in LA? New rain storm takes aim at Southern California

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LOS ANGELES -- Southern California endured a Thanksgiving of heavy rain and snow.

How does Christmas look? A new storm is coming our way just in time for the holiday week. Here is what we know.

The first of two storm systems to hit the West Coast from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Sunday -- just in time for the ...Read more

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