LOS ANGELES -- According to the latest federal maps, Southern California is still in a drought.
But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted -- at least for now.
Sunday's huge storm -- which dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in some areas -- is part of a wetter trend that began in the fall. ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Power was out, schools were closed and cleanup was underway Monday after deadly storms and possible tornadoes ripped through South Georgia over the weekend.
The storms killed at least 19 people in the Deep South, according to the Associated Press. Fifteen of those deaths were in Georgia.
Seven people died at a mobile home park in ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The latest and most powerful in a series of three winter storms slammed into California on Sunday, flooding roads, forcing evacuations in communities near burn areas and adding more snow in mountains from the Sierra Nevada to the San Bernardino Mountains.
Numerous roads around Southern California were flooded by sustained bursts ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A week of powerful storms in Northern California has significantly eased the state's water shortage, with a large swath of the state emerging from drought conditions, officials said Thursday.
The numbers underscore what officials have been saying for several months about the drought. As a series of storms have hit Northern ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- California's biggest reservoirs are swelling. As of this date, the area surrounding the Sierra Nevada has seen as much snow, sleet, hail and rain as during the wettest years on record. Rainy Los Angeles feels more like London than Southern California.
So is the great California drought finally calling it quits?
Yes. Or at least ...Read more
Weeks of pounding rain and snow have increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack -- a key source of water for California -- to 158 percent of normal, officials said Wednesday.
The weather situation was more dire to the north, however, as heavy rain and snow in the Sierra Nevada and rain in the San Francisco Bay Area continued to raise river levels and...Read more
MONO LAKE, Calif. -- Leaning against a wooden rail, environmental activist Geoffrey McQuilkin took stock of a parched geological wonderland that had been altered by a weekend deluge.
The air was still thick with moisture, and this lake's tributaries were cascading down from surrounding mountains, swollen by cargoes of fresh snowmelt and rain. ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For 2,000 years, the "Pioneer Cabin Tree" grew in peaceful grandeur in a land not yet California -- reaching ever taller as the Miwoks hunted, the Aztecs mined gold, Chinese perfected silk, Romans expanded their empire and waves of new immigrants arrived in America.
Sunday, with the stunning finality of a beheading, it fell....Read more
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It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 for Britain's Great Exhibition. Alice soon discovers ...
TRUCKEE, Calif. -- A roaring "Pineapple Express" weather system that drenched the northern Sierra Nevada over the weekend has begun to ease, but forecasters warned Monday that it would soon be replaced by yet another storm and plummeting temperatures.
The latest storm, the third in a series of weather events that have pounded the Sierra Nevada ...Read more
TRUCKEE, Calif. -- The most powerful in a series of winter storms lashed Northern California and Nevada on Sunday with heavy rains and strong winds, causing widespread flooding, downing trees and unleashing mudslides.
Tens of thousands of households lost power. Stranded motorists were rescued from rising floodwaters. And near Lake Tahoe and ...Read more
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif. -- Rescuing skiers and backcountry trekkers is a life's work for men such as ski patrolman Cliff Klock and U.S. Forest Service emergency response expert Jeffrey Karl.
On Mammoth Mountain, a Sierra peak synonymous with snow, they also have a time-tested approach for dealing with avalanche hazards: They shoot at them with...Read more
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- The first band of what forecasters predict will be the region's most powerful storm in a decade moved into Northern California on Saturday, prompting official warnings of widespread flooding and epic snowfall.
"People are definitely in a state of panic right now," said El Dorado County Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Hammitt. "We'...Read more
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- It was a postcard-perfect kind of day in Mammoth Lakes on Friday: The sky was clear. The sun shone brightly. And the snow-covered mountains beckoned to the skiers who have flocked here in recent days.
"It's a bluebird pow day, people!" the Mammoth Mountain resort tweeted, saying in gleeful skier lingo that it was ...Read more
COLFAX, Calif. -- Sierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass, before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet forecasters are calling it an "atmospheric river."
Up to 12 inches of rain below 8,500 feet are expected, and massive amounts of snow -- up to 6 feet -- above...Read more
Next month, the World Meteorological Organization is expected to declare 2016 the hottest year in recorded history -- just as the United States prepares to inaugurate a president who questions whether climate change is real.
While the election of Donald Trump has stunned the world, record warmth no longer feels surprising.
After all, the ...Read more
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of people fled their homes in the Philippines on Christmas Day as powerful Typhoon Nock-Ten barreled toward the country's eastern coast.
Nearly 12,000 passengers were stranded after sea travel was suspended and more than a dozen domestic flights to eastern provinces were canceled as the typhoon neared.
LOS ANGELES -- A powerful storm brought record rainfall to parts of Southern California and closed Interstate 5 in the Grapevine for hours because of snow.
The California Highway Patrol said the 5 was closed in both directions at Parker Road about 4:25 a.m.
Around 8 a.m., officers began escorting traffic through the area, CHP Officer Peter ...Read more
"This morning when I walked over to work it was pretty darn cold."
So said Raymond Foss, town manager in the small town of Patten, Maine. Apparently, Foss is given to understatement. With the wind chill, the temperature in Patten on Friday plummeted to 37 degrees below zero.
The polar vortex, as it's known, has come back and sent temperatures ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Another busy hurricane season may be on the way, according to an early assessment of climate patterns released Wednesday by a leading center for hurricane research.
A report by Colorado State University's Department of Atmospheric Science says conditions would appear to favor an above-average season, although it is ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A busy Atlantic hurricane season came to a close Wednesday, producing the Atlantic's strongest storm in nine years, devastating western Haiti and throwing a scare into South Florida.
Hurricane Matthew, the first Category 5 storm in the Atlantic since 2007, was the most fearsome product of a hurricane season that ...Read more
- Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California
- How LA went from bone-dry to 216 percent above average rainfall in four months
- 15 killed in South Georgia storms
- Storms make significant dent in California drought, new federal records show
- Weeks of rain are rapidly reviving California's drought-ravaged lakes