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'Long-duration' heat wave again cooking California, raising health and wildfire concerns

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LOS ANGELES — Another bout of prolonged heat has kicked off across California and much of the West, expected to again bring several days of triple-digit temperatures to most inland areas.

July's second major heat wave isn't forecast to be as extreme as the last event, which set several all-time records for high temperatures. Nevertheless, the...Read more

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Excessive heat warnings in effect for desert and mountain communities in Southern California

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An excessive heat warning was issued Saturday for Southern California’s inland and desert communities, with triple-digit temperatures forecast through next week, bringing an elevated fire risk to some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Portions of Los Angeles County, including Palmdale and Lancaster, as well as smaller towns in...Read more

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Houston utility slammed over fumbled response to Beryl power outages

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Thousands of people in the Houston area were still without power more than a week after Hurricane Beryl tore through the fourth-largest U.S. city. Two factors are now emerging as important explanations for why the powerful but predictable storm caused so much disruption: a shortage of workers at CenterPoint Energy Inc., Houston's main utility, ...Read more

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Heat islands are making Vegas' summer more extreme, research shows

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LAS VEGAS — Desert summers are getting more severe, and Las Vegas’ urban planning isn’t doing it any favors. Sprawl across the valley ensures that heat isn’t felt equally in every neighborhood.

This phenomenon is known as urban heat island effect, where dark-colored city streets and buildings trap excess heat, especially in areas ...Read more

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A plume of Saharan dust is headed toward South Florida. Here's what to expect

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MIAMI — A large plume of Saharan dust is heading to South Florida this weekend, forecasters say. And while the dust can tamp down the rain, it can hamper those with allergies and respiratory issues and potentially lead to higher temperatures in an already scalding summer.

This is the second round of dust, coming after plumes hit at the end of...Read more

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Las Vegas on track for hottest summer on record

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LAS VEGAS — How much hotter can it get? Just maybe we don’t want to find out.

Early Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued an “excessive heat watch” for Southern Nevada from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. The agency warned of “dangerously hot conditions,” with temperatures between 110 and 115 degrees in the valley.

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Another round of relentless, hazardous heat forecast across the West

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LOS ANGELES — Another round of significant heat across California's interior is expected to bring potentially dangerous conditions back to the state, with weather officials warning of "relentless" heat risk over the Southwest beginning this weekend.

The National Weather Service warned of a mid-July heat wave building across the western United...Read more

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Break from dangerous heat arrives in Kansas City. How long will this cool weather last?

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cooler temperatures are expected in the Kansas City area over the next few days, giving the metro a break from the sweltering heat.

“Pleasant weather conditions are expected today and through Friday, with below normal temperatures and lower humidity,” the National Weather Service in Kansas City said on X, formerly ...Read more

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As O'Hare sheltered in place during storm, passengers rode the winds out aboard planes: 'It felt very vulnerable'

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As Andrea Jack sat in a plane at O’Hare International Airport on Monday evening, she felt as though she were flying.

The problem — the plane hadn’t left the ground.

The 45-year-old was stuck on the aircraft as severe thunderstorms, and what is being investigated as potential tornados, swept the Chicago metro area, including at O’Hare. ...Read more

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Heavy rains soak St. Louis region, force hundreds to flee threatened dam in Southern Illinois

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NASHVILLE, Ill. — Heavy rains on Tuesday forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents of Nashville, Illinois, as floodwaters here threatened to overwhelm an 89-year-old earthen dam.

While the barrier held fast, authorities planned to keep a cautious eye on the continuing downpour overnight.

The Washington County Emergency Management Agency...Read more

11K without power after storms but relief coming to Metro Detroit

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DETROIT — Clusters of Metro Detroit residents are without power after another round of storms on Monday night, but the National Weather Service projects some relief ahead this week with cooler temperatures in store.

A total of 11,818 DTE Energy customers were without power as of 2 p.m.. Of those, more than 1,000 homes in Dearborn were ...Read more

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California's grid passed the reliability test this heat wave. It's all about giant batteries

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s power grid emerged from a nearly three weeklong record-setting heat wave relatively unscathed, and officials are crediting years of investment in renewable energy — particularly giant batteries that store solar power for use when the sun stops shining.

“This was a good early test that we passed in very ...Read more

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Las Vegas haze, humidity may be joined by 110-degree heat today

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LAS VEGAS — Southern Nevadans awoke to a hazy and humid Tuesday that may produce a second 110-degree daily high temperature.

A morning low of 91 just after 6 a.m. was combining with 23 percent humidity to make for sticky conditions.

The forecast called for the haze to be fairly widespread around the noon hour with calm winds.

“We never ...Read more

Hot weather is more dangerous than you think, experts say

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Jonathan Bethly was upbeat as he helped his friend clean out some storage units for extra cash on a hot summer day, laughing and joking as he worked.

He later went to take a nap in his friend’s Cobb County apartment and never woke up, relatives said.

The county medical examiner’s office concluded the cause of death was asthma-related, and ...Read more

Thunderstorms briefly cool Southern California's heat wave but spark new wildfires

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Thunderstorms from Southern California's monsoon season brought a temporary cooling reprieve over the weekend to a region that had been baking under a triple-digit heat wave but also sparked new wildfires.

A marine layer is cooling off coastal regions this week, said National Weather Service meteorologist Robbie Munroe. Southern California can ...Read more

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Threats hurled at workers trying to restore power after Hurricane Beryl, Texas cops say

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As utility workers push to restore power one week after Hurricane Beryl swept through the Houston area, some frustrated residents have hurled threats at the line crews, Texas officials said.

“I understand the ang[er] and frustration of being without electricity, but you don’t take it into your own hands and harass or threaten the linemen,�...Read more

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Heat wave scorches New York City with heat index climbing above 100 degrees

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NEW YORK — More scorching heat settled over New York City on Monday, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s and the heat index expected to top out at 102 degrees Tuesday.

Monday’s expected high was 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The entire tri-state area was under a heat advisory, and parts of central and ...Read more

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Heat wave scorches New York City with heat index climbing above 100 degrees

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NEW YORK — More scorching heat settled over New York City on Monday, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s and the heat index expected to top out at 102 degrees Tuesday.

Monday’s expected high was 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The entire tri-state area was under a heat advisory, and parts of central and ...Read more

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June was one of Baltimore's warmest on record and the 100 degree days aren't letting up in July

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BALTIMORE — Last month was one of the warmest Junes on record in Baltimore, and persistent bouts of extreme heat could land Charm City’s summer on the wrong side of the record books.

As the week begins, the next brutal heat wave has arrived. Temperatures are forecast to reach triple digits Monday and Tuesday, with high humidity capable of ...Read more

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South Florida faces another heat advisory. This time, temperatures could feel up to 112

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South Florida is once again under a heat advisory, in effect from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

The National Weather Service warns that temperatures, factoring in humidity, could feel as high as 112 degrees from West Palm Beach down to Key West. All of Miami-Dade and Broward counties are included in the advisory.

This advisory also includes parts ...Read more