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Extreme weather in NYC leads to flight cancellations, significant travel delays

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NEW YORK — Heavy downpours and damaging winds pummeled parts of New York City Thursday wreaking havoc on travel plans ahead of what’s expected to be a mild Memorial Day Weekend,

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn, as well as part of Queens and the Bronx until 10:45 a....Read more

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More 'feels-like' temps above 100 degrees ahead for Memorial Day weekend in South Florida

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After some record-breaking heat in recent days, the weather in South Florida will stay hot this Memorial Day weekend — with the “feels-like” temperatures expected to rise above 100.

The highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the 90s, with heat indices reaching the 100s by Saturday in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The heat ...Read more

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Florida's Osceola County warns residents to prepare now for expected active hurricane season

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After the devastation from Hurricane Ian in 2022, Osceola County is preparing for a hurricane season unlike any other and warning residents to do the same.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a very active season that brings 23 named storms and 11 hurricanes — five of which could develop into major storms. The agency ...Read more

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Weather like the deadly Houston windstorm is being fueled in part by climate change

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The winds that roared out of a supercell thunderstorm Thursday night leaving a deadly trail across Houston are on the rise in a warming climate, though researchers are still teasing out the exact relationship between a rapidly heating planet and relatively small-scale weather patterns.

Power remains out for almost 700,000 customers in the ...Read more

California shifting to warmer, drier weather, but wildfire season still expected to be delayed

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LOS ANGELES — After another rainy winter that dragged into springtime, California is finally moving toward a warmer and drier pattern, with temperatures expected to hit typical highs — or above — for this time of year.

"It's feeling kind of spring [or] summery," said Rose Schoenfeld, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Oxnard. "We...Read more

Isolated storms today, potentially severe weather tonight

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ATLANTA — Brace yourself for potentially severe storms across metro Atlanta late tonight into Thursday.

It’ll be a warm day, with morning temperatures already in the 70s. It’ll be humid and breezy, but most of us should stay dry through the first half of the day. There’s just a 30% chance of storms through the afternoon.

“But any one...Read more

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3 tornadoes rip through lower Michigan, damaging homes and downing trees and power lines

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PORTAGE, Mich. — At least three tornadoes touched down in Michigan on Tuesday night, one sweeping through parts of St. Joseph County and two hitting Kalamazoo County, knocking down trees and power lines and scattering debris from buildings and homes, according to the National Weather Service.

The St. Joseph County tornado struck Mendon and ...Read more

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Last year's wet winter gave California Central Valley groundwater levels a major boost

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California’s groundwater reservoirs got a major boost during last year’s record wet season, offering a glimmer of hope for the depleted underground aquifer’s that remain in a long-term deficit.

The 2023 water year, which was marked by above average rainfall and a concerted effort to recharge reservoirs, led to the addition of at least 4.1...Read more

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Lula visits southern Brazil with dozens missing in record floods

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Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and key cabinet members arrived Sunday in the country’s south where record-breaking floods have shut down a main airport and submerged neighborhoods, leaving dozens dead and many others missing.

Heavy rains over the state of Rio Grande do Sul caused main rivers to overflow, straining damps and ...Read more

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You're gonna need a bigger number: Scientists consider a Category 6 for mega-hurricane era

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In 1973, the National Hurricane Center introduced the Saffir-Simpson scale, a five-category rating system that classified hurricanes by wind intensity.

At the bottom of the scale was Category 1, for storms with sustained winds of 74 to 95 mph. At the top was Category 5, for disasters with winds of 157 mph or more.

In the half-century since the...Read more

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'Rivers in the sky' have drenched California, yet even more extreme rains are possible

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LOS ANGELES — For years, scientists have said that atmospheric rivers can either make or break the water supplies of thirsty California cities and farms.

For the last two winters, a steady succession of these giant “rivers in the sky” have dumped record-breaking and drought-busting precipitation across the state, while simultaneously ...Read more

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Hurricane center watching blip in Atlantic. No threat but hints at busy season ahead

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is already watching something in the Atlantic, and it’s only April.

The low-pressure area in question is a thousand miles away from inhabited land and expected to dissolve in the next few days, but it’s also a reminder that the upcoming hurricane season is poised to be an active one.

The season ...Read more

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In 12 years Texas will be hotter than any year to date, see deadlier wildfires, study says

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A new report on the future of extreme weather in Texas says the state is in store for hotter temperatures, increased severity of droughts and growing wildfire risks.

The report from John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist at Texas A&M University, is an updated 2024 version from his original 2021 report titled, “...Read more

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Get ready for one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, forecasters say

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PHILADELPHIA — The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be destructive and costly and has the potential to be one of the busiest on record.

That's the consensus of several major forecasting services, all of which point to conditions in the tropical Pacific and in the Atlantic hurricane-formation zone that are ripe for a tropical-storm ...Read more

Dubai's record rain floods expensive homes and halts flights

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Dubai flights have been severely disrupted and cars were left stranded on flooded roads after record rainfall over the past day brought the city to a standstill.

The United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest downpour since records began in 1949, Dubai’s media office said in a statement. It caused chaos for residents as water entered the ...Read more

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How strong was tornado that struck Mississippi Coast? Here's the path, wind speed & damage report

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BILOXI, Miss. — A storm system that beat through the Mississippi Coast on Wednesday created a 110 mph tornado that cut a four-mile path through Harrison County, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday.

The tornado, which the NWS classified as EF1, first touched down at 10:30 a.m. near Cleveland Ladner Road and River Road northeast of ...Read more

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World hits 10th consecutive month of record-high temperatures

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March was the Earth’s 10th consecutive month of record-breaking heat, with populations across much of the northern and southern hemispheres experiencing temperatures overshooting climate targets.

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reported Tuesday that record March temperatures globally were 1.68 degrees Celsius (3 ...Read more

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Xcel shuts power off for 55,000 customers due to high wind, fire danger in Colorado

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DENVER — Xcel shut off power to 55,000 Colorado customers across six counties Saturday for a controlled outage planned to last more than 24 hours, citing the dangerous wind conditions and wildfire risks this weekend.

Some of the energy company’s customers in Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer, Douglas, Broomfield and Jefferson counties will see ...Read more

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Massachusetts pounded by wicked nor'easter; solar eclipse forecast looks 'really favorable'

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Hopefully a lot of April showers bring a lot of May flowers.

A nasty early spring nor’easter pounded the region with snow, sleet, rain, wicked strong winds and coastal flooding on Thursday.

The storm sparked tens of thousands of power outages across Massachusetts, and vehicles were spinning out on the roads as police responded to numerous ...Read more

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Steamy ocean means 'a very, very busy season' for hurricanes, early forecasts say

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The upcoming hurricane season is shaping up to be another extremely active one, powered by the Atlantic’s record-breaking run of high temperatures.

The early season forecast from Colorado State University — a key pioneer of preseason hurricane forecasting — calls for another above-average season. The bottom line: Florida, and other ...Read more