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As heat waves intensify, so does criticism of government support

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WASHINGTON — A relentless heat wave in the U.S. and around the world has focused attention on the leading cause of weather-related deaths and the inadequacy of government efforts to address it.

Cities and counties across the U.S. scrambled to open cooling centers and respond to heat emergencies heading into a weekend when temperatures reached...Read more

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System in Gulf brings rain to Mexico as chances for development dwindle

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An area of stormy weather in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico could bring localized flooding to parts of northeastern Mexico Sunday, though its chances for tropical development are steadily dwindling.

The large area of showers and thunderstorms was located about 20 miles southeast of La Pesca, Mexico, as of 2 p.m. and was due to head inland, ...Read more

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System in Gulf likely to bring heavy rain, flooding to Mexico and Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An area of stormy weather in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico could still become a tropical depression this weekend before reaching the coast of northeastern Mexico on Sunday night, forecasters said.

The large area of showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Gulf lacked a well-defined center by Saturday evening ...Read more

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Rainfall swamps southwestern Minnesota, closing highways and raising concerns

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WINDOM, Minn. — Residents in southwestern Minnesota awoke to flooded yards and closed roads Saturday after heavy rains overnight.

The Interstate 90 corridor in the state's southwest corner received 2 to 2.5 inches of rain over the last 24 hours, the National Weather Service in Chanhassen said Saturday.

According to one report, about 3.5 ...Read more

Tropical depression could still form in Gulf of Mexico before Sunday night

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An area of stormy weather in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico could still become a tropical depression this weekend before reaching the coast of northeastern Mexico Sunday night, forecasters said.

The large area of showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Gulf has lowering odds of developing, but heavy rain is ...Read more

New York, Washington wilt under weekend heat and humidity

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The corridor from New York City to Washington will wilt under sultry temperatures this weekend, just as utility Con Edison has reduced voltages in parts of Queens and asked residents to cut back on demand.

New York’s Central Park may reach 96 F (36 C) degrees Saturday and Washington is set to hit 100 F, the National Weather Service said. Both...Read more

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Hurricane center says tropical depression could form off Florida, eyes 2nd system in Gulf

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is tracking a system off the coast of Florida with a chance to develop into a tropical depression today along with one headed for the Gulf of Mexico that could develop over the weekend.

Closest to Florida is a small area of thunderstorms in the Atlantic located about 150 east-southeast of ...Read more

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Two tropical depressions could form, including one near Florida; Alberto dissipates after landfall in Mexico

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Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2024 hurricane season, dissipated Thursday afternoon after it made landfall near Tampico, Mexico, a day after it had formed in the Gulf.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Alberto’s remnants were 380 miles southwest of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west at 24 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph...Read more

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Two tropical depressions could form, including one near Florida; Alberto makes landfall in Mexico, weakens

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Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2024 hurricane season, weakened to a depression Thursday morning after it made landfall near Tampico, Mexico, a day after it had formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, the depression was 280 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west at 18 mph, with maximum ...Read more

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Will a Florida storm take your name in 2024? Alberto knows. Check the list

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The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season has only just begun, and we already have Alberto. The tropical storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

The next name on the list? Beryl.

The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration revealed the official list of potential hurricane names, along with its predictions for the 2024 Atlantic season. Hurricane ...Read more

Odds up for tropical system off Florida coast as TS Alberto makes landfall

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The National Hurricane Center increased odds Thursday that a system brewing in the Atlantic off the Florida coast could develop into the season’s next tropical depression. Meanwhile, the season’s first named storm, Tropical Storm Alberto, was drenching Mexico and Texas as it moved inland.

The Atlantic system as of the NHC’s 8 a.m. ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Alberto to make landfall Mexico early Thursday, drives flooding in coastal Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2024 hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed for the coast of Mexico.

As of 5 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the storm was 305 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west-southwest at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 ...Read more

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Massachusetts beaches closed amid brutal heat wave, Walden Pond beach 'underwater'

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BOSTON — Bay Staters looking to cool off during this brutal heat wave could be out of luck at several state-run beaches.

As temps spike into the 90s across the region, many Department of Conservation and Recreation beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels and other water quality issues.

The state’s “Interactive Beach Water Quality ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Alberto forms off Mexico, drives flooding in coastal Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of 2024 hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed for the coast of Mexico.

As of 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the storm was 295 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Separate ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Alberto forms off Mexico, drives flooding in coastal Texas

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of 2024 hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is headed for the coast of Mexico.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, the storm was 295 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, traveling west at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Separate from Alberto,...Read more

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Record Las Vegas June heat only expected to get hotter

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LAS VEGAS — This month continues its run to be the hottest June in recorded Las Vegas weather history.

As of Tuesday, the average daily temperature (the high and low averaged) was 93.7 degrees. The existing record is 92.8 in 2016.

The Tuesday high at the Las Vegas airport was 91, a few degrees below average and the first non-100 day in ...Read more

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System in Gulf of Mexico to become Tropical Storm Alberto today, forecasters say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone One brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm on Wednesday and has prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a tropical storm warning for parts of Texas and coastal Mexico.

If the disturbance strengthens into a tropical storm — the first of the season — it...Read more

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California on fire: Wind, sun, dry conditions blamed for blazes around the state

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California firefighters were battling raging blazes from Redding down to Indio on Tuesday as dry, sunny weather and wind combined with plentiful dried vegetation to create ideal conditions for wildfires to start and spread.

For the first time in two years, Cal Fire activated its highest-level incident-management teams for three of the fires: ...Read more

Tropical Storm Alberto could form while NHC watches 2 other systems

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Tropical Storm Alberto is forecast to develop in the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday while the National Hurricane Center tracks two more systems including one in the Atlantic that could threaten Florida and a second in the Gulf.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the NHC was tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone One in the western Gulf of Mexico located about ...Read more

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Massachusetts faces brutal heat wave, may feel like 106 degrees; Michelle Wu declares heat emergency for Boston

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BOSTON — The brutal dog days of summer are starting early this year.

The region is bracing for an intense heat wave over the next several days, as temps spike into the 90s with it feeling like a “dangerous” 100-plus in spots.

As the heat dome takes over New England, meteorologists and officials are urging residents to stay hydrated and ...Read more