FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The north has blizzards, the Midwest has tornadoes. And South Florida has the danger of being hit on the head by a frozen iguana.
The National Weather Service tweeted a warning Tuesday that unusually cold weather could cause green iguanas to drop to the ground all over South Florida's neighborhoods.
Temperatures ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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