The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, with five to nine hurricanes -- two to four of them Category 3 (winds at least 111 mph) or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to 17 tropical systems (winds a least 39 mph).
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and runs until...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Brace for what could be a wetter, windier summer.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2017 hurricane season with five to nine hurricanes (minimum 74 mph winds), of which two to four will be Category 3 or stronger (minimum 111 mph winds). The forecast calls for a total of 11 ...Read more
WICHITA, Kan. -- Forecasters knew there could be severe weather in southern Kansas on the first Friday in May 10 years ago -- but nobody expected anything like what happened.
A massive tornado was churning north through the Gypsum Hills, illuminated only by lightning flashes.
"It lit up like a Christmas tree" on radar, said Mike Umscheid, a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Powerful storms that generated flooding and tornadoes across the south-central United States killed at least 12 people over the weekend.
The National Weather Service said multiple tornadoes ripped through central Texas on Saturday.
The town of Canton, located about 50 miles east of Dallas, was hit especially hard. Mayor Lou Ann ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A series of late-season storms has vaulted this winter into the history books, making it the wettest for California's northern Sierra Nevada in nearly a century of record-keeping, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
As of Thursday, an astonishing 89.7 inches of precipitation across a zone of eight stations ...Read more
SODA SPRINGS, Calif. -- California's climate has long been dominated by cycles of intense dry conditions followed by heavy rain.
But never before in recorded history has the state seen such an extreme drought-to-deluge swing.
Experts and state water officials say California is seeing more of these intense weather swings as temperatures warm, ...Read more
MIAMI -- Hurricane Matthew will officially go down as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade.
The fierce Category 5 storm plowed across the Caribbean and up the Florida coast for 11 days last fall, and was blamed for killing 585 people directly and another 13 people indirectly. In Haiti, where most of the fatalities occurred, ...Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Strong winds continued to buffet the Las Vegas Valley on Friday -- a day after gusts wrecked havoc by delaying flights, toppling four large trucks, uprooting trees and destroying at least one casino marquee.
Alex Boothe, intern meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said powerful winds in the spring aren't unusual, but ...Read more
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Cryptic drawings, maps, strange symbols. This is what Mike Hilliard discovers as he investigates the long-dead millionaire Titus Morley. The strange symbols & drawings hover in Mike’s dreams as he rambles through the summer with Billy, a photography intern at the historical society ...
MIAMI -- Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center since the season of Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, is leaving just before the 2017 season cranks up to become an on-air hurricane expert at the Weather Channel.
Knabb, the fourth director at the Miami-based agency since Max Mayfield retired in 2007, plans to start his new job ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Just when the crocuses started to bloom with only a week before the calendar marks the start of spring, the Northeast was paralyzed Tuesday with a wet dollop of snow, sleet and rain.
The winter storm didn't live up to its advance hype as an epic blizzard, but it nevertheless left much of the country a slushy, slippery mess.
BOSTON -- Grounded flights and soaring power prices roiled the Northeast U.S. as a late-winter storm prepared to spin up the Atlantic Coast, threatening New York with an overnight blizzard, postponing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's trip to Washington and promising snow by the foot in Boston.
As many as 19 inches could land in New York, the ...Read more
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The tornado that roared across Perry County tore a 15-mile long path and cost 60 families "just about everything," the mayor said Wednesday.
One person was killed in the storm Tuesday night, and at least 10 others were injured. Rescuers searched 180 homes, and about 60 percent of them had moderate to major damage.
At least ...Read more
CHICAGO -- For the first time in 146 years, the National Weather Service documented no snow on the ground in Chicago in January and February -- a record that put a spring in the step of some but weighed down others worried about climate change.
Because the snow measurement is taken at 6 a.m. at O'Hare International Airport, small amounts of ...Read more
- NOAA forecasters predict busier-than-usual hurricane season
- US weather agency predicts above-normal hurricane season
- At least 12 killed over weekend as floods, tornadoes hit south-central US
- Tornado warning accuracy has declined since devastating Kansas twister 10 years ago
- Strong winds whip through Las Vegas, damage casino signs and topple trucks