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A little snow causes a big mess, more than 100 crashes on Minnesota roads

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A snowfall of a mere one-tenth of an inch caused way more than its share of damaged cars and rattled drivers early Saturday, with 118 crashes reported between 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Another 22 vehicles spun out or slid off the slick roads, said State Patrol spokesman Lt. Gordon Shank.

No ...Read more

Tropical Storm Pablo churns in Atlantic, Olga falls apart in the Gulf

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Tropical Storm Olga lost steam in the Gulf of Mexico and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone early Saturday morning, while Tropical Storm Pablo churning in the northeast Atlantic is expected to meet a similar fate, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Olga dissipated overnight with no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the NHC ...Read more

Tropical Storm Olga forms in the Gulf with no threat to Florida

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MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Olga formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday with a predicted path pointed toward the northern Gulf coast over the weekend. At this time, it poses no threat to Florida.

According to the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Olga has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is headed north-northeast at 18 mph. No ...Read more

Tropical depression forms in the Gulf, poses no threat to Florida at this time

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MIAMI -- A new tropical depression formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning with a predicted path pointed toward the northern Gulf coast over the weekend. At this time, it poses no threat to Florida.

According to the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Depression 17 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and could ...Read more

Fall heat wave turns 'happiest place on Earth' into hottest place in America

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mickey Mouse and his guests at the Magic Kingdom endured quite a scorcher on Monday.

The city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland, earned the title of hottest place in the United States for the day after reaching a sizzling 98 degrees. Yorba Linda and San Pasqual Valley trailed slightly at 97 degrees while Fullerton, Chino, ...Read more

Baby born in laundry room as tornado swirled around North Texas Sunday night

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- As the tornado whipped through North Texas Sunday night, destroying homes and buildings, a baby girl was born.

In a laundry room.

Without power.

By candlelight.

"Baby girl born in our laundry room with the tornado sirens going off, a tornado on the ground half a mile away," stated a Facebook post by The Bump Birthing ...Read more

They were watching football when the sky fell without warning, Dallas tornado survivors say

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DALLAS -- Angela Boston crawled to a closet with her daughters when wind and rain started to bear down on their home late Sunday night.

"There was no time for a warning," she said Monday morning while surveying the damage to her home just north of Walnut Hill Lane.

The back of her house is gone.

The fence is in crumbles.

Tree limbs cover her...Read more

Fire danger looms over Southern California as sundowner winds blow in

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LOS ANGELES -- Southern California remains on fire watch as warm temperatures, low humidity and strong northerly winds, known as sundowner winds, continue to pose a fire danger for much of the region on Sunday.

Red flag warnings for the mountains in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties were to remain in effect until 10 p.m., ...Read more

2 dead, 3 missing as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan

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TOKYO -- Powerful Typhoon Hagibis pounded wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead, three others missing and about 70 people injured, local media reported.

One person was found dead in an overturned vehicle in the city of Ichihara, east of Tokyo, and eight others were injured when a tornado touched ...Read more

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis projected to hit Tokyo

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TOKYO -- Japan is bracing for powerful Typhoon Hagibis on Friday, a month after a strong storm pummeled the Tokyo area, disrupting transport and causing massive power outages.

Two rugby World Cup matches scheduled for Saturday have been canceled because of the expected impact of Hagibis, organizers said.

The typhoon could also affect the ...Read more

Hurricane Michael one year later: 'We still have a high spirit'

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- One year after Category 5 Hurricane Michael barreled over the Florida Panhandle and into Georgia, Mexico Beach is urgently working to bring in more visitors, thousands of Panama City families are still "couch surfing," a prison with critically needed jobs remains shuttered in Marianna and tarps still cover hundreds of homes in ...Read more

Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo keeps getting stronger

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Hurricane Lorenzo continued to gain strength Thursday, with the storm's strongest winds intensifying from 130 mph at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday to 140 mph by 5 p.m., according to the National Hurricane Center's latest public advisory on the storm.

Lorenzo is a Category 4 hurricane, but it was no threat to land and was churning ...Read more

Lorenzo becomes a hurricane as Tropical Storm Karen is moving away from Puerto Rico and Jerry begins to weaken

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The active and changing tropics became more so Wednesday when the storm farthest away from South Florida -- Lorenzo -- became the fifth hurricane of this season.

Lorenzo is just one of four systems currently on the radar.

Tropical Storm Karen was moving away from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands early Wednesday,...Read more

Karen is a tropical storm again. Here's what it means for Puerto Rico

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MIAMI -- The Virgin Islands, Culebra and Vieques were waking up to Karen's heavy rains Tuesday. Karen, which is a tropical storm again, is forecast to pass over or near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday, a day after a 6.0-magnitude struck near Puerto Rico, the strongest to hit the island in recent years.

Kiara Hernandez, spokeswoman ...Read more

Hurricane Jerry forms in the Atlantic, but its predicted path still keeps it out to sea

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MIAMI -- Jerry is a hurricane, with a predicted path through the Atlantic and Caribbean that avoids land -- for now.

The 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm has strengthened to maximum winds of 75 mph, with more strengthening on the way as Jerry encounters more warm water and favorable winds. The fourth hurricane ...Read more

Humberto forecast to reach Category 3 strength as another Atlantic disturbance could become Imelda

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Bermuda is under a tropical storm warning, up from yesterday's watch, as Hurricane Humberto has grown stronger, with the storm's winds now reaching 100 mph, making Humberto a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Humberto, heading away from the U.S., could potentially be a major hurricane by ...Read more

Report: Summer was the hottest on record for northern hemisphere

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NEW YORK -- This summer was the hottest on record for the northern hemisphere, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

For the planet as a whole, the period from June to August was the second-hottest since records began 140 years ago, surpassed only by scorching temperatures in 2016, according to NOAA's ...Read more

Tropical Storm Humberto forecast to hit already devastated Bahamas

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BOGOTA, Colombia -- A depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto, which is threatening to hit less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands, the U.S. National Weather Service said late Friday.

"Humberto will likely bring tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the ...Read more

Bahamians with documents and a place to stay are welcome in Florida, Gov. DeSantis says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis says he welcomes Bahamians to Florida who have passports, visas and a place to stay, but there are no shelters open in the state for those displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

For those who are flying from the Bahamas to Florida and have family or friends to stay with, "that's no harm for us," he said.

But ...Read more

Amid crush of Dorian refugees, Bahamas capital 'not built to handle this,' official says

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- When Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas last week it largely spared the country's capital. But now Nassau is feeling the backlash of the killer storm, as it scrambles to house thousands of evacuees who have been left destitute and homeless.

The government says more than 4,800 people have been evacuated from hard-hit ...Read more