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'It needs to stop': Another night of rain could tip South Florida neighborhoods over the edge

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MIAMI — This week’s deluge — more than 20 inches in some spots — overwhelmed drainage systems across South Florida, clogging roads with feet of water and hundreds of stalled cars.

The state and multiple cities declared a state of emergency as floodwater poured into homes and businesses, stopped traffic on Interstate 95 and froze travel ...Read more

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June heat records more than 11 degrees above Las Vegas norms

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Record June temperatures are more than 11 degrees higher than norms for the month, according to the National Weather Service.

The first 12 days have seen an average daily temperature of 105.7 (the average of the daily high and low at the official Las Vegas airport weather station) with 94.6 being the norm.

Saturday may reach 109 with a 104 on ...Read more

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Denver weather: Near-record temperatures before weekend storms bring flooding, hail

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Hot weather continues in Denver Thursday with near-record temperatures before Friday’s waves of storms roll in, bringing with them heavy rain, flooding, hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.

The Denver area will see a high of 96 degrees Thursday — three degrees less than the hottest June 13 in history, a record...Read more

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Thunderstorms, possible isolated tornado on tap Thursday for SE Michigan, NWS says

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Southeast Michigan is in for scattered thunderstorms and a potential isolated tornado Thursday evening, the National Weather Service said.

The storms will be in motion from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m., NWS Detroit announced on X post.

Winds could pick up to 60 mph or greater as the storms push from west to east at 30-40 mph.

The storms could bring ...Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declares state of emergency for South Florida after torrential rain

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MIAMI — Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Miami-Dade, Broward and several other Florida counties Wednesday night after a torrential downpour caused life-threatening flash floods that inundated the region.

DeSantis signed an executive order that focused on five counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Lee, and Sarasota. The ...Read more

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'We're prepared for the worst': South Floridians weather 'rare' flash flood emergency

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MIAMI — Life-threatening rainfall pummeling South Florida that’s closed I-95 and caused major delays at the region’s two largest airports Wednesday was considered a flash flood emergency — an “exceedingly rare” circumstance classified by forecasters when catastrophic damage is imminent.

Around 3:40 p.m., the National Weather Service...Read more

Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS

Floating cars, closed highways, flooded homes. 'Insane' rainfall deluges South Florida

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An early June deluge has once again turned South Florida’s roads and parks into rivers and lakes, snarling traffic, stalling cars and sending residents sloshing through streets, shoes in hand. And it’s not done yet.

By Wednesday afternoon, the flooding had grown so severe that authorities closed parts of southbound Interstate 95 in Broward ...Read more

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'Life-threatening' flash flooding and heavy rain batter South Florida again

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — South Floridians were warned to stay indoors and off roads as heavy downpours struck the region Wednesday afternoon, bringing “life-threatening flooding” reminiscent of a devastating storm in April 2023.

Emergency responders in Broward were inundated with flood-related phone calls from stranded cars to downed power...Read more

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'Exceedingly rare' flash flood emergency issued in South Florida. Catastrophic damage possible

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MIAMI — Life-threatening rainfall pummeling South Florida that’s closed I-95 and caused major delays at the region’s two largest airports Wednesday is now being considered a flash flood emergency — an “exceedingly rare” circumstance classified by forecasters when catastrophic damage is imminent.

Around 3:40 p.m., the National ...Read more

David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS

'Exceedingly rare' flash flood emergency issued in South Florida. Catastrophic damage possible

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MIAMI — Life-threatening rainfall pummeling South Florida that’s closed I-95 and caused major delays at the region’s two largest airports Wednesday is now being considered a flash flood emergency — an “exceedingly rare” circumstance classified by forecasters when catastrophic damage is imminent.

Around 3:40 p.m., the National ...Read more

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First third of June 2024 hottest in Las Vegas history

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LAS VEGAS — The first week of June is off to the warmest start in Las Vegas weather history. And after a few days of slight respite, it’s getting warmer.

The first nine days of June show an average temperature (the average of the low and high each day at the Las Vegas airport) at 93.7 degrees, which is 9.4 degrees warmer than normal, ...Read more

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Hurricane center tracking system drenching South Florida. Chance of strengthening low

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is tracking a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that could blossom into a tropical depression as it crosses Florida, but not before dropping nearly a foot of rain in some spots.

While forecasters give the “large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms” a pretty low chance of strengthening by ...Read more

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Study: Southern California is most disaster-prone region in U.S.

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According to a new national ranking of 3,200-plus U.S. counties, Southern California rates as the single most disaster-prone region in the country.

Quakes, fires, floods, droughts, rising seas, deadly surf, heat waves, cold snaps, hurricanes (kinda) and beetles that devour trees all hit our region more frequently, and often with more intensity,...Read more

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Michigan city of Livonia copes with aftermath of deadly tornado that struck without a warning

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LIVONIA, Mich. — A deadly tornado powered by winds of up 95 mph touched down near Livonia's western border Wednesday so quickly there wasn't time to deploy the city's emergency notification system before the twister cut a 5.5-mile path through the city, officials said Thursday.

The tornado that landed on Livonia's western border was one of ...Read more

Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS

California's heat wave sets daily records, with possibly more on the way

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The heat wave that continues to scorch California's interior pushed temperatures across the state into the triple digits Wednesday, setting a few daily records.

The weather is particularly unusual for early June, creating increased concern about serious health effects given that people have had little time to acclimate to the extreme heat. ...Read more

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Tornado sweeps through Detroit suburb, killing 2-year-old

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DETROIT — A 2-year-old was killed Wednesday when a tornado swept through suburban Livonia and toppled a tree that landed on the family's house.

His mother and 2-month-old sibling were hospitalized after a tornado rapidly tore through the city, the National Weather Service said.

"We were informed by the Livonia Emergency Management that a 2-...Read more

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Large hail, damaging winds, maybe a tornado possible in Kansas City. Here's when

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A cold front is expected to push through the Kansas City area Tuesday, igniting severe thunderstorms capable of creating large hail, damaging winds and the threat of tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

Before the severe weather hits, isolated to scattered showers could develop in the morning as an upper-level disturbance over...Read more

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'Heat dome' brings California's first heat wave of the season, with triple-digit temperatures

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LOS ANGELES — A significant, early-season heat wave is expected to broil much of inland California this week, with highs set to top 100 from the Sacramento Valley to the Antelope Valley — dangerously high temperatures that experts warn could bring health risks given that nighttime cooling will be limited in many areas.

Much of the western U...Read more

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Dehydrated, nauseous, sunburned Floridians flood emergency rooms when temperatures rise

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Inside the emergency room at her Margate hospital, Dr. Paige Swalley orders intravenous fluids for her third patient who arrived dehydrated and suffering from a heat-related illness.

“As the heat peaks in the afternoon, they start coming in,” said Swalley, an emergency medicine physician at HCA Florida Northwest ...Read more

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A new hurricane cone will look different this season. What to know

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TAMPA, Fla. — It’s once again that dreaded time of year when TV screens light up with colorful graphics of cones and swirly storms.

It has been a minute since we last had to put on our thinking caps and untangle those graphics.

While the National Hurricane Center’s forecast cone has remained mostly unchanged over the years, there are ...Read more