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Tropical wave moving in direction of US given 60% chance of developing next week

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The tropical wave moving west in the Atlantic Ocean, generally toward the United States, could develop into a tropical storm by the middle of next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

But the system appears to be tracking south of the U.S. and would need a change of direction to the north instead of toward South America, according ...Read more

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Tropical wave moving west toward United States has 20% chance of developing

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A tropical wave is drifting west toward the United States and conditions could become favorable for the system to develop early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Disorganized showers and thunderstorms are being produced by the system as it travels at 15 mph in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the NHC said in Thursday’s 8 a.m. ...Read more

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Minnesota's heat waves getting more humid, scientists say

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Minnesota's 101-degree reading on Monday broke records, but the real story was the swampy air.

Heat waves are getting more humid. That's the subtle change that has been observed by climate scientists, said Kenny Blumenfeld, a senior climatologist with the Department of Natural Resources' State Climate Office.

But so far, researchers haven't ...Read more

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Hotter weather is on its way for the first week of summer

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Say goodbye to the mild and breezy weather of Father's Day weekend. Hotter temperatures are on their way, just in time for the first week of summer.

Monday's initial blast of heat is expected to push temperatures several degrees above normal, reaching 83 in downtown Los Angeles, 94 in Palmdale and 100 in Woodland Hills, said David Gomberg, a ...Read more

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Tropical system odds remain low for season's 2nd named storm, hurricane center says

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The chance for 2022 to see its second named tropical storm remains low this week as a system moves over Central America.

The National Hurricane Center gives a trough of low pressure located near over Honduras only a 10% chance of forming in the next two to five days, according to its 2 p.m. EDT Thursday tropical outlook.

The system is mostly a...Read more

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Higher heat and Midwest drought are forecast for US summer

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Higher-than-normal heat is forecast to blanket most of the U.S. from July to September, drying out large chunks of the Great Plains and the Midwest while threatening to push drought into the Mississippi River Valley.

A swath of land from Wyoming and Montana southeast to Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle will likely be the driest while ...Read more

Tropical system odds remain low for season's 2nd named storm, hurricane center says

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The chance for 2022 to see its second named tropical storm remains low this week as a system moves over Central America.

The National Hurricane Center gives a trough of low pressure located near the border of Nicaragua and Honduras only a 10% chance of forming in the next two days, and 20% in the next five, according to its 8 a.m. Thursday ...Read more

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Hurricane center monitoring system as it moves inland of Nicaragua; lowers odds of development

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The area of interest over the southwest Caribbean has moved inland of Nicaragua and has a lower chance of development Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Satellite images and radar show the presence of an area of low pressure that now has a 10% chance of developing into a tropical depression or ...Read more

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Hurricane center lowers odds of development for Caribbean disturbance

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ORLANDO, Fla. — An area of low pressure had its odds of development over the next five days lessen Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Satellite images and radar show the presence of an area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Still, the NHC lowered the odds of the disturbance to a 20% chance of ...Read more

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Hurricane center satellites identify low pressure area, Caribbean system expected to develop this week

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A small area of low pressure developed Tuesday afternoon alongside a series of disorganized showers in the Caribbean that could become the second named storm the 2022 hurricane season.

Satellite images confirmed the presence of an area of low pressure in southwestern Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center’...Read more

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Temperatures climb to 100 degrees in Chicago as thousands still without power

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City and suburban authorities had mere hours overnight to transition from cleanup after a line of powerful thunderstorms left thousands without power and wind-related damage in its wake to a heat wave that pushed heat indexes over 100 degrees.

Just a half day removed from tornado sirens blaring across northern Illinois Monday evening as a ...Read more

Hurricane center expects Caribbean system to develop this week

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A Caribbean system is expected to become the next tropical depression or storm sometime this week.

A series of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea has a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next two days and a 40% chance in the next five days, according to the NHC’s 8 a.m. ...Read more

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Hurricane center ups the odds of development for Caribbean system

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is observing a Caribbean system it expects to develop into the next tropical depression or storm sometime this week.

The system, which was first identified Sunday evening, is associated with a surface trough of low pressure and has a 10% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in ...Read more

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Massive Yellowstone flooding and destruction force park to close, tourist evacuation

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Tourists in Yellowstone National Park are being evacuated and all of the entrance gates are closed, rangers said.

Roads in the northern part of the park and all entrance gates are shutting down Monday, June 13, after “unprecedented amounts of rainfall” caused rockslides and mudslides, the National Park Service said.

“All entrances to ...Read more

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Hurricane center eyeing system in the Caribbean

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is observing a Caribbean system it expects to develop into the next tropical depression or storm sometime this week.

The system, which was first identified Sunday evening, has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next five days, according to the NHC’s 8 a.m. ET ...Read more

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Texas power use tops all-time record as heat bakes state

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Electricity use soared to an all-time high in Texas amid a searing heat wave, topping levels last seen before the coronavirus pandemic.

With air conditioners humming across the nation’s second most-populous state, demand on the power grid topped 74.9 gigawatts at 4:50 p.m. local time, surpassing a record set in August 2019, according to the ...Read more

Record heat sears Texas, central US this weekend

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Record high temperatures continue to sear the Southwest through the Mississippi Valley, driving weekend energy demand as people turn to air conditioners to cool down, with the heat forecast to spread to Chicago and the Great Lakes early this week.

Across the Western U.S., 27 record daily highs were set or tied on Saturday, with many of them in ...Read more

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Searing US heat threatens to break records from California to Texas

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Record heat will sear California and the U.S. Southwest in the coming days before pushing east and adding fuel to the sweltering weather that's been pummeling Texas and the southern Great Plains.

Temperatures in Sacramento are forecast to soar Friday to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (41 Celsius). Phoenix will hit 114 on Saturday. And Dallas, which ...Read more

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Why flooding could be more common in Colorado this summer

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DENVER — When rain falls, if it does, Colorado faces a rising risk of flooding, mudslides and rockfalls — like those that closed Interstate 70 last year — due to an “expanding bull's-eye” of barren, scorched and less-stable terrain.

And Colorado officials say everybody will need flood insurance and other protection — not just ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Alex's remnants will bring more rain to South Florida, forecasters say

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MIAMI — The ragged edge of what’s left of Tropical Storm Alex is expected to pass through South Florida this week, bringing more rain and likely more flooding, according to forecasters.

Clearly, the storm isn’t done yet, despite losing its tropical characteristics Monday afternoon.

“There is kind of like a tail; we call it a trailing ...Read more