NOAA: Weather-related damage in 2012 was near record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal weather experts say extreme weather caused extreme losses in 2012. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration says 11 weather- and climate-related disasters caused over 300 deaths last year, and damage that exceeded $1 billion…

May 31 Oklahoma storms death toll rises to 22

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office has confirmed a 22nd fatality from the May 31 tornadoes and flash floods after a girl’s body was recovered from the Oklahoma River. The office said Thursday the cause…

NY librarian back on job after storm-forced firing

ROUND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A librarian in a small upstate New York village is back on the job two weeks after she was fired for closing the library 40 minutes early amid a tornado warning. Theresa Marchione…

Photos: Massive June storm system

The big storm that threatened to do serious damage from Iowa to Maryland hasn’t been as ferocious as forecasters warned.

State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm

Massive thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest are pushing toward the Mid-Atlantic states. Meteorologists warn that the line of storms could launch a weather event called a derecho, which is a straight-line wind storm spanning at least 240…

Midwest could see strong windstorms from derecho

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Meteorologists are tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. The National Weather Service says derechos occur once…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Unsettled weather persists for the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday as an upper level trough of low pressure continues on an eastward track across the Mid-Atlantic. Expect weaker rain and storms…

Tornado reported in Md., homes damaged in Del.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado has been reported in Maryland. A fire official in Howard County, west of Baltimore, reports high winds destroyed a building and detached garage were destroyed. Flooding has been…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, June 10, 2013. The eastern half of the nation will begin the work-week with unsettled weather activity on Monday as a storm system entering the Midwest moves toward the Great Lakes. The main…

After Sandy, a new threat: Soaring flood insurance

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — George Kasimos has almost finished repairing flood damage to his waterfront home, but his Superstorm Sandy nightmare is far from over. Like thousands of others in the hardest-hit coastal stretches of New Jersey…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, June 09, 2013. Post-Tropical Cyclone Andreas is expected to remain at tropical storm strength as it turns to the east-northeast toward southern Newfoundland, Canada on Sunday. This system is expected to travel east…
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Looters have come from afar to Okla. after tornado

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say looters have come from as far away as New York and Virginia to steal from victims of last month’s tornado in Moore, Okla. The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/18UQjGJ ) that police arrested one…

Weakened Andrea breaks Northeast rainfall records

NEW YORK (AP) — Soaking rains spawned numerous flood watches and pushed some streams and creeks over their banks throughout the Northeast, yet the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season sped up the Eastern Seaboard without…

Photos: Tropical Storm Andrea

Tropical Storm Andrea hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas.

Andrea bringing rains, flood watches to East Coast

MIAMI (AP) — After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Tropical Storm Andrea was moving quickly toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas early Friday, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways…

Tropical Storm Andrea pounds parts of Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged…

Tropical Storm Andrea nears Fla.’s west coast

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of Atlantic season, Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico and was likely to bring wet weather to parts of Florida’s west coast by the end of the week. Forecasters…

Storm-damaged NY subway tunnel closing for repairs

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway tunnel that was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy will be closed for long-term repairs beginning in the summer. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/136RaQG ) reports that the work will…

Midwest towns prepare for floods as river crests roll south

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain over the past several days has triggered a new round of spring flooding in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Residents in the small town of West Alton, Missouri, about 20 miles north…