The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, October 03, 2013. A strong cold front boundary moved through the Great Basin and northern Plains on Thursday, while the majority of the East Coast avoided precipitation. The Pacific Northwest got a…

Unusual strong storm front threatens Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unusual strong storm front is threatening the Midwest from the central Plains to the Mississippi Valley over the next several days. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says…

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Preparations began Thursday along the central Gulf Coast as newly formed Tropical Storm Karen threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States this year. Hurricane and tropical storm watches…

FEMA workers recalled from furlough for storm prep

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is recalling some furloughed workers to help prepare for Tropical Storm Karen. White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama is being updated about the…

NYC Sandy refugees say they need hotel program

NEW YORK (AP) — A few hundred New Yorkers still homeless nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy are asking the city for more time to find shelter before they’re evicted from their hotel rooms. Federal funding for the…

Tropical Storm Jerry drifting NE in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Jerry is drifting westward in the Atlantic with little change in strength. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 40 mph (65 kph). The storm is centered about 1,275 miles (2,050…

Air search planned next for 2 SW Wash. hikers

SEATTLE (AP) — Search and rescue officials plan to renew their efforts to locate a man and a woman missing in separate, remote parts of southwest Washington after a helicopter rescued two other hikers from waist-deep snow. Hikers…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, October 01, 2013. Wet weather continued to persist in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday as a result of a low pressure system just north of Washington, and thunderstorms lingered along the eastern…

Gulf of Mexico Tide Predictions

Here are the tide predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Service for principal points along the Gulf of Mexico for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Galveston — 12:10 a.m. 2.35 L; 4:28 a.m. 2.5 H; 12:41…

Tropical Storm Jerry stalls in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Jerry is weakening as it swirls over the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday have decreased to near 45 mph (75 kph). But forecasters say…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 30, 2013. Moderate to heavy rain continued to batter down the Pacific Northwest on Monday, while a ridge of high pressure kept conditions pretty dry along the East Coast. A slow…

Storm brings tornado to Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado. Meteorologist Johnny Burg says a team from the Weather Service office in Seattle went…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, September 29, 2013. A strong cold front boundary ushered heavy rain and strong winds into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, while clear, dry conditions persisted along the Eastern Seaboard. Flash flood warnings…

Correction: Firefighters Killed story

PHOENIX (AP) — From the triple-digit temperatures the day before to the gusty winds that kicked up in a matter of hours, nearly every detail leading up the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters has been painstakingly spelled…

Tropical depression moves over central Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical depression is moving over the central Atlantic far from land. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Sunday that the depression has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph)…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 28, 2013. A cold front continued to trek through the central part of the U.S. on Saturday, while a ridge of high pressure brought pleasant conditions to the majority of the…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, September 27, 2013. The Pacific Northwest continued to experience heavy rain on Friday as a cold front slowly approached the region, while a system of high pressure continued to bring autumn like…

Utility settles claims of late pay after Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Electricity and gas utility National Grid says it has agreed to pay more than $6 million to workers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island who waited months to receive compensation for work performed…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, September 26, 2013. Snow showers moved through the Rockies on Thursday as a result of a cold front that extended from California to the Dakotas, and the Northeast experienced autumn like conditions.…