The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, September 25, 2013. A cold front moved through the Great Basin and northern Rockies on Wednesday, while a ridge of high pressure brought autumn like conditions to the upper Midwest and Northeast.…

NJ’s 1-2 punch on dunes: $1 settlement, lawsuits

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, New Jersey took two big steps Wednesday toward protecting its still-vulnerable coastline from future storms. The state announced the settlement — for $1 — of a lengthy…

NYC fights to end hotel program for Sandy evacuees

NEW YORK (AP) — About 350 homeless Superstorm Sandy evacuees who have been sleeping in New York City-funded hotel rooms for nearly a year may be forced to check out for good. Lawyers for the city argued in…

Poll: Jersey residents spent less time at shore

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A new poll has found New Jersey residents spent less time than usual at the shore this summer, many fearing businesses would not have reopened after Superstorm Sandy. The Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Active weather developed across the Southeast on Tuesday, while rain showers persisted for the Pacific Northwest. A low pressure system moved from the northern Plains and into the Upper…

New flood insurance rates spark anxiety in Gulf

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Colin and Joyce Elston bought their Florida dream home in May, they were confident they could afford the three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch with a pool and a backyard overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Now…

6 more people found alive, well after Colo. floods

DENVER (AP) — Four people who were listed as unaccounted for in the Colorado floods have contacted authorities to say they are alive and well, leaving two people who haven’t been heard from and a third who is…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 23, 2013. A cold front moved over the Rockies on Monday, bringing showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Great Basin and northern Plains, while a system of high pressure brought…

In Colo., Biden vows flood relief won’t shut down

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials are aiming to meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes to at least some roads heavily damaged by catastrophic flooding this month. On Sunday, state highway crews and National Guard…

Authorities: Man’s body found in NM flood debris

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deputies in western New Mexico say the body of a man has been found amid debris from flooding that brought widespread damage to much of the state. Catron Country Sheriff’s Office said a hiker…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, September 22, 2013. A cold front moved over the Great Basin and northern Rockies on Sunday, while a separate, extensive cold front provided wet weather for the Eastern Seaboard. Flash flood warnings…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 21, 2013. A cold front that extended from Texas to New York brought plenty of rain to the East Coast on Saturday, while most of the central U.S. stayed dry. Wet…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, September 20, 2013. A cold front extended from southwest Texas to the northern Plains on Friday, bringing widespread thunderstorms to Texas and parts of the central Plains. Heavy rain and thunderstorms associated…

Colorado races to fix mountain roads before winter

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding, in some cases laying down crude, one-lane gravel roads just to throw a lifeline…

Lightning blamed for 2 Indiana deaths, fires

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms raked much of the northern half of Indiana on Thursday, packing lightning blamed for two deaths in Gary and fires across the state. The storms also brought heavy rains that broke a…

CO makes massive rescue pet friendly

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, September 20, 2013. A strong cold front will continue to produce severe thunderstorms across the Midwest on Friday, while a separate cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Pacific Northwest. As…

2 Maine hikers explain surviving Colo. peak ordeal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women from Maine say they were “one bad event away from complete disaster” during their terrifying ordeal in an ice storm thousands of feet atop a Colorado peak. Thirty-two-year-old Connie Yang and 33-year-old…

New trial ordered in post-Katrina bridge killings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.…