Acapulco tourists stranded; Mexico death toll 38

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto is on the move in the Atlantic. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with slow strengthening expected over the next two days. Humberto is centered…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, September 17, 2013. A cold front will make its way through the northern Rockies and parts of the northern Plains on Tuesday, while a separate cold front will trek through the Southeast. The…

Flooded Colo. towns clean up as rescues continue

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. Anxious home and…

Flood weary New Mexico keeps eyes on rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents are keeping wary eyes on rivers and dams as parts of the state cope with weekend rains and the renewed threat of heavy runoff from already saturated soils and flooding in…

Police: 1 dead from NM flooding

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say flooding has claimed a life in New Mexico. State police say the body of a man was found yesterday in a partially submerged vehicle in Ash Canyon, about 150 miles from Albuquerque.…

2 hikers from Maine walk down Colorado peak

A pair of hikers made it down one of Colorado’s highest peaks on their own Friday after being stranded by an ice storm for two days, the National Park Service said. The Park Service had been trying to…

21 dead as tropical storm, hurricane batter Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression threatens to bring flooding to parts of eastern Mexico and is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 35 mph (55 kph).…

Christie: Boardwalk fire is ’95 percent’ contained

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — About 100 firefighters are on the boardwalk in two Jersey shore towns trying to control hot spots after a boardwalk rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy was reduced to smoldering remains by a fire. Officials…

Tropical depression forms near eastern Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed off the eastern coast of Mexico and threatens to bring heavy rains and major flooding to parts of the region. The National Hurricane Center said Thursday night that the depression…

Water spouts spin over Lake Michigan near Wis.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Twin water spouts put on a spectacular show over Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin shore. The water spouts were sighted a couple of miles off shore about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a funnel cloud…

Heavy rains cause flooding in Colorado

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns and forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes. At least three…

Hurricane Humberto likely to weaken soon

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto (oom-BEHR’-toh) is maintaining its strength far out over the Atlantic. The Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds early Thursday near 85 mph (140 kph) with gradual weakening forecast to begin later in…

Colorado flooding cuts off mountain towns, kills 3

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Boulder County…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, September 12, 2013. A cold front will begin to sweep through parts of the northern Midwest and the Northeast on Thursday, bringing a relief from warm, humid conditions. Humidity and warm weather will…

Miss. still to spend $872M in Katrina money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn’t spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm. The remaining $872 million is part of $5.5 billion…

Body found inside perimeter of California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed 30 homes and damaged 30 others are expecting more favorable weather to help. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Witesman says temperatures…

Celebrated Warren Easton High School turns 100

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A frail but smiling jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain congratulated student musician Jasmine Batiste with applause and a handshake after the 17-year-old delivered a solo rendition of Warren Easton High School’s alma mater on saxophone.…

Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Humberto (oom-BEHR’-toh) strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic early Wednesday, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Humberto’s maximum sustained winds wer near 75 mph (120 kph). The U.S.…

NASA launches drones from Va. to study storms

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane’s strength.…

Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far. Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday morning, not a…