Business slow in post-Sandy summer at Jersey shore

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — No, it wasn’t a great summer to do business at the Jersey shore. But considering the damage Superstorm Sandy did to the region last fall and the Herculean effort to get large swaths of…

Tropical Storm Kiko nears hurricane strength

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed in the Pacific Ocean, far from land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later Saturday. The depression is about 500 miles…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 29, 2013. Hot temperatures continued for the Midwest, showers and thunderstorms developed across the Southwest, and rain showers moved into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. A low pressure system over the…

Heat proves too much for some Midwest schools

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Popsicles, fans, ice and outdoor classes turned out to be no match for a late-summer heat wave in Minnesota, prompting some Minneapolis schools to finally give up after struggling through three miserable days of classes.…

Tropical Storm Juliette hits Mexico resorts

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Juliette is moving northwest along the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, bringing wind and rain. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 50 mph (85 kph). A tropical storm…

8 years after Katrina, New Orleans on the rebound

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. “Closed for Storm” signs are still posted and the abandoned, weed-choked site remains a…

Tropical Storm Juliette approaches Mexico coast

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the center of Tropical Storm Juliette is approaching Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and warnings are out for the coast of Baja, California. The National Hurricane Center says storm had maximum sustained winds of…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Only a few areas of active weather developed in the country on Wednesday. The main weather system was a slow moving front that stretched from the Mid Atlantic through…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Wet weather with threats of flooding continued across parts of the Desert Southwest into the Central Great Basin on Tuesday, while hot weather and chances of severe weather persisted…

Dust storm blows through Phoenix metropolitan area

PHOENIX (AP) — Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona. Winds from an approaching storm system around sundown Monday pushed a hazy brown cloud…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 26, 2013. Wet weather with threats of flooding continued from the Desert Southwest into the Central Great Basin on Monday, while hot weather and chances of severe weather continued in the…

Heat prompts early dismissals in Midwest schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering conditions and a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms. Schools in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Illinois…

Fernand kills 13, weakens to depression in Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day as it moves across Mexico. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 45 mph (75 kph). A tropical…

Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters were digging trenches, clearing brush and starting back blazes to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of several mountain hamlets. Inaccessible terrain, strong winds and bone-dry…

Tropical Storm Fernand heads to Mexico’s coast

MIAMI (AP) — The Mexican government has lifted all watches and warnings after Ivo (EEH’-voh) weakened to a tropical depression in the eastern Pacific. Tropical-force winds are still possible, however, over portions of the Baja California peninsula. The…

2 years after Irene, Vermont’s recovery nears end

WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — Two years after Tropical Storm Irene washed 10 acres of crops and an entire field of top soil down a valley between the Vermont mountains, Evening Song Farm is distributing produce again. But it…

Tropical Storm Ivo moves west in eastern Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo (‘EE-voh) has re-formed in the eastern Pacific, prompting warnings and watches for portions of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Ivo was located about 265…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 23, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms developed over the Southeast, scattered storms moved into the Mid-Atlantic states and monsoonal thunderstorms persisted over the Rockies. A low pressure system spinning over the northeastern…

Tropical depression moving northwest in Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is moving northwestward in the Pacific on a path that could take it near Mexico. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 35 mph (55 kph) and the U.S. National…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, August 21, 2013. A relatively quiet day transpired across the country Wednesday as no major storm systems moved through the country. The heaviest rainfall developed in the Southeast the tail end of…