The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 19, 2013. Heavy rain remained possible along the Central Gulf Coast on Monday, while scattered showers continued in parts of the East. Sufficient moisture over the southeastern quadrant of the nation…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, August 17, 2013. Heavy rainfall and areas of flooding continued across the Southeast on Saturday. A stationary front sat over the region and allowed for ample Gulf moisture to continue pouring northward,…

Erin moving across Atlantic; no threat to land

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erin is making its way across the Atlantic and could weaken slightly in the next day or two. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Erin was centered over the Atlantic Ocean, about…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 16, 2013. Heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms developed across the Southeast again on Friday, as a stationary front lingered over the region. The system continued pulling moisture in from the Gulf…

Erin weakens to tropical depression in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erin is moving westward over the eastern Atlantic. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with slow strengthening forecast over the next two days. Erin is centered…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 15, 2013. Multiple areas of active weather developed across the nation on Thursday. In the South, heavy rainfall developed along a cold front that stalled over the Southeast. Abundant moisture from…

Forecasters: Tropical Storm Erin should strengthen

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is nearing tropical storm strength in the Atlantic as it passes southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 35 mph (55 kph) and it’s…

Southern Cape Verde Islands under storm warning

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed over the far-east Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands. The National Hurricane Center said late Wednesday that the unnamed storm…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The nearly stationary weather pattern over the East and Central U.S. became more progressive over the East on Tuesday. A cold front extending from the Mid-Atlantic through the Southern…

Corn harvest lowered, still on track for a record

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture again lowered its estimate of this year’s corn and soybean harvest in its latest crop update, assessing the impact of the wet spring in many states that delayed…

Police say girl died after being caught in storm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have called off the search for a missing girl after a body was found under a bridge following heavy rain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police tell KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/l6hbvrn ) the body was…

Crews successfully conduct burnout at Idaho town

PINE, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters were kept on high alert with a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast Tuesday that could pose problems as crews fight a fast-moving wildfire near a remote Idaho hamlet where residents have been…

To guests, Fla. sinkhole sounded like thunderstorm

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacationers who were awakened at a resort villa near Orlando, Fla., soon realized the building was starting to collapse — parts…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 12, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather continued for parts of the East and Plains on Monday as a pair of frontal disturbances remained over the regions. In the South, a long…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, August 11, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather continued for parts of the South on Sunday, while thunderstorms moved into the Midwest. In the South, a long frontal boundary reached from the Mid-Atlantic…

2 of 3 reported missing after mudslide found safe

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two of three people reported missing after a fast-moving mudslide swept through Manitou (MAN’-ih-too) Springs, Colo., have been found safe. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/15ZV80q ) a man who recently moved to the area…

Body recovered from mudslide in Colorado

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a man’s body from debris left by a fast-moving mudslide that swept through a historic town near Colorado Springs, Colo., and crews are searching for three people reported missing after…

10 years after blackout, US grid faces new threats

The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how power is produced. Many…

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the fire-fanning Santa Ana…