The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, October 10, 2013. Wet weather will move through the Southwest and Great Basin on Thursday, while a ridge of high pressure is expected to build over the lower Mississippi Valley. A cold front…

Storms bring rain, high wind to Northeast states

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Fast-moving storms have blown through parts of the Northeast, lashing states with heavy rain and high winds and knocking out power. Utility crews have been working to fix scattered power outages affecting thousands of…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, October 07, 2013. The East Coast saw severe weather on Monday, as a cold front swept through the East Coast. A strong low pressure system moved eastward through eastern Canada and continued…

Storm leads to death of man in rural South Dakota

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — At least one death is being attributed to the record-breaking snowstorm that hit western South Dakota. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says a rural Deadwood resident collapsed while cleaning snow off his roof and…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, October 06, 2013. Tropical Storm Karen transitioned into a post-tropical storm on Sunday as it interacted with a cold front, and flood statements were issued in the Ohio Valley as a result…

People venture out after record autumn snowfall

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Residents in the Black Hills of South Dakota are navigating through a sloppy mess today after warmer temperatures began melting record snowfall, leaving standing water on plowed roads. Law enforcement officials say they’ve…

Heavy rain brings flooding in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A potent storm front rumbling across the nation’s midsection is blamed for dumping up to 6 inches of rain in Kentucky, causing flooding in the Louisville area. Authorities say dozens of people had to…

Marine base partially evacuates from wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by strong winds, a Southern California wildfire forced 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base. The fire broke out at the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton amid hot, dry and…

Storm system Karen dissipates off Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The former Tropical Storm Karen, since downgraded to a depression, hovered early Sunday near Louisiana’s extreme southeast coastline and threatened to lash vulnerable low-lying areas with heavy rain. But all tropical storm warnings were…

Small Calif. fire forces evacuation at Marine base

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fierce winds stoked several small fires across Southern California on Saturday, forcing 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base, causing a key freeway junction to shut down and damaging cars…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, October 05, 2013. An extensive cold front boundary brought snow to the northern Plains and strong thunderstorms to the Midwest on Saturday, while Tropical Storm Karen inched closer to the central Gulf…

Karen weakens to depression off La. coast

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen continued losing strength Saturday as it headed toward the central Gulf Coast, but forecasters were still expecting it to bring significant rain and potential flooding to low-lying areas. The National Hurricane…

Storm brings snow, tornadoes to Great Plains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Strong storms are moving into the Midwest, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. A foot of snow had fallen by…

NJ gov blames civil servant for Sandy train damage

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a low-level manager — not the state’s mass transit chief — was to blame for failing to move trains to higher ground during Superstorm Sandy, causing $120…

Karen weakens as it approaches Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen was poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. during what had been a relatively quiet hurricane season. Karen was forecast to lash the northern Gulf Coast over…

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…