Tropical depression forms south of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed south of Mexico in the Pacific. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday morning that the storm is about 260 miles (420 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco. It’s moving…

Tropical Storm Dalila weakening in the Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dalila (dah-LY-lah) is weakening fast as it drifts westward in the Pacific away from Mexico’s coast. Dalila’s maximum sustained winds late Wednesday were 60 mph (97 kph). Dalila is centered about 285 miles…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, July 03, 2013. A fairly stagnant weather pattern continues over the nation on Wednesday, allowing hot weather to continue in parts of the West and muggy and wet conditions to persist in the…

Firefighters code: What to do/What not to do

WHAT TO DO Fire crews are drilled on ten Standard Firefighting Orders, developed by the U.S. Forest Service to reduce the risk of firefighting. When firefighters die, investigations have found these basic rules are often overlooked or broken:…

About 20 homes flooded at site of Colo. wildfire

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A storm that caused flash flooding in the area burned by Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Fire last year damaged about 20 homes, roughly a half dozen of them significantly. More than a half inch…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, July 02, 2013. Expect little change in the nation¼’s weather on Tuesday as a fairly stagnant weather pattern remains overhead. This pattern will support continued heat in the West and another round of…

Terrain, shifting winds hurt Arizona fire efforts

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — Varying winds caused by rugged terrain and Arizona’s monsoon may have contributed to the deaths of 19 firefighters over the weekend. The firefighters, part of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots based in nearby Prescott,…

Lady Liberty reopening July 4, months after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — Months after Superstorm Sandy swamped her little island, the Statue of Liberty will finally welcome visitors again on Independence Day. Sandy made landfall one day after the statue’s 126th birthday, flooding most of the…

Death Valley tentatively ties US June high temp

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The National Weather Service says California’s Death Valley National Park tentatively recorded a high temperature of 129 degrees on Sunday, which would tie the all-time June record high for the United…

Tropical Storm Dalila strengthens off Mexico coast

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dalila (dah-LY-lah) continues to swirl off Mexico’s Pacific coast. The storm has maximum sustained winds early Monday near 45 mph (75 kph) with some possibility of strengthening later in the day and Tuesday.…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, July 01, 2013. Expect little change in the nation¼’s weather on Monday as a fairly stagnant weather pattern remains overhead. This pattern will support continued hot weather in the West and muggy conditions…

Death Valley temp may tie June record

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A heat wave punishing several Western states brought at least record-tying temperatures to Death Valley and Las Vegas. The mercury rocketed to 128 degrees Sunday in Death Valley National Park, the National Weather Service…

Heat wave: 200 suffer heat problems at Vegas event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say 200 people were treated for heat problems as temperatures soared at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa says about 30 of them were hospitalized for heat-related injuries…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, June 29, 2013. The main weather story for the nation on Saturday will be the heat out West, specifically the Desert Southwest. Hot temperatures are anticipated across the Desert Southwest and spreading northward…

Beneath NYC’s ground zero, a museum takes shape

NEW YORK (AP) — Gray dust blankets everything in the subterranean halls of the unfinished National September 11 Memorial & Museum. But while the powder may look ominously like the ash that covered lower Manhattan after the terror…

Body of NYC storm victim lay undetected for months

NEW YORK (AP) — In the chaotic days after Superstorm Sandy, an army of aid workers streamed onto the flood-ravaged Rockaway Peninsula looking for anyone who needed help. Health workers and National Guard troops went door to door.…

Floodwaters force 100s to evacuate NE Iowa town

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 500 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in a northeast Iowa town that’s threatened by a rain-swollen creek. The Butler County sheriff and other emergency officials are in New Hartford…

Tropical Storm Cosme likely to become a hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Cosme is likely to become a hurricane later in the day as it swirls in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 65 mph…

Tropical depression forms in Pacific off Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Eastern Pacific and is stationary about 500 miles off the coast of Manzanillo, Mexico. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, June 23, 2013. A strong low pressure system will bring another round of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms to the Upper Midwest on Sunday. The system will move northeastward from the Northern Plains,…