Line of storms brings wind, hail, tornadoes to SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several homes were damaged and an entire county was without power Friday after a fast-moving line of strong storms moved through northeast South Dakota, bringing several tornadoes and golf-ball-sized hail. The National Weather…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, June 21, 2013. Expect more storms to develop across the North-Central U.S. on Friday. A low pressure system over the Plains will continue spreading active weather over the Upper Midwest as it pushes…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, June 20, 2013. Messy weather is expected in the northern part of the country on Thursday as a strong storm moves through the Intermountain West and into the Northern Plains. Heavy morning rain…

Radar shows tornado touched down at Denver airport

LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — Denver International Airport passengers are taking shelter after a tornado was spotted in the area. The National Weather Service says a tornado was spotted in the area Tuesday afternoon. People are taking shelter…

New NYC evacuation zones include almost 3M people

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 3 million New Yorkers’ homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city’s population, under new maps released Tuesday. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, officials said…

Tropical depression forms off the coast of Belize

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras. The National…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, June 16, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms move into the East on Sunday as a low pressure system moves over the Great Lakes, pushing a strong cold front into the Northeast. This front will…

3 more deaths blamed on storm that hit East Coast

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two additional deaths in North Carolina are being blamed on the massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic. Authorities say a volunteer…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, June 14, 2013. The storm system over the northern Mid-Atlantic will linger off the southeast New England coast early Friday morning. Moist flow wrapping around the system will maintain showers from the Delmarva…

NOAA: Weather-related damage in 2012 was near record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal weather experts say extreme weather caused extreme losses in 2012. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration says 11 weather- and climate-related disasters caused over 300 deaths last year, and damage that exceeded $1 billion…

May 31 Oklahoma storms death toll rises to 22

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office has confirmed a 22nd fatality from the May 31 tornadoes and flash floods after a girl’s body was recovered from the Oklahoma River. The office said Thursday the cause…

NY librarian back on job after storm-forced firing

ROUND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A librarian in a small upstate New York village is back on the job two weeks after she was fired for closing the library 40 minutes early amid a tornado warning. Theresa Marchione…

Photos: Massive June storm system

The big storm that threatened to do serious damage from Iowa to Maryland hasn’t been as ferocious as forecasters warned.

State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm

Massive thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest are pushing toward the Mid-Atlantic states. Meteorologists warn that the line of storms could launch a weather event called a derecho, which is a straight-line wind storm spanning at least 240…

Midwest could see strong windstorms from derecho

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Meteorologists are tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. The National Weather Service says derechos occur once…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Unsettled weather persists for the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday as an upper level trough of low pressure continues on an eastward track across the Mid-Atlantic. Expect weaker rain and storms…

Tornado reported in Md., homes damaged in Del.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado has been reported in Maryland. A fire official in Howard County, west of Baltimore, reports high winds destroyed a building and detached garage were destroyed. Flooding has been…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, June 10, 2013. The eastern half of the nation will begin the work-week with unsettled weather activity on Monday as a storm system entering the Midwest moves toward the Great Lakes. The main…

After Sandy, a new threat: Soaring flood insurance

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — George Kasimos has almost finished repairing flood damage to his waterfront home, but his Superstorm Sandy nightmare is far from over. Like thousands of others in the hardest-hit coastal stretches of New Jersey…