The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, June 09, 2013. Post-Tropical Cyclone Andreas is expected to remain at tropical storm strength as it turns to the east-northeast toward southern Newfoundland, Canada on Sunday. This system is expected to travel east…
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Looters have come from afar to Okla. after tornado

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say looters have come from as far away as New York and Virginia to steal from victims of last month’s tornado in Moore, Okla. The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/18UQjGJ ) that police arrested one…

Weakened Andrea breaks Northeast rainfall records

NEW YORK (AP) — Soaking rains spawned numerous flood watches and pushed some streams and creeks over their banks throughout the Northeast, yet the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season sped up the Eastern Seaboard without…

Photos: Tropical Storm Andrea

Tropical Storm Andrea hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas.

Andrea bringing rains, flood watches to East Coast

MIAMI (AP) — After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Tropical Storm Andrea was moving quickly toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas early Friday, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways…

Tropical Storm Andrea pounds parts of Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged…

Tropical Storm Andrea nears Fla.’s west coast

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of Atlantic season, Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico and was likely to bring wet weather to parts of Florida’s west coast by the end of the week. Forecasters…

Storm-damaged NY subway tunnel closing for repairs

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway tunnel that was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy will be closed for long-term repairs beginning in the summer. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/136RaQG ) reports that the work will…

Midwest towns prepare for floods as river crests roll south

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain over the past several days has triggered a new round of spring flooding in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Residents in the small town of West Alton, Missouri, about 20 miles north…

Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people hunker down when a tornado approaches, a growing contingent heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister’s fury or amateurs armed with little more…

Small towns prepare as flood moves south

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Volunteers are busy stacking sandbags in the tiny Missouri town of Dutchtown as the Mississippi River threatens to send water into about a third of the town’s homes, along with a handful of businesses…

Out with a whimper: Storms over in East, South

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The remnants of a violent storm that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma sent punishing winds and torrential downpours to northern New England and a tornado to South Carolina. And there could be more coming,…
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Damaging storms moving through east, south

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A violent weather system that claimed 12 lives in Oklahoma and Arkansas amid tornadoes and flash floods gave way to clearing skies as the storms trekked toward the East Coast on Sunday. A tornado…
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Weather service says 5 tornadoes in OKC metro area

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there were five tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City metro area — including one that officials say killed at least nine people. Meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz with the weather service…

Erosion threatens roadways following Okla. storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Runoff from torrential rains that pelted the Oklahoma City area after a number of tornadoes hit the area is threatening to undermine roadways. Television images Saturday showed rainwater pouring into a hole near an…

NWS: Number of Midwest, Plains tornadoes unclear

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — National Weather Service meteorologists say it’s unclear how many tornadoes touched down Friday evening. Dozens of tornado warnings were issued across a wide swath of the Midwest, including Oklahoma and Missouri, as a large…

Damage assessment to begin after fatal Okla. storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Emergency officials are preparing to survey tornado damage again this morning following the second major fatal storm to strike the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in several days. Law enforcement officers and Red Cross damage…

5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area

TULL, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a driver died when strong winds knocked a tree onto his car in rural Arkansas as thunder storms and several tornadoes swept through the Midwest. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the…