North Dakota Flooding

Forecasters peg ND river crest at low end of range

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Red River will likely top out in Fargo at the low end of the predicted crest range. The forecast, updated Sunday, shows the river topping out at 37…
Superstorm Sandy

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history. Six…
National-Weather

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, April 26, 2013. Active weather will spread across the Southern Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley on Friday. A trough of low pressure will move off the Southern Rockies and into the Southern Plains,…
Mississippi  Barge

Mississippi River bridge hit by barge

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a Mississippi River bridge has been struck by a barge. The latest incident on the flooded river happened Thursday morning when a barge struck the…
National-Weather

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, April 25, 2013. Multiple weather features brought active weather to the nation on Thursday. In the east, a strong cold front finally pushed offshore and into the Atlantic Ocean, which allowed for…
Chesapeake

Chesapeake Bay island amid a disappearing act

TANGIER ISLAND, Va. (AP) — One day after Hurricane Sandy lashed this speck of land in the Chesapeake Bay last fall, islander Carol Moore hopped in her skiff and headed to a stretch of beach along The Uppards,…
Avalanche

Avalanche that killed 5 difficult to predict

DENVER (AP) — The kind of avalanche that killed five people in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, and it’s dangerous because of the amount of snow normally involved. Saturday’s slide…
Tomato-Garden

Gardeners make plans with no certainty in forecast

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no question that Eric Ciula picked a bad year to get into a competition for growing the biggest tomato. The worst U.S. drought in decades was gripping two-thirds of the nation, and many gardeners…
National-Weather

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, April 20, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms in the East and snow in the North will continue to taper of on Saturday as a strong winter storm and associated cold front pull away from…
US Earthquakes

Scientists: Superstorm Sandy jolted United States

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Superstorm Sandy didn’t just rattle the East Coast, it also jiggled the ground across the country ever so slightly, scientists reported Thursday. Earthquake sensors located as far away as the Pacific Northwest detected…
Glacier

Army climbers help recover body on Alaska glacier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pair of Army mountaineering experts spent six hours down a 140-foot hole in an Alaska glacier and helped shovel out more than a ton of snow to recover the body of a 9-year-old…
SeaLions

Starving sea lion pups fill Calif. rescue centers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why. Since the beginning of the…
Floods

Rain prompts flood worries in Mo., Ill., Iowa

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River, so low for much of the winter that barge traffic was nearly halted, could reach up to 10 feet above flood stage by the middle of next week in parts of…
Winter Driving

Storm closes Wyo. roads, scratches baseball game

DENVER (AP) — Skiers rejoiced and stores pulled snowblowers out of storage as a persistent spring storm delivered another round of wet snow to parts of Wyoming, Colorado and the Dakotas on Wednesday. Slick conditions and reduced visibility…
Army Engineers Levee

Judge chides Army corps over New Orleans levees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers built a “tragically flawed” levee system for New Orleans — but isn’t liable for claims that excavation work by a government contractor weakened a floodwall and caused it to…
Colorado-Snow

Spring storm bringing needed snow to Colo., Wyo.

DENVER (AP) — A slow-moving spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of the Rockies and the Plains, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south. Rocky Mountain National Park has already gotten more than…
Washington-Avalanche

Wash. searchers wait to find avalanche victim

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have identified the female snowshoer who was killed in an avalanche Saturday in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. The King County medical examiner’s office said Monday that 55-year-old Joy Yu died of mechanical…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, April 14, 2013. A late season winter storm hit the North-Central U.S. with another dose of wintry precipitation late Saturday night through Sunday. The storm system pulled moisture from the Gulf of…
Spring-Storm-Socks-South

Spring storm socks Midwest, Deep South; 3 dead

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes and winds strong enough to peel the roofs from homes in the Deep South and heaped snow and ice on the Midwest, killing three people and leaving thousands…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, April 06, 2013. Quiet weather returns to the South on Saturday, while wet conditions persist for the Northern states. A low pressure system treks eastward across over the Northern Plains and into the…