Christie: Boardwalk fire is ’95 percent’ contained

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — About 100 firefighters are on the boardwalk in two Jersey shore towns trying to control hot spots after a boardwalk rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy was reduced to smoldering remains by a fire. Officials…

Tropical depression forms near eastern Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed off the eastern coast of Mexico and threatens to bring heavy rains and major flooding to parts of the region. The National Hurricane Center said Thursday night that the depression…

Water spouts spin over Lake Michigan near Wis.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Twin water spouts put on a spectacular show over Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin shore. The water spouts were sighted a couple of miles off shore about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a funnel cloud…

Heavy rains cause flooding in Colorado

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns and forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes. At least three…

Hurricane Humberto likely to weaken soon

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto (oom-BEHR’-toh) is maintaining its strength far out over the Atlantic. The Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds early Thursday near 85 mph (140 kph) with gradual weakening forecast to begin later in…

Colorado flooding cuts off mountain towns, kills 3

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Boulder County…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, September 12, 2013. A cold front will begin to sweep through parts of the northern Midwest and the Northeast on Thursday, bringing a relief from warm, humid conditions. Humidity and warm weather will…

Miss. still to spend $872M in Katrina money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn’t spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm. The remaining $872 million is part of $5.5 billion…

Body found inside perimeter of California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed 30 homes and damaged 30 others are expecting more favorable weather to help. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Witesman says temperatures…

Celebrated Warren Easton High School turns 100

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A frail but smiling jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain congratulated student musician Jasmine Batiste with applause and a handshake after the 17-year-old delivered a solo rendition of Warren Easton High School’s alma mater on saxophone.…

Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Humberto (oom-BEHR’-toh) strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic early Wednesday, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Humberto’s maximum sustained winds wer near 75 mph (120 kph). The U.S.…

NASA launches drones from Va. to study storms

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane’s strength.…

Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far. Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday morning, not a…

Storm leaves several feet of hail in Denver area

DENVER (AP) — Front-end loaders had to be called in to help residents dig out from several feet of hail that fell in the Denver area. The hail on Monday hit hardest in the suburbs of Wheat Ridge…

Almanac says get ready for colder, snowier winter

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The other jury is in: A second periodical used for everything from predicting the weather to helping people lose weight agrees that this winter’s shaping up to be cold and snowy. The Dublin, N.H.-based…

Tropical Storm Gabrielle nearing Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Gabrielle (ga-bree-EHL’) has re-formed in the Atlantic and is approaching Bermuda. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast over the next two days.…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Wet weather will continue to pound the northern Midwest on Tuesday, while the Great Basin and Southwest will also experience showers and thunderstorms. The Pacific Northwest and Southeast will remain…

About 100 homes evacuated in SF Bay Area wildfire

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park has prompted a smoke advisory for three counties. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said residents in parts of Contra Costa, Alameda…

Tropical Storm Humberto strengthening in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto has formed in the Atlantic, south of the Cape Verde Islands and could eventually become a hurricane. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 40 mph (65 kph). But the…

Tropical depression forms off Africa

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed off Africa and is moving west. A tropical storm warning has been issued for several of the southern Cape Verde Islands. The center of the depression was located about 275…