Wild weather brings heat, rain to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Portions of Southern California have been sweltering in triple digit temperatures this weekend while inland areas have seen thunderstorms that flooded roads and caused mudslides. The California Highway Patrol reported several road closures in…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 07, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms impacted the northern Plains earlier today as a result of a low pressure system, which brought about gusty winds, hail, and even some flash floods. Parts…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, September 06, 2013. A slow moving, low pressure system continued to impact the Pacific Northwest on Friday, bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms to Washington and parts of Oregon. Thunderstorms, including a couple…

3 rescued after helicopter ices on Alaska volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say two researchers and their pilot are stranded on a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain iced up their helicopter. Alaska State Troopers say bad weather has prevented rescuers from reaching the helicopter…

Idaho storms cause mudslides, house fire, floods

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crews are working to clear a mudslide and homeowners are trying to dry out property after severe thunderstorms swept across southwestern Idaho. The storms hit Thursday afternoon, causing flash flooding in Oakley, dropping golf…

TS Lorena nears Mexico’s Los Cabos resorts

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Lorena is moving parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast The storm had maximum sustained winds early Friday near 40 mph (65 kph) with little change in strength expected until landfall, which is expected either…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, September 05, 2013. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed over the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies on Thursday, while areas of showers persisted for the Southeast. A low pressure system moved over the…

TS Gabrielle downgraded to depression in Caribbean

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Gabrielle is bringing heavy rains to Puerto Rico and nearby islands. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with slight strengthening possible over the next two days.…

Sandy destroyed precious reminders of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The letters and photos were beyond value — some of the mementos Joe Quinn still had to remember his older brother Jimmy, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Now they are…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, September 04, 2013. Relatively calm weather greeted much of the country Wednesday as no major storm system was noted. In the tropics, a tropical disturbance moved through the eastern Caribbean Sea and…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, September 03, 2013. Unsettled weather continued in areas of the Eastern Seaboard and parts of the Southeast on Tuesday, while cooler and drier weather spread further across the Midwest. In the East,…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 02, 2013. Unsettled weather became focused over the East on Monday, while cooler and drier weather returned to the Midwest. In the East, low pressure over the upper Great Lakes lifted…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, August 31, 2013. Multiple areas of active weather developed across the nation on Saturday. In the North, a low pressure system moved eastward across central Canada and flow around this system created…

Business slow in post-Sandy summer at Jersey shore

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — No, it wasn’t a great summer to do business at the Jersey shore. But considering the damage Superstorm Sandy did to the region last fall and the Herculean effort to get large swaths of…

Tropical Storm Kiko nears hurricane strength

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed in the Pacific Ocean, far from land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later Saturday. The depression is about 500 miles…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 29, 2013. Hot temperatures continued for the Midwest, showers and thunderstorms developed across the Southwest, and rain showers moved into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. A low pressure system over the…

Heat proves too much for some Midwest schools

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Popsicles, fans, ice and outdoor classes turned out to be no match for a late-summer heat wave in Minnesota, prompting some Minneapolis schools to finally give up after struggling through three miserable days of classes.…

Tropical Storm Juliette hits Mexico resorts

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Juliette is moving northwest along the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, bringing wind and rain. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 50 mph (85 kph). A tropical storm…

8 years after Katrina, New Orleans on the rebound

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. “Closed for Storm” signs are still posted and the abandoned, weed-choked site remains a…

Tropical Storm Juliette approaches Mexico coast

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the center of Tropical Storm Juliette is approaching Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and warnings are out for the coast of Baja, California. The National Hurricane Center says storm had maximum sustained winds of…