The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Only a few areas of active weather developed in the country on Wednesday. The main weather system was a slow moving front that stretched from the Mid Atlantic through…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Wet weather with threats of flooding continued across parts of the Desert Southwest into the Central Great Basin on Tuesday, while hot weather and chances of severe weather persisted…

Dust storm blows through Phoenix metropolitan area

PHOENIX (AP) — Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona. Winds from an approaching storm system around sundown Monday pushed a hazy brown cloud…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 26, 2013. Wet weather with threats of flooding continued from the Desert Southwest into the Central Great Basin on Monday, while hot weather and chances of severe weather continued in the…

Heat prompts early dismissals in Midwest schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering conditions and a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms. Schools in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Illinois…

Fernand kills 13, weakens to depression in Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day as it moves across Mexico. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 45 mph (75 kph). A tropical…

Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters were digging trenches, clearing brush and starting back blazes to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of several mountain hamlets. Inaccessible terrain, strong winds and bone-dry…

Tropical Storm Fernand heads to Mexico’s coast

MIAMI (AP) — The Mexican government has lifted all watches and warnings after Ivo (EEH’-voh) weakened to a tropical depression in the eastern Pacific. Tropical-force winds are still possible, however, over portions of the Baja California peninsula. The…

2 years after Irene, Vermont’s recovery nears end

WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — Two years after Tropical Storm Irene washed 10 acres of crops and an entire field of top soil down a valley between the Vermont mountains, Evening Song Farm is distributing produce again. But it…

Tropical Storm Ivo moves west in eastern Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo (‘EE-voh) has re-formed in the eastern Pacific, prompting warnings and watches for portions of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Ivo was located about 265…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 23, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms developed over the Southeast, scattered storms moved into the Mid-Atlantic states and monsoonal thunderstorms persisted over the Rockies. A low pressure system spinning over the northeastern…

Tropical depression moving northwest in Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is moving northwestward in the Pacific on a path that could take it near Mexico. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 35 mph (55 kph) and the U.S. National…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, August 21, 2013. A relatively quiet day transpired across the country Wednesday as no major storm systems moved through the country. The heaviest rainfall developed in the Southeast the tail end of…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 19, 2013. Heavy rain remained possible along the Central Gulf Coast on Monday, while scattered showers continued in parts of the East. Sufficient moisture over the southeastern quadrant of the nation…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, August 17, 2013. Heavy rainfall and areas of flooding continued across the Southeast on Saturday. A stationary front sat over the region and allowed for ample Gulf moisture to continue pouring northward,…

Erin moving across Atlantic; no threat to land

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erin is making its way across the Atlantic and could weaken slightly in the next day or two. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Erin was centered over the Atlantic Ocean, about…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 16, 2013. Heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms developed across the Southeast again on Friday, as a stationary front lingered over the region. The system continued pulling moisture in from the Gulf…

Erin weakens to tropical depression in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erin is moving westward over the eastern Atlantic. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with slow strengthening forecast over the next two days. Erin is centered…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 15, 2013. Multiple areas of active weather developed across the nation on Thursday. In the South, heavy rainfall developed along a cold front that stalled over the Southeast. Abundant moisture from…

Forecasters: Tropical Storm Erin should strengthen

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is nearing tropical storm strength in the Atlantic as it passes southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 35 mph (55 kph) and it’s…