Southern Cape Verde Islands under storm warning

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed over the far-east Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands. The National Hurricane Center said late Wednesday that the unnamed storm…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The nearly stationary weather pattern over the East and Central U.S. became more progressive over the East on Tuesday. A cold front extending from the Mid-Atlantic through the Southern…

Corn harvest lowered, still on track for a record

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture again lowered its estimate of this year’s corn and soybean harvest in its latest crop update, assessing the impact of the wet spring in many states that delayed…

Police say girl died after being caught in storm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have called off the search for a missing girl after a body was found under a bridge following heavy rain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police tell KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/l6hbvrn ) the body was…

Crews successfully conduct burnout at Idaho town

PINE, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters were kept on high alert with a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast Tuesday that could pose problems as crews fight a fast-moving wildfire near a remote Idaho hamlet where residents have been…

To guests, Fla. sinkhole sounded like thunderstorm

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacationers who were awakened at a resort villa near Orlando, Fla., soon realized the building was starting to collapse — parts…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 12, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather continued for parts of the East and Plains on Monday as a pair of frontal disturbances remained over the regions. In the South, a long…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, August 11, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather continued for parts of the South on Sunday, while thunderstorms moved into the Midwest. In the South, a long frontal boundary reached from the Mid-Atlantic…

2 of 3 reported missing after mudslide found safe

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two of three people reported missing after a fast-moving mudslide swept through Manitou (MAN’-ih-too) Springs, Colo., have been found safe. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/15ZV80q ) a man who recently moved to the area…

Body recovered from mudslide in Colorado

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a man’s body from debris left by a fast-moving mudslide that swept through a historic town near Colorado Springs, Colo., and crews are searching for three people reported missing after…

10 years after blackout, US grid faces new threats

The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how power is produced. Many…

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the fire-fanning Santa Ana…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 09, 2013. A long front remained the main weather driver for the nation on Friday as it stretched from the Northeast into the Plains. This front produced moderate to heavy rainfall…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 08, 2013. The most active weather feature in the country Thursday continued to be a long front that stretched from the Plains and into the Upper Midwest. This front moved slowly…

Heavy rains unleash deadly Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Torrential rains continued across the nation’s midsection on Thursday, causing flash flooding that killed a woman, damaged homes and forced multiple water rescues. Up to 10 inches of rain pounded southern Missouri early Thursday.…

Hurricane Henriette getting smaller in the Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Henriette is getting smaller as it moves across the Pacific and is forecast to begin weakening. The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 85 mph (140 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center…

Hurricane Henreitte moves west over Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Henriette (hen-ree-EHT’) is moving west-northwest in the Pacific far from land. Hurricane Henriette’s maximum sustained winds late Tuesday night are near 90 mph (150 kph) with additional strengthening possible into the night, followed by…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 06, 2013. Rain and strong thunderstorms continued from parts of the Plains into the East on Tuesday. In the Central U.S., showers and storms continued from parts of Nebraska and the…

NOAA report card for 2012′s climate: More warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice and Greenland ice…