Dorian becoming less organized, far from land

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian is becoming less organized as it moves across the Atlantic, far from land. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 50 mph (85 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center…

Being outdoors perilous during thunderstorms

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The deaths of two people at a scenic overlook in northern Arizona this week bring to 14 the number of people killed by lightning strikes in the U.S. this year, according to the National…

NY fights reopening of hospital damaged by Sandy

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at the last hospital still closed after Superstorm Sandy are engaged in a nasty public feud with the state Health Department, which says the facility has been bleeding money for years and…

Tropical Storm Dorian weakens some in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian has gained some strength as it moves across the Atlantic, far from land. The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 mph (95 kph) early Thursday. Dorian is centered about 700…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, July 25, 2013. A developing storm will roll out of the Rockies and into the Plains on Thursday, ushering active weather into the middle of the country. This active weather could be in…

2 killed when lightning hits Ariz. scenic overlook

FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were killed and a boy injured when lightning struck near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say the names of the man and woman who died were being…

La. flood board sues oil companies over erosion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The oil and gas industry has cost Louisiana hundreds of acres of coastal land that serve as a natural buffer against flooding from hurricanes, officials in charge of New Orleans-area flood protection say in…

La. flood board to sue oil companies over erosion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flood protection officials in the New Orleans area are filing a lawsuit seeking to hold the oil and gas industry responsible for the erosion of hundreds of acres of coastal land that serve as…

Tropical Storm Dorian swirls in eastern Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is expected to soon become a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 35 mph (55 kph). The U.S. National…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather will continue for parts of the East on Wednesday. In the North, showers in the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic States will gradually taper off through Wednesday…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, July 22, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather will continue for the East on Monday. In the north, a low pressure system in southern Saskatchewan will continue eastward near the Canada-U.S. border through the…

Storm rolls through Phoenix, prompts road closures

PHOENIX (AP) — A storm that rolled through metropolitan Phoenix on Sunday morning brought about a half inch of rain, sent water rushing through washes and flooded homes in Scottsdale. Authorities said they rescued several motorists who became…
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Storm rolls through Phoenix, prompts road closures

PHOENIX (AP) — A storm that rolled through metropolitan Phoenix this morning brought about a half inch of rain and has caused flooding in some washes. Authorities say they rescued several motorists who became trapped in their vehicles…

Tornado hits Ohio’s Ursuline College; no one hurt

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado of 110 mph winds has hit the campus of Ursuline College in northeast Ohio. College officials say no one was injured. Officials say on the college’s…

Las Vegas thunderstorm brings high water to Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — High winds and severe thunderstorms struck Las Vegas, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding parts of the famed Strip. The Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/12UXRDS ) reports that gamblers were forced to scatter…

Thunderstorm threat a wildcard for Calif. wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Unfortunately it could also bring wind, lightning and other volatile conditions that could…

Las Vegas thunderstorm brings high water to Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say high winds and severe thunderstorms hit Las Vegas, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding parts of the famed Strip. The National Weather Service says that a 71-mph wind gust swept…

More evacuate, weird weather fears at Calif. fire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and cabins in the mountains above Palm Springs grew overnight and continued to threaten the town of Idyllwild Friday as crews kept an eye on an…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, July 19, 2013. The main weather story across the nation will remain the hot conditions in the Midwest and East. A ridge of high pressure over the Eastern Seaboard will maintain warm and…

US wilting in a heat wave somehow stuck in reverse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oppressively hot weather in the Northeast has surprised meteorologists: It’s moving backward across America, something that rarely happens. Normally U.S. weather systems move west to east. The western Atlantic high pressure system behind the…