Many Nebraska towns have become islands, highways are now fast-flowing streams and dozens of flood records have been broken -- but there may be more flooding to come.
<p>The number of people killed in Cyclone Idai and recent flooding in Mozambique could rise to around 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi said on state broadcaster Radio Mocambique on Monday.</p>
<p>Flash floods in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 42 people and badly injured 21 others, a local disaster agency official told Reuters on Sunday.</p>
The effects of sea level rise in the Bay Area could be more disastrous than what most people think, according to a new study written by a team of researchers led by the United States Geological Survey. It could cost the state of California $150 billion in property damage and impact 600,000 Californians. And the cost of retrofitting the infrastructure of the state's major ports to deal with 6 feet of sea level rise, which is the extreme end of...
Wednesday marks the official start to spring in the Northern Hemisphere and just hours later, stargazers will be able to see something that won't be visible again until 2020. The Vernal Equinox occurs at 5:58 p.m. EDT on March 20.
The city of Lake Elsinore shut down Walker Canyon to all visitors after thousands of people descended on the area, leading to heavy traffic and illegal parking along the 15 Freeway. The city says the “situation has escalated beyond our available resources.”
Spring is expected to kick off with most of the northern tier of the United States enjoying mild weather on Wednesday, while temperatures trend downward in California following this weekend's warmth. This winter marked by a deadly Arctic outbreak in the Midwest and Northeast, a prolonged cold snap in the northern Rockies, snowiest February on record in Seattle and rare snow in Las Vegas will officially fade to spring at 5:58 p.m. EDT (2:58 p.m....
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least six tornados hit Alabama on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Birmingham on Saturday posted ongoing damage survey reports.
After not hitting the 70-degree Fahrenheit mark in February for the first time on record, another temperature phenomenon is about to occur in Los Angeles.
In the space of just two weeks, two large icebergs broke off the Grey Glacier in Chilean Patagonia -- a sign of accelerating climate change, experts say.
LOS ANGELES - It's official: California is 100 percent drought-free. For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Former Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order in 2017 that lifted the drought emergency in most of the state, leaving ...
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Authorities say a tornado has touched down in Kentucky, leaving some damage and at least one injury. State police said a state of emergency was declared Thursday in a western Kentucky county where the tornado spread damage around a 5-square-mile area. Officials said at least one injury has been reported in McCracken County from the storm. Weather officials in Paducah said the twister blew past their office.
For three years, eight of the best windsurfers in the world waited for a storm fierce enough to test their mettle. It finally happened this week on a gale-blasted beach of the North Atlantic in County Donegal, Ireland. Storm Gareth, which forecasters described as a 1,000-mile wide "weather bomb," slammed into the northwest Irish cost, triggering the Red Bull Storm Chase — sort of the Mavericks of windsurfing. When the competition ended in the...
Next time you're at the beach, give the ocean a big thanks. For decades, the Earth's oceans have absorbed vast quantities of carbon dioxide.
After eight weeks of near-continuous snowfall, the Tahoe Basin finally has bluebird skies overhead and the weather pattern is expected to continue through at least Monday. For those hankering to get away to the Sierra, this will be a good weekend. The forecast calls for sunny weather and daytime highs in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday. And for the first time in two months, the National Weather Service says mountain travel won't be impacted by...
<p>Ferocious winter storm Ulmer on Wednesday turned into a bomb cyclone when its central pressure dropped from 994 millibars to 970 millibars, leaving blizzard conditions and flood threats across parts of the Midwest.</p>
WASHINGTON - Of the United States' 161 active volcanoes, 57 are under-monitored, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, creating blind spots that pose a huge potential threat to public safety.
Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. But what happens when the oceans get warmer, and what does it mean for us?
"Years of tremendous wildflower blooms typically are really big painted lady years," UC Davis Professor Arthur M. Shapiro said.
Floodwaters have forced Iowa officials to close several highways on the west side of the state. Interstate 680 near Council Bluffs and a portion of Interstate 29 were reported closed early Thursday. An emergency shelter was opened in Council Bluffs because of flooding along Mosquito Creek, and sandbagging was underway in Avoca, where an emergency shelter was opened as the West Nishnabotna River continued to rise.
Investigators have determined that Southern California Edison power lines ignited the 2017 Thomas fire, a massive blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that killed two people and later gave rise to a massive mud flow that resulted in at least 20 deaths. Following a 13-month probe by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Ventura County Fire Department investigators, officials found the fire was started by two power...
In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in California, researchers say damages by the end of the century could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history.
A bomb cyclone is a meteorological phenomenon that describes a storm with plummeting atmospheric pressure.