Posts tagged as: U.S.

Aug

25
2014

Hurricane Marie Grows Stronger in Mexican Pacific

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico’s northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

The Miami-based Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of up to 145 mph (230 kph) and was located about 465 miles (7505 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It said the storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

 

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Aug

19
2014

Residents, motorists stranded by raging floods in Arizona

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Crews rescued residents and motorists after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway and paralyzed traffic on several streets, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.

Flooding in the Phoenix area forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.

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Aug

19
2014

Fire near Yosemite prompts 1,000 evacuation orders

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Six hundred firefighters worked Tuesday to control a nearly 2-square-mile fire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Yosemite National Park.

The Junction Fire was 0% contained, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in central California. The fire, which started Monday afternoon in the town of Oakhurst and was moving north, has damaged eight structures and injured one firefighter. One of the structures was an office next to a propane storage unit, which was protected from the flames.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Aug

14
2014

Heavy rain floods streets, basements

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M.wmtw.com reports that...

A downpour flooded parts of Maine on Wednesday night.Roads that flooded were Commercial Street, Auburn Street, Park Avenue and Marginal Way, Lt. Robert Ridge of Portland police said. The department had also received a report that the pond at Deering Oaks had expanded because of all the rainfall.

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Aug

08
2014

Hurricanes and Typhoons churn the Pacific

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Bbc.com reports that...

Hawaii braced for a second major storm in three days while a typhoon nears Japan. A hurricane warning was issued for Hawaii for the first time in 22 years. Sarah Keith-Lucas reports for BBC Weather.

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Aug

04
2014

Driven by Climate Change, Algae Blooms Behind Ohio Water Scare Are New Normal

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that provoked last weekend’s tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio—where nearly half a million people were told not to use water for drinking, cooking, or bathing—is a preview of similar problems to come around the world, scientists say, thanks in part to climate change

Northwest Ohio’s water ban was lifted Monday morning, but experts say harmful algal blooms that can turn tap water toxic and kill wildlife are becoming more common in coastal oceans and in freshwater across the United States and around the globe.

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Jul

28
2014

Fatal Strike a Rarity in “Lightning Proof” Southern California

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The lightning strike on popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon that left one person dead and 13 injured came in the midst of a thunderstorm that was highly unusual for the region.

Such storms normally miss the Southern California coast, but an unusual high-pressure system pulled in a hot, moist mass of air from the Gulf of California, which led to the lightning.

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Jul

28
2014

Revere hit by tornado

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Bostonglobe.com reports that...

A rare tornado roared through this seaside city with terrifying force Monday, uprooting hundreds of trees, ripping roofs off houses, and spurring an intensive recovery effort that could last weeks.

Carrying winds as high as 120 miles per hour, the powerful storm cut a destructive path through Revere’s central business district. It damaged more than 100 homes and turned a quiet residential neighborhood into a scene of stunned confusion in just a few minutes.

The first tornado to hit Suffolk County in at least 60 years, the twister snapped large oak trees and sent large sections of metal guardrails flying through the air, but no serious injuries were reported, officials said.

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Jul

15
2014

2014 So Far: Coolest in U.S. Since 1993; Wettest June Since 1989, Says NOAA

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Weather.com reports that...

The first half of 2014 was the coldest January-to-June period in the Lower 48 states in 21 years, according to the federal government’s quarterly State of the Climate Report, released Tuesday by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

June 2014 was the sixth wettest June on record for the contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 states), the wettest since 1989.

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Jul

11
2014

Polar vortex to hit US with midsummer cold blast

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Nypost.com reports that...

It’s the revenge of the polar vortex!

A frigid cold air system will be moving through the eastern United States next week, leading to intense weather conditions reminiscent of last year’s dreaded polar vortex.

The approaching weather system is expected to bring overwhelmingly below-average temperatures to parts of the northern and northeastern US next week, beginning Monday or Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

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