Above-average temperatures will linger for the eastern United States through the weekend, with rain across the area raising the possibility of flash floods. But in the western United States, winter was coming out in full force.
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs through November, said Gerry Bell, lead […]
By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times As Hurricanes Iselle and Julio headed toward Hawaii, Stan Lawrence boarded up his surf shop in downtown Hilo. “It’s safer to be closed,” Lawrence said Thursday morning, although the sun was shining. Later, the rain began. The last time a hurricane hit the state was in 1992, when Iniki […]
By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — A powerful El Nino that had been emerging in the Pacific is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California’s three-year drought. A new report from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decreases the probability of an El […]
Miami (AFP) — Bertha picked up strength Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, but the storm is not expected to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said. In its 1500 GMT bulletin, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) put the center of the hurricane about 230 miles east-northeast of Great […]
By Joey Holleman, The State (Columbia, S.C.) COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins to heat up this summer so does the ocean surface in the equatorial Pacific, and that’s good news for South Carolina. The warming in the Pacific, known as El Nino, affects weather patterns worldwide. In terms of hurricanes, […]
By Alana Semuels and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — A week that started with deadly tornadoes ripping through the Midwest and South is ending with rain falling in almost biblical volumes in some states. The major storm system causing the problems moved northward Thursday after causing 37 deaths and cutting a wide swath […]
Miami (AFP) – A freezing winter storm that has already sent temperatures plunging on much of the U.S. east coast was Tuesday threatening usually balmy Florida, forecasters warned. Just weeks after a “polar vortex” brought some of the coldest weather in decades to the eastern half of the United States, parts of the country are […]