Latest Thunderstorms News

Hail drops on parts of metro Phoenix for 2nd time in 18 days

Dec. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — For the second time in 18 days, large hail coated the desert in parts of the Phoenix metro area. National Weather Service meteorologists say some pop-up thunderstorms dropped hail in some sections of north Phoenix and other areas Thursday. It wasn’t as widespread as Nov. 21 when hail...

The Latest: Chicago, Denver flights delayed by winter storm

Dec. 1, 2019 5:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a powerful holiday weekend storm (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Airlines at Chicago’s two major international airports are reporting average delays of 15 minutes as a winter storm heads toward the Midwest with heavy snow and ice and gusty winds. The companies have canceled...

Tornadoes, damaging winds in forecast for parts of US

Nov. 26, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters say severe thunderstorms and a few tornadoes are possible Tuesday in areas along the Mississippi River Valley. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri and extreme western Tennessee are at the greatest risk of severe...

The Latest: Southern California storm drops hail, heavy rain

Nov. 20, 2019 1:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms sweeping through Southern California (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Hail and heavy rain fell as powerful thunderstorms swept into Southern California, flooding roads and snarling rush hour traffic. Authorities on Wednesday evacuated the Santa Monica Pier and beaches...

Flash flood watches cover much of Arizona; rain, snow on tap

Nov. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Flash flood watches have been issued for much of Arizona due to expected showers and thunderstorms while higher elevations in the north, east and south may be getting snow. The National Weather Service says a wet and cold weather pattern from a series of storm systems would begin Tuesday with precipitation...

Storm systems to drop rain, snow while crossing New Mexico

Nov. 19, 2019 9:05 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters say back-to-back storm systems will pass across New Mexico this week, bringing showers and thunderstorms starting late Tuesday and “treacherous” travel conditions in mountain passes by Thursday. The National Weather Service says the first system will...

NTSB: Amagansett, NY plane crash likely caused by weather

Nov. 13, 2019 11:34 AM EST

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board reports that extreme weather, turbulence, wind shear and a decision to “fly under a thunderstorm” were the probable causes of a fatal crash off Amagansett, New York in June 2018. The twin-engine Piper Navajo was coming from...

Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

Nov. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday. By Friday afternoon, the number of people without power in the Northeast was starting to creep down, but still more than 450,000...

Powerful winds down trees, power lines across New Jersey

Nov. 1, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews are working to restore electricity after a Halloween storm packing powerful winds and severe thunderstorms blew across New Jersey. The state's utilities said 17,191 homes and businesses remained without power Friday morning. More than 25,000 were without service earlier...

National Weather Service confirms tornado near Philadelphia

Nov. 1, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado with winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour tore through a suburb near Philadelphia. Meteorologist Jason Franklin of the National Weather Service says it's been confirmed that a tornado moved through Glen Mills in Delaware County...