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Storms nudge most of California out of dry category

Dec. 13, 2019 3:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Recent heavy storms in California have wiped out much of the state's abnormally dry conditions. Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack of precipitation six weeks into the water year...

Ice storm forces closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Dec. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EST

A wintry concoction of freezing rain and ice across western North Carolina on Friday has led the National Park Service to shut down a majority of the Blue Ridge Parkway, all the way through Virginia. A Facebook post from the Park Service said “widespread freezing rain across the NC and VA Blue...

Mississippi business group offers loans for flood recovery

Dec. 13, 2019 7:31 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest loans to homeowners, businesses and nonprofit organizations who suffered losses when torrential rain caused widespread flooding last spring. The National Weather Service estimated some south Mississippi areas...

Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment souring

Dec. 13, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A closely watched economic survey by the Bank of Japan showed sentiment among major manufacturers soured for the fourth straight quarter, sapped by trade tensions and damage from a typhoon. The trade war between the U.S. and China crimped trade and growth for the world's third largest...

Colder temperatures projected for Maryland later in winter

Dec. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While many burrowed indoors the third week of November as extreme record-breaking cold impinged upon life across the Mid-Atlantic, the snow machines at Wisp Ski Resort were busy whirring and churning out a base layer of snow for the upcoming winter. The third week of November is the...

Front Range avalanche warning as storm system approaches

Dec. 12, 2019 3:34 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Two rounds of heavy snowfall will increase backcountry avalanche danger in many regions of Colorado through the weekend. That’s the word from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, which issued a special advisory Thursday for the Front Range and other mountain areas. The center...

Alaska island volcano erupts, sends ash cloud to Bering Sea

Dec. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A short eruption of a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent an ash cloud soaring into the sky Thursday near a lightly populated area. Shishaldin Volcano erupted for about three minutes at 7:10 a.m., the Alaska Volcano Observatory announced. It produced an ash cloud that reached...

Winter weather advisory for Lake Tahoe Friday into Saturday

Dec. 12, 2019 1:43 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Lake Tahoe region beginning Friday afternoon, with more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow possible on the mountain tops by Saturday. A series of weather systems is expected to bring rain and snow to the region...

Yellowstone opens its winter tourist season on Sunday

Dec. 12, 2019 11:33 AM EST

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park will open its gates to tourists riding snowcoaches and snowmobiles on Sunday. Beginning at 8 a.m., visitors will be able to travel the park’s interior roads on commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the North, West, and...

Snow storm to hit Washington state mountains this week

Dec. 12, 2019 10:03 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Weather forecasters have predicted multiple feet of snow in the mountains and wet conditions in lower regions in Washington state this week. The Olympian reported Wednesday that forecasters estimate snow up to 4 feet above 4,500 feet (1 meter above 1,370 meters) and at least 3 inches...