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This photo taken on Friday, June 19, 2020 and provided by ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service shows the land surface temperature in the Siberia region of Russia. A record-breaking temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) was registered in the Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on Saturday, June 20 in a prolonged heatwave that has alarmed scientists around the world. (ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service via AP)

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

Jun. 24, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on...

Storms flood New Orleans streets

Jun. 10, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Storms moving ahead of a cold front overwhelmed New Orleans' aging drainage system Wednesday morning, flooding streets and prompting closure of a section of interstate highway. Drainage of the flood waters was slowed when a main turbine that generates powers to the city's drainage pumps...

Rare June snow, freezing temperatures in parts of Nevada

Jun. 8, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More seasonable weather is forecast to return to northern Nevada this week after an unusually cold mass of air pushed lows below freezing and dropped rare June snow on parts of the state. The trace of snow at Elko on Sunday tied a 41-old-year record and Winnemucca reported its first snow...

Greenhouse owner calls last frost date with uncanny accuracy

May. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When the wind comes barreling down Mount Mitchell, it bears down hard on the South Toe Valley, bringing with it whatever weather lingers near the summit. On May 10, that wind brought sustained freezing temperatures to Open Ridge Farm, but owner Gretchen Farrell was prepared....

Windy fire danger near Vegas; Sierra snow possible mid-week

May. 12, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unsettled cold front is blowing through Nevada this week, creating critical fire conditions near Las Vegas and a chance of snow in the upper elevations of the northern Sierra. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for much of southern Nevada through 8 p.m. Tuesday with...

FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo, homeless outreach personnel assist passengers found sleeping on subway cars at the 207th Street A-train station in the Manhattan borough of New York. New York City transit officials said they're providing buses for homeless people to shelter from unseasonably frigid temperatures this weekend during newly instituted overnight subway closures. The subway system has been shutting down from 1 to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, May 6,  as part of an outbreak-related plan for daily train disinfecting.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

3 NY youths die from syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19

May. 9, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two young children and a teenager have now died in New York state from a possible complication from the coronavirus involving swollen blood vessels and heart problems, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. At least 73 children in New York have been diagnosed with symptoms similar to Kawasaki...