Latest Thunderstorms News

Storms leave thousands without power in Southern California

Oct. 13, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms put on a dazzling show in Southern California skies but left behind spotty power outages across the region. The belt of storms Friday and Saturday came with lashing rain, streaks of lightening, thunder and wind. Local utilities said Saturday as many as 18,000 customers were...

Severe weather disrupts power, flips vehicles in Oklahoma

Oct. 9, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have overturned cars in the Oklahoma City area and knocked out power for thousands of people stretching into the southern part of the state. A line of strong thunderstorms rumbled across Oklahoma Tuesday morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue...

Severe weather disrupts power, flips vehicles in Oklahoma

Oct. 9, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have overturned cars in the Oklahoma City area, while several Texas and Kansas communities are bracing for more flooding amid heavy rains. A line of strong thunderstorms rumbled across Oklahoma early Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue tornado,...

1 killed, 5 hurt when unfinished Dallas town house collapses

Oct. 9, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A construction worker is dead and five co-workers are hospitalized with injuries after a three-story town house they were building in Dallas collapsed during a thunderstorm. The collapse happened about 4 p.m. Monday about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the city's downtown. Dallas Fire-Rescue...

NWS: 2 tornados confirmed in Connecticut

Oct. 4, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service says two tornados touched down in Connecticut earlier this week as a series of severe thunderstorms made their way across the state. The EF1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 100 mph touched down in New Canaan at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday and lasted about 12...

Apartment building fire apparently sparked by lightning

Oct. 4, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say they suspect a fierce thunderstorm that rolled through Connecticut this week is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Hamden. Hamden fire crews responded to an apartment complex late Tuesday due to multiple reports of a lightning strike. Firefighters found the roof...

The Latest: Ferry carrying 300 makes port after malfunction

Oct. 2, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on stranded ferry in the Baltic Sea (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A ferry stranded in the Baltic Sea with about 300 people on board has reached a port in Lithuania with a navy escort. The Regina Seaways ferry, operated by Copenhagen-based DFDS, got stuck Tuesday after a...

University of Nebraska to use drones in storm study

Oct. 2, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska researchers plan to use drones and other equipment to conduct a study on tornadoes and thunderstorms that aims to improve weather forecasts. The researchers are helping lead the study with more than 50 scientists and students from the University of Colorado,...

Weather Service: 3 tornadoes hit Monroe, Wayne counties

Sep. 26, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service says three tornadoes struck Wayne and Monroe counties during Tuesday night's storms. It says an EF-1 storm with peak winds of 95-100 mph traveled 4.3 miles in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township, ripping roofing from homes, blowing out windows...

Vermont utilities warn of possible outages in storms

Sep. 26, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont utilities are warning residents about possible power outages from thunderstorms expected to hit the state. Green Mountain Power, the state's largest utility, says crews are prepared to respond if power is knocked out by the band of storms with heavy winds that are forecast to...