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Strong Wisconsin storms cut power, topple trees

Aug. 11, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain have left thousands without power in southeastern Wisconsin and caused localized flooding. A line of storms moved into the region Monday afternoon and knocked out power for about 28,000 We Energies customers. That number was down to about...

Another excessive heat warning for the Phoenix metro area

Aug. 11, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued another excessive heat warning for the Phoenix area beginning Wednesday when 111-degree conditions are forecast. Meteorologists said highs of at least 113 degrees are expected from Thursday through the weekend in metro Phoenix. An excessive heat...

Downed trees and other debris cover front yards in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a powerful storm moved through Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people. The storm known as a derecho tore...

Severe storms trigger warnings, watches along eastern Sierra

Aug. 11, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms triggered watches and warnings up and down the Sierra's eastern front on Tuesday, with a flood warning south of Lake Tahoe and a flood advisory east of the lake. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday afternoon for Washoe County...

One week after storm, thousands still without power

Aug. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

A full week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the Northeast, tens of thousand of people were still waiting in Connecticut and New York Tuesday for their lights to come back as public officials stepped up criticism of the region's electric utilities. In Connecticut, the main electric utility, Eversource, said more...

Strong winds 'likely' toppled train in western Oklahoma

Aug. 11, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

GAGE, Okla. (AP) — A BNSF Railways train derailment in western Oklahoma was “likely” caused by wind gusts of up to 70 mph (113 kph), National Weather Service meteorologist Phillip Ware said Tuesday. The strong winds and the derailment both occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday, Ware...

Hurricane Elida now Category 2 off Mexico, no threat to land

Aug. 11, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Elida grew to Category 2 force off Mexico's northwestern coast on Tuesday, but forecasters said it was not expected to pose a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said storm, which reached hurricane force the evening before, had grown to have maximum...

2 more Arizona forests plan to implement fire restrictions

Aug. 11, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two more national forests in Arizona plan to re-implement fire restrictions due to a lack of rain during the current monsoon. Coconino and Kaibab national forests announced Monday that the two forests in northern Arizona on Friday will implement restrictions on camping and smoking...

Part of a tree that had split at the trunk lies on a road in Oak Park, Ill., while also appearing not to have landed on a car parked on the road, after a severe storm moved through the Chicago area Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Zelio)

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and...

Pennsylvania warns of crowds at parks, suggests alternatives

Aug. 10, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say a number of state parks and recreation areas in Pennsylvania are seeing “significant overcrowding" on weekends and during warm weather, and they are suggesting that people go to less crowded areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has...