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Emergency lifted after New Zealand storm less than feared

Jan. 31, 2023 18:22 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Northland region lifted a state of emergency declaration Wednesday after an overnight storm didn't turn out as bad as feared. A heavy rain warning for Auckland was also lifted, although a state of emergency remained in place for the...

Wintry weather scrubs more than 1,000 flights in US

Jan. 30, 2023 22:08 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — More than 1,000 flights were cancelled and many more delayed Monday with more expected in coming days as Texas and nearby states dealt with freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation. Nearly 350 flights were canceled at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and...

New Zealand's largest city braces for more rain and flooding

Jan. 30, 2023 20:03 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Residents in New Zealand's largest city were bracing Tuesday for another deluge and more flooding, four days after Auckland endured its wettest day on record in a storm that killed four people. A state of emergency was in place for Auckland, and...

What winter? NYC goes without any measurable snowfall so far

Jan. 30, 2023 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's winter, so where's the white stuff? It's not covering the ground in New York City. Since summer ended, there hasn't been any measurable snowfall in the city, meaning at least one-tenth of an inch accumulating on the ground, according to the National Weather...

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

Jan. 30, 2023 16:13 PM EST

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new study that's more pessimistic than previous...

California, Nevada get more snow from new winter storm

Jan. 30, 2023 15:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain and snow fell across Southern California on Monday while the northern half of the state turned windy and cold behind the weather system. The California Highway Patrol escorted Interstate 5 traffic over Tejon Pass north Los Angeles due to snow. Chains were...

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Jan. 29, 2023 13:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower...

Hawaii firefighter injured when swept away in storm drain

Jan. 28, 2023 19:45 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii firefighter was critically injured when he was swept into a storm drain and carried the length of eight football fields until being dumped on the shoreline, officials said. The accident occurred as nearly 13 inches (33 centimeters) of rain fell on...

3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Jan. 27, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane...

Spellbinding polar night gets darker in warming Arctic

Jan. 27, 2023 23:24 PM EST

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — At 10:40 a.m. on a day in January, two powerful beams of light from the Svalbard governor’s boat pierced the complete darkness of the mountain-fringed fjord it was sailing. It was carrying the children’s choir from this remote village’s church to visit an even...