Latest Weather patterns News

The Latest: Minnis: Many still in shelters on Grand Bahama

Sep. 4, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday evening and...

US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

Aug. 27, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out. The news comes as...

People across Southwest long for seasonal rainstorms

Aug. 27, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Across the Southwest, people are longing for seasonal rainstorms like a lost summer romance. They're declaring their love online for the weather pattern that makes the scorching heat somewhat bearable in places like Phoenix and Las Vegas, and helps snuff out wildfires. They're...

AP Explains: Role of the Amazon in global climate change

Aug. 27, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires across the Brazilian Amazon have sparked an international outcry for preservation of the world*s largest rainforest. Here's a look at the role the Amazon plays in regulating the world's climate: IS THE WORLD'S OXYGEN SUPPLY AT RISK? No. While it's commonly said that the Amazon...

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west

Aug. 26, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian was gathering strength Monday while approaching islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and could strike Puerto Rico and its neighbors as a minimal hurricane on Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for Barbados, St....

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow

Aug. 24, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Tuesday when it nears the central Lesser...

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Dorian becomes fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season

Aug. 24, 2019 5:15 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Dorian becomes fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at what's happening: ___ WHAT'S BURNING? Brazil's National Space...

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Aug. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it "the end of the planet." He is...

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

Aug. 14, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies. For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing against the levees keeping a city mostly below sea...