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Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

May. 22, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were...

The Latest: St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

May. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporary halt to both arrivals and departures Tuesday...

Wet spring delays California crops, snow elsewhere in West

May. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. The state's wet conditions come as much of the West is experiencing weird weather. Colorado and Wyoming got an...

Weather service: Tornado had maximum winds of 105 mph

May. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

DENVER, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials say a tornado that touched down in Pennsylvania over the weekend, damaging structures and downing trees and power lines, had maximum wind speeds estimated at 105 mph. The National Weather Service earlier confirmed that "a brief EF-1 tornado" touched down Sunday evening...

The Latest: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

May. 20, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state....

'Brief' EF-1 tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania

May. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DENVER, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania, where damage to homes was reported along with downed trees and power lines. The National Weather Service says "a brief EF-1 tornado" touched down Sunday evening in East Cocalico Township in northern Lancaster...

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

May. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph)...

The Latest: NWS confirms EF2 tornado in southern Oklahoma

May. 18, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

GERONIMO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Authorities have confirmed a tornado with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) touched down in southern Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says the EF2 twister Saturday morning traveled for about a half a...

Fire officials determine PG&E equipment sparked deadly fire

May. 16, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California fire investigators officially concluded that the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines, lawmakers expressed deep skepticism about whether the utility had made the dramatic changes needed to prevent another...

Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake

May. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities were assessing the extent of damage Wednesday from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to...