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Rain, wind, hail, thunder: Wild weather causes damage

Jan. 9, 2019 10:10 AM EST

NEW LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A swath of wild weather brought high winds, thunderstorms, hail and a rare winter tornado warning to western Pennsylvania, causing downed trees and damage to buildings but no injuries. Lee Hendrickson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, tells the...

Storm front causes damage in Louisiana, Mississippi

Dec. 27, 2018 8:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Damaging winds were followed by drenching rains across much of Louisiana and Mississippi on Thursday, prompting flooding concerns that threatened to move east along with a storm front. A Louisiana woman died when a tree fell through her camper late Wednesday, and nightfall Thursday...

The Latest: Flooding rains fall in Louisiana, Mississippi

Dec. 27, 2018 8:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Rain continues to fall in parts of southeastern Louisiana and south Mississippi, prompting calls for residents to avoid flooded roadways and evacuate low-lying areas. The National Weather...

Tornado damages 80 mobile homes in central Florida

Dec. 20, 2018 7:57 PM EST

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — A tornado damaged 80 homes in a mobile home park and a 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after a roof fell on her head after a day of wild weather in central Florida Thursday. Officials in Pasco County, north of Tampa, said 5 homes were deemed unsafe due to major damage, 20...

The Latest: 70 mobile homes damaged by Florida tornado

Dec. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EST

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather hitting central Florida (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A tornado damaged more than 70 homes in a mobile home park in one Florida county north of Tampa. Pasco County officials said Thursday that 5 homes were deemed unsafe due to major damage, 20 homes have...

Rare Washington state tornado strongest since 1986

Dec. 19, 2018 6:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle was the strongest to hit Washington state since 1986, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. A Weather Service storm team surveyed the damage just south of Port Orchard, Washington, and rated the twister an Ef2 on the Enhanced...

The Latest: NWS calls Washington tornado significant

Dec. 19, 2018 5:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a tornado that damaged homes in Washington state (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The National Weather Service says preliminary investigation shows an extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle Tuesday was rated an EF2. That means it is considered to have been a...

Rare tornado damages homes in Washington state

Dec. 18, 2018 8:08 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, damaging several homes and toppling trees, authorities said. Based on radar imagery and video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port Orchard shortly before 2 p.m., said Brent Bower, hydrologist with the National Weather...

Heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes forecast for Houston region

Dec. 7, 2018 1:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston authorities have activated their emergency operations center and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as a storm system could bring up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in some areas. The weather service says flooding is likely for a broad region extending...

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

Dec. 5, 2018 10:49 PM EST

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study announced Wednesday. The churning funnel...