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Heavy rains, lightning kill at least 36 in northern India

Sep. 24, 2022 04:53 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Hazardous weather has killed at least 36 people in northern India over the past 24 hours, including 12 who who were struck by lightning, officials said as they warned of more heavy downpours in the coming days. Across the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, at...

Heavy rain in Sierra, Reno record; more chilly rain forecast

Sep. 21, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More wet, cool weather was forecast across much of northern Nevada on Wednesday after thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on parts of the Sierra and a 78-year-old record fell in Reno. In southern Nevada, Wednesday's highs were expected in the low to mid-90s F (30s...

Missing woman found dead after Southern California mudslides

Sep. 16, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who disappeared when a downpour in a recently burned area unleashed mudslides that tore through her Southern California mountain community was found dead under mud, rocks and other debris, authorities said Friday. Thunderstorms late Monday triggered...

Storms flood highway near Las Vegas; 3 rescued from vehicles

Sep. 14, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Southern Nevada say at least three people were rescued from vehicles stranded in flash flooding after thunderstorms spawned by moisture from a Pacific tropical system brought intense rain to a desert area outside Las Vegas. National Weather Service...

Loud thunder from small Oregon storm shakes Portland

Sep. 11, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A single strike of lightning from a small Oregon storm and the ensuing thunder shook the city of Portland on Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. The flash and bang was an unexpected “one-hit wonder” that came from a small storm cell,...

California faces weather threats from fires to floods

Sep. 08, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forces were beginning to collide in California on Thursday as wildfires threatened communities, an epic heat wave stressed the electrical grid and as moisture from a tropical storm was expected to bring thunderstorms and floods along with cooling. Firefighters...

Wind, storms could spread wildfires in Oregon this week

Sep. 06, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon firefighters will face challenges this week as continued heat combines with windy and unstable conditions, possible thunderstorms and unwanted east winds, fire meteorologists said. Forecasters said the concern isn’t on the same level as the 2020 Labor...

Emergency declared as flash flooding hits northwest Georgia

Sep. 04, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded parts of northwest Georgia on Sunday, sparking flash flooding in some areas. Local news reports showed roads under water and homeowners struggling to keep water out. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency...

Calm before storms? Oddly quiet Atlantic despite forecasts

Aug. 31, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s been quiet — too quiet — this Atlantic hurricane season, meteorologists and residents of storm-prone areas whisper almost as if not to tempt fate. A record-tying inactive August is drawing to a close and no storms have formed, even though it is peak...

Storms blamed in deaths of 3 in Michigan, Ohio, Arkansas

Aug. 30, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Severe storms that brought damaging winds, heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of the Midwest and the South were blamed for the deaths of three people, including two children in Michigan and Arkansas as well as a woman in Ohio. Monday's storms also knocked...