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Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

Nov. 30, 2022 19:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The...

Deep South tornado outbreak: 2 dead from twister in the dark

Nov. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A twister roaring out of the darkness smashed through a small Alabama community early Wednesday during an outbreak of tornadoes across the Deep South, killing a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son on a street where generations of one family lived. One...

Sierra storm warning includes Tahoe, up to 2 feet of snow

Nov. 30, 2022 15:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Wednesday stretching into Friday for much of the Sierra, including Lake Tahoe where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow and winds gusting to near 100 mph (160 kph) are expected on the mountain tops. The...

Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections

Nov. 30, 2022 14:41 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A heavily criticized private company that operates the transmission and distribution of power in Puerto Rico secured a last-minute extension on its contract Wednesday despite widespread objections. Luma Energy obtained the extension following a 4-1 vote...

Storms cause major tornadoes, flooding around the South

Nov. 30, 2022 04:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents in several towns across Louisiana and Mississippi took cover as tornado sirens blared late Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the threat of strong twisters capable of tracking long distances on the ground as a severe weather outbreak erupted in the Deep South. ...

Federal disaster declaration approved for 2 WVa counties

Nov. 30, 2022 04:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a federal disaster declaration for two southern West Virginia counties hit by severe storms over the summer. The White House announced the president's approval Tuesday for federal assistance for communities hit by storms in...

Forecasters warn of tornado threat in parts of the South

Nov. 28, 2022 15:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of the potential for strong tornadoes in parts of the South on Tuesday as a potent storm system moves into the region. Northern Mississippi will be at highest risk of the strongest storms, along with the northeastern corner of...

Winter storm to bring heavy snow to mountains

Nov. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service urged holiday travelers to heed their warnings about a winter storm that was expected to bring snow to the mountain passes starting Saturday night and could drop snow on the metro areas by Sunday into next week. “Heavy mountain snow is...

Smith Island changed course after hurricane devastation

Nov. 26, 2022 09:02 AM EST

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part of the zeitgeist, never fading from memory as recollections...

Florida state report shows toxic algae levels

Nov. 26, 2022 03:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are saying a red tide bloom that’s lingered along the coast for a few weeks is now being fed by nutrients running off the landscape in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Red tide (Karenia brevis) is a naturally occurring organism in the Gulf of Mexico...