Latest Weather News

Weather service: Arizona will get hot, even for the locals

Jun. 11, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerously hot temperatures are on the way throughout the Southwest. An excessive heat warning prompted health officials in Arizona to reschedule outdoor COVID-19 vaccination operations, fire officials to rotate crews working major blazes and the U.S....

Wildfires burn across Utah with hotter weather looming

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several wildfires were burning Friday as weather forecasts called for hotter weather in the coming days. At the state's largest fire in central Utah, a rock fell from a cliff Friday and came within about 10 feet of a crew working along U.S....

Arizona wildfires keep crews busy while temperatures rise

Jun. 11, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters around Arizona are battling numerous wildfires as weather forecasters warn of dangerously high temperatures over the next few days. The largest in Superior, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Phoenix, has forced hundreds of people...

Utilities appeal penalties over tropical storm response

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two largest electricity distributors have appealed millions of dollars in profit reductions imposed by the state for what regulators called the companies' failures in preparing for and responding to Tropical Storm Isaias, which caused hundreds of...

Flash floods, hail pound northwestern North Dakota

Jun. 11, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Utility crews are working to restore power to hundreds of people in northwestern North Dakota and eastern Montana after a round of storms smacked the region with heavy rains, high winds and hail. The Bismarck Tribune reported...

Heavy rains soak parts of Appalachia, northern Mississippi

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people in their homes and damaging cars and residences. Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and West...

Storms topple semitrailers on Interstate 29

Jun. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Storms packing heavy rain, hail and strong winds toppled three semitrailers on Interstate 29. KFGO radio reported the semis were blown over in Traill and Grand Forcks counties on Friday morning. North...

Red Quaker Oats sign again lights up Cedar Rapids skyline

Jun. 11, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The bright red Quaker Oats sign that had long lit up the Cedar Rapids skyline before a rare wind storm damaged it last August is back atop the Quaker Oats plant near downtown. The new sign installed June 1 is a near exact replica of the old...

Twin Cities roads buckling in extreme heat

Jun. 11, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Roads are breaking apart as an oppressive heat wave continues to bake the Twin Cities. As pavement heats up it expands, sometimes to the point of buckling. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that state transportation officials have...

Governor tours Arizona fires, calls for special session

Jun. 10, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called a special session of the state Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires continue to burn in south-central Arizona. The Republican governor wants the Legislature to approve extra money to...