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Tropical Storm Xavier brushes Mexican coast with wind, rain

Nov. 5, 2018 11:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Xavier brought heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico's central Pacific coast Monday, then degenerated into a post-tropical cyclone as it headed away from land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 145 miles (235 kilometers) southwest of Cabo...

The Latest: Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Oct. 28, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Oscar (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Oscar has become the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, but the storm is far out in the Atlantic where it poses no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Sunday afternoon about 725 miles...

Tropical Storm Oscar strengthens but still no threat to land

Oct. 28, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl over the Atlantic Ocean, but it does not pose any threat to land. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 815 miles (1,310 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph)....

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Oct. 27, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Oscar has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, but does not pose a threat to land. Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday night that the storm was centered about 930 miles (1,495 kilometers)...

Yemen says 14 killed in Cyclone Luban

Oct. 27, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's prime minster says this month's tropical storm has killed 14 people and made some 8,000 people homeless. Yemen's eastern Mahra province was battered by cyclone Luban earlier this month, with three days of rainfall and flooding destroying property and killing livestock. On...

Willa dissipates, but evacuations continue, towns cut off

Oct. 24, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Emergency workers and federal troops struggled to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa, and the storm continued to force evacuations Wednesday due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico. Thousands of homes were still without...

The Latest: Willa weakens to tropical depression

Oct. 24, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Willa (all times local): 5:45 a.m. Once-mighty Hurricane Willa has weakened into a tropical depression as it moves rapidly over west-central Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) early...

Willa weakens to tropical storm, torrential rain to continue

Oct. 24, 2018 4:15 AM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Willa has weakened to a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in west-central Mexico. The meteorologists said Wednesday that Willa is moving toward the northeast at speeds near 20 mph (32 kph), movement expected to...

Category 3 Willa hits Mexico's coast, starts to weaken

Oct. 23, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit near...

Category 4 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 22, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday night, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Farther south, Mexican officials reported 12 deaths related to heavy rains...