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A tornado outbreak in February? In the Great Lakes? Storms leave a trail of destruction

Feb. 28, 2024 17:42 PM EST

Severe storms that appear to have spawned a rare February tornado outbreak sent sleeping Midwesterners scrambling for safety and left a trail of damage and power outages across four Great Lakes states, including the Chicago suburbs, ending a spell of summerlike, sometimes record temperatures. ...

Why so much of the US is unseasonably hot

Feb. 26, 2024 19:22 PM EST

A powerful winter storm was dumping deep snow in parts of the West on Monday and much of the central U.S. was unseasonably warm: People played golf in Wisconsin and comfortably walked their dogs in Iowa, where some bulbs were starting to flower. And high winds hiked fire risks in several states. ...

Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

Feb. 23, 2024 22:08 PM EST

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rainstorms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly. Park Ranger Nichole Andler said Badwater Basin at Death Valley National...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

8 people die in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state as heavy rains cause landslides and floods

Feb. 22, 2024 19:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least eight people died in Rio de Janeiro state due to landslides and floods caused by heavy rains Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. A 6-year-old was listed as missing in the countryside city of Mendes. Four of the dead, including an 8-month-old, were...

California's rainy season is here. What does it mean for water supply?

Feb. 22, 2024 14:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a dry start to winter, California's rainy season is finally well under way. December downpours sent water racing through streets in coastal Ventura County and the city of Santa Barbara. Flash floods hit San Diego in late January, and back-to-back...

India wants to hook its population onto clean energy by boosting rooftop solar

Feb. 22, 2024 06:17 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Just a few years ago, someone who wanted to install a rooftop solar connection in India faced getting multiple approvals, finding a reliable company to install the panels and spending heavily before seeing the first surge of clean energy. But that's...

Presidential disaster declaration approved for North Dakota Christmastime ice storm

Feb. 21, 2024 11:39 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's request for a major disaster declaration related to a Christmastime ice storm that toppled power lines and left thousands of people without power. Burgum's office announced the approval...

Saturated California gets more rain and snow but so far escapes severe damage it saw only weeks ago

Feb. 20, 2024 22:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of saturated California faced the threat of flooding Tuesday with winter storms blowing through, but so far the state has escaped the severity of damage from mudslides, wind and rain spawned by an atmospheric river only weeks ago. While the rainfall was...

Vermont governor seeks disaster declaration for December flooding

Feb. 20, 2024 13:09 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that he has requested a federal major disaster declaration to help communities hit by severe rainfall and flooding in December. Such a declaration would allow municipalities to be reimbursed for 75% of eligible costs,...