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Southern California storm brings lightning, welcome rain

Oct. 05, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Showers were tapering off Tuesday from a storm system that brought thunder, lightning, hail and welcome rain to parts of drought-stricken Southern California. More than a quarter inch of rain fell in some areas, the National Weather Service said....

Rain helps in California fire fight, lightning sparks others

Sep. 11, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped light rain gave some breathing room to crews struggling to quench California's massive wildfires but lightning sparked several new blazes in the drought-stricken north, fire officials said. The storms that rolled through...

California firefighters chase new fires ignited by lightning

Sep. 10, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters scrambled Friday to quash fires ignited by lightning as thunderstorms with mostly small but welcome amounts of rain rumbled across drought-stricken Northern California, where forests have been burning for weeks. Firefighters were...

Storm includes large hail, powerful wind, heavy rain

Sep. 07, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR, Wis. (AP) — Strong storms brought heavy rain and wind and large hail to eastern Wisconsin Tuesday morning. Hail up to the size of a baseball fell in parts of Brown, Outagamie and Waupaca counties. In Door County, trees and power lines...

Several hundred still without power following Maine storms

Sep. 07, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several hundred customers remained without power Tuesday morning following a line of strong thunderstorms that had affected Maine residents. Central Maine Power reported about 400 outages at 7 a.m. with over 100 in Kennebec and Oxford counties,...

Rainy season unleashes with fury, beauty in US Southwest

Sep. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After two bone-dry years that sank the U.S. Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with fury. Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows, bounties of wildflowers and mushrooms, and record rainfall to the...

Severe weather topples radio tower in north Mississippi

Sep. 02, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) — A radio broadcast tower collapsed Wednesday as a strong thunderstorm swept through north Mississippi. The tower in Kosciusko is owned by Boswell Media, and it fell onto a building that houses three radio stations. ...

Flood watches blanket Arizona because of tropical moisture

Aug. 31, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Flood watches have been issued for all of Arizona, including metro Phoenix and Tucson, effective from late Tuesday morning until late Wednesday evening. Increasing tropical moisture will produce showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall, with the...

Heavy rain forces NASCAR to postpone Xfinity race at Daytona

Aug. 27, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed Friday night because of heavy rain. The 100-lap event will resume at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, about seven hours before the Cup Series regular-season finale. The...

Rockies-Cubs game postponed; doubleheader set for Wednesday

Aug. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tuesday night’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs was postponed because of thunderstorms and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Storms rolled into Wrigley Field about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. The rain...