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EXPLAINER: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather

Dec. 04, 2021 12:53 PM EST

America’s winter wonderland is starting out this season as anything but traditional. The calendar says December but for much of the country temperatures beckon for sandals. Umbrellas, if not arks, are needed in the Pacific Northwest, while in the Rockies snow shovels...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

The Advocate. November 30, 2021. Editorial: Hurricane season is finally ending, but the crisis endures for many The end of hurricane season is always welcome hereabouts, so let’s circle Nov. 30 on the calendar. That’s...

Phoenix on cusp of breaking November heat record set in 1949

Nov. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix is on track to finish a warmer than usual month of November, the National Weather Service said. If temperatures hit at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) Tuesday, meteorologist said Phoenix will have had 25 days at 80 degrees or...

Florida's hurricane hunter team getting new aircraft

Nov. 23, 2021 09:18 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based hurricane hunter team is getting a new aircraft to help chase fierce storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's team will add a Gulfstream 550 to the three other aircraft at its home base at the Lakeland Linder...

2020 hurricane season costs insurers $10B-plus in Louisiana

Nov. 07, 2021 10:18 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance companies are on track to pay at least $10.6 billion to cover Louisiana claims for damage caused by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta, according to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. Donelon released the latest data Friday. ...

Floods in Indonesia kill at least 6, mud hampers relief work

Nov. 05, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

KOTA BATU, Indonesia (AP) — Flash floods from torrential rains on Indonesia’s main island of Java killed at least six people and three others were missing, officials said Friday. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said rivers on the slopes of Mount Arjuno...

Heavy rains trigger flash floods in Indonesia; 11 missing

Nov. 04, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains triggered flash floods on Indonesia’s main island of Java on Thursday that left at least 11 people missing, officials said. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said rivers on the slopes of Mount Arjuno overflowed their...

Subtropical Storm Wanda wraps up hurricane season's ABCs

Nov. 01, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Subtropical Storm Wanda has formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and with that, forecasters again reached the end of the English alphabet, with a month still to go this Atlantic hurricane season. Wanda has hardly strengthened since it formed on...

University of Minnesota helping to predict climate change

Oct. 31, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is participating in a new $25 million project that will reduce uncertainties in climate change projections using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. More accurate climate change projections may help policymakers and...

New plan for Lake Okeechobee releases still raising concerns

Oct. 31, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of scientists, environmental groups, elected officials and agency heads met online Oct. 26 to talk about recent changes to a still controversial plan to govern Lake Okeechobee releases. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida’s director of science,...