PHOENIX (AP) — A day after breaking a 72-year record with 25 November days of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or higher, Phoenix has set a mark for the warmest Dec. 1.
The National Weather Service says Phoenix hit a high of 85 F (30 C) on Wednesday, breaking the daily heat record of 83 F (28 C) set in 1949.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is barricaded for winter and authorities urge drivers heading into snow country to be cautious, particularly if GPS or navigation apps recommend taking alternative routes.
LONDON (AP) — Some 30,000 people in the north of England and in Scotland have been without electricity for the better part of a week after a storm brought snow, ice and the most severe disruption to infrastructure in years, British officials said Wednesday.
Perched atop churches, barns, businesses, homes and seats of government, weather vanes have over hundreds of years taken the form of everything from farm animals to pets, storybook figures to race cars.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials on Tuesday asked residents in northwest Washington to remain vigilant as another atmospheric river brought heavy rain to an area that experienced severe flooding earlier this month and additional flooding earlier this week.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Regulators of Texas' oil and gas industry that buckled during February's deadly freeze moved Tuesday toward making some producers more prepared for cold weather, but not in time for this winter as the nation's power grid monitor warned the state is still at risk of blackouts.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California ski areas will open this week despite dry fall weather.
Big Bear Mountain Resorts announced that Friday will be opening day for the general public at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.
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 higher.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month.
People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington had been asked to evacuate voluntarily Saturday night.
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of customers who stopped for a drink at Britain’s highest altitude pub got a longer stay than they bargained for, after the building was cut off by a blizzard.
Sixty-one people woke up Monday after their third night at the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales, 270 miles (435 kilometers) north of London.
Weather officials urged Northwest residents to remain alert Sunday as more rain was predicted to fall in an area with lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month.
“There's some good news and some pending news,” said Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle.
Strong winds, with occasional gusts of up to 100 mph (161 kph), made travel difficult along the Rocky Mountain Front in northern Montana, while record high temperatures were seen in some areas, the National Weather Service said Sunday.
Residents in Washington state were preparing for possible flooding as “atmospheric rivers” once again threatened parts of the Northwest, which saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A women’s World Cup giant slalom was canceled on Saturday, with the poor weather perhaps sparing Mikaela Shiffrin’s blushes.
The race in Killington, Vermont, marked the return of World Cup skiing to North America for the first time in two years.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African golfer Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open on Saturday after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, meaning the result was called after 36 holes of the inaugural event on the DP World Tour.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds declined in strength across Southern California on Friday and utilities restored power to thousands of customers whose electricity was shut off to prevent wildfires.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Flood watches were issued for much of western Washington as storms associated with multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten parts of the Northwest that saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlier this month.
A post-Thanksgiving storm is expected to drop up to nearly a foot of snow in the higher elevations of Vermont and lesser amounts in Maine and New Hampshire.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of the region through Saturday afternoon in Vermont and Saturday evening in Maine.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility is seeking regulatory approval to raise its rates 1% every year until 2029 to pay for an $1.9 billion upgrade aimed at hardening its electric grid against severe weather.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving Day after utilities cut electricity to prevent their equipment from igniting wildfires amid warm and dry weather and Santa Ana winds sweeping through the region.
SEATTLE (AP) — A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, forecasters warned that multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Nashville will open an extreme cold weather overflow shelter starting Thursday due to expected low temperatures.
According to The Tennessean, Metro Social Services activates cold weather shelters when temperatures drop to 28 degrees or below.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Southern California electrical customers had their power cut Wednesday and more than 200,000 others faced the same prospect as utility companies sought to prevent wildfires as Santa Ana winds developed.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County could reach as high as $50 million, officials said, as forecasters warn that multiple “atmospheric rivers” may drench the Pacific Northwest in the coming days.
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The Sugar Bowl Resort at Lake Tahoe has postponed the start of ski season, becoming the third resort in the region to delay their opening days due to uncooperative weather.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty and dry Santa Ana winds will bring increased risk of wildfires to Southern California and possible public safety power shutoffs to nearly 141,000 utility customers through the Thanksgiving period.
Brandon Staley has preached from the time he was hired as the Los Angeles Chargers coach in January that his team needed to thrive in the fourth quarter instead of collapsing.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State flood inspectors are in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County this week to formally assess the level of damage and dollar impact from severe flooding after days of rain fueled by an atmospheric river last week in the region.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are urging Alabama residents to protect water pipes and plants ahead of freezing temperatures expected overnight.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a freeze warning for central Alabama from 9 p.m.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast city is trying to encourage more residents to sign up for its new emergency alert system.
Ocean Springs $7,000-a year CodeRED system was implemented in September, but fewer than 2,000 people have signed up in this city of nearly 18,000, the Mississippi Press newspaper reports.
Damned if you do and damned if you don't. That's the Hong Kong Observatory's dilemma whenever it comes to raising either a No 8 typhoon warning or a black rainstorm signal.
Some believe that these weather warnings are tied to economics rather than science, as they also signal the shuttering of most businesses and a halt to trading on the HK$45.3 trillion (US$5.8 trillion) Hong Kong stock exchange.
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Washington state transportation officials have closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass in both directions because of collisions in snowy weather.
Washington Department of Transportation officials said on Twitter at about 6 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is still at risk of power blackouts this winter in the event of extreme weather like the catastrophic February storm that buckled the state's electrical grid and left millions of people without heat for days, the nation's grid monitor said Thursday.
SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — Residents of this small U.S. city along the Canadian border were assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes, as Washington state and British Columbia tried to dry out from an intense, days-long rain storm that cut off key roadways and forced hundreds of evacuations.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With a legal battle over management of the Rio Grande before the U.S. Supreme Court and more hot and dry weather in the forecast, New Mexico’s top water official said Wednesday that lawmakers have to provide enough funding to protect one of New Mexico’s most precious commodities.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A fire that has burned about 2,560 acres in northwest Nebraska was about 40% contained, officials said Tuesday.
The fire in the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area in Scotts Bluff and Banner counties began Sunday and efforts to contain it are expected to last through the week, The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall and high winds Monday coming from an atmospheric river — a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into the Northwest — in Washington state caused extensive flooding and mudslides that forced evacuations and closed schools and part of Interstate 5.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Forecasters say a powerful storm will sweep through Montana and Wyoming early this week and bring high winds that are expected to blow down trees and power lines.
Along the Rocky Mountain Front northwest of Great Falls, Montana localized gusts could exceed 110 miles per hour (177 kilometers per hour), the National Weather Service said Monday.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Three tornadoes that hit Rhode Island and southeast Connecticut this weekend were the first since at least 1950 to strike the area in November, the National Weather Service said Sunday.
Residents in parts of northern New England awoke Sunday to the first substantial snowfall of the season.
Thanks to a cold front, rain turned into snow Saturday evening over a large swath that stretched from middle Vermont across New Hampshire and into western Maine, according to the National Weather Service.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota braced for snow on Saturday as the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory.
Officials urged caution on the roads as ice and strong winds threatened to make driving conditions treacherous late Saturday and into Sunday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials cautioned travelers across the state on Saturday as a mix of freezing sleet, rain and snow hit roads.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued the no travel advisory for an area stretching from Bowbells to Fort Yates early Saturday.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Wintry weather carrying strong winds gusts, snow and icy conditions may have contributed to a highway crash in northeastern Minnesota that killed a woman and an 11-year-old boy.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — High winds caused thousands of Vermont customers to lose power on Friday.
At noon, utilities reported more than 9,100 customers without service in mostly Chittenden, Addison, and Rutland counties, WCAX-TV reported.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California faced another day of hot, dry and gusty weather Friday as Santa Ana winds swept across the region.
More temperature records were likely to be set, the National Weather Service said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Strong winds, icy roads and blowing snow are making travel difficult in South Dakota Friday.
High winds warnings are in effect for all of South Dakota where the gusty conditions are creating hazardous conditions for truck drivers and other high profile vehicles.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A red, white and blue procession billed as the nation’s longest-running Veterans Day parade rolled once again Thursday despite dousing rain and gusty winds after taking a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds gusted across Southern California on Thursday, sweeping skies clear and raising fire concerns.
Forecasters did not issue red flag warnings but did predict elevated to briefly critical fire weather conditions.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union officials on Wednesday accused Belarus of state-sponsored "trafficking” of human lives by luring desperate migrants to the Polish border — the edge of the EU — where many are now stuck in makeshift camps in freezing weather.