ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ice jam has caused widespread flooding in the community of Buckland, in northwest Alaska, officials said Thursday.
“Even using hip waders, I can’t leave my house because the water is too deep,” said Nathan Hadley Jr., the vice mayor of Buckland.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tornado ripped off roofs, knocked down utility polls and cut off power to thousands in New Orleans early Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in what one city official called an unexpected “dry run” for the approaching hrricane season.
PHOENIX (AP) — Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday.
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday evening lifted an evacuation order after they gained control of a wildfire burning amid hot, dry and windy conditions in a rural area north of Chico.
The fire, which started in a grassy field just after 2 p.m.
BATCHELOR, La. (AP) — Bad weather has put Louisiana soybean farmers behind schedule, but rising prices are likely to increase acreage from last year, a Louisiana State University soybean specialist says.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A deluge that dumped more than 7 inches of rain in a few hours and spawned at least three tornadoes eased Wednesday but left homeowners and workers to clean up a wide area across the Southeast.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless winds and rain pummeled large swaths of the South on Tuesday, causing tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia.
CALLAO, Va. (AP) — A tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others. But no one was injured, according to weather service officials.
WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — At least eight people were injured when storms that brought at least five tornadoes to North Texas flipped tractor-trailers on an interstate and damaged structures.
Three drivers were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after their tractor-trailers overturned in the storms Monday night along Interstate 35 near Waxahachie, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Dallas, officials said.
MECHANICSBURG, Ill. (AP) — Four tornadoes touched down Monday evening in central Illinois but no damage was reported as the storms swept across farm fields and open areas, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia. A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power lines onto his vehicle.
BEIJING (AP) — An extreme thunderstorm hit an eastern Chinese city, leaving 11 dead and 66 injured, with strong winds causing buildings and trees to collapse, officials said.
Nantong city, located in the eastern province of Jiangsu, was among the hardest-hit when the extreme weather swept the Yangtze Delta on Friday night, according to state-affiliated newspaper Global Times.
SPARTA, Mo. (AP) — Strong storms swept across parts of Missouri on Wednesday, flooding a popular state park and causing wind damage.
Live camera footage showed raging waters at Roaring River, a popular fishing destination 8 miles (12.87 kilometers) south of Cassville in Barry County, the Springfield News-Leader reports.
THREE RIVERS, N.M. (AP) — Rain and snow helped crews working to keep a wildfire from spreading in forested mountains in south-central New Mexico, officials said Wednesday.
The fire was located west of the Ski Apache ski resort in the Sacramento Mountains and its size was estimated at 12,000 acres (49square kilometers), with containment around 5% of its perimeter as of Wednesday.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Light rain and snow diminished a wildfire in the Hualapai Mountains near Kingman but fire managers remained concerned because hot and dry conditions are expected to return, officials said Wednesday.
KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of deer found dead this winter in northwest Indiana may have died from a combination of parasites, poor health and cold, snowy conditions, state officials say.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that about 40 white-tailed deer were found dead in late February and early March on private property in Newton County after a heavy snowfall melted.
MADRID, Iowa (AP) — In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but not until last year had he endured it all in one season.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Weather forecasters and land managers are warning that warm, windy and dry conditions are combining to boost fire danger around New Mexico as authorities called for evacuations due to a wildfire burning in the Smokey Bear Ranger District.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scattered showers lingered around parts of California and Nevada on Monday after the weekend’s late-season storm.
The storm delivered mostly small amounts of precipitation to states deeply in drought but there were exceptions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded 0.5% in March as U.S. factories recovered from February weather disruptions. However, the recovery was not as strong as most had expected due to ongoing supply chain disruptions that continue to ensnare U.S.
BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — State police reported multiple crashes across Vermont after a late-season snowstorm slickened highways.
In one crash reported early Thursday, a van carrying 14 people crashed on Interstate 89 in Bolton, causing multiple injuries, but police said none of the injuries were life threatening.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-degree Fahrenheit weather and low sugar content in tree sap have caused one of the shortest maple seasons in over a decade for producers in Vermont, the country's top maple syrup producing state.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Along with the snow in Ohio, some records have fallen as the state got some arctic weather in April.
Toledo saw its largest late-season snowfall Tuesday, recording 5 inches (13 centimeters).
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX on Wednesday bumped its next astronaut launch by a day because of dangerously high waves and wind offshore.
Liftoff is now scheduled an hour before sunrise Friday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, when better weather is expected.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An approaching powerful typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines, although the unusual summer storm is not expected to blow into land, officials said Monday.
KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — A mix of snow and rain on the road appears to have contributed to a vehicle collision in which a 15-year-old passenger died from her injuries, New Hampshire State Police said.
BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow.
More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind gusts hit 60 mph (96 kph) at the Isles of Shoals about 6 miles (10 kilometers) off the New Hampshire Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
MILAN (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency on Friday said he has urged Italy not to unnecessarily impede NGOs that operate migrant rescue ships in the central Mediterranean, as warmer weather is expected to bring the usual seasonal uptick in the departure of smugglers’ boats from Libya.
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while divers searching for survivors knocked on the ship's hull without response.
HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Coast Guard boats and aircraft have covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island to search for 12 people still missing Wednesday off the Louisiana coast after their offshore oilfield vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds.
DALLAS (AP) — The electric grid manager for most of Texas issued an electricity conservation watch Tuesday, appealing to customers to conserve electricity despite weather conditions typical for spring.
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — A Marion County woman says her family is lucky to be alive after a tree fell through their house over the weekend, splitting it in two.
“It sounded like a bomb went off,” Sue Simmons of Columbia told WDAM-TV.
LONDON (AP) — People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other “non-essential” items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown.
SENECA, S.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a weak tornado hit near Moore in upstate South Carolina on Saturday.
Surveyors say the EF-O tornado had top winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and a path of 1.1 miles (1.75 kilometers).
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses.
The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when her car struck a downed power line, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rain forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after just 42 laps Saturday night, setting up a doubleheader Sunday.
The day will start at noon with the completion of an Xfinity Series race that was suspended after 91 laps Friday night.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This year's early arrival of warm spring weather means it's time for Maine residents to take precautions to avoid run-ins with black bears.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said the bears are leaving their dens and looking for food.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new proposal by an Arizona state commission would allow residents who cannot pay their gas and electric bills to retain their services during extreme heat or cold.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Highway 1 along Big Sur is expected to reopen by April 30 because work to repair a huge piece of roadway that crumbled during a storm is nearly two months ahead of schedule, the California Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A tornado that reached speeds up to 85 mph caused damage to homes at a Cedar Rapids mobile home park and left cuts on a child who lived there, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
Torrential rains flooded several New Orleans streets in a storm system that spawned a tornado in north Louisiana, toppling trees and damaging homes.
The twister hit northern Morehouse Parish about 7:41 p.m.
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Lighter winds have helped firefighters contain a blaze in North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park to an 8-square-mile area, officials said Wednesday.
The fire in the park’s North Unit continues to threaten bison handling facilities, administrative buildings, the River Bend Outlook and the CCC Campground, as well as some private residences.
HELSINKI (AP) — Bad weather conditions have postponed efforts to salvage a Dutch cargo ship that's been drifting off the coast of Norway for two days after its crew was evacuated, Norwegian maritime officials said Wednesday.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit grew to a record $71.1 billion in February as a decline in exports more than offset a slight dip in imports, with severe weather taking much of the blame from analysts, who were expecting a slightly lower gap.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — From summer-like temperatures to a winter storm warning, the weather in western South Dakota has been all over the map in recent days.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a winter storm warning for 6 inches (15 centimeters) or more of snow Tuesday in the higher elevations of the Black Hills.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A late spate of wintry weather swept Croatia and Slovenia on Tuesday, causing traffic disruptions.
Blizzards and strong winds in part of Croatia prompted authorities to issue warnings to travelers and close some roads for heavy trucks with trailers.
The Maine Warden Service is warning that it may be spring but that cold weather can be dangerous after a pair of rescues over the weekend.
Wardens rescued a shivering family of five from New Jersey that got lost on Tumbledown Mountain and a Maine man who was suffering from hypothermia and likely would've died without help on the Appalachian Trail.