TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon headed toward Tokyo was supposed to bring a respite from the oppressive heat hanging over the Olympics.
Tropical Storm Nepartak did disrupt some of Tuesday's events but blew in and out of Tokyo hardly leaving a mark.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Monsoonal rain fell on parched Southern California on Monday.
The precipitation ranged from drizzle to heavy rain, and the National Weather Service issued flood watches and warnings for various areas as thunderstorms moved through.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thunderstorms were rumbling Monday west of the Las Vegas area, where a deluge prompted the closure of public facilities in rural Pahrump in what a county official called a bid to keep motorists off flooded roads.
TOKYO (AP) — First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain.
The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, are due for another hit of nature’s power: a typhoon arriving Tuesday morning that is forecast to disrupt at least some parts of the Games.
LONDON (AP) — Londoners were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks.
The Met Office weather agency said 41.8 millimeters (1.65 inches) of rain — almost a month's worth — fell in central London on Sunday afternoon.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Monday they were working on plans to refloat a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast near the southern port city of Karachi last week amid bad weather.
DETROIT (AP) — The National Weather says tornadoes struck near Detroit and near Flint on Saturday evening.
The two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Genesee County's Clayton Township around 6:30 p.m.
BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon In-fa hit China's east coast south of Shanghai on Sunday after people living near the sea were evacuated, airline flights and trains were canceled and the public was ordered to stay indoors.
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes.
BRUSSELS (AP) — New floods have again swamped areas of Belgium and washed away cars as a wave of thunderstorms and heavy rain hit the country on Saturday.
The provinces of Namur and Walloon Brabant south-east of the capital city Brussels were particularly hit.
BEIJING (AP) — Airline flights were canceled in eastern China and cargo ships were ordered out of the area Saturday as Typhoon In-fa churned toward the mainland after dumping rain on Taiwan.
In-fa was forecast to hit the coast of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, on Sunday afternoon or evening, the provincial weather department announced.
ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing’s debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science -- in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact.
Serious wave chasers are by default atmospheric science junkies because there are few, if any, sports that are both dependent on an uncontrollable variable — the weather — and defined by a literal uneven playing field — the ocean.
PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching summer heat in Phoenix has been replaced by rain, lightning, flooding and cool temperatures because of monsoon thunderstorms.
Scattered storms that began Thursday continued through Friday, with about 60% of metro Phoenix reporting received measurable rainfall, the Arizona Republic reported.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday.
All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and treated a day after they were injured, Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Mark Jacobsen said.
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon, but gusty winds pushed a Northern California wildfire into Nevada on Thursday, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West.
ERFTSTADT, Germany (AP) — They escaped with their lives, but little else remains for some residents of Erftstadt-Blessem after the devastating flood that hit their town and other parts of Germany and neighboring countries last week.
People are cleaning up from powerful thunderstorms in parts of northern New England, and more unsettled weather is on tap Wednesday.
Summer storms knocked down trees and power lines and caused flash flooding Tuesday evening in parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people died in severe flooding Tuesday in a Chinese provincial capital that trapped people in subways and schools, washed away vehicles and stranded people in their workplaces overnight.
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say last month’s Pacific Northwest heat wave that toppled all-time temperature records killed at least 112 people in Washington state.
KUOW reports the Department of Health updated its tally on Monday, which caused the death toll to increase by 21.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A famous South Korean climber fell into a crevasse and went missing over the weekend in bad weather after scaling another mountain peak in northern Pakistan, a mountaineering official said Tuesday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Extreme heat broke decades-old records as it descended Monday on parts of the northern Rocky Mountains, elevating the dangers posed by dozens of wildfires burning across a region parched by drought and blanketed with dangerous smoke.
BERLIN (AP) — German officials defended their actions ahead of last week's severe floods that caught many towns by surprise and killed 196 people in Western Europe, but they conceded that more lessons can be learned from the disaster.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thunderstorms returned to the Las Vegas area on Monday, a day after pop-up storms dropped more than an inch of rain in some areas, bringing reports of flooded roads in foothill neighborhoods but no serious damage.
BLY, Oregon (AP) — The largest wildfire in the U.S. torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across the West as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme bike ride through the Sierra Nevada on Saturday as critically dangerous wildfire weather loomed in the coming days.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona city was hit a third time with flooding on Friday, sending debris into the streets and forcing them to close.
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration earlier Friday for Coconino County, making up to $200,000 available for response to flash flooding in the Flagstaff area.
DETROIT (AP) — Steady rain drenched the Detroit area Friday, flooding highways and raising the anxiety of frustrated residents whose homes filled with water again exactly three weeks after thousands of basements were wrecked by sewage from a tremendous storm.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials stepped up their drought response on Friday as the state grows drier, which threatens water supplies, agriculture and more wildfires.
Minnesota has now reached the threshold to trigger the “warning phase” under the statewide drought plan, the Department of Natural Resources said.
Despite its reputation, Royal St. George's has a history of giving up low scores.
Henry Cotton set the major championship record with a 65 in 1934 when the British Open was held on the undulating links in England.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Heavy rain in eastern Wisconsin has caused flash flooding, closed roads and restricted travel.
Meteorologists said thunderstorms produced more than 6 inches of rain near Manitowoc overnight Wednesday.
NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that destroyed seven homes and led to the evacuation of the town of Nespelem continued to burn in north-central Washington Wednesday while a fire near Wenatchee prompted mandatory evacuations and the execution of a search warrant as investigators seek its cause.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Weather Service warns that numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected over western and northern New Mexico on Wednesday, creating the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
BLY, Ore. (AP) — An army of firefighters labored in hot, dry and windy weather Tuesday to contain fires chewing through wilderness and burning homes across drought-stricken Western states already sweltering in the second heat wave of the year.
BERLIN (AP) — Heavy summer storms caused widespread damage and flooding Tuesday in Germany and Switzerland, where an airport hangar partially collapsed in the southern town of Magadino.
Swiss police said several planes were damaged but nobody was hurt when the hangar roof gave way amid heavy rain and strong winds overnight.
PHOENIX (AP) — Flash flood watches have been issued for large areas of central, southern and northwestern Arizona, including metro Phoenix and Tucson as well as areas scarred by recent wildfires.
The watches issued by the National Weather Service generally were scheduled to take effect Tuesday afternoon and run through Wednesday morning.
SENECA, Ill. (AP) — Heavy rains and ensuing flash flooding caused a north central Illinois bridge to partially collapse with a truck on it, authorities said.
Some good Samaritans pulled the truck driver from the vehicle to safety, police said in the village of Seneca, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) miles southwest of Chicago.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Utility crews in and around Omaha were still working to restore power to thousands of customers on Tuesday, four days after severe storms ravaged the state and left a record number of people in Omaha without electricity.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Tuesday were facing another round of rain one day after they were swamped by a series of storms that the National Weather Service said caused a rare flash flood emergency.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Record heat is persisting across Nevada — from Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe and Elko — along with record rainfall in southern Nevada, where more thunderstorms were in the forecast.
In Reno, the high has topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) 13 times so far this year, nearly twice as many times as any previous stretch on record at this point in July, the National Weather Service said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in Oregon struggled to get rides to cooling centers during the recent heat wave that is believed to have killed hundreds across the Pacific Northwest, officials said Monday, and staffing shortages prevented callers from reaching operators at an information line.
MADRID (AP) — Southern Spain sweltered under intense heat for a second straight day on Sunday, when thermometers were expected to reach well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in large swathes of the European Union country.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave blanketed the West, prompting an excessive heat warning for inland and desert areas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Las Vegas hit record-high temperatures, Nevada’s largest power provider urged customers to conserve electricity Saturday and Sunday evenings because of extreme heat and wildfires affecting transmission lines in Western states.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jim Furyk overcame a mid-round lull following the second of two weather delays Saturday and moved closer to winning his first senior major title.
The 51-year-old took a four-shot lead into the final round of the U.S.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Severe storms Friday night and into Saturday morning caused power outages, traffic delays, downed trees and other damage throughout Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A second wave of severe weather forced the suspension of play in the third round of the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday.
An overnight storm with damaging winds caused the start of play to be pushed back three hours, and players were pulled off the course at 1:49 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — South Texas began to dry out Saturday after several days of drenching showers that inundated some areas with more than 18 inches of rain.
The heavy rainfall, which began Monday, caused flash flooding in various cities and communities along the South Texas Gulf Coast.
DETROIT (AP) — Massive amounts of green are being spent to find “green” ways to prevent basements, yards, streets and freeways in Detroit from flooding during heavy storms like one last month.
Of $100 million pumped each year into infrastructure upgrades for the city's aging water and sewer systems, $10 million goes toward installing detention ponds, bioswales, rain gardens and permeable pavement.
MADRID (AP) — People in Spain prepared to stay as cool as possible Saturday as forecasts showed weekend temperatures could rise above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in large parts of the Iberian Peninsula.