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Floods isolate 2 California towns, storm dumps snow in West

Two communities in Northern California’s wine country were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks following a relentless downpour across an already waterlogged region.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Storm slams western US, raises flood fears to California

A winter storm slamming the western U.S. was dumping rain in Northern California on Tuesday and raising the threat of floods while heavy mountain snowfall created a risk of avalanches …


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Winter storm pounds Seattle

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Powerful storm batters California, prompting evacuations

The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, bringing down trees, flooding roadways and prompting evacuations in wildfire burn areas where intense downpours could loosen bare …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm

Schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit’s main airport has been shut down as a major snowstorm crawls across the region.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

National Weather Service adjusts snow forecast heading into Tuesday snow storm

The National Weather Service is predicting more snow to fall in northern Spokane County and north Idaho as the region’s first notable storm of the new year settles into the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage

A storm packing snow and rain that has battered Lebanon for five days left an 8-year-old Syrian girl dead, flooded neighborhoods and paralyzed major mountain roads.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Storm forces some school closures in Stevens County

A snowstorm that pummeled much of northern Spokane County forced several school closures Monday morning.


Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations Thursday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern beach resorts during a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Damaging winds topple trees, 300,000 lose power in Northwest

More than 300,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds took down trees and power lines, blew over shipping containers and tore off part of a clock tower’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.


Three people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Storm’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Stranded people leave flooded airport after typhoon in Japan

People stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight returned by boat and bus to the Japanese mainland Wednesday after a typhoon swept across part of Japan’s main island.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.


New Storm coach Dan Hughes escapes the pressure by losing himself in music

Whenever the pressure to lead the Storm to its first winning season since 2011 becomes too much, first-year coach Dan Hughes will slip on his Bose earpiece and listen to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places …


Third nor’easter in 2 weeks on the horizon

The Northeast is bracing for its third nor’easter in less than two weeks, while some people are still feeling the effects of the last storm that dumped more than 2 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

Slow recovery from latest nor’easter; 3rd storm on tap?

BOSTON – The sun came out across much of the Northeast on Friday as utilities tackled the arduous task of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of customers who lost …


Northeast tries to dig out, power up after latest storm

Residents in the Northeast dug out from as much as 2 feet of wet, heavy snow Thursday, while utilities dealt with downed trees and power lines that snarled traffic and …


Winter storm threatens foot of snow for parts of Midwest

A large storm is bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and strong winds to a large swath of the Midwest, snarling traffic and forcing the closure of some schools and government …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

One million without power as storm cleanup proceeds

From Virginia to Massachusetts, about 1 million people remain without power, two days after a destructive nor’easter, leaving some unsure when they could return home and schools unsure if they …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow was causing fatal accidents Tuesday and forcing schools to close.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Northwest storm knocks out power, causes multiple crashes

A winter storm moving through the Pacific Northwest knocked out power in parts of Washington state and caused multiple collisions, including a fatal crash in northern Idaho.


Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.