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Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California

Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph. The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where …


Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

1 dead, others stranded as storm lashes California

A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, stranded others in flooded areas and …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

At least four reported dead in California storms

Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and …


Storm’s Breanna Stewart flying home from China to rehab knee

Breanna Stewart is returning to the U.S. from China to rehab her knee.


Wine country is among areas hit hard by storms in California

Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in …


Snow pounds parts of East Coast, spares several big cities

Snow and sleet pounded a large swath of the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, coating roads with ice and causing hundreds of crashes. Thousands of people lost power and forecasters …


California braces for ‘once-in-10-year’ storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards

Sierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass, before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet …


Winter storm weakens, but thousands still without power

The furious winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan.


Storm pummels eastern Idaho; more snow due in northern Idaho

A major winter storm hit eastern Idaho with even more ferocity than expected.


Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places

Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.


Super typhoon heads for Christmas Day blow to Philippines

A powerful typhoon was heading for a Christmas Day collision with the central Philippines.


Winter storm slams parts of U.S., causing accidents, deaths

A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp …


Big storm hits California; chopper saves homeless and dogs

A pre-winter storm drenched California with rain and dumped nearly three feet of snow to help bolster the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but also triggered mud flows, street flooding and …


Slick and stranded: Oregon drivers fetch cars stuck in snow

Erick Daza braved a snow-covered suburban street Thursday to pick up his girlfriend’s car, one of many that got stuck in a winter storm that brought Oregon’s largest city to …


Wind is coming to the Inland Northwest, but it won’t be like last year

Forecasters want to make this clear: The weather in the Inland Northwest this weekend won’t be nearly as destructive as last year’s November windstorm.


Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm

Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.


Dangerous Hurricane Matthew nears Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba

Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached …


28 dead, 15 missing after typhoon lashes eastern China

The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has left 28 people dead and 15 others missing in the east of the country.


Hermine lingers offshore, brings rough waves, rip currents

A third death associated with Tropical Storm Hermine has been reported as the storm moves along the East Coast.


In Brief: Sock defeats Cilic, advances to 4th round

Before Jack Sock took on 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the third round, the 23-year-old American acknowledged that, as of a couple of years ago, simply making it …


Hermine becomes a hurricane; storm surge expected in Florida

The storm bearing down on Florida’s northwest coast strengthened into Hurricane Hermine on Thursday afternoon and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane to strike Florida in 11 …


Macedonia raises storm death toll to 22; toddler missing

Macedonian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll from a heavy storm that hit the capital Skopje over the weekend to 22, and said a 16-month-old girl remains missing.


Deadly weather system strengthens, now Tropical Storm Earl

A weather system that already has caused at least six deaths in the Dominican Republic has been designated as Tropical Storm Earl.


Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast

The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the …


In Brief: Penguins win, advance to Stanley Cup

Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game …


Tornadoes hit Plains, killing two in Oklahoma

Tornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of …


Heavy rain floods some homes on Mississippi Gulf Coast

The mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi, has declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and widespread flooding in the largest city on the state’s Gulf Coast.


Storm threat shifts after day of hail, wind in central U.S.

Springtime storms developed in parts of the Midwest and South on Wednesday, with forecasters warning that hail and high winds would be a bigger concern than tornadoes.


School bus driver asked boy to move downed power line, police say

Police say a Pennsylvania school bus driver asked an 11-year-old student to get off the bus and move a downed, live power line.