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At Least One Dies As Floods Hit Virginia

More than 3 inches of rain an hour submerged parts of Virginia on Tuesday, sweeping away cars and killing a man caught in swirling currents. A 3-year-old girl was missing …


S.F. Heat Wave Deadly

The Bay Area’s record-breaking heat wave eased slightly Monday after temperatures reached 99 in San Francisco on Sunday and even higher elsewhere. The fourth day of sweltering temperatures drove smog …


Rain-Soaked Dam Fails, Releasing Wall Of Water Rescue Worker Downstream Swept Off Bridge To His Death

Timberlake-area residents take a look at what is left of the dam. Photo by Associated Press


Upper Midwest, East Coast Broil

Three children frolic at a water fountain in New York Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


India Thirsts For Monsoon As Scorching Heat Hits Area Temperature Hits 114 In New Delhi On Friday

A deadly heat wave has left millions of Indians longing for the monsoon, a yearly deluge that turns down the temperature, puts out the fires and fills up the rivers. …


Heavy Storm Leaves Behind Avalanches

The aftereffects of last week’s brutal storm continue to pummel Glacier National Park, as avalanches sweep down on Going-to-the-Sun Road and highway experts study how best to repair a washed …


Workers Clean Up After Storm Tears Through Region High Winds Knock Down Power Lines, Break Boats Loose From Moorings

Power crews went on cleanup patrols throughout the region Monday after Sunday night’s surprise storm left a wind-blown mess of dangling branches and fallen trees. Hundreds of homes were left …


Winds, Rain Scour Region Dozens Of Power Lines Downed; Temperatures Take Tumble

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph Sunday night sent area firefighters scurrying to deal with dozens of damaged power lines and small fires. Meanwhile, Washington Water Power crews responded …


Pocatello Streets Still Closed By Floods

Some Pocatello streets remained closed Friday, two days after a cloudburst dropped more than 2 inches of rain in an hour and caused scattered flooding. One of the city’s main …


Flooding Threatens To Dampen Holiday More Storms Expected In Flood-Weary Midwest

People living along swollen rivers in the Midwest began their holiday weekend wet and jittery Friday as heavy rain threatened more flash flooding. Three to 5 inches of rain that …


Forecast Has Some People Losing Their Cool Warmer Weather Predicted Here For Rest Of This Week

Dawn Casci tackles two tasks at once on Monday: she studies for an exam in a government class and she gets some sun. The Esatern Washington University senior will graduate …


Volunteers Again Battle Flooding Midwest Rivers Rivers 12 Feet Above Banks Just 2 Years After Earlier Disaster

Memories of the record high water of two years ago washed over volunteers Sunday as they sweated on sandbag lines near the point where the flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers …


Rain To Dampen Wildfire Threat Forecasters Predict Wetter-Than-Average Summer Will Reduce Chance Of Repeat Of Last Year’s Catastrophic Forest Fires

Forecasters perdict a wetter summer than last year, when fires consumed more than 200,000 acres of land in Central Washington. File/The Spokesman-Review


Tornadoes Blow Across Tennesee Three Die In An Amish Town; Missouri Flooding Kills Two

A tornado ripped through the small Amish community of Ethridge in southern Tennessee on Thursday, killing three and injuring at least 20. The tornado also damaged 32 homes and destroyed …


Tornadoes, Heavy Rains Sock Ohio Valley States

A twister ripped off the wall oif this Raritan, Ill., home on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Missouri Storm Leaves Two Dead

Powerful thunderstorms killed two people Monday and damaged at least 25 homes in southwest Missouri, while a motel and several homes had to be evacuated during downpours in the Black …


Wild Storm Kills 14 In Texas Fierce Winds Fired Softball-Sized Hail At People Enjoying Outdoor Festival

Storm casualties Tom Felsenthal and Rachel Hertel were treated at a Fort Worth aid center. Photo by Associated Press


Easter Likely To Stay Cool

Easter may be a little later on the calendar this year, but don’t count on any big warm-up for the weekend festivities. Forecasters are calling for below normal temperatures and …


Raging Blizzard Strands Travelers

A raging blizzard packing winds up to 60 mph barreled across the Plains on Sunday, closing hundreds of miles of interstate, and stranding tourists and truckers at motels, convenience stores …


Idaho Fears Floods, Not Drought Due To Precipitation In March, State’s Reservoirs Will Fill Up

This month’s heavy precipitation that reached record levels in some parts of Idaho turned Thursday’s final meeting of the state Water Supply Committee from talk of drought to concern over …


Winter’s Been Warmer, Drier Than Normal

The government confirmed Thursday what many Americans already had sensed: This winter was warmer than normal. Indeed, with a national average temperature of 36.03 degrees, this past winter tied with …


In Like A Frog? Rains Set Record

The heavy rain that fell in Spokane on Tuesday and early Wednesday set a record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period in March. A total of 1.05 inches …


New Storm Moves Into N. California

A new storm moved into Northern California Tuesday, causing fears of more flooding as already swollen lakes and rivers rose to dangerous levels in some areas. Farther south, a slackening …


Downpour In Bahrain

Thunderstorms, rarely seen at this time of year, dumped more rain on Bahrain in less than 24 hours than the Persian Gulf island sees in a year. A record 2.72 …


6 Missing In I-5 Collapse California Storms Leave Thousands Homeless; 38 Counties Are Disaster Areas

Rescue workers dig out a vehicle Saturday that plunged from an Interstate 5 bridge into Arroyo Pasajero Creek late Friday. Two people are believed to be in the car, which …


Teen Dies From Tree Injury; Second Storm-Related Death

A Pierce County teenager critically injured during a fierce windstorm died Friday at Harborview Medical Center, officials said. Justin Grove’s death was the second blamed on Thursday’s Western Washington storm. …


Flood Fears Grow As Storm Hammers N. California Areas Recovering From Flooding In January Try To Brace For Worst

Vehicles cautiously make their way through a flooded underpass Thursday on Highway 101 in Menlo Park, Calif. Photo by Associated Press


Winter Reminds Drivers It’s Not Over Sudden Storm Creates Hazardous Roads; Outage In Mead

Motorists slid, crashed and abandoned their cars on slippery roads all over Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Saturday night. “You’d think it was the first snow of the winter …


Winter Slips Back Into Region, Surprising Drivers Sudden Storm Makes Roads Hazardous; Power Lost In Mead

Motorists slid, crashed and abandoned their cars on slippery roads all over North Idaho and Eastern Washington on Saturday night. “You’d think it was the first snow of the winter …


Californians Head For Beaches

Southern Californians coated themselves with suntan lotion, basked in the sunshine and took cooling plunges in the Pacific on Monday as record winter temperatures nudged toward 100 degrees. Shorts, sandals, …