MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday, bringing the threat of rain and high winds for a day or two during the holiday weekend before improving for Monday's July Fourth celebrations.The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the possibility of localized flash flooding along the Carolinas coast through Sunday morning. At 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, the storm’s center was about five miles (10 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph). It was moving northeast at 7 mph (11 kph). The hurricane center said a tropical storm warning was in effect for a stretch from north of Little River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, including Pamlico Sound. The storm is not expected to strengthen as it moves...
Severe Tropical Storm Chaba is expected to be at its closest to the city on Friday evening or Saturday morning.
A 71-year-old woman was gored by a bull bison at Yellowstone National Park, making her the third person attacked by a bison at the park this year.A park official said that the Pennsylvania woman and her daughter were headed back to their vehicle at Storm Point at Yellowstone Lake on Wednesday when they inadvertently approached the bison, causing it to charge at them.The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was sent to West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming.Man gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park in 2nd attack this yearEarlier this week, a 34-year-old Colorado man was walking with his family near Giant Geyser at Old Faithful in Yellowstone when a bull bison attacked him.On May 30, a 25-year-old woman was gored by a bison after approaching the animal near a boardwalk at Black...
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America is expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific
The National Weather Service issued a dust storm warning for Phoenix until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. There is also a flash flood warning for Flagstaff.
The wildfire is about six kilometres north of the Willowlake River and 40 kilometres south of Wrigley and has shut down Highway 1 between kilometre markers 553 and 690.
There are 21 possible storms forecast in the Atlantic this year, and there are 21 names ready to be used for each storm.
Khudeza survived the worst floods in north-east Bangladesh for a century but millions are homeless.
Sierra Pacific Industries says concerns over drought and wildfire risk are prompting closure of its forests to public access starting July 1.
Early in the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, the number of storms for the year is tracking behind 2021 and 2020 numbers.
Water-dropping aircraft from Azerbaijan and Qatar have joined the fight against a wind-stoked wildfire that is burning for a fourth day near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey
The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a thunderstorm and dust storm warnings on Thursday afternoon, as light rain was expected to roll in.
BEIJING: Record floods were expected in parts of southern China Thursday as heavy rains pushed water levels in the Pearl River delta to their highest in almost a century.
Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water as visitors returned Wednesday for the partial reopening of Yellowstone National Park after destructive floods. (June 22) (AP video: Matt Brown)
Several thousand cars, trucks and recreational vehicles are backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopens following destructive floods that closed the park last week. (June 22)
Visitors are returning to a changed landscape in Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopens following record floods that reshaped the park.
The first storm of the 2022 hurricane season caused dozens of collapses in Havana and damaged homes that were already in poor condition, highlighting one of Cuba's main social problems: a shortage of quality housing. (June 22) (AP video: Ariel Fernandez, Milexsy Duran)
Millions of people across India and Bangladesh have been affected by raging floods and landslides that left more than 100 people dead and entire communities devastated.
Celia has regained tropical storm force off southern Mexico’s Pacific coast and forecasters say it’s likely to eventually become a hurricane, though it appears to be headed out to sea, away from land
Relief workers in Bangladesh and India are struggling to respond to devastating monsoon floods that have killed dozens and displaced millions.
At least 52 people have died in landslides, lightning strikes and flash floods across India and Bangladesh in the past week, according to officials in both countries.
The park has been closed since floods washed away roads, damaged buildings and knocked out water and power to parts of the park and communities nearby. The park's northern loop will remain closed.
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — As punishing floods tore through Yellowstone National Park and neighboring Montana communities, the state's governor was nowhere to be seen. In the immediate aftermath, the state issued a disaster declaration attributed to the Republican governor, but for some reason it carried the lieutenant governor’s signature. It wasn’t until Wednesday — more than 48 hours after the flood hit the state — that Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office acknowledged he was out of the country, though it wouldn’t say exactly where he was, citing unspecified security concerns.Gianforte finally returned on Thursday night from what his office said was a vacation with his wife in Italy. But he found himself facing a torrent of criticism for not hurrying home sooner and for not telling the public his whereabouts...
At least 18 people have died as massive floods ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday.
At least 18 people have died as floods cut a swatch across northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater
Back in the state after vacationing in Europe, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is joining other state and Yellowstone National Park officials in vowing to quickly make repairs and reopen the park after devastating floods. (June 17)
Victoria and TJ Britton's house on the bank of the Yellowstone River in Gardiner, Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park, was swept away by extreme floods last Monday.
Hurricane Blas is heading out to sea off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, but a tropical depression also formed off Central America
At least five persons, including four children and a woman died in Meghalaya, while two siblings, both minors, were crushed to death in a landslide in Assam’s Goalpara. Reeling under heavy rains for the past few months, the overall death toll in floods and landslides this year in the northeast rose to 50 with the latest deaths.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (left) is out of the country on a personal trip, as historic flooding continues to ravage the state, and Yellowstone National Park faces 'indefinite' closure.
Hurricane Blas is whirling off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, prompting a port closure in a region trying to recover from an earlier storm
Tropical Storm Blas, is forecast to become a hurricane Wednesday off southern Mexico, though it’s not expected to pose a threat to land
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Massive floodwaters ravaged Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities Monday, washing out roads and bridges, cutting off electricity and forcing visitors to evacuate parts of the iconic park at the height of summer tourist season.All entrances to Yellowstone were closed due to the deluge, caused by heavy rains and melting snowpack, while park officials ushered tourists out of the most affected areas.There were no immediate reports of injuries, though dozens of stranded campers had to be rescued by raft in south-central Montana. Authorities also said they would be assessing a potential “loss of homes and structures” in Montana’s Stillwater County.Elsewhere, some of the worst damage happened in the northern part of the Yellowstone and the park's gateway communities...
[SAnews.gov.za] A total of 85 280 people have been affected by floods which wreaked havoc in KwaZulu-Natal, leaving thousands of people in five districts and eThekwini Municipality homeless, and 461 fatalities.
National Weather Service FlagstaffA raging Arizona wildfire that has torched thousands of acres and prompted hundreds of residents to evacuate was allegedly ignited after a camper unsuccessfully tried to burn his “shit paper,” prosecutors revealed on Monday.Matthew Riser, 57, is facing several charges after allegedly starting the Pipeline Fire just six miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona on Sunday. Officials say the Pipeline Fire, which has burned over 5,000 acres, has tripled in size in the last day and is zero percent contained. Smoke has drifted as far as Illinois but the blaze has not destroyed any homes or structures. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday authorized the state’s request to use federal funds to fight the fire. But according to new details in a probable cause...
As of May 31, around 90 million Americans were being affected by drought while more than 65 million were experiencing "severe to extreme drought," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Western and Southwestern states are particularly parched — nearly three-quarters of the Western region is in a state of severe to exceptional drought."There are a lot of downstream effects when it comes to a drought like this," Andrew Hoell, a co-lead on the NOAA Drought Task Force, told Yahoo Finance. Hoell explained that drought isn't just a matter of precipitation but can be exacerbated by the evaporative effects of higher temperatures and inadequate snowpack runoff in the winter."By the time it's summertime," he said, "that vegetation is really dry. And if you get a...
As San Joaquin Valley growers set fire to uprooted vineyards and orchards amid the worsening drought, residents complain of increased air pollution.
Emergency agencies deployed almost 1,000 firefighters, military personnel and support crews Thursday to fight a wildfire in southern Spain that has forced the evacuation of some 2,000 people amid fears that torrid weather may feed the blaze.
A popular hiking trail in Joshua Tree National Park that leads to an oasis has been temporarily closed so bighorn sheep get access to water.
[Daily Maverick] The extreme rainfall and floods that hit KwaZulu-Natal in April highlight the importance of the relationship between the government and residents.
After blanketing parts of Cuba, South Florida and the Bahamas in rain, Tropical Storm Alex weakened to a post-tropical cyclone Monday.
(CNN) – Tropical Storm Alex formed early Sunday after bringing heavy rain and flooding to South Florida a day prior, becoming the first named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Alex was moving away from the Bahamas and toward Bermuda Sunday morning with sustained winds of 50 mph. Monday, the storm expected to pass …
The post Tropical Storm Alex forms in the Atlantic after the system drenched South Florida with flooding rain appeared first on Egypt Independent.
Tropical Storm Alex is heading toward Bermuda after dumping rain on parts of Florida. Alex reached tropical storm force after strengthening early Sunday.
The storm system, dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone One by the National Hurricane Center, would be named Alex if it becomes a tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Alex would be the first named storm of the 2022 hurricane season.
Parts of Florida braced for heavy rain and wind Saturday as a storm system that battered Mexico moves across the state.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical storm warnings were issued early Friday for much of the Florida peninsula, Cuba and the Bahamas as a system that battered Mexico moves through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing threats of heavy rain and wind for the weekend.The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm once known as Agatha in the Pacific Ocean will be known as Alex in the Atlantic Ocean basin.An advisory posted early Friday noted that data from a hurricane hunter aircraft indicate the system's maximum sustained winds had increased overnight and it was expected to develop “a well-defined center and become a tropical storm" as it approaches Florida, the hurricane center said. A system becomes a tropical storm when winds reach 39 mph (62 kph).At 11 a.m., the system was located about 430...
The U.S. National Hurricane Center has issued a bulletin on an area of low pressure on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula that could become a depression or tropical storm and head toward Florida’s Gulf coast
Chief of US banking giant JP Morgan Jamie Dimon has warned of an approaching economic 'hurricane' which could hit US and ricochet across Europe. He said it is 'coming our way'.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jaime Dimon has issued a stark economic warning, saying that rising commodity prices and tightening monetary policy could deliver a 'hurricane' blow to the US economy.
[SAnews.gov.za] The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has announced the resumption of services between Durban and Merebank after the service was suspended due to the impact of the floods that damaged rail infrastructure.
At least 11 people are dead and 20 are missing after Hurricane Agatha touched down in southern Mexico, causing dangerous flooding and mudslides.
The storm, the first hurricane of the Pacific season, was the strongest to make landfall along Mexico’s Pacific coast in May since record keeping began in 1949, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.
Under new rules, outdoor water use for more than 6 million residents in the Los Angeles area will be limited to one day per week amid the record-breaking drought fueled by the warming climate.
The strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific swept ashore on a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns in southern Mexico.
Hurricane Agatha was reduced to a tropical storm and could disappear in southern Mexico. But it its remnants could re-form into the Atlantic hurricane season's first storm and could reach Florida.
Authorities in Mexico worked overnight into Tuesday to clear highways blocked by mudslides and flooding along the southern coast as Hurricane Agatha barrelled down on the country.
Hurricane Agatha has made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center
Tropical Storm Bonnie has swept into Nicaragua bringing the threat of flooding from heavy rain, while heading for a predicted fast crossing on the way to the Pacific and a possible strengthening into a hurricane
Tropical Storm Bonnie has formed over the Caribbean as it heads for a quick march across Central America and potential development into a hurricane after reemerging in the Pacific
[Govt of SA] Minister Zulu to close Youth Month Programme and handover newly-built houses for older persons affected by floods in KZN
Twelve more people died in floods and landslides in Assam on Wednesday as incessant rain across the state rapidly reversed the improving situation overnight. With this, the death toll in the year’s rainy season since April 6 has risen to 151.
Forecasters have issued a hurricane watch for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped through the southern Caribbean on a path to Central America
A mysterious geomagnetic storm hit Earth. Here's why experts find it bizarre.
Two people are missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey
The Atlantic hurricane season is heating up.Weather forecasters are tracking three separate potential tropical systems in the Atlantic basin, including one in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring soaking rain to portions of Texas and Louisiana this week. "Conditions for tropical development across the northwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico look favorable for the final days of June," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Adam Douty.Wind speeds could increase enough for the formation of a tropical depression, or perhaps a tropical storm, according to AccuWeather. A system becomes a named tropical storm when its wind speed reaches 39 mph.'BE PREPARED': 2022 hurricane season tracks behind the crazy pace of 2020, 2021. But it's still early.The next named tropical storm would be called Bonnie...
Most major weather models suggest a strengthening storm will move west across the Atlantic.
Dust, lightning and flash floods from Arizona monsoon storms make for thrilling photos, but the weather conditions should not be taken lightly.
The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for Thursday, stretching from Sheffield in the North, across the South East and down to Bath in the South West.
As Yellowstone National Park partially reopened Wednesday after record floods, officials say more section could open in the coming weeks (June 22)
The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes whose residents suffered in squalid conditions after being evacuated to a warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached last year was arrested on Wednesday.
WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of cars and recreational vehicles were backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopened Wednesday morning following record floods that reshaped the park’s rivers and canyons, wiped out numerous roads and left some areas famous for their wildlife viewing inaccessible, possibly for months to come.Park managers raised the gates at three of Yellowstone’s five entrances for the first time since June 13, when 10,000 visitors were ordered out after rivers across northern Wyoming and southern Montana surged over their banks following a torrent of rainfall that accelerated the spring snowmelt.Some of the premier attractions at America’s first national park will again be viewable, including Old Faithful — the legendary geyser that...
Hundreds of cars, trucks and recreational vehicles were backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopened Wednesday morning following record floods.
Assam reported seven more deaths, which include three children, in floods on Tuesday, taking the toll in both deluge and landslides to 88 as the situation remained critical for a week now. Monsoon activity over the state has weakened but most of the major rivers in the two valleys — Brahmaputra and Barak — remained in spate, resulting in spread of floodwaters to new areas.
Villagers in north-eastern Bangladesh have crowded makeshift refugee centres and scrambled to meet boats arriving with food and fresh water as massive floods, which have killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds of thousands there and in neighbouring India, continued to wreak havoc.
Villagers in northeastern Bangladesh are crowding makeshift refugee centers and scrambling to meet boats arriving with food and fresh water as massive floods, which have killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds of thousands there and in neighboring India, continue to wreak havoc
Floods in Bangladesh have left millions struggling to access safe drinking water and food across the country’s vast northeastern and northern regions
The United States Geological Survey said the floods affecting Yellowstone National Park represent a 1-in-500-year event.
At least 18 people died as floods cut a swatch across northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater, authorities said on Saturday.In India's Assam state, at least nine people died in the floods and two...
At least 18 people have died as massive floods ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links.
Severe storm and flooding alerts go out in seven southern regions, with central and northern China to see extreme heat continuing into next week.
The national park, celebrating its 150th anniversary, has been closed during its tourist season.
Politicians and experts are meeting in Madrid to mark World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
William Campbell/GettyMontana Gov. Greg Gianforte, whose tagline is “leading the Montana comeback,” may finally be coming back to Montana.The Republican governor, elected in 2020, spent the past workweek galavanting in Tuscany, Italy, as his constituents battled some of the worst floods in the state’s history, reports 8KPAX. Now, after at least four days away on a “personal” trip, Gianforte’s office confirmed the governor is expected back in the capital city of Helena sometime Thursday night.The damage may already be done for Gianforte, however.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Historic drought has spurred depleted groundwater, vanishing snowpack and dried out lakes -- and it's going to get worse.
The US military is funding research to develop "Reefense" structures that rapidly recruit oysters and coral for defence against storm surges
CODY, Wyo. (Reuters) - Emergency crews scrambled on Tuesday to reopen roads and restore utility service in isolated communities of Montana and Wyoming cut off by historic floods that forced the first summertime closure of Yellowstone National Park in more than three decades. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte declared a statewide disaster, with rescue and relief efforts focused in three counties following days of record rainfall that triggered unprecedented flooding, mudslides and rockfalls in the greater Yellowstone region. The upheaval followed one of the region's wettest springs in many years and coincided with a sudden spike in summer temperatures that has hastened runoff of melting snow in the park's higher elevations from late-winter storms. Record flooding and rockslides prompted...
Forest thinning is now being conducted at Yosemite National Park. Environmentalists want it to stop, saying the work was never fully vetted.
The unexpected storm in Mexico City on Sunday left the streets in the center and western region of the Mexican capital covered in ice.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuations are in effect in parts of northern Arizona as a wildfire about 6 miles (9 kilometers) north of Flagstaff steadily grew Sunday, authorities said.Coconino National Forest officials said the Pipeline Fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. by a fire lookout and had burned approximately 4,000-5,000 acres by late Sunday, pushing about 15 miles (24 kilometers). In connection with the fire, Forest Service law enforcement said they have arrested and charged a 57-year-old man with natural resource violations. The cause of the wildfire wasn’t immediately known.Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort and people living in the area of the west Schultz Pass Road must evacuate. People living in Doney Park and the area near Mt. Elden should be prepared. Euelda...
[VOA] Geneva -- Meteorologists predict the La Niña weather phenomenon is likely to persist into next year, prolonging devastating drought conditions in the Horn of Africa.
Australia looks set to cop a third consecutive summer of heavy rainfall and flooding as new research backs worsening La Niña conditions becoming the norm.
Firms were not prepared for last year's Storm Arwen which left thousands without power, says Ofgem.
Scorching temperatures are in store for the southwestern U.S. over the next several days, with cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Palm Springs in California expected to top 110 degrees. Parts of New Mexico and Texas also will see triple-digits.Heat is part of the normal routine of summertime in the desert, but weather forecasters say that doesn't mean people should feel at ease. Excessive heat causes more deaths in the U.S. than other weather-related disasters, including hurricanes, floods and tornadoes combined.“Though weather conditions are going to be nice, you have to limit your outdoor activities significantly," said Gabriel Lojero of the National Weather Service in Phoenix.The temperatures forecast from Wednesday through Monday are the highest yet this year. Scientists say more frequent...
Ken Graham, who guided the National Hurricane Center through two record-breaking Atlantic hurricane seasons and the political storm known as SharpieGate, will become the next director of the National Weather Service.
Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed Sunday morning in the Gulf of Mexico on a track to come ashore in southern Florida with heavy rains and gusty wind.National Hurricane Center forecasters said in a 5 a.m. advisory that Alex had sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and was located about 270 miles (435 kilometers) northeast of Fort Pierce, Florida. Parts of South Florida were experiencing road flooding from heavy rain and wind Saturday. Officials in Miami warned drivers about road conditions as many cars were stuck on flooded streets.“This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Traveling during these conditions is not recommended. It’s better to wait. Turn around, don’t drown,” the city of Miami tweeted.The city was towing stranded vehicles...
Tropical Storm Alex took shape Sunday morning in the Gulf of Mexico and is on track to come ashore in southern Florida with heavy rains and gusty wind.
The Hurricanes have been unable to complete a perfect quarter-final weekend for New Zealand teams, knocked out by the Brumbies in Canberra tonight.
Looking to set up a pair ...
Southern Florida is expecting more heavy rainfall and gusty winds Saturday as a storm system floods streets, strands cars and threatens to form into a tropical storm after passing over land.The storm system, dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone One by the National Hurricane Center, would be named Alex if it becomes a tropical storm.The National Hurricane Center warned of considerable flash flooding across South Florida and heavy rains across the Florida Keys and the northwestern Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions were forecast for Saturday in Florida and in the northwestern Bahamas by afternoon. The center also forecast maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts, and rainfall of about 6 to 10 inches in South Florida with isolated highs of 15 inches. HURRICANE SEASON UNDERWAY: Tropical...
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday told CNN there is "no question" an economic "hurricane" is possible.
More than half of Florida is in the crosshairs of what may become Tropical Storm Alex, which is expected to form Friday and become the first tropical storm of the season.
The system, dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone One, is forecast to become a tropical depression or storm by Friday.
[WFP] Antananarivo -- Members of the European Parliament who visited drought-stricken southern Madagascar to see how front-line communities and responders are dealing with the protracted humanitarian emergency there noted that a steady flow of assistance has helped avert catastrophe and ease widespread hunger. But they warned that much remains to be done to meaningfully restore lives and livelihoods in a region particularly prone to the intensifying impacts of climate driven crisis.
The Atlantic hurricane season started Wednesday, and a storm is likely to form within the next couple of days and potentially threaten South Florida.
As Wednesday marks the beginning of hurricane season, the tropics have seemed to get the memo as well.
On the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center predicts high chances of a depression or storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico.
The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins today, June 1. And there's already a potential storm brewing to start the season, forecasters say.
Hurricane Agatha caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 11 people and left 20 missing, the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca said Tuesday.
After making landfall Monday afternoon as a Category 2 hurricane just west of Puerto Angel, Mexico, Agatha rapidly weakened and is now just a remnant low-pressure system, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico.The storm came ashore in Oaxaca state Monday afternoon as a strong Category 2 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165kph), then it quickly lost power as it moved inland over the mountainous interior.Agatha was downgraded to a tropical storm late Monday, its sustained winds down to 70 mph (110 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm should dissipate overnight, but warned that the system’s heavy rains still posed a threat of dangerous flash floods for Mexico's southern states.Torrential...
The strongest hurricane on to make landfall in the month of May in the eastern Pacific swept ashore on a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns in southern Mexico on Monday.
Hurricane Agatha made landfall in southern Mexico Monday afternoon, just west of Puerto Angel, according to the National Hurricane Center.