SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped light rain gave some breathing room to crews struggling to quench California's massive wildfires but lightning sparked several new blazes in the drought-stricken north, fire officials said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters scrambled Friday to quash fires ignited by lightning as thunderstorms with mostly small but welcome amounts of rain rumbled across drought-stricken Northern California, where forests have been burning for weeks.
GIBRALTAR, Wis. (AP) — Strong storms brought heavy rain and wind and large hail to eastern Wisconsin Tuesday morning.
Hail up to the size of a baseball fell in parts of Brown, Outagamie and Waupaca counties.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several hundred customers remained without power Tuesday morning following a line of strong thunderstorms that had affected Maine residents.
Central Maine Power reported about 400 outages at 7 a.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed Friday night because of heavy rain.
The 100-lap event will resume at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, about seven hours before the Cup Series regular-season finale.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tuesday night’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs was postponed because of thunderstorms and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday.
Storms rolled into Wrigley Field about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.
QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Johnnie Brookwood had never heard of a road named Dixie when a wildfire began a month ago in the forestlands of Northern California.
Within three weeks, it exploded into the largest wildfire burning in the U.S., destroying more than 1,000 homes and businesses including a lodge in the gold rush-era town of Greenville where she was renting a room for $650 per month.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois woman died this week when a thunderstorm toppled a tree onto her mobile home, killing her and trapping her boyfriend and two young granddaughters inside, authorities said.
DETROIT (AP) — Flooding brought by heavy rains shut down some freeways in the Detroit area Thursday as waves of thunderstorms made their way across large swaths of the Midwest, leaving nearly 1 million homes and businesses without power in Michigan at one point.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms the severe thunderstorms that moved through northern parts of the Red River Valley earlier this week produced six tornadoes.
The weather service's damage assessment team said tornadoes were confirmed near Starkweather, east of Binford, north of Sharon, west of Northwood, near Davidson, and Key West, in northwest Minnesota.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin residents were taking cover Wednesday from a sixth straight day of severe thunderstorms, with tornado warnings in effect for at least three counties and at least two twisters that had touched in the west-central and northeast parts of the state.
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 90,000 Chicago-area homes and businesses remained without power Wednesday morning following severe overnight thunderstorms that came one day after at least seven tornadoes touched down in parts of northern Illinois.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews rescued three people from a vehicle in a runoff-swollen wash on the outskirts of metro Tucson on Tuesday as monsoon thunderstorms caused scattered flash flooding in southeastern Arizona.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard commander said a technical issue prevented it from relaying severe thunderstorm and marine warnings on the day last April when a Seacor Power lift boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving 13 dead amid hurricane-force winds.
LANSING. Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for three suburban Detroit cities after they requested state aide for damage caused by severe thunderstorms and high winds July 7.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service on Friday confirmed at least three small tornadoes touched down in New Jersey, and forecasters examined whether there were others that followed a line of thunderstorms that also spawned twisters in eastern Pennsylvania.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Severe thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area and northern Illinois early Thursday with high winds that left thousands of homes and businesses without power.
The National Weather Service said several areas recorded wind gusts in excess of 60 mph that knocked down tree limbs or toppled whole trees, damaging some power lines.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Republican official said Friday that ballots stored for the review of the Maricopa County 2020 election were not damaged by water leaking from the ceiling at a state fairgrounds building during Phoenix-area monsoon thunderstorms.
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.
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.
A local prosecutor charged a boat captain and two other employees Friday over 17 deaths in July 2018 when a tourist duck boat sank on a Missouri lake during a severe thunderstorm, reviving the threat of long prison sentences seven months after federal charges against them were dismissed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IRVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — It was a glorious setting for a buzzy fashion show: the lawn outside a 34-room, columned Italianate mansion in Irvington, New York, 30 miles from New York City. But Mother Nature had other plans.
PRAGUE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms accompanied by high winds and torrential rains hit the Czech Republic on Thursday, leading to two deaths, officials said.
Police said the victims' car was hit by a falling tree near the town of Pisek in the southern Czech Republic.
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A fire official says four more victims have been found in the rubble of a collapsed condominium building in Florida, bringing the death toll to 32.
Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah gave the news to family members during a closed-door morning briefing Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A heat wave in the U.S. West that brought three consecutive days of record-high temperatures to Lake Tahoe and is forecast to continue into the holiday weekend gave way briefly Wednesday to thunderstorms and flood advisories across parts of Nevada.
BERLIN (AP) — Thunderstorms hit Germany late Monday and torrential rain poured down on southern and western parts of the country leading to dozens of accidents and hundreds of firefighter operations throughout the night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Flooding caused by heavy thunderstorms stranded drivers and led to road closures across Missouri Friday and Saturday, and more could be coming.
The Department of Transportation on Saturday reported road closures stretching across mid-Missouri from Kansas City to St.
EAST BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms associated with Tropical Storm Claudette produced at least seven confirmed tornadoes across the South over the weekend.
National Weather Service surveyors confirmed three tornadoes in Mississippi, two in Alabama, and one each in Georgia and North Carolina, all occurring Saturday or Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — Thunderstorms brought a much-needed cooldown to parts of Western Europe over the weekend as the continent sweltered under its first summer heat wave. Dozens of people were reported drowned as they sought relief from the heat.
SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — High winds from thunderstorms on Tuesday evening caused a wildfire in south-central Arizona to spread, but crews were able to contain the problem spot to prevent further growth.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte issued a disaster declaration Tuesday in five eastern Montana counties after a series of severe thunderstorms late last week led to extended power outages.
The declaration allows the state to request federal disaster relief.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Parts of the South could see strong thunderstorms that bring the potential for some flooding.
The national Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a marginal risk of severe storms on Tuesday for parts of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
CALLAO, Va. (AP) — A tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others...
BEIJING (AP) — An extreme thunderstorm hit an eastern Chinese city, leaving 11 dead and 66 injured, with strong winds causing buildings and trees to collapse, officials said...
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager less than two months away from graduating from high school was electrocuted when she stepped on a live power line that fell onto the road during a severe thunderstorm and set fire to her car...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After thunderstorms rumbled through Augusta National, the treacherous greens suddenly got a lot more inviting...
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms that roared through New Jersey left thousands without power and brought down dozens of trees that damaged homes and businesses, but no injuries were reported...
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Chainsaws buzzed through fallen trees, stunned residents dug in the rubble that had been their homes, and neighbors rushed in to help on Friday after multiple tornadoes ripped a path of devastation across the Deep South...
HOUSTON (AP) — The latest U.S. Women's Open on the calendar will last one more day because of relentless rain that drenched Champions Golf Club and forced the USGA to suspend the final round until Monday...
Considering all the things they do control, it’s comforting to know the weather remains beyond the reach of the green jackets at Augusta National...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 120,000 people were without power Thursday morning in upstate New York and dozens of schools were closed after a fast-moving line of violent thunderstorms tore through the region, downing tree limbs and leaving at least one person dead...