CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two eastern New Mexico counties are lifting fire restrictions as summer storms have helped ease some extreme drought conditions in the state.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to lift a burn ban in effect since March following a recommendation from the county's fire and safety director.
CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
Authorities are ordering residents along a Northern California lake to evacuate homes in the path of a growing wildfire amid concerns that hot, windy and dry weather conditions will persist throughout the weekend.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia say a dam that overflowed Thursday is currently stable but are asking people who were evacuated to stay out of their homes until there's dry weather.
Lynchburg city officials said at a news conference Friday that the engineers had found that College Lake Dam was not in danger of failing.
But officials said they would like to get through another possible storm and re-evaluate the dam Saturday before giving residents the all clear to return home.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Lynchburg, Virginia (all times local):
Officials in Virginia say a dam that overflowed Thursday is currently stable but are asking people who were evacuated to stay out of their homes until there's dry weather.
City officials from Lynchburg said at a news conference Friday that engineers had found that College Lake Dam was not in danger of failing.
BERLIN (AP) — Low-lying areas of a village in northwestern Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and local authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote settlement.
Kenneth Elkjaer, a journalist with Greenland public broadcaster KNR, said Sunday the iceberg is about 500 - 600 meters (about one-third of a mile) offshore and "everybody is waiting to see what happens to the weather."
MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times local):
Tropical Storm Beryl has disintegrated as it zips toward the eastern Caribbean.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says, however that a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Dominica. The island has imposed a curfew and officials warn that the water system will be shut down as a preventive measure.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Met Office weather forecasting service has issued its first thunderstorm alert in the agency's 164-year history.
The official forecasters say torrential rain, hail and lightning are possible Sunday in parts of southwest England and Wales as a long, dry heatwave persists in much of Britain.
The forecasting service introduced the thunderstorm alert system last month along with a system to warn residents about expected lightning strikes.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The upcoming monsoon season in the nation's Southwest is expected to be wetter than normal, but weather experts said Monday that even an exceptionally damp season is unlikely to lift the region's annual rainfall to average levels.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on drought conditions in the Southern Plains (all times local):
Climate prediction experts believe the upcoming monsoon season in the nation's Southwest could be wetter than normal, but even an exceptionally wet season is unlikely to lift the region's annual rainfall to average levels.
LONDON (AP) — Neither too hot nor too cold.
That's the weather forecast Britain's Met Office has offered for Saturday in Windsor, England, where Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are having their wedding.
Forecasters are predicting highs of around 18 degrees Celsius (64 F) for the royal wedding. It is also supposed to be sunny for much of the day in Windsor.