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As Texas Bakes, a New Weather Warning for Oklahoma

More twisters may be headed to Sooner State, while heat index in Texas hovers near 120 degrees

(Newser) - Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in South Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts. The weather service in Oklahoma compared the day to "a gasoline-soaked...

NOAA's May Hurricane Forecast Is Biggest Ever

It predicts up to 25 named Atlantic storms

(Newser) - It's an ominous pronouncement: "The forecast for named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes is the highest NOAA has ever issued for the May outlook," said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad in a Thursday news conference. NOAA predicts eight to 13 hurricanes and 17 to 25 named Atlantic storms,...

9 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Stage Collapse at Mexico Rally

Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez was unharmed in Monterrey-area disaster

(Newser) - A stage at an election rally in Mexico collapsed in high winds Wednesday night, killing at least nine people, including a child. The governor of Nuevo Leon state said another 63 people were injured in the disaster in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy Monterrey suburb. Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez...

At Least 4 Dead as Tornado 'Obliterates' Iowa Town

And another dies in nearby county amid powerful storms in the Midwest

(Newser) - Four people in Greenfield, Iowa, were killed when a tornado tore through the town Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed Wednesday. At least 35 were injured, but the Joint Unified Command says the true number is likely higher, as that number includes just those who were treated at "designated alternate care...

In Sultry Mexico, Monkeys Fall 'Out of the Trees Like Apples'

More than 80 howler monkeys have perished in state of Tabasco due to heat wave

(Newser) - It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 83 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, have been found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco. Others were rescued by residents, including five that were...

Stormwaters Receding, but the Mosquitoes Aren't

Bugs are out in force in Houston, and it may be a common theme elsewhere

(Newser) - Houston is soaked. And the unusually heavy rain of the last few weeks—including a devastating storm last week —has led to an annoying side effect: mosquitoes. The city of bayous is all too familiar with the pests, of course, but they are out early and with a vengeance...

Severe Storms Kill at Least 4 in Houston

'Downtown is a mess,' mayor says, urging residents to stay home

(Newser) - Fast-moving thunderstorms pummeled southeastern Texas on Thursday for the second time this month, killing at least four people, blowing out windows in high-rise buildings, downing trees, and knocking out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses in the Houston area. Officials urged residents to keep off roads, as...

Severe Storms Tear Through Southeast

At least 3 dead in Tennessee, North Carolina

(Newser) - Forecasters warned a wave of dangerous storms in the US could march through parts of the South early Thursday, after storms a day earlier spawned damaging tornadoes and massive hail, leaving two dead in Tennessee and one dead in North Carolina. The storms continue an outbreak of torrential rain and...

Brothers Say Tornado Carried Them Away

Roger and Royce Slatten recall locking eyes before home separated from foundation

(Newser) - Two brothers sucked from their home as a tornado ripped through Omaha , Nebraska, on Friday, lived to tell the tale. Roger Slatten says he got home just 60 seconds before the cyclone blew out the windows of the house he shares with his wife and brother in Omaha's Elkhorn...

Tornado Causes Severe Damage in Omaha

It was one of dozens of tornadoes reported in Midwest

(Newser) - A tornado plowed through suburban Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday afternoon, damaging hundreds of homes and other structures as the twister tore for miles along farmland and into subdivisions. Injuries were reported but it wasn't yet clear if anyone was killed in the storm, the AP reports. Multiple tornadoes were...

Some Blame Weather Modification for Dubai Downpour

But experts say record rainfall in UAE was more likely spurred by climate change, not cloud seeding

(Newser) - Dubai's rare epic rainfall this week sparked headlines, jaw-dropping videos , and now, questions on weather modification. The United Arab Emirates' largest city received nearly 6 inches of rain over a 24-hour period Monday into Tuesday—for context, Dubai International Airport usually sees less than 4 inches over an entire...

Wife of Yankees Exec Killed When Tree Falls on Car

Cathy Tusiani was driving as storm lashed New York

(Newser) - The woman killed in New York Wednesday night amid an intense East Coast storm has been identified as Catherine Tusiani, the 50-year-old wife of a New York Yankees executive. She was driving on Route 128 in Armonk when a tree fell on her car, killing her. No one else was...

Northeast Is Getting Hit by an April Nor'easter

Heavy rain, snow, high winds are resulting in a lot of disruption

(Newser) - A major spring storm brought heavy snow, rain, and high winds to the Northeast late Wednesday and into Thursday, causing more than 680,000 power outages across the region, with the majority in Maine and New Hampshire. Two feet of snow is possible in parts of northern New England by...

Kansas, Missouri Hit With 'Gorilla Hail'

Baseball-sized hail was being reported in some areas

(Newser) - Volatile weather was homing in on parts of Kansas and Missouri Wednesday night, with some storms bringing massive chunks of hail, the AP reports. The National Weather Service just after 8pm CST said that the Kansas City metro area was under a severe thunderstorm warning for a storm that will...

Fans at Freezing Chiefs Game Left With Unwanted Souvenir

Frostbite, leading to multiple amputations, hospital says of frigid game in KC in January

(Newser) - Some of the people who attended the near-record cold Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January had to undergo amputations after suffering frostbite, a Missouri hospital said Friday. Research Medical Center didn't provide exact numbers but said in a statement it treated dozens of people who'd experienced frostbite...

Disaster Declared for Crawfish Industry

Shortage is affecting 'our way of life,' Louisiana governor says

(Newser) - Amid a crawfish shortage in Louisiana, the nation's top producer of the crustaceans that are a staple in Gulf Coast seafood boils, Gov. Jeff Landry issued a disaster declaration for the impacted industry Wednesday. Last year's drought, extreme heat, saltwater intrusion on the Mississippi River, and a hard...

Crazy New Storm Is Coming for California

Forecasters warn of winter storm that could also cause hail, high winds—even tornadoes

(Newser) - The latest in a series of wet winter storms gained strength in California early Monday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds, and even brief tornadoes as the system moves south over the next few days. Gusts topped 30mph in Oakland and San Jose as a mild cold...

Amid Atmospheric River, Hiker Missing on California Mountain
Missing Hiker's Body
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Missing Hiker's Body Found by Drone

Lefei Huang, 22, died on California's Mount Baldy amid atmospheric river storm

(Newser) - A 22-year-old hiker who went missing amid extreme winter weather in southern California has been found dead. The body of Lefei Huang of El Monte, last seen Feb. 4, was discovered Friday by a member of the public who was flying a drone, NBC News reports. Medics airlifted to Mount...

Big Storm May Bring Most Snow in 2 Years to Northeast

New York City, Boston among the cities closing schools on Tuesday

(Newser) - Parts of the Northeast were preparing for a coastal storm that was expected to pack high winds and dump a foot or more of snow Tuesday in some areas, leading to school closures and the possible disruption of flights. Much of the region could see the most snow in more...

The Rain in California Is Mind-Boggling
The Rain in California
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The Rain in California Is Mind-Boggling

Southern California might get a year's worth in a single day

(Newser) - To say that it's pouring rain in California is a vast understatement. The state is dealing with a weather phenomenon known as an atmospheric river for the second straight day—on the heels of an earlier one last week. Which might explain why the National Weather Service in Los...

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