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First, the Siren. Then the Calm. Then Came the Twister

At least 2 killed as tornado roars through Okla. town, leveling mobile home park, motel

(Newser) - A likely tornado killed at least two people as it destroyed a motel, roared through a mobile home park and caused significant damage in the Oklahoma City area, officials said Sunday. El Reno Mayor Matt White said that "there have been two fatalities at this point in time,"... More »

In the Path of This Storm? 'Take Cover Now!'

Severe weather rips roofs from homes in Texas

(Newser) - Spring weather vanished in the central US on Saturday as heavy storms, terrifying tornadoes, and oversized hail filled the skies, per NBC News . Much of the early bad news came from Texas, where the city of Abilene saw dangerous weather—including a possible tornado—fling debris at cars and tear... More »

Here Are Your Hurricane Names for 2019

Will a tempestuous weather system be named after you this year?

(Newser) - Every year, a new round of monikers is prepped in advance for that year's hurricanes, and 2019's just made landfall. The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization has posted its list for the soon-to-arrive hurricane season, which USA Today notes kicks off June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.... More »

India's Cyclone Being Felt on Mount Everest

Power outages, dangerous winds, and 3 deaths reported so far from Fani

(Newser) - Cyclone Fani has made landfall. Per Stuff , the India Meteorological Department said the "extremely severe" cyclone, which threatens more than 100 million people in its path in eastern India, swooped into Odisha state around 8am local time Friday, though it was expected to be downgraded to a "very... More »

Why 800K Are Being Evacuated: Fani's Coming

Tropical cyclone has more than 100 million people in its path in eastern India

(Newser) - A tropical cyclone is tracking over the Bay of Bengal en route to eastern India, where more than 100 million people stand in its path. Cyclone Fani, currently an extremely severe cyclonic storm with winds equal to those of a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to hit the state of... More »

For This Nation, a Deadly First

Mozambique slammed by two cyclones—Idai and Kenneth—in one season

(Newser) - A powerful cyclone that struck northern Mozambique and is continuing to dump rain on the region killed at least one person and destroyed homes, with the United Nations on Friday warning of "massive flooding." Cyclone Kenneth arrived just six weeks after Cyclone Idai tore into central Mozambique, killing... More »

3 Dead as Strong Storms Batter Deep South Again

It's region's second outbreak of severe weather in days

(Newser) - Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and central Mississippi, although they won'... More »

More Than 1K Feared Dead in Cyclone Aftermath

'It is a real disaster of great proportions'

(Newser) - More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai... More »

'Bomb Cyclone' Will 'Go Down in the History Books'

Storm brought blizzards, floods, a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday

(Newser) - National Guard troops are using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that is expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. Wednesday's blizzard, classified as a "bomb cyclone" caused widespread... More »

'Bomb Cyclone' Could Hit 70M Americans

Hunker down—heavy snow, strong winds expected

(Newser) - Some 70 million residents of the central US may soon come face-to-face with a "bomb cyclone." The rare weather system—the Conversation has a helpful explainer—arrives Wednesday and could bring with it blizzards, tornadoes, and floods. Per CNN , "more than [45 million] people are under a... More »

23 Dead: 'This Is a Day of Destruction for Lee County'

Powerful tornado hit eastern Alabama Sunday

(Newser) - At least 23 people—ranging in age from children to people in their 80s—were killed when a powerful tornado left a path of destruction in eastern Alabama on Sunday. Authorities say the tornado, one of several reported as a severe weather system hit the area, traveled straight down a... More »

Thanks to Heavy Snow, Teen Makes $35K in 4 Days

Plus more on the current winter weather enveloping the US

(Newser) - Seattle's intense weather—the state's snowiest February in seven decades has left accumulations of up to 10 inches in some areas—led to a windfall for one 18-year-old. David Holston, 18, who does landscaping and snowplowing in Idaho, was visiting his mom in Seattle when a friend gave... More »

City Almost Reached Its Annual Snowfall Amount—in a Day

Seattle was blasted this week by winter storm

(Newser) - They may be sleepless in Seattle, but they're definitely not snowless. At least not this morning, the day after a big snow dump Friday that knocked out power , snarled traffic, delayed flights , and left 6.4 inches at Sea-Tac Airport—the second largest daily amount in the past two... More »

Californians Evacuated as Big Storm Brings Rain, Wind, Snow

Flooding threatened in San Francisco Bay Area

(Newser) - A powerful storm descending on California Saturday threatened flooding in the entire San Francisco Bay Area and areas stripped bare by devastating wildfires. The storm that began moving in Friday night was expected to bring up to 4 inches of rain in some areas, winds gusting to 80mph in the... More »

Here's How Cold Weather Can Kill You

An explanation of hypothermia, and the not quite as dangerous but still pretty bad frostbite

(Newser) - With at least eight deaths linked to the polar vortex currently gripping much of the US, LiveScience offers an answer to the question many likely have on their minds: How does a person freeze to death? As the site explains, the two main health problems that are a danger in... More »

New National Heat Record Set in Australia

Adelaide temperature hits 115.9 degrees Fahrenheit

(Newser) - Adelaide has sweltered through the highest temperature ever recorded by a major Australian city, peaking at a searing 115.9 degrees Fahrenheit as the drought-parched nation heads toward potentially the hottest January on record. The South Australia state capital city of 1.3 million people on Thursday beat its previous... More »

'Life-Threatening' Cold Strikes New England

Huge winter storm rolls into the Northeast

(Newser) - A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and covered a large swath of the country in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday, the AP reports. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings... More »

Here Comes an 'All-Out Blizzard'

Winter Storm Harper is expected to strike the Northeast this weekend

(Newser) - Parts of America already know, but a big winter storm is heading east and will likely pummel New England this weekend. Winter Storm Harper is expected to drop up to two feet of snow and create blizzard conditions in some areas as winter storm warnings are in effect from the... More »

The Polar Vortex Just Split Into 3

'Severe and punishing' weather could be headed toward eastern US by end of January

(Newser) - Folks in the eastern part of the country may have "severe and punishing" weather to look forward to in less than two weeks, with cold to chill the bones and "heightened storminess." That's per weather model forecasts cited by the Washington Post , which warns of the... More »

Diego Bears Down on Southeast

Hundreds of flights canceled, thousands without power; NC particularly hard-hit

(Newser) - North Carolina is hunkering down for another big storm, and more than 100,000 of its residents are without power and hundreds of flights have been canceled as Winter Storm Diego rolled through on Sunday, reports CNN . Another 100,000 have lost power in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. American... More »

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