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Dubai Gets Year and a Half's Worth of Rain in Hours

United Arab Emirates is being lashed with 'unusual' weather

(Newser) - Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping over a year and a half's worth of rain on the desert city-state of Dubai in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and its international airport, the AP reports. Meanwhile, the death toll...

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...

Father Protects 4-Year-Old Before Dying in House Collapse

At least 7 have died in Brazil's heavy rains

(Newser) - Heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro state have killed at least seven people, Brazilian authorities said Saturday, while a 4-year-old girl was rescued after more than 16 hours under mud. The girl was pulled out alive in the city of Petropolis, 43 miles north of Rio. Rescue teams had to...

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...

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

By the Numbers: California's Brutal Storm

Record rain, triple-digit winds, hundreds of mudslides

(Newser) - The slow-moving atmospheric river still battering California on Tuesday unleashed record rainfall, triple-digit winds, and hundreds of mudslides. Here's the historic storm, by the numbers, per the AP :
  • Downtown LA: In just three days, Los Angeles got soaked by more than 8 inches of rain—more than half the
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Historic California Rain Leaves a Muddy Disaster

Storms are receding, but cleanup from mudslides, flooding, fallen trees will take awhile

(Newser) - Rainfall from one of the wettest storms in Southern California history was to ease off Tuesday, but forecasters warned that floods were still possible and that soaked ground raised the threat of potentially deadly landslides, per the AP . The slow-moving storm that parked itself over the region on Monday, dumping...

Los Angeles Getting a Month's Worth of Rain in a Few Hours

Flash flood warning issued near Grammy Awards venue

(Newser) - California was being battered by the second of two back-to-back atmospheric rivers Sunday, with Los Angeles expected to get a month's worth of rain in just a few hours. A flash flood warning was issued for the city Sunday night as the Grammy Awards were taking place—and the...

Amid Winter Storms, Power Outages and a Skidding Plane

Several dozen deaths have been registered so far across the nation due to cold, rain, snow, wind

(Newser) - Storms that have turned roads into icy death traps, frozen people to death from Oregon to Tennessee, and even sent a plane skidding off a taxiway were expected to sock both coasts with another round of weather chaos on Friday. New York City—which only on Tuesday saw its first...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

NYC Local: 'Never Seen Anything Like This in My Life'

Gov. Hochul declares state of emergency in New York metropolitan area due to heavy rain, floods

(Newser) - New York's governor has declared a state of emergency for the New York City area, as heavy rains brought flash floods Friday that were "shutting down entire subway lines, turning major roadways into lakes, and sending children to the upper floors of flooding schoolhouses," per the New ...

North Carolina Takes First Hit From Ophelia
Ophelia Lands
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Ophelia Lands on North Carolina

Tropical storm made landfall Saturday, with high winds, flooding expected there, Virginia, Maryland

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall on the North Carolina coast early Saturday, and it's expected to bring damaging winds and dangerous surges of water, the US National Hurricane Center said, per the AP . The storm touched down near Emerald Isle at around 6:20am ET, with maximum sustained winds...

2 Inches of Rain Shutters Death Valley for Weeks

Heavy rainfall, flooding from Hurricane Hilary has caused 'extensive damage' in super-dry park

(Newser) - The hottest place on the planet has been shut down for weeks, but not because of the excessive heat. Instead, Death Valley National Park, the driest national park in the nation, has been closed off to visitors after receiving more rain in one day last month than the park typically...

Burning Man Is the Opposite of Burning This Year

About an inch of rain makes a muddy mess out of site in Nevada desert

(Newser) - One might be tempted to rebrand Burning Man attendees from "burners" into "mudders" this year. As CNN reports, unusual storms dumped enough rain—a little less than an inch—on the annual bacchanal in the Nevada desert to turn Black Rock City into a soggy mess that has...

'The Amount of Water Is Extraordinary'

Heavy rainfall leads to flash floods across New York state, killing woman and stranding drivers

(Newser) - Bridges collapsed, streets filled with water, and dozens of drivers were stranded Sunday evening due to flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall across a portion of New York state. The New York Times reports that the Hudson Valley, which includes the West Point Military Academy in Orange County, was hardest...

'Double Whammy' Set to Pummel Southeast

Snow and ice expected in multiple states this weekend, as well as heavy rain and strong winds

(Newser) - Spring starts next month, but that doesn't mean winter doesn't still have a trick or two up its sleeve. The Southeast is expected to find that out on Saturday, as what AccuWeather calls a "double whammy" of snow and ice will create a mess in the southern...

Ukraine, Russia Deal With Napoleonic Obstacle: Mud

In the spring, the heavy rains mostly worked against the attackers

(Newser) - Russians and Ukrainians have different terms for the muddy seasons, both essentially meaning there's a lack of roads. It happens in the spring during the winter thaw and the fall during heavy rains. In wartime, the mud can cover roads, sometimes causing military vehicles to be stuck in the...

In Death Valley, 'Entire Trees and Boulders Were Washing Down'

Flash floods spurred by record rainfall strand 1K in Calif. national park

(Newser) - Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads, and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris, and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers...

The Pacific Northwest Is About to Get Very, Very Wet

Atmospheric river will bring heavy rain, floods to parts of Washington state, Oregon

(Newser) - If you live in Oregon or Washington state, get out your umbrellas. An atmospheric river is expected to hit the Pacific Northwest hard from Monday into Tuesday morning, with rainfall of 3 inches to 6 inches expected in that one-day span along parts of the coast, and even higher numbers...

Storms Could Bring Heavy Rain, Snow to Dry West

Most of the Lower 48 expects a warm holiday weekend

(Newser) - Long-awaited moisture, which the West sorely needs, might be finally arriving at a difficult time. Forecasters expect winter storms to arrive in two waves, CNN reports: one delivering snow only to high elevations by Thursday, and a larger, colder one dropping snow at lower elevations. Accumulation in the Sierra Nevadas...

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