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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
Found by Drone
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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
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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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...

California's Latest Crisis: Back-to-Back Atmospheric Rivers

Golden State is battening down the hatches for downpours, snow, and wind

(Newser) - The first of two back-to-back atmospheric rivers began drenching the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday and arrived in Los Angeles in time to snarl the Thursday morning commute. The Los Angeles and San Diego areas will be in the bullseye for heavy rain on Thursday, with flooding possible to...

Even Alaskans Are Getting Sick of Snow
In Alaska, 'a Pandemic of Snow'

In Alaska, 'a Pandemic of Snow'

Anchorage hits 100-inch mark at earliest point in the year ever, on its way to breaking a record

(Newser) - Even by Alaska standards, there's a lot of snow this winter. So much snow has fallen—so far, more than 8.5 feet—that roofs on commercial buildings are collapsing around Anchorage and officials are urging residents to break out their shovels to avoid a similar fate at home....

Woman Rescued After 15 Hours on Overturned Car

California woman had tried to cross flooded road in remote area

(Newser) - A California woman was stranded on top of her overturned vehicle for around 15 hours before a dramatic rescue, authorities say. The Alameda County Fire Department says the woman tried to drive her small truck across a remote, flooded road in Livermore Monday night, but she misjudged the depth of...

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