Federal emergency managers and weather forecasters urged the nation Friday to prepare for extreme weather this fall and winter, as El Nino's signature warm Pacific waters fueled Hurricane Patricia into the strongest storm on record to threaten North America.
But while the global climate pattern poses flooding risks from drought-parched California to the Gulf Coast, in Maryland, a different hazard looms — heavy snow.
As an intensifying El Nino demonstrates its strength, meteorologists say the moisture it sends streaming across the southern United States could deliver some winter wallops. Though El Nino winters can be otherwise mild and unremarkable, they have produced...
Hurricane Jeanne, seen in this satellite image taken at 11:30 a.m. Friday, moves closer to the northwestern Bahamas Islands with 100-mph winds. It's expected to hit Florida over the weekend.