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  • Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions

    Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions
    Harsh, dry conditions continue to drive more of California into the highest possible category of drought, the National Weather Service announced Thursday. Nearly 80% of the state was under "extreme" drought conditions in June, according to the latest U....
  • Arthur's core may cross NC's Outer Banks at Category 2 strength

    RALEIGH, N.C. The core of Hurricane Arthur is expected to cross over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday night as a strong Category 2 storm, with wind speeds of 105 mph. Arthur's expected path has shifted westward, and forecasters have upped their...
  • Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast

    Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast
    Unlike violent, crashing waves, you probably won’t notice a rip current until you’re right in the middle of one. Fourth of July beachgoers on the East Coast will need to take extra precautions to avoid these strong, narrow currents, courtesy...
  • Hurricane Arthur ruining July Fourth for 250,000 N.C. beachgoers

    North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks braced Thursday for what the local tourism industry hopes will be a glancing blow from Hurricane Arthur that will disrupt Fourth of July holiday plans, but not cause major damage or upheaval. Arthur developed...
  • July 4 weekend forecast: Heat in the valleys, relief at the coast

    July 4 weekend forecast: Heat in the valleys, relief at the coast
    Fourth of July revelers can plan for a typical L.A. summer holiday weekend starting Friday: Heat in the valleys and inland areas, cool relief closer to the coast under sunny skies, forecasters say. "It's going to be a really nice weekend," said Stuart...
  • Hurricane Arthur poised to become Category 2, landfall in Virginia unlikely

    Hurricane Arthur poised to become Category 2, landfall in Virginia unlikely
    Hurricane Arthur continues to strengthen as it moves up the North Carolina coast, but according to the latest forecasts Virginia will escape the most severe weather. Hurricane Arthur, which is expected to become a Category 2 storm Thursday evening, is...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much

    Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much
    Arthur isn't the earliest tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic, but it did spring up about a week earlier than the 43-year average, according to the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And if Arthur...
  • Surf can be dangerous, even after the storm

    Surf can be dangerous, even after the storm
    In the wake of Tropical Storm Arthur beachgoers should be cautious of debris, high waves and rip currents known to exhaust swimmers and pull them out to sea. "Because the storm is gone, doesn't mean the danger is gone," said Ric Harriman, member of...
  • Mississippi River threatening towns north of St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS Steady downpours across the upper Midwest have swelled the Mississippi River above St. Louis, once again threatening Clarksville, Mo., and other river-hugging towns. Crests forecast by the National Weather Service would put the river 8 or 9...
  • Hampton Roads mayors keep wary eye Tropical Storm Arthur

    Mayors on the Peninsula and the Southside are watching the track of Tropical Storm Arthur closely as it cruises up the Atlantic coast from Florida. National Weather Service forecasters predict it will pass the region on Friday, but the greatest rains...
  • Storms leave power outages, flooding, flight delays in central U.S.

    Storms leave power outages, flooding, flight delays in central U.S.
    (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people were without power on Tuesday after a deadly storm that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain to the central United States. Illinois was particularly hard hit as flooding, downed trees and fires...
  • Arthur gains strength as it marches north toward Carolinas

    MIAMI Tropical Storm Arthur continued to gain strength and speed, churning up big waves and dangerous rip currents along Florida's central coast as it marched northward, on its way to threatening the Carolinas. The storm, heading away from Florida with...