May 21, 2013 |
A tornado researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville couldn't believe it when he heard Monday that a devastating twister was headed toward Moore, Okla. "One of my graduate students came in my office yesterday and said, 'Moore is about to be hit again,' " Kevin Knupp said. "I said, what?" Monday's devastating storm was the third major tornado to strike the town since 1999 . But Knupp, whose work focuses on how external influences like features on the ground systems contribute to tornado formation, said that scientists don't know yet whether the Oklahoma City suburb's string of storm hits was random or a result of circumstances particular to the area.
December 24, 2012 |
You think you know storms, Southern California? Canada's Vancouver Island--now it knows storm. The Long Beach Lodge Resort near Tofino, British Columbia, offers one of North America's finest vistas for storm-watching. For those wanting to immerse themselves in the fury, the lodge and other local outfitters also offer superb winter surfing amid the wicked winter waves of the Pacific Ocean. The lodge, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012, was built along Cox Bay, and its great room provides an ideal place for curling up in an overstuffed leather chair and watching the massive waves roll in, whipped to a frenzy by gale-force winds.
November 5, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- As some schools reopened Monday in the metropolitan New York area and an overtaxed transportation system continued to creak toward recovery, a brewing nor'easter is expected to churn more misery and complicate cleanup efforts from last week's super storm Sandy. Just a week ago, Sandy rushed ashore in New Jersey, combined with two other storm systems and cut a band of destruction from Maine to the Midwest. At least 110 deaths have been reported, most in New York and New Jersey.
January 19, 2012 |
"Welcome Home Winter!" the banner on Mammoth Mountain's website said Wednesday. Mind you, snow hadn't yet starting falling at the California ski resort, but just the hint of powder on the way was reason enough to make the declaration. California ski resorts are counting on getting a boost from storm systems that dropped snow in Seattle and Portland, Ore., this week, causing flights to be canceled and prompting airlines to waive fees for passengers who need to change travel plans because of the weather.
August 25, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- Even with the threat of a hurricane, this host city had many familiar signs of a political convention. Political star-sightings were prevalent at the Tampa airport, including a Republican senator (Thad Cochran of Mississippi) and a freshman congressman (Steve Womack of Arkansas). Greeters welcomed convention-goers making their way to baggage claim and car rentals. Billboards along the freeway shouted political leanings: "Hope didn't work," said one for conservative author Glenn Beck, in a presumed jab at President Obama's 2008 campaign theme.
September 17, 2009 |
While the team huddled together, Sparks Coach Michael Cooper was about to rip into his players. Before he could, though, his players took care of it. They had a 12-point lead with five minutes 14 seconds remaining in Game 1 of their best-of-three Western Conference semifinals matchup with Seattle. But with the way the Storm kept chipping away at their lead, nothing was safe. Hence, the discussion during a timeout. "Sometimes the team has to do that and take responsibility like a veteran team like we do," Cooper said.
November 24, 2013 |
A wintry storm dumped heavy snow and rain across the Southwest on Sunday and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in what could be a preview of nasty traveling weather for Thanksgiving. Some parts of northern New Mexico were buried under nearly a foot of snow as a storm system blamed for killing eight people across the West continued east, also sloshing through Oklahoma and Texas. The storm was expected to reach the East Coast possibly by Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday.
October 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Fallen trees blocked winding Greenwich Village streets normally jammed with tourists and taxis. Muddy sandbags squished against empty high-rises in the Financial District. The facade of a building had ripped off in Chelsea, leaving apartments bare to camera-toting crowds on the street. For a change, it wasn't just out-of-towners wandering slack-jawed at the sights of Manhattan. Facing a massive cleanup from Sandy's devastation Tuesday, New Yorkers were in a state of disbelief as they realized that America's largest city, for all its museums and Broadway shows, its noisy subways and neon-lighted squares, was no match for a super storm.
July 29, 2011 |
South Korea struggled to recover Thursday from the nation's heaviest rainfall in decades, a torrential two-day downpour that triggered landslides and flooding, killed at least 57 people and left countless others missing or stranded. Military officials scrambled to retrieve explosives swept away by the storm. In one incident, a military ammunitions depot collapsed under a landslide, and officials said only half of the explosives, including 93 land mines, had been found. They also worked to retrieve numerous Korean War-era land mines that were dislodged by the storm from grounds near an air-defense unit outside Seoul.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2014 |
Light showers are expected to continue into Sunday, but the worst of a storm that brought heavy rain to Southern California has passed. As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the storm had dropped over 3 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, over 4 inches in Van Nuys and over 10 inches at Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest, according to the National Weather Service . "We said it was going to be a strong storm, and it was. There was some very...