November 20, 2012 |
Recent storms dropped 2 inches of rain on Yosemite National Park , bringing snow to elevations above 8,000 feet and reviving one of the park's best-loved features: its waterfalls. Yosemite and Bridal Veil falls , which thunder in spring when swelled with runoff from winter snow pack, dried up in mid-October. It has been one of the driest years on record for Yosemite and the driest winter since 2007, according to a news release. "After such a dry period, seeing the waterfalls flowing again is spectacular," Park Superintendent Don Neubacher said in a statement.
October 30, 2012 |
Electrons work for free, except, of course in major storms -- as several prominent websites discovered. When the former Hurricane Sandy -- now technically a cyclone -- hit the New York area, it cut power to hundreds of thousands of people, including some major Internet providers. Many seeking news, gossip and other information found themselves temporarily bereft and relying on other technologies such as television and radio and newspaper websites. PHOTOS: Sandy's huge impact Lost sites beginning Wednesday night included the Huffington Post, Gawker and the blog Mediaite.
March 1, 2013 |
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was so upset at the Virginia fans storming the court after the No. 3 Blue Devils were upset by the Cavaliers, 73-68, on Thursday night, that he reportedly cursed at them . According to another report, the Atlantic Coast Conference will address the issue of security in instances when fans appear ready to storm the court. As you can see from the videos above and below, fans storming the court can create a chaotic scene, especially for players and coaches of a visiting team trying to leave the court.
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February 28, 2014 |
The bigger, badder of two rainstorms that weather forecasters had predicted arrived on schedule late Thursday, drenching a very parched California while causing a slew of hazards along the way. The system is forecast to hover over California through at least Saturday, dumping several inches in some regions - including Los Angeles - before it leaves. Already, Van Nuys had measured nearly two inches of rain in just six hours Friday, with weather forecasters warning of another wave expected to hit the area in the afternoon.
October 29, 2012 |
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - Cyclone Sandy roared ashore Monday night with 80 mph winds in southern New Jersey, battering the most populous region of the United States, paralyzing epicenters of power and commerce, and plunging smaller coastal communities into crisis. After days of dire warnings and bustling preparations, the storm crashed ashore a little after 8 p.m. EDT, leaving more than 3 million people without power and at least two people dead. Although its winds reached low hurricane strength, officials called it a post-tropical cyclone.
October 30, 2012 |
Floods and fires, seawater surges and electrical outages, fierce rains and lashing winds continued to pummel parts of the Northeast as Sandy continued its destructive march on Tuesday. From Chicago to the Atlantic Ocean, through major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington, the impact of the storm continued to grow. Transportation systems in New York and New Jersey were crippled. More than 16,000 airlines flights have been canceled. Sandy continued to generate wind gusts up to 80 mph and dump up to a foot of rain and as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas.
August 28, 2011 |
Irene shut down Broadway, took a bite out of Hollywood's box office, closed casinos in New Jersey and canceled thousands of East Coast flights. But the economic fallout had been predicted to be far worse. The full cost of the storm, which caused widespread flooding and has so far resulted in at least 22 deaths, was still uncertain as insurance experts began tallying the estimated damage Sunday. Overall, the storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression Sunday, could cost insurers $1.5 billion to $3 billion to cover claims for damaged homes, vehicles and businesses, said Jose Miranda, director of client advocacy at Eqecat Inc., a catastrophic risk management firm in Oakland.
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October 12, 2009 |
Light drizzle and cloudy skies are expected throughout much of Los Angeles today. Temperatures will be in the 60s in most of the region, well below normal for this time of year, said Jamie Meier, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. On Tuesday, a big storm is expected to hit the area with heavy rainfall continuing through Wednesday, Meier said. The rain is needed, Meier said, but it could put some of the areas burned in the recent Station fire at risk of debris flows.
October 27, 2012 |
The megastorm expected to create massive problems along the Eastern Seaboard over the coming days is already affecting sports. Weather concerns prompted former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to postpone a scheduled Tuesday appeals hearing that he was to oversee in the New Orleans Saints' bounty-related case, with no new date immediately announced. And the Boston Celtics will make their first road trip of the NBA season a day earlier than planned, choosing to fly into Miami on Sunday instead of Monday in an effort to beat the storm.