Tag: Weather

Divining Disaster: Inside the Storm Prediction Center

NORMAN, Okla. — The atmosphere was in turmoil before sunrise one day last week, and more than 58 million people were at risk. A tornado threat was stalking the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Damaging winds were a danger along the entire length of Interstate 70 in Missouri. A possibility of […]

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Extreme Weather Kills 8 as Tornadoes and Flooding Hit South

A powerful storm system that spawned tornadoes and flooding killed at least eight people, including three children, over the weekend and left a trail of damaged homes, splintered trees and power outages stretching from Texas to the Northeast. At least 17 tornadoes blew through Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio. The storms also dumped snow on […]

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Duluth, Minn.: The ‘Most Climate-Proof City’ in America?

By WHITNEY HURST, KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS, JOE VAN EECKHOUT and CAROLINE KIM | Apr. 15, 2019 | 6:35 If extreme weather made your city unlivable, where would you move? Consider Duluth, Minn., a Harvard University climate adaptation expert says. He thinks the city’s cold temperatures, abundance of fresh water and industrial infrastructure make it an ideal […]

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Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change

CORQUÍN, Honduras — The farmer stood in his patch of forlorn coffee plants, their leaves sick and wilted, the next harvest in doubt. Last year, two of his brothers and a sister, desperate to find a better way to survive, abandoned their small coffee farms in this mountainous part of Honduras and migrated north, eventually […]

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Denver Braces for a Blizzard, a Day After Basking in Spring Sunshine

Pack away the sidewalk tables and flip-flops; break out the boots and shovels. Nature was showing its fickle side on Wednesday, with blizzard conditions, heavy snow and frigid air expected to pound parts of the Rockies and the Plains, just a day after the weather was sunny and idyllic in some of those same places. […]

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Weather Channel Is Sued Over Fatal Crash Involving Storm Chasers

The mother of a man who was killed in a traffic collision involving two storm chasers has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Weather Channel that seeks $125 million in damages. The man, Corbin Jaeger, who was 25, was killed on March 28, 2017, when the two storm chasers, Randall D. Yarnall and Kelley G. […]

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What Makes a Catastrophic Flood? And Is Climate Change Causing More of Them?

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. With floods submerging expanses of the Midwest and government scientists warning that this spring could bring a historic flood season in the United States, it’s natural to ask why it is happening. What causes catastrophic flooding? And what is the […]

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25 States Are at Risk of Serious Flooding This Spring, U.S. Forecast Says

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Vast areas of the United States are at risk of flooding this spring, even as Nebraska and other Midwestern states are already reeling from record-breaking late-winter floods, federal scientists said on Thursday. Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states will […]

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Flooding in the Midwest: Why the Water Is So High

A historic snowy winter is turning into record spring flooding across a wide area in the middle of the United States, as major rivers spill over their banks, break levees and inundate towns and farms. The governors of Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have declared emergencies, and Iowa’s governor has issued a disaster proclamation. At […]

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Trilobites: Massacre of Children in Peru Might Have Been a Sacrifice to Stop Bad Weather

Last year archaeologists in Peru announced the discovery of a centuries-old ritual massacre, at a site they believed was the largest known case of child sacrifice ever found. Buried beneath the sands of a 15th-century site called Huanchaquito-Las Llamas were nearly 140 child skeletons, as well as the remains of 200 llamas. While the reasoning […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Why Did the Mayor Call a Snow Day?

Weather: Bundle up. Temperatures start in the low 20s and by the afternoon will warm all the way up to the low 30s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through Ash Wednesday. ImageCreditStephen Speranza for The New York Times The outlook for New York City yesterday went from, in the words of Bob Dylan, “give me shelter from […]

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A Blast of Snow and Bitter Cold Across the Nation. Oh, Goody.

DENVER — The call went up across America: Mother Nature, please have mercy. A punishing winter that has already produced record snowfalls and crippling temperatures in many areas sent another wave of severe weather blasting across the country over the weekend. Fresh snow buried cars and snarled travel from Denver to St. Louis, and behind […]

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New York Today: New York Weather: Snow in Forecast as Winter Storm Moves East

ImageCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times We’re bringing you a special early edition of Monday’s New York Today to help you prepare for the storm. Weather: Your day is all about the snow. Five to eight inches are expected to accumulate between Sunday afternoon and 7 a.m. Monday in the New York City area, […]

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Snow in Forecast for a 2,500-Mile Path From California to Maine

ImageThe California Department of Water Resources conducted a snow survey near Echo Summit, Calif., on Thursday. The heavy snow that fell in the Sierra Nevada Mountains this winter has erased the drought conditions for most of California.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press By Mitch Smith and Adeel Hassan CHICAGO — Spring may be within sight, but as the […]

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How the Weather Gets Weaponized in Climate Change Messaging

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — In the summer, when heat waves scorch cities or heavy rains flood the coasts, some climate scientists and environmentalists will point out any plausible connections to global warming, hoping today’s weather will help people understand tomorrow’s danger from climate change. […]

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Extreme Weather Can Feel ‘Normal’ After Just a Few Years, Study Finds

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. While unusual weather patterns have always come and gone, in a changing climate extreme weather events will become more frequent. And this year has already had its fair share of extremes. But if extreme temperatures arrived in your area, would […]

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