Heavy rain, snow and wind has been pummeling California over the past week in one of the strongest storms to hit the West Coast in years. But the downpour won’t be enough to chip away at the state’s persistent drought, which is now entering its fourth straight year. Continue reading
Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. The unusual weather phenomenon usually happens every few years, but this is the second year in a row.
More than 650,000 people were evacuating from coastal villages in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit made landfall early Saturday, causing downed power lines and trees and canceling more than 150 fights. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Super Typhoon Hagupit, shaping up to be one of the most powerful storms of 2014, is on a collision course with the Philippines.
The Northeast was hit with a mix of rain, snow and sleet on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many travelers tried to re-arrange travel plans, both on the road and in the air, in order to get a headstart on the storm. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Mayerowitz of the Associated Press about why airlines are preemptively canceling flights. Continue reading
Parts of Erie County, New York have been buried in over 5 feet of snow — and they may get another 3 feet by Friday. Here’s what you should know about the storm. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Sunni tribal leaders to urge them to defend the city of Ramadi from Islamic State forces. Also, the prime minister of Nepal pledged to establish an early warning system after a blizzard killed at least 29 people trekking through the Himalayas. Continue reading
Typhoon Vongfong hit southern Japanese islands with heavy rain and damaging winds Monday as the strongest storm to hit Japan this year made landfall.
If you slept through this morning’s blood moon, or missed out due to the cloudy conditions in some parts of country, social media has you covered. Continue reading
The strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 is spinning toward Japan, maintaining winds around 165 miles per hour. Super Typhoon Vongfong is predicted to still be a Category 5 storm by the end of Wednesday, but is not expected to make landfall in Japan until early next week. Continue reading