June 29, 2016

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Heat wave continues as Southwest U.S. expects another day of triple-digit temperatures

PHOENIX — People across the Southwest were preparing Monday for another threat of triple-digit temperatures that left two dead over the weekend. The mercury made a quick ascent Sunday to hit 118, breaking a record of 115 set nearly 50 years ago, according to the National Weather Service. Portions of Arizona and southeast California were Read More…

Rare, dangerous heat wave looms for western states

LOS ANGELES — It’s a dry heat, Phoenix residents like to say about Arizona’s hot weather. That bravado may vanish as the thermometer flirts with 120 degrees this weekend. Phoenix won’t be alone in the oven. A strengthening ridge of high pressure lifting out of Mexico is on course to also scorch other parts of Arizona Read More…

Tropical Storm Colin gains strength as it heads toward Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the state’s Gulf coast. A large portion of Florida’s western and Panhandle coast was already under a tropical storm warning when the National Hurricane Center announced Read More…

Cedar Point closed today after storms fell trees, knock out power

Sunday’s brief but strong thunderstorms that rolled through the Lorain County area left some downed trees and power lines in their wake, but no serious problems. The same couldn’t be said for Sandusky, where Cedar Point was forced to close at 7 p.m. Sunday due to a partial power outage produced by a severe thunderstorm Read More…

Thousands of homes damaged, thousands more evacuated after flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began last week, and the National Guard has rescued nearly 3,300 residents. Two fishermen have been missing for Read More…

Storms blow through Midwest, East Coast, with snow and tornadoes

WAVERLY, Va. — Storm systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast — killing four in Virginia — heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds of thousands across several states in the dark. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday night after tornadoes damaged Read More…

Counties contend with first major snowfall

So much for our mild winter. Mother Nature hit with a vengeance Wednesday night and into Thursday — an unofficial total of 3.8 inches of snow was dumped on Northeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be hazardous the next few days. Wind chill advisories or warnings could be issued today and Read More…

As work week begins, East Coast digs out from blizzard

NEW YORK — East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning Read More…

Blizzard of potentially historic proportions bearing down on Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON — The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation’s capital like the UFO from “Independence Day.” Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land Read More…

Let it snow! Let it snow!

While lake-effect snow warnings were in effect for other counties along Lake Erie, Lorain County’s experience with snow Sunday was normal, according to law enforcement officials. About 6 p.m., the Ohio Highway Patrol said the accident levels so far were normal for the conditions. “We’ve had about 10 accidents so far today, which is normal Read More…