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California Super Storm Climate-Driven? Still Insufficient to Quell Drought

A Pineapple Express “super storm” now lashing California may be driven by climate change, a report states. Yet however strong the storm and no matter what’s causing it, California’s ongoing storm would need to be replicated at least five more …

Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding Could Come From California Storm

A Pacific storm will dump heavy rains across drought-stricken Southern and Central California, threatening the area with mudslides and floods. The storm will also leave snow across the Sierra Nevada mountains that may provide a start toward recharging the region’s …

Attribution Science, Extreme Weather and Why They Matter

There is a love-hate relationship with the word “new.” It’s used far too often, but without it as a preface some of us don’t bother to pay attention to what’s coming next. A “new task” scientists have grappled with in …

Hawaii’s Post-Storm Disaster Request Denied by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency late last week denied Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. Iselle made landfall over the Big Island’s isolated and rural Puna region nearly three weeks ago, knocking down trees and power …

Hurricane Julio Downgraded To Category 1 Storm As It Struck Hawaii

Hurricane Julio weakened Sunday night as it neared Hawaii, where a rural swath of the Big Island was still coping with power outages and downed trees in the wake of Tropical Storm Iselle. On the island of Kauai, rescuers found …

Cat Modeler’s Sharknado Model Follows Campy SyFy Sequel

Editor’s note: Wednesday night’s premier of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” on the SyFy Channel followed last year’s corny flick, which lit up Twitter with praise and insults for its camp and B-grade acting. The product placement-laden, cameo-heavy sequel pitted …

Iowa Farmers Face Damage, Replanting After Floods

Area farmers are dealing with damage to their crops and fences after all the recent heavy rain and flooding. Farmers in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska face significant work ahead because of the flooding on the Big …

Minor Injuries, Damage From 8 Colorado Twisters

Several tornadoes touched down as a line of severe thunderstorms swept through Colorado on Sunday, with one of the twisters hitting near a junior golf tournament and injuring a caddy. Six of the tornadoes struck in northeast Colorado, while two …

Opinion: 1 Year Later, Moore Is Study in Resilience

One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an …

Wisconsin Researchers Test Affordable Wooden Shelters

Bob Falk is frugal and a realist. The research engineer at Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis. could have used expensive lumber, pricey nails and high-grade plywood in his tests to create an almost impenetrable tornado shelter made of wood. …