heat wave News

Sweltering Las Vegas Heat Continues Delaying, Canceling Flights

The extreme heat this summer in Las Vegas has been causing a multitude of delays and cancellations at McCarran International Airport, including one airline that suspended service for the season and another that had to adjust its departure schedule. Airport …

See More Heat, Fire Danger in Store for Southern California

More high heat and elevated fire danger is in store for much of Southern California, especially interior areas. The National Weather Service says the scenario is due to an upper-level high-pressure system combined with weakening onshore flow near the surface. …

California Struggles with Wildfires, Thunderstorms, Triple-Digit Heat

Wildfires burned amid a week of triple-digit temperatures across California, while some sections of the state saw sudden thunderstorms and flash floods. High temperatures were expected from Sacramento to San Bernardino, Fresno to Fullerton in a heatwave forecast to last …

Southern California Fire Danger Rises Amid Heat Wave

Forecasters say a heat wave building across Southern California will elevate fire danger through early next week. The National Weather Service says temperatures will edge upward to around 100 degrees in warmest areas Friday and the peak of the heat …

Midwest Heat Wave Eases But Drought Threatens Corn Crop

The withering U.S. corn crop is gaining some respite from a record heat wave this week but new weather forecasts offered scant signs of the rainfall it urgently needs to avoid the worst drought damage in nearly a quarter century. …

Storms Knock Out Power in East; Heat Threatens Corn Crop in Midwest

Six days after violent storms hit the eastern United States, the state of West Virginia was struggling to recover on Thursday, with nearly a third of electricity customers still without power and new storms putting more people in the dark. …

Heat Wave Continues to Take Toll in Eastern States

About 1.3 million homes and businesses in the eastern United States remained without power amid a heat wave on Tuesday, and storm damage and high temperatures forced many Fourth of July celebrations to be canceled. Violent weekend storms and days …

New Climate Data from WMO Shows World is Warming

Last year tied for the hottest year on record, confirming a long-term warming trend, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday, and future warming depended on action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The first ten years of the millennium …