Storms

In this undated photo provided by NASA, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, waitin for liftoff on Thursday, March 1, 2018, is rolled to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GOES-S is the second satellite in an approximately $11 billion effort that’s already revolutionizing forecasting with astonishingly fast, crisp images of hurricanes, wildfires, floods, mudslides and other natural calamities. (Ben Smegelsky/NASA via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 10:50 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S. The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky. Dozens of meteorologists gathered...
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A woman shields her face and a child from gusty winds that whipped through Gangneung Olympic Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Spectators were advised to either stay inside venues or leave the park because of high winds. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
February 14, 2018 - 6:26 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Sharp, gusting wind forced the temporary closure of the Olympic Park in Gangneung on Wednesday, the latest blow from wild weather that has affected the games for several days. Sustained winds of 23 mph (37 kph) with stronger gusts howled through the Olympic Park near...
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Workers mop the court during a delay for the start of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The game was under a delay due to moisture falling from the rafters onto the court. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 07, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been delayed more than a half-hour because of a roof leak allowing rain water to puddle near one of the foul lines. Smoothie King Center general manager Alan Freeman says the source of the leak is difficult to...
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February 06, 2018 - 6:36 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Cameron Wake, University of New Hampshire (THE CONVERSATION) The year 2017 painted a grim picture of coastal storms in the eastern United States. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were...
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Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis. Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. The National Hurricane Center’s official report on Harvey compiles staggering numbers, starting with 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. But the really big numbers in the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, tally have to do with the rainfall that swamped Houston. Two places had more than five feet of rain. Eighteen different parts of Texas logged more than four feet of rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 25, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet. Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes. That's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Earnhardt is warning North Carolina drivers not to venture out into a snowstorm after he slid off the road and hit a tree. Earnhardt said on his Twitter account Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that he had just used his winch to help a sedan out of a ditch in snowy weather when he himself drove off the road and into a tree. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:47 pm
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is warning North Carolina drivers not to venture out into a snowstorm after he slid off the road and hit a tree. Earnhardt said on his Twitter account Wednesday that he had just used his winch to help a sedan out of a ditch in snowy weather when he...
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FILE- This Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 file photo shows a view into the control room at the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. The European Space Agency said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complementary devices designed to deliver high-resolution images from an orbit of 36,000 kilometers (22,370 miles). (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
January 17, 2018 - 1:44 pm
BERLIN (AP) — China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. The European Space Agency says it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complementary devices designed to deliver high-...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Capt. John Pepper, Fresno Fire Department, and Rescue Squad Leader RTF-5 searches homes off East Valley Road in Montecito, Calif. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 7:53 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20. The body of 30-year-old Pinit...
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Crews pump mud on Highway 101 after a mudslide Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Montecito, Calif. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its serenity and luxury, were under orders to stay out of town as gas and power were expected to be shut off Saturday for repairs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 14, 2018 - 2:09 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Parishioners prayed for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by deadly mudslides. Because most churches in coastal Montecito...
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