SEATTLE — Firefighters battling Washington’s largest wildfire have been able to keep the blaze from threatening more homes, but rising temperatures this week will make their job harder, officials said Monday.
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press
July 28, 2014 10:44 a.m.
REVERE, Mass. — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. — A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said.
Lots to chat about in the weather department. What a day Wednesday with that steady rain that looked like for a while it wouldn't end any time soon. Fortunately, skies cleared somewhat and the sun came out around 3 p.m.
Today and Wednesday, we could see enough unusual activity to get weather enthusiasts excited. A chance of thunderstorms will exist mainly over and east of the Cascades but there's also a risk here in the western part of the state.
The weather downturn mentioned here the other day began late Saturday as clouds approached Southwest Washington. Rain had been falling much of the day along the Washington Coast from Grays Harbor northward.
Just when some of you were getting used to this warm weather, Mother Nature will be cooling things down a bit. Maybe even below average for this time of the year by the weekend. High pressure slides off to the Rocky Mountains and a cold trough of low pressure slides down from British Columbia and parks itself off the coast.
By JIM GOMEZ and OLIVER TEVES, Associated Press
July 16, 2014 11:52 a.m.
MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and forcing nearly half a million people to flee from its lethal wind and rains, officials said.
By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2014 4:49 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds — $5 million — specifically for the project.