FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta has grown to 210,035 acres in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands.
Light rain showers moved inland as planned late Tuesday but didn’t really amount to much. I measured the same as Pearson Field, .09 of an inch as of early Wednesday afternoon. Lingering sprinkles and light showers were forecast overnight but end today.
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.
FRESNO, Calif. — Residents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in March compared with the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell and changing habits, officials said Tuesday.
The calendar says it is May, but the weather says it is summer! Monday’s high of 86 was 21 degrees above average. Summer? Yes, indeed. It was in the low 80s Sunday. All this is on the heels of the warmest April on record.
Saturday was a delight with clear blue skies in the afternoon and nice dry north-northwest breezes. Temperatures at 4 p.m. were near the 70-degree mark almost everywhere around the state. There was a bunch of 70s along the east slopes of the Cascades, in the likes of Yakima, Ellensburg and Wenatchee.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Lisa Asberry Davis said Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety in water up to their chins after torrential rains swamped an East Texas cul-de-sac during the night, forcing some residents onto rooftops.
PATNA, India -- With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said Friday they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a “bust” because the tornadoes that did develop were small.
SAN FRANCISCO — California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.
The last day of April will end on a warm and sunny note with clearing skies and sunshine after a few showers Friday. Highs will inch upward to 70 or so and then into the 80-85 degree range Sunday and Monday. Ah yes, summer is coming.