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Weather & Climate

New York City area under state of emergency after storms flood subways, strand people in cars

September 29, 2023, 9:57am Nation & World

A potent rush-hour rainstorm swamped the New York metropolitan area on Friday, shutting down parts of the city's subway system, flooding streets and highways, and delaying flights into LaGuardia Airport. Read story

Rain stops Cowlitz Complex fire growth

September 28, 2023, 7:35am Latest News

As much as 3 inches of rain fell on the Cowlitz Complex fires in the Cascades on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Read story

Tropical Storm Rina forms in the Atlantic Ocean, trailing Tropical Storm Philippe

September 28, 2023, 2:27pm Nation & World

Tropical Storm Rina formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said, as forecasters continued to monitor Tropical Storm Philippe that was also at sea. Read story

Antarctica’s sea ice hits a record low

September 28, 2023, 6:04am Nation & World

At its largest expanse this year, sea ice covered less than 6.6 million square miles of the Antarctic — an area that is almost 400,000 square miles smaller than the previous record low set in 1986, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the National Snow and Ice Data Center… Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Rainfall moves September to ‘above average’

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

September 28, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

Some moderate to heavy showers moved over Clark County Tuesday night and Wednesday dumping over one-half inch of rain as of 5 p.m. in Vancouver. That brought us above average so far this month and only about two-tenths of an inch more would bring us up to the average rainfall… Read story

FILE - A general view shows the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C.

An old car tire, burnt trees and a utility pole may be key in finding how the Maui wildfire spread

FILE - A general view shows the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C.

September 27, 2023, 11:35am Latest News

Melted remains of an old car tire. Heavily burned trees. A charred stump of an abandoned utility pole. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: More rain coming; woolly bears see a mild winter

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

September 26, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

The rain was slow to advance early in the weekend with only sprinkles and light rain barely enough to settle the dust. Meanwhile, satellite pictures showed an incredibly strong storm several hundred miles off our coast. A classic cinnamon roll wrap around. Read story

FILE - Firefighters monitor as flames consume brush along Gilman Springs Road during the Rabbit Fire, July 14, 2023, in Moreno Valley, Calif. More Americans believe they've personally felt the impact of climate change because of recent extreme weather according to new polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

After summer’s extreme weather, more Americans see climate change as a culprit, AP-NORC poll shows

FILE - Firefighters monitor as flames consume brush along Gilman Springs Road during the Rabbit Fire, July 14, 2023, in Moreno Valley, Calif. More Americans believe they've personally felt the impact of climate change because of recent extreme weather according to new polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

September 25, 2023, 5:19pm Latest News

Kathleen Maxwell has lived in Phoenix for more than 20 years, but this summer was the first time she felt fear, as daily high temperatures soared to 110 degrees or hotter and kept it up for a record-shattering 31 consecutive days. Read story

FILE - Patrons are warned about the heat at the Desert Botanical Garden entrance, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, in Phoenix. America's hottest big metro is on track to set an annual record for heat-associated deaths after a sweltering Phoenix summer. (AP Photo/Ross D.

Arizona’s sweltering summer could set new record for most heat-associated deaths in big metro

FILE - Patrons are warned about the heat at the Desert Botanical Garden entrance, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, in Phoenix. America's hottest big metro is on track to set an annual record for heat-associated deaths after a sweltering Phoenix summer. (AP Photo/Ross D.

September 25, 2023, 9:23am Nation & World

America’s hottest metro area is on track to set an annual record for heat-associated deaths after a sweltering summer, particularly in Phoenix. Read story

Jennie Tinsley and partner Jacob Bouvette look through the rubble of their home that burned down in the Gray Fire on Aug. 31, 2023.

A Washington wildfire sparked in a field of wheat. Within minutes it overwhelmed firefighters

Jennie Tinsley and partner Jacob Bouvette look through the rubble of their home that burned down in the Gray Fire on Aug. 31, 2023.

September 25, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

Steve McBride guided his Jeep Compass through the dense smoke. The landscape of once golden-brown ponderosa pines and tan brittle grasses was charred and smoldering. Read story