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Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico, Caribbean

July 28, 2020, 9:00am Nation & World

MIAMI — Forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean as officials expect a disturbance in the Atlantic to soon strengthen into a tropical storm. Read story

Hawaii battles complacency after another hurricane near-miss

July 28, 2020, 8:43am Nation & World

HONOLULU — Hurricane Douglas joined a long list of hurricanes that have come near the Hawaiian Islands but didn’t cause major damage. Read story

Weather Eye: Hot spell short-lived; expect a bit cooler rest of week

July 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Sunday was a hot one for sure and by reaching 100 degrees, we broke the old record of 99 degrees set in 1998. Did it feel as hot as that to you? Afternoon humidity was down to 13 percent which is quite unusual for us, more of a desert feeling. The dry air helped somewhat to make it more tolerable. Read story

Hanna weakens but flooding still threat in Texas, Mexico

July 27, 2020, 9:45am Nation & World

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A downgraded Hanna continued charging across the borderland of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, where flooding remained the biggest threat Monday in a region that was already reeling from a surge in cases of the coronavirus. Read story

Hawaiian Islands avoid direct hit from Hurricane Douglas

July 27, 2020, 7:58am Nation & World

HONOLULU — Hawaii avoided a direct hit Monday from Hurricane Douglas and the Category 1 storm was swirling just north of the island chain. Read story

Weather Eye: Do you recall the last time Vancouver reached 100?

July 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Today was forecast to be a scorcher, and Monday too. I expect local neighborhoods to have high temperatures between 98 and 102 degrees both days. Then, mid-80s on Tuesday, near 90 on Wednesday and then 80s the rest of the week. Read story

Trump issues emergency declaration for Hawaii as storm nears

July 25, 2020, 3:41pm Nation & World

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases. Read story

Tropical Storm Hanna strengthens slightly; Gonzalo looms

July 24, 2020, 9:25am Nation & World

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Hanna strengthened slightly Friday as it moves toward the Texas coastline, threatening to bring heavy rain, rough waters and strong winds, all while another tropical storm continued to approach the Caribbean. Read story

Siberian heatwave: Wildfires rage in Arctic, sea ice melts

July 24, 2020, 9:18am Nation & World

GENEVA — The U.N. weather agency warned Friday that average temperatures in Siberia were 10 degrees Celsius (18 Fahrenheit) above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in ice sea off Russia’s Arctic coast. Read story

Weather Eye: Enjoy mild temperatures because heat is on its way

July 23, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Wednesday was about as average as you could get for this time of the year. A high of 80 degrees is spot on, although we usually don’t have as much morning cloudiness in July. We could have some of that today and with a cooler air mass, I am expecting highs only in the 70s. Friday a copycat day. Read story