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Virus, heat wave and locusts form perfect storm in India

May 28, 2020, 8:37am Nation & World

NEW DELHI — As if the coronavirus wasn’t enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a monthslong lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day. Read story

Weather Eye: We can be thankful to be safely between extremes

May 28, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Today marks 37 years since we reached a high temperature of 105 degrees in 1983. On that day it was so hot the southbound lanes of the Interstate 5 Bridge got stuck in the raised position. The steel expanded under the glaring heat, and a fireboat had to be called in to hose the span down and cool it so it would lower. Now, that is hot! Read story

Tropical Storm Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast

May 27, 2020, 8:58am Nation & World

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha surprised the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forming and making landfall within two hours, bringing a poor beach day of rain and gusty winds, but no major problems. Read story

Western Washington heats up this week

May 26, 2020, 3:17pm Northwest

The sun is going to try to make up for being a Memorial Day no-show. Summerlike weather will creep up on Western Washington beginning today, and areas could hit 80 degrees on Thursday. Read story

Weather Eye: Get outside, enjoy sunshine this week

May 26, 2020, 5:55am Clark County News

I mentioned here last week that a weather system would be tracking toward Puget Sound with a good share of rain on Memorial Day. The chances of measurable rain here in Vancouver was minimal but we did have some dribs and dribbles during the day with amounts on the light side. Read story

Weather Eye: May maintaining its chill, but not for much longer

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

How are you enduring this cool weather? High temperatures the past few days have been disappointing for mid-May. I mean, when it can’t even get out of the 50s, that’s noteworthy. We managed to creep into the low 60s Saturday, but it was a struggle. Read story

‘A pretty rare event.’ Hail the size of softballs falls in northern Texas

May 23, 2020, 6:07pm Nation & World

FORT WORTH, Texas — Hail the size of baseballs, softballs and larger pummeled Burkburnett north of Wichita Falls on Friday evening, ripping through roofs and the windshields of cars, according to the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., and social media posts. Read story

‘Truly devastating’: Michigan officials assess flood damage

May 21, 2020, 3:00pm Nation & World

MIDLAND, Mich. — It could be days before the full scope of damage from flooding in Central Michigan that submerged houses, washed out roads and threatened a Superfund site is apparent, authorities warned Thursday, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expressed hope the president will soon sign a federal emergency declaration. Read story

Forecasters predict busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

May 21, 2020, 12:32pm Nation & World

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — With forecasters predicting another intense Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 13 to 19 named storms, disaster preparedness experts say it’s critically important for people in evacuation zones to plan to stay with friends or family, rather than end up in shelters during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Cities find green ways to reduce storm floods

May 21, 2020, 12:31pm Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS — For more than a century, New Orleans has depended on canals and pumps to get rid of stormwater in a city where about half the land is below sea level. Read story