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Wild weather: Floods, snow, tornadoes hit central USA

Rain - USA Today

Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes - and a sinkhole in Chicago.


Hybrid of Sandy, winter storm threatens East Coast

Winter Storms

Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say....


Two dead, over 100,000 without power after fierce storms

Two people were dead and more than 100,000 homes and businesses in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania were without electricity Friday morning after severe thunderstorms swept through the region late Thursday.


Heaviest rains in 60 years kill 37 in Beijing

The Chinese capital's heaviest rainstorm in six decades killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport, state media and the government said on Sunday.


People evacuate homes, animals flee zoo pens as heavy rains bring floods to NE Minnesota city

Minnesota Flooding

Residents evacuated their homes and animals escaped from pens at a zoo as floods fed by a steady torrential downpour struck northeastern Minnesota, inundating the city of Duluth, officials said Wednesday.


15 inches of rain floods Louisiana homes, roads

Louisiana Floods

States of emergency were in force Tuesday in four Louisiana parishes after torrential rain left homes and roads under several feet of water. Hundreds fled their homes and dozens of motorists had to be rescued.


NASCAR Postpones Daytona 500 to Noon Monday

Daytona 500

NASCAR postponed the Daytona 500 because of rain, the first time in the 54-year history of the event that it has been delayed a day.


Practical Traveler: Skiers, Take Heart! There Is Snow if You Know Where to Look

Ski Resorts

Try New England, Colorado and New Mexico, where some resorts are seeing snowfall ranges of 40 inches to over 105 inches.

Senh: In California, there's still no rain. What gives. The skiing season has been terrible so far.


Earth headed for climate extremes

More hot days? "Virtually certain." Heat waves? "Ninety to 100 percent probability." And as the 21st century unfolds, more heavy precipitation and more intense hurricanes are "likely." The forecast comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a global body of scientists who make periodic pronouncements on global warming and its likely effects.


Tigers-Yankees playoff opener suspended by rain

The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was suspended because of rain in the second inning Friday night, probably wiping out the ace of each pitching staff for a few days.


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