NAHA, Japan (AP) — A weakened Tropical Storm Mawar headed toward Japan's southern archipelago of Okinawa on Thursday, leading businesses and the airport to close and fishermen to batten down their boats in preparation.
Triple-whammy of cyclones, a 1-in-200-year event, drove Italy’s deadly flooding, scientists sayMay 31, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A rare, triple-whammy of cyclones drove the deadly flooding that devastated much of northern Italy this month, but scientists said Wednesday that climate change doesn't seem to be to blame for the intense rainfall.
California unlikely to run short of electricity this summer thanks to storms, new power sourcesMay 26, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — California regulators say the state is unlikely to run out of electricity this summer because of a big increase in power storage and a wet winter that filled the state's reservoirs enough to restart hydroelectric power plants that were dormant during the drought.
What makes a storm a typhoon? What’s a super typhoon?May 25, 2023 GMT
Typhoon Mawar was a Category 4 super typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph) or greater when it crossed the northern tip of Guam on Wednesday night.
BANGKOK (AP) — Seven people, including four children, died Monday when strong winds from a rainstorm caused a metal roof on a school’s activity center to collapse in northern Thailand, officials said Tuesday.
India scorched by extreme heat with monsoon rains delayedMay 22, 2023 GMT
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Swathes of India from the northwest to the southeast braced for more scorching heat Monday, with New Delhi under a severe weather alert, as extreme temperatures strike parts of the country.
UN agency: 2M killed, $4.3 trillion in damages from extreme weather over past half-centuryMay 22, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The economic damage of weather- and climate-related disasters continues to rise, even as improvements in early warning have helped reduce the human toll, the U.N. weather agency said Monday.
Italy’s deadly floods just latest example of climate change’s all-or-nothing weather extremesMay 19, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The floods that sent rivers of mud tearing through towns in Italy’s northeast are another drenching dose of climate change's all-or-nothing weather extremes, something that has been happening around the globe, scientists say.
Crews work to reach Italian towns isolated by floods as toll rises to 13 and cleanup beginsMay 19, 2023 GMT
FAENZA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews worked Thursday to reach towns and villages in northern Italy still isolated by heavy rains and flooding, as the death toll rose to 13 and authorities began mapping out cleanup and reconstruction plans.
Heat wave in Asia made 30 times more likely because of climate change, scientists sayMay 17, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — A searing heat wave in parts of southern Asia in April this year was made at least 30 times more likely by climate change, according to a rapid study by international scientists released Wednesday.
Unusually early heat wave in Pacific Northwest tests recordsMay 14, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An early heat wave took hold Saturday in parts of the Pacific Northwest, with temperatures nearing or breaking records in some areas and heat advisories in place through Monday.
Early heat wave in Pacific Northwest could break recordsMay 13, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An early May heat wave this weekend could surpass daily records in parts of the Pacific Northwest and worsen wildfires already burning in western Canada, a historically temperate region that has grappled with scorching summer temperatures and unprecedented wildfires fueled by climate change in recent years.
Half of US West out of drought, but not fully recoveredMay 9, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Nearly half of the U.S. West has emerged from drought this spring, but the welcome wet conditions haven't entirely replenished the region, scientists said Tuesday.
Hydrologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said deep snowpack across much of the West will bring short-term relief, but the equally deep “bathtub rings” at Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoirs are a reminder of the long road to bringing supply and demand in balance.
Storm tears roofs off buildings in northern MissouriMay 7, 2023 GMT
TRENTON, Mo. (AP) — Severe storms tore the roofs off several buildings in northern Missouri and pelted the region with softball-sized hail.
Grundy County Emergency Manager Glen Briggs told KSHB television that several buildings in Trenton, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Kansas City, sustained serious wind damage when the storm moved through Saturday night.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula gets 2 feet of snow, a May recordMay 5, 2023 GMT
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A record May snowfall buried parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula under more than 2 feet of snow this week, with one spot getting twice that amount over several days starting in late April, the National Weather Service said.
Spain’s April heat nearly impossible without climate changeMay 5, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Record-breaking April temperatures in Spain, Portugal and northern Africa were made 100 times more likely by human-caused climate change, a new flash study found, and would have been almost impossible in the past.
Southern California gets snow, rain, tornado in spring stormMay 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unseasonably cold storm coated Southern California mountains with snow, dumped heavy rain elsewhere and spawned two small tornadoes Thursday as spring struggled to shake the grip of an exceptionally wet winter.
Snow-laden California gets more snow halfway through springMay 3, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The calendar may show spring is halfway to summer, but it's still snowing in California.
In the Sierra Nevada, the Heavenly ski resort at Lake Tahoe reported Wednesday that 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow had fallen over 48 hours, burnishing the epic snowpack left by a relentlessly wet winter.
Tornadoes in Virginia and Florida, flooding in other statesMay 2, 2023 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rare and powerful tornado sent residents of a coastal city in Virginia fleeing for cover over the weekend as it peeled roofs from buildings and pushed homes from their foundations.
Takeaways about heat deaths and vulnerable older peopleApril 30, 2023 GMT
SUN LAKES, Arizona (AP) — Heat waves fueled by climate change are arriving earlier, growing more intense and lasting longer, creating higher risks of illness and death for older people who are especially vulnerable to hot weather.
Deadly heat waves threaten older people as summer nearsApril 30, 2023 GMT
Yosemite flood risk, closures block some springtime visitorsApril 28, 2023 GMT
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. (AP) — After winter storms dumped massive amounts of snow on California's mountains, visitors to the state's famed Yosemite National Park can catch a glimpse of rushing streams, scenic waterfalls and hillsides covered in white.
Extreme weather is nearly universal experience: AP-NORC pollApril 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An overwhelming majority of people in the United States say they have recently experienced an extreme weather event, a new poll shows, and most of them attribute that to climate change.
UN’s weather agency: 2022 was nasty, deadly, costly and hotApril 21, 2023 GMT
Looking back at 2022's weather with months of analysis, the World Meteorological Organization said last year really was as bad as it seemed when people were muddling through it.
And about as bad as it gets — until more warming kicks in.
Minnesota prepares for major flooding after snowy winterApril 19, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Most of Minnesota should escape serious flooding over the next couple weeks, emergency managers said Wednesday, but cautioned that higher-than-expected rains in the coming days or rapid snowmelt in the Red River Valley could raise the threat.
Cloud seeding catching on amid Rocky Mountain droughtApril 19, 2023 GMT
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Garrett Cammans and his brothers sometimes don't talk about their toughest moments on the job in the cloud seeding business, like the time when one of them got stuck in deep mountain snow and had to hike out alone in the dark.
Late-season storm brings more snow to the Sierra NevadaApril 18, 2023 GMT
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The winter that wouldn't quit showed up again in the Sierra Nevada region of California and Nevada on Tuesday.
Here’s why downpour in Florida just wouldn’t stopApril 15, 2023 GMT
In some ways, it was the Florida Man of storms – not quite knowing when to say when.
Usually, thunderstorms fizzle out after they run out of rain or get cold air sucked in. But not Wednesday, when the storm that hit Fort Lauderdale had the warm and moisture-rich Gulf Stream nearby.
South Floridians mop up, recall fear after historic delugeApril 14, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The water was rising around her car, and Amanda Valentine thought she was going to die. She had just gotten a warning on her phone about flash flooding, and now it was all around her.
Snowmelt spurs flooding from Southwest to Rockies, 2 rescuesApril 14, 2023 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A rapid spring snowmelt after an unusually wet winter is unleashing flooding from the Southwest to the Rockies, causing residents there and in the Upper Midwest to evacuate or stock up on sandbags amid surging creeks and rivers.
A cyclone-hit Indian hamlet pins its hopes on a sea wallApril 14, 2023 GMT
KOCHI, India (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Mary Sebastian was hoisted on a chair and carried by a policeman in waist-deep floodwaters, leaving behind her now damaged home where she had spent more than 70 years of her life.
Northern China blanketed with floating sand and dustApril 14, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Many areas in northern China were blanketed with floating sand and dust on Thursday, and a sandstorm was expected to sweep through parts of Inner Mongolia.
The sandy, dusty weather and strong winds will last until Sunday, the National Meteorological Center said in a statement, adding the public should take precautionary measures to guard against poor air quality.
As summer heat looms, Japan urged to curb impact, emissionsApril 11, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Temperatures are rising in Japan and summer is coming fast.
Cherry blossoms are blooming sooner than ever before, chiffon-pink that’s traditionally heralded spring for the nation popping up just two weeks into March.
A look at previous Masters affected by inclement weatherApril 9, 2023 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A look at Masters tournaments that were affected by inclement weather over the last four decades:
2019 — Round 2 was delayed a half-hour. Split tees were used in the final round, which began at 7:30 a.m.
Masters Live Updates | Play to resume at 8:30 a.m. SundayApril 8, 2023 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Live updates from Saturday's second and third rounds of the Masters (all times local):
Augusta National has set the schedule to complete the weather-delayed Masters on Sunday.
Koepka leading Rahm by 4 on a short Saturday at the MastersApril 8, 2023 GMT
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Moving day at the Masters was mostly about everyone leaving on Saturday.
Small towns reclaim abandoned ski areas as nonprofitsApril 8, 2023 GMT
CUCHARA, Colorado (AP) — It’s been the longest wait, their whole lives, in fact. But Race Lessar and Landen Ozzello are finally right where they want to be, on a snowy slope close to home, molding snow into a ski jump.
Severe storms including hail, tornadoes hit Midwest, SouthApril 5, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — People still sorting through the wreckage of their homes after a weekend of deadly weather braced for another wave of strong storms that began rolling into parts of the Midwest and South on Tuesday evening.
Spring weather finally in Nevada forecast; 70 in Reno SundayApril 3, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The tail end of another Sierra storm brought 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) of new snow to the mountains above Lake Tahoe and winds gusting in excess of 100 mph (161 kph) over ridgetops.
32 dead as tornadoes torment from Arkansas to DelawareApril 2, 2023 GMT
WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Residents across a wide swath of the U.S. raced Sunday to assess the destruction from fierce storms that spawned possibly dozens of tornadoes from the South and the Midwest into the Northeast, killing at least 32 people.
The US leads the world in weather catastrophes. Here’s whyApril 2, 2023 GMT
The United States is Earth's punching bag for nasty weather.
Blame geography for the U.S. getting hit by stronger, costlier, more varied and frequent extreme weather than anywhere on the planet, several experts said.
Storms strike Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana; 7 reported deadApril 1, 2023 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A monster storm system tore through the South and Midwest on Friday, spawning deadly weather including tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centers in Arkansas, collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois and made a fatal sweep into rural Indiana.
Record rain, snow moving out of northeast Nevada; I-80 openMarch 30, 2023 GMT
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A winter-like spring storm was making its way out of northeast Nevada on Thursday after dropping record rain and snow on some areas and triggering multiple crashes that shut down a stretch of Interstate 80 for several hours.
Latest storm piles more snow on California mountainsMarch 29, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cold low pressure system spinning off the coast of California sent bands of rain and snow across the state Wednesday, making travel difficult and adding to an epic mountain snowpack.
Another powerful Pacific storm hits soggy, snowy CaliforniaMarch 29, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A powerful weather system from the Gulf of Alaska pushed into Northern California on Tuesday, bringing more wind, rain and snow to a state battered by months of storms.
Tornado-spawning storms may get worse due to warmingMarch 28, 2023 GMT
America will probably get more killer tornado- and hail-spawning supercells as the world warms, according to a new study that also warns the lethal storms will edge eastward to strike more frequently in the more populous Southern states, like Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Another powerful late-season storm heads toward CaliforniaMarch 27, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another powerful Pacific storm system approaching California on Monday was expected to bring rain, wind and heavy mountain snow, forecasters said.
The cold storm was expected to push ashore Monday night in the north and spread over the state through Wednesday.
Pray for rain: Spanish farmers hold unique Mass amid droughtMarch 26, 2023 GMT
L'ESPUNYOLA, Spain (AP) — When Josep Altarriba looks across his parched fields, the Spanish farmer can't remember a time of such widespread drought in Catalonia.
Another strong storm likely for California next weekMarch 24, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Confidence was growing Friday in the likelihood of another strong storm arriving in soggy, snow-laden California early next week, forecasters said.
The outlook for more winter-like weather increased as the state turned windy and cold, with residual rain and mountain snow showers in the aftermath of the most recent storm.
Weather-weary California hopes for sunny spring after stormsMarch 23, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Californians are tired. Tired of the rain, tired of the snow, tired of stormy weather and the cold, relentlessly gray skies that have clouded the Golden State nearly nonstop since late December.
Rare tornado near Los Angeles rips building roofs; 1 injuredMarch 23, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare tornado touched down in a Los Angeles suburb, ripping roofs off a line of commercial buildings and sending the debris twisting into the sky and across a city block, injuring one person.
Spring brings more wind, rain and snow to soaked CaliforniaMarch 22, 2023 GMT
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A strong late-season Pacific storm brought damaging winds and more rain and snow to saturated California on Tuesday as the first full day of spring showed little change from the state's extraordinary winter.
No telling how much more snow coming for Sierra NevadaMarch 21, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — No one really knows how much snow fell on the infamous Donner Party when the pioneers were trapped atop the Sierra Nevada for months and dozens died near Lake Tahoe in the winter of 1846-47.
Snow shutters schools, buildings in parts of New MexicoMarch 17, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wintry weather has made for more of a white than green St. Patrick's Day in New Mexico.
Northern and central parts of the state were blanketed with snow Friday morning thanks to a cold front, resulting in school closures and risky travel conditions.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekMarch 17, 2023 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
Locals in and around Sedona deal with flooding aftermathMarch 17, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Residents and tourists in northern Arizona tried to return to business as usual after evacuation orders triggered by rain and flooding were lifted Thursday morning.
But for some like Tatum Loll, 17, of Cottonwood, that was impossible.
Storms end Southern California water restrictions for 7MMarch 16, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s 11th atmospheric river left the storm-soaked state with a bang Wednesday, bringing flooded roadways, landslides and toppled trees to the southern part of the state as well as drought-busting rainfall that meant the end of water restrictions for nearly 7 million people.