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Tanker 911, operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier drops retardant over the Sharp Fire, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Wrigthwood Calif. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the […]

08/10/2013

Few people visited Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Monday, July 29, 2013 as Tropical Storm Flossie approached Hawaii. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Flossie leaving Hawaii weaker than when storm came

HONOLULU (AP) — Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first. National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as […]

07/30/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across eastern Colorado, central Wyoming and into western Montana.  Showers and thunderstorms are scattered across the Great Basin, and the Central/Northern Rockies. A surface trough is producing showers and a few thunderstorms over New Mexico and western Texas. Tropical Storm Flossie is approaching the Big Island of Hawaii with max winds of 60 mph. Slow weakening is forecast in the next 24 hours. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Flossie: All of Hawaii on tropical storm warning

HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm making its way toward Hawaii had residents of Maui and the Big Island on Monday bracing for possible flooding, 60 mph wind gusts and waves that could reach as […]

07/29/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across eastern Colorado, central Wyoming and into western Montana.  Showers and thunderstorms are scattered across the Great Basin, and the Central/Northern Rockies. A surface trough is producing showers and a few thunderstorms over New Mexico and western Texas. Tropical Storm Flossie is approaching the Big Island of Hawaii with max winds of 60 mph. Slow weakening is forecast in the next 24 hours. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Hawaii braces for rain, wind from tropical storm

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents and tourists across Hawaii were bracing for Tropical Storm Flossie, which forecasters said was weakening as it approached the state but still could bring heavy rains, strong winds and possibly even […]

07/29/2013

LA skyline

The 4th-wettest July in LA since 1877

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – After six months of drought, Los Angeles is now experiencing what the National Weather Service calls the fourth-wettest July since records began being kept in 1877. But it didn’t take much […]

07/26/2013

Children play on a fountain at Pier A Park during a heat wave, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Relief from worst heat on the horizon by weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooler temperatures are within sight but likely not soon enough and cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously high temperatures for days as the largest heat […]

07/18/2013

Philip Jeschke, 4, stays cool under the waterfall tower in the splash pool at The Wilton Family Y on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in WIlton, Conn. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff)

Heat blankets much of US as summer sizzles

NEW YORK (AP) — From South Dakota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the […]

07/17/2013

LA skyline

Downtown LA sets July 11 rainfall record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s tiny but it’s a record. The National Weather Service says four one-hundredths of an inch of rain has fallen in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. That breaks the old record […]

07/11/2013

Lightning bolt and rain

Southern California gets July showers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says a surge in monsoonal flow of moisture is bringing scattered light showers to much of Southern California. Conditions Thursday are expected to be uncomfortably sticky, with […]

07/11/2013

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First death from California heat wave reported

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A 77-year-old man was found dead in his mobile home amid triple-digit temperatures in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the first reported death blamed on a weeklong statewide heat wave, authorities […]

07/04/2013

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Heat wave breaks temperature record in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s San Joaquin Valley is set to reach the highest temperatures in a weeklong heat wave, with other parts of the state also facing a 7th day of scorching weather. The […]

07/03/2013

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Weekend heat wave to bake western US

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high pressure system hanging over the West this weekend is bringing temperatures extreme even for a region used to baking during the summer. Temperatures are forecast to approach or […]

06/27/2013

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