Little damage reported after weakened Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Oct 24, 2015

Little damage reported after weakened Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Hurricane Patricia pushed inland over a mountainous region of small hamlets in western Mexico early Saturday, weakening from its record-breaking strength but still powerful as it dumped torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. Patricia, which peaked as the strongest ...

Why did Hurricane Patricia become a monster so quickly?

Oct 24, 2015

Why did Hurricane Patricia become a monster so quickly?

Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car. Why? The Pacific storm had just the right ingredients. Plenty of warm water provided the energy for what meteorologists call explosive intensification. The air was much moister ...

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

Oct 19, 2015

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

A typhoon swept across the northern Philippines killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and floodwaters spread far from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time. Officials fear the death toll may rise after ...

El Nino brings rain to California; drought will persist

Oct 19, 2015

El Nino brings rain to California; drought will persist

The El Nino weather phenomenon is likely to drench California for some time to come and trigger floods, but it still will not end the state’s severe drought, experts say. Torrential rain has triggered chaos in parts of the West Coast region in recent ...

Oct 17, 2015

Philippines warns Typhoon Koppu could linger for days

Philippine authorities on Saturday warned that a powerful typhoon will likely linger over the country for almost three days, bringing heavy rains, possible floods and sparking storm surges. Typhoon Koppu, possibly the second most powerful storm to strike the disaster-prone country this year, is ...