Northern California besieged again, this time by wildfires

Jul 11, 2017

Northern California besieged again, this time by wildfires

Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it's flames. When Chuck Wilsey was ordered to flee over the weekend as a wildfire roared near his ranch home in Oroville, he was ready. He started keeping his truck and camper loaded with supplies back ...

Record warm winter finds New Yorkers donning shorts, sandals

Dec 14, 2015

Record warm winter finds New Yorkers donning shorts, sandals

New York set a record Sunday for the warmest Dec.13, with some residents heading out in shorts and sandals just 12 days before the usually frigid Christmas holiday. Midday temperatures in Central Park climbed to 66 degrees F (19 degrees C), according to the National ...

As far as records go, none tops July's as hottest month ever: NOAA

Aug 21, 2015

As far as records go, none tops July's as hottest month ever: NOAA

Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. And it's almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record, they said. July's average temperature was ...

Record heatstroke victims taken to hospitals last week

Aug 4, 2015

Record heatstroke victims taken to hospitals last week

The number of people across Japan taken to hospitals by ambulance due to heatstroke or heat exhaustion stood at 11,672 in the week to Sunday, the most in a single week since officials started compiling comparable statistics in 2008, the Fire and Disaster Management ...

Mercury reaches 39.9 degrees Celsius in Gifu Prefecture city

Aug 1, 2015

Mercury reaches 39.9 degrees Celsius in Gifu Prefecture city

Extremely hot weather continued in many parts of Japan on Saturday, with the mercury in the city of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture hitting 39.9 degrees Celsius, the highest in the country so far this summer. The high was registered around 3:20 p.m., the Meteorological Agency ...