Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Nov 25, 2014

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area’s historic snowfall eased Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines. Forecasters, meanwhile, defended the National Weather Service following criticism from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who ...

Floods now threaten area of snowed-in New York state

Nov 23, 2014

Floods now threaten area of snowed-in New York state

Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat Saturday, with temperatures forecast to rise and melt the snow. Areas of western New York that got socked with more than 6 feet (2 ...

Nov 23, 2014

Series of storms raises hopes in California's drought

Hours of steady rain Saturday from Northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state is moving out of its driest three years in history — while still deeply locked in drought. After the past week’s three back-to-back winter storms, ...

Nov 21, 2014

Death toll rises to 10 in northeastern U.S. snowstorm

The death toll from a rare early snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern U.S. on Thursday. The storm has dumped 2 meters of snow near Buffalo, New York, and paralyzed some communities. The National Weather Service warned that another 2 to 3 feet ...

Nov 21, 2014

Globe sets fifth hottest-month record of 2014

Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record, with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that last month was the hottest October ...

Northeastern U.S. braces for more snow in killer storm

Nov 21, 2014

Northeastern U.S. braces for more snow in killer storm

The northeastern United States braced for another bout of potentially deadly weather Thursday, after a rare, midautumn blizzard killed at least eight people. The pre-winter storm this week dumped more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) of snow in some areas, including the hard-hit city ...

Freezing temperatures hit all 50 U.S. states

Nov 19, 2014

Freezing temperatures hit all 50 U.S. states

Temperatures in all 50 U.S. states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country. Heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York. In the South, states were bracing for a record ...

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend a year later

Nov 5, 2014

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend a year later

Philippine communities shattered by Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a huge reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm. More than 7,350 people perished as ...

Nov 4, 2014

Storm to lash northern Japan with high waves, strong winds

High waves and stormy conditions are expected to batter Hokkaido especially along the Sea of Japan coast until early Tuesday evening, the Meteorological Agency said in the morning. The agency issued warnings against stormy conditions and high waves in areas along the Sea of ...