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National Weather Service — 'We now have Zombie Tropical Storms'

Were you wondering what else could possibly happen in 2020? Not to worry - How about a "zombie tropical storm?" According to the National Weather Service, that is exactly the "moniker" the agency is hanging on Tropical Storm Paulette. Yes, she's back.

Lightning strikes and shark attacks - Risks of going to the beach

While the beach is the ideal place to cool off on a hot summer day, it is also one of the worst places imaginable to be during a thunderstorm or when sharks are feeding. Common sense should always reign when at the beach.

Winter storm dumps 4.3 billion gallons of water into Lake Tahoe

Truckee - A Monday storm brought a bit of drought-relief to California's parched Lake Tahoe by dumping 4.3 billion gallons, boosting the lake's level almost two inches, said Tim Bardsley, a National Weather Service hydrologist.

Blame those hazy skies, spectacular sunsets on wildland fires

Monterey - Got haze? San Francisco Bay Area residents are in for another two days of smoky air as rising temperatures combined with wind-blown manifestations of Northern California wildland fires.

Heavy rains, floods wash away parts of I-10 in So. California

Desert Center - The major route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix, which was closed when a huge surge of floodwater damaged bridges spanning small desert washes will partially reopen Friday, much sooner than officials had earlier anticipated.

Rain and snow storms finally soak Northern California

Monterey - The biggest rainstorms in years are expected to continue to pound Northern California for days after resuming Wednesday, bringing a welcome end to three years of drought but ushering in concerns about landslides, flooding and falling trees.

Days of rain could relieve severe Northern California drought

San Francisco - Rain is expected to start falling this afternoon in Northern California and could continue for several days in the largest storm to reach the region in years.

NYC Mayor de Blasio under fire from Al Roker for school decision

New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is keeping a low profile after weathering a storm of his own by keeping the public school system open during Thursday's blizzard and angering celebrity meteorologist Al Roker.

Hawaii braces for massive waves triggered by 'super swell'

Forecasters are predicting waves of up to 50 feet in height to lash the shores of the Hawaiian islands this week, due to a "giant northwest swell."

'Chiberia': Ghastly storm in the Midwest continues Special

Chicago - Everybody in Chicago and environs can now say they've encountered polar weather. It's actually colder here than at the world's farthest extremes.

NYC issues first ever mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Irene

New York - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuation of almost 300,000 residents as the city prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to impact the city beginning Saturday evening.

Hurricane Irene batters Caribbean, aims for Florida coast

Tropical Storm Irene was upgraded to a hurricane after she battered Puerto Rico packing 80 mph winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Irene, the first named storm of the season, has her eye on Florida and is expected to impact the Sunshine State by the weekend.

Tropical Storm Don nears the Texas coast, landfall by morning

Corpus Christi - Tropical Storm Don is expected to make landfall late Friday night through early Saturday morning near Corpus Christi, Texas. It is the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and the first to hit Texas this year.

Global warming ‘loading the dice’ for year-round extreme storms

Washington - This season’s extreme winter weather across much of North America and Europe, the result of global warming “loading the dice,” could be a prelude to future extreme storms in all seasons, a group of scientists said on Tuesday.

Las Vegas gets first big rainstorm,spectacular lightning storm Special

Las Vegas received a major lightning storm and the first big rains for 2009 Monday night while the National Weather Service issues a flood advisory for all low lying areas until early Tuesday morning.

Early summer storms start lightning strike fires in Nevada Special

Summer storms hit southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and California causing fires in the National Forests. The National Forest Service is fighting several fires Monday.

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