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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.

Rainstorm, winds expected to drench Bay Area on Sunday

San Francisco - Bay Area residents braced Sunday for the second rainstorm in a week as a widespread weather system approached from the northwest.

Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged

Oyama - Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan on Thursday as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Landslides kill 30 in India's Darjeeling tea region

Khargram - Rescuers were digging through piles of debris to search for survivors after landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 30 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, police said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Noah-like rain hits town near NOAA headquarters Special

Denver - In Denver this spring, the heavy rains remind us of both the biblical Noah and the government agency NOAA up the foothills in Boulder. Precipitation is twice the norm for the year.

Earthworms rained down on Norway

In southern Norway, earthworms have been raining down from the skies, and biologists and meteorologists have been scratching their heads.

'Blood rain' falls on Britain

"Blood rain" is forecast to fall on Britain Friday night, as sand from the Sahara sweeps north from Africa to blanket parts of the island.

Geckos found to have self-drying skin

Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions. This property, similar to the way rain drops react on a waxed car, was recently found by scientists.

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.

Pre-Thanksgiving travelers get taste of winter before dinner

Hagerstown - The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

Study: Hailstorms are 'biological events'

A study has found that hailstones form around certain biological materials. This presents a new way of thinking about the formation of snow and rain.

Storm leaves most parts of Metro Manila submerged in floodwater

Tropical Storm Mario made landfall in Northern Luzon in the Philippines late Friday after dropping heavy rains in Metro Manila, causing widespred flooding that prompted government to suspend classes in grade schools up to college level.

Op-Ed: 6 Reasons François Hollande Is ‘The Ice-Bucket’ President

If French King Louis XIV was known as ‘The Sun King’, President François Hollande should be remembered as ‘The Ice-Bucket President’ or ‘The Rain Man’ for after only two years of mandate, he keeps appearing under the rain everywhere he goes.

UPDATED: Massive mudslide kills 17 in India, dozens buried

Pune - At least 17 people are believed to have been killed and dozens are thought to be buried under mud and debris after torrential rainfall causes a massive mudslide.

Insurance company sues Chicago for inadequate flood protection Special

Chicago - It seems that at least part of corporate America is learning to use climate change to its advantage. In terms of liability, insurance companies have begun to embrace the reality of climate change and the fact that it has been going on for decades.

Relentless rains drench U.S. East Coast

Miami - Streets collapsed and flights were delayed as heavy rains lashed the U.S. East Coast as far south as usually sunny Florida, after tornadoes ripped through other parts of the country leaving dozens dead.

Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended a 55-race winless spell when drove his Chevrolet to victory in a rain-interrupted, crash-marred Daytona 500 on Sunday in the season-opening NASCAR race.

Some Spanish towns have endless rain so far in 2014

You know that song, "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain?" Well, its official, they lied. Since the start of 2014, some towns in northern Spain, including the coast, have had rainfall virtually every day, making it the wettest since 1969.

Britain faced wettest January in 100 years with rain to continue

Two weather agencies in Great Britain have reported that the country faced its wettest January since their records began more than 100 years ago.

Many parts of England record wettest January since records began

Early figures have suggested several parts of England and Wales have experienced its wettest January since records began over 100 years ago.

Top tips to cope with the U.S. winter

The severe weather affecting the U.S. has been widely reported. To help those affected, the U.S. CDC has provided some advice on dealing with the wintery conditions.

Revealed — How butterflies stay dry

Why don't butterflies get damp or wet when it rains? The answer is inked to the make-up of the surface of the wings of the butterfly.

Global warming changes rain patterns

Berkeley - Scientists have proven Mark Twain wrong . The writer said: “Everybody talks about the weather but no one does anything it.”

Scientists claim diamond rain occurs on Saturn and Jupiter

US scientists have calculated that diamonds big enough for celebrities to wear could be raining down on Jupiter and Saturn.

Video: PlayStation CAMP's 'Rain' launch trailer

A launch trailer has been made available along with the release of the game called "Rain" which is jointly developed by PlayStation Camp and Playstation Japan.

Colorado: More rain this weekend, woman may be fifth fatality

Relentless torrential rain pounded Colorado for five days in a row. Farming communities along the South Platte River were requested to evacuate ahead of the incoming floods, which may have claimed another life, Reuters reports.

Colorado flooding: Thousands evacuated as heavy rain continues

The flooding that swept off the mountainside communities in Colorado on Friday reached downstream, causing a major overflow of the rivers and creeks, forcing thousands of people being evacuated.

Six children killed in Honduras landslide

Tegucigalpa - A landslide provoked by heavy rain in Northern Honduras killed six children in the village of La Chicharronera Wednesday night.

U.S. Open Tennis - Day 3

New York - Umbrellas were in abundance yesterday, as the US Open was plagued by rain. Twenty-eight matches were called off yesterday, as the men’s first round was given priority.
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COLORFUL: Visitors to San Francisco s Chinatown neighborhood use colorful umbrellas to shield themse...
COLORFUL: Visitors to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood use colorful umbrellas to shield themselves from rainfall during a 2011 storm.
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Left over clouds from a thunderstorm in Nashville  TN.
Left over clouds from a thunderstorm in Nashville, TN.
People wade through flooded streets in Charsadda  Pakistan
People wade through flooded streets in Charsadda, Pakistan
WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo tak...
WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo taken from Berkeley.
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Working as a trucker, i stoped in a west texas truckstop to take a break during a rain downpour. This is the sunset shortly after that downpour. One of my favorite pictures that ive taken.
Raindrops can still be seen on a holly bush after a thunderstorm.
Raindrops can still be seen on a holly bush after a thunderstorm.
Storm clouds rolling into Nashville  TN on Dec. 17  2012
Storm clouds rolling into Nashville, TN on Dec. 17, 2012
Lighting strike as seen through a car window.
Lighting strike as seen through a car window.
Delran  NJ: Streets converted into rivers by hurricane Irene.
Delran, NJ: Streets converted into rivers by hurricane Irene.
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Lighting strike from Dec. 17  2912 thunderstorm in Nashville  TN.
Lighting strike from Dec. 17, 2912 thunderstorm in Nashville, TN.
Clouds left over from a thunderstorm.
Clouds left over from a thunderstorm.
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The first massive  huge thunderstorm to hit the city of Toronto this summer (2010).
The first massive, huge thunderstorm to hit the city of Toronto this summer (2010).
Promotional boxart for the Playstation CAMP title  Rain.
Promotional boxart for the Playstation CAMP title "Rain."