| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:38 AM
This year's hurricane season is expected to be less active than the seasons between 1981 and 2010, according to forecasters at Colorado State University.
"The tropical Atlantic has anomalously cooled over the past several months, and it appears that...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:28 AM
PREPARING FOR SEVERE WEATHER
Last year alone, severe weather disasters across the country inflicted more than $14 billion in damage, and now 2012 is off to an early severe weather start.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners president...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:02 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On Wednesday Ross Nelson trudged outside at 3 in the morning to check the temperature in his apple orchard. He went back out at 6, and again at 7. And then he got a call.
A customer was worried about the cold weather’...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Having dodged a bullet when this week’s rainfall was not as heavy as anticipated, officials continue to call on La Caņada Flintridge residents to clear away yard waste and debris generated by the recent windstorm before more rain arrives.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:31 AM
2011 has been a wild year across the nation bringing blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, and heat waves. With 2011 coming to a close, the National Weather Service has put together a page highlighting some of these natural disasters during the year of 2011....
| Dec 18, 2011
| 7:59 PM
NORTH KOREA -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, an enigmatic leader who had led the reclusive state for nearly two decades, has died, according to news reports Sunday. He was believed to be 69.
According to his official biography, Kim was born in...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:02 AM
With the holidays in full swing and the first day of winter arriving on Thursday, no one wants to think about the upcoming hurricane season.
Just the same, WSI, part of The Weather Channel Companies, released its initial projections for 2012 on...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Citizens Property Insurance should raise rates by more than the 10 percent allowed under state law and it should reduce coverage, according to a recent report from Florida State University's storm risk management center.
The report comes weeks before the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Scientists say the huge sediment plume that lumbered down Chesapeake Bay following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee didn’t cause the widespread damage they feared.
The Susquehanna Flats, a circular area where the Susquehanna River meets the...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:29 AM
A local public insurance adjuster and the president of a home inspectors group allege that parts of property insurance laws passed this year and last hurt their industries and are unconstitutional.
Public adjuster restrictions
In a lawsuit filed this...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Huntington Beach's top newsmaker of 2011 wasn't a person or an organization, but rather a controlled substance.
Throughout the year, the Independent's front page featured more drinks than a typical bachelor party. Statistics showed Huntington at the...