| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Earlier this summer, Park Forest had microbursts causing a lot of tree damage. How are microbursts different from tornadoes?
— Norma Friedemann, Evanston
Microbursts are surges of rain-cooled air that plunge...
| Aug 26, 2014
Could a tornado be invisible? Clean air is not visible.
— Jason White
It's possible. Airborne dirt and debris carried aloft by a tornado's winds make the funnel visible. Videos of tornadoes in action show that such...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:35 AM
It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday.
Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Police and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Mass., outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car.
The National Weather Service confirmed that...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Cuando el juez de circuito de Key West, Luis García, anuló la semana pasada la prohibición aprobada por voto popular para uniones de personas del mismo sexo, comenzó un tortuoso camino legal hacia la igualdad nupcial para homosexuales y lesbianas.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:55 AM
MILÁN - Las acciones de Fiat perdían más de 8,5 por ciento el miércoles y caían a su menor nivel de este año, algo que a juicio de los operadores se debe a la inquietud que generan los próximos pasos de los inversores que rechazaron la fusión con...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:17 AM
A tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, expired at 1 a.m. after strong thunderstorms rolled through the area.
Flood warnings remain in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook, from Sunday...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Tuesday could see a repeat of damaging afternoon and evening storms that factored into at least one death on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large part of the state until 9 p.m. ...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Heavy damage, including a possible tornado, was reported in Volusia County during today's thunderstorms,
A significant weather advisory is in effect for excessive lightning in Brevard County, east Osceola County, east Seminole County, east Volusia County...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said.
The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Plainfield's siren system was not activated before a tornado struck the suburb the night of June 30 because emergency officials did not receive adequate warning, a police commander told village trustees Monday night.
Plainfield Police Commander Ken...