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  • Tornado watch for north-central, northwest Illinois

    Tornado watch for north-central, northwest Illinois
    North-central and western Illinois and parts of eastern Iowa are under a tornado watch until early Monday. The National Weather Service has declared a tornado watch for areas from Boone and DeKalb counties west to just east of Iowa City in Iowa and from...
  • Moist air to fuel waves of thunderstorms

    Sunday afternoon's round of showers and thunderstorms produced average quarter-inch rains across the Chicago area. This was the first of many episodes of unsettled weather expected this week. Tropical, 60-degree dew point air will continue to stream...
  • Ask Tom: I heard that Michigan never gets tornadoes, is that true?

    Dear Tom, I heard that Michigan never gets tornadoes, is that true? — Donna M. Dear Donna, That statement is certainly not true. The Storm Prediction Center logged nearly 1,000 tornadoes in Michigan from 1950-2012, ranking it 20th in the nation....
  • Ask Tom: Do you have details on deadly storm in St. Louis area in May 1896?

    Dear Tom, I found a letter about a deadly and damaging tornado that hit the St. Louis area in May 1896. Do you have any details on that storm? — Wayne Zalokar Dear Wayne, That storm was one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. It was...
  • Shell chief insists Seattle is best offseason home for drilling rig

    SEATTLE In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.'s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it. All of the vessels in the Arctic exploration fleet gathering in Puget...
  • After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer

    After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer
    It's the time of year when the sounds of crickets, lawn mowers and ice cream truck jingles fill the air. But at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, summer is marked by the whir of medevac helicopters. "It's trauma season," said Kari Cheezum,...
  • Bark-eating bugs could damage New Jersey trees this summer

    New Jersey's trees could be in store for a rough summer from leaf-munching and bark-gorging insects, but officials don't anticipate the widespread destruction seen in previous decades. The state's most notorious devourer of leaves, the gypsy moth, is...
  • Continued spell of dry weather sparks brush fires

    The warm, dry weather is great news for New Englanders residents enjoying outdoor activities on Memorial Day weekend, but it's causing heightened concerns about fire conditions in the region. The National Weather Service says an elevated fire risk...
  • When tornadoes are near, states flash warnings on digital billboards

    When a tornado was barreling toward Oklahoma City this month, some motorists may not have known of the possible danger. But if they were driving on the highways, they could have been alerted two dozen large, multicolored digital billboards flashing...
  • Latest oil spill echoes 1969, but with less of the political fallout

    Latest oil spill echoes 1969, but with less of the political fallout
    Along the coastline west of Santa Barbara last week rose an apparition from 1969, as oil defiled the surface of the Pacific, the beachside rocks, wildlife. The catastrophe offshore from Santa Barbara 46 years ago was massive — 3 million gallons of...
  • Orlando weather: Possible thunderstorms

     Orlando weather: Possible thunderstorms
    The Orlando area could see a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 88, but a slight chance of showers in the early afternoon...