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  • Flash floods, severe thunderstorms sweep across northern Illinois

    Flash floods, severe thunderstorms sweep across northern Illinois
    Storms swept across much of northern Illinois Saturday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service issued numerous flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings for the area, with some lasting as late as 11:30 p.m.  Earlier Saturday, a tornado...
  • Summer arrives: Are we in for a doozy?

    Summertime, and the livin' is … steamy? Welcome to Summer 2014 as The Old Farmer's Almanac and its rival publication, the Farmers' Almanac, forecast it. Summer, which officially began at 6:51 a.m. Saturday, will be scorching hot and unbearably...
  • Possible Saturday showers, storms in weekend beach forecast

    A rainy Saturday and a pleasant Sunday are in store for beachgoers this weekend, the first less-than-ideal forecast of the young summer. Shower and thunderstorm chances are expected to move in Friday night and last through Saturday, according to the...
  • California's drought getting even worse, experts say

    California's drought getting even worse, experts say
    California's drought conditions have worsened over the past week with the percentage of the state suffering from the highest category increasing, the National Weather Service said Thursday.  "Exceptional" drought conditions have spread in Central...
  • Beating summer heat by degrees

    Beating summer heat by degrees
    Summer starts on Saturday and the "feels-like" temperatures are bound to frequently exceed 100 degrees over the next few months. Beating the heat can be a matter of degrees – from 2 to 65, depending on what you are willing to do. Here's a guide to...
  • As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly

    As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly
    Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly. The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...
  • As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire

    As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire
    Local and state officials Friday painted a dire portrait of what's to come as the state moves into what they say will be one of the worst fire seasons ever.  With California in the grip of a prolonged drought that has only worsened in recent months, the...
  • Weather: Severe weather in Lake, Orange counties

    Weather: Severe weather in Lake, Orange counties
    A severe thunder storm is in effect for south central Lake and southwester Orange counties, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists say the storm is capable of winds in excess of 60 mph and quarter-size hail. It was also producing...
  • Storms set multiple blazes, add to flooding and erosion worries

    Storms set multiple blazes, add to flooding and erosion worries
    An intense flurry of lightning early Thursday sparked fires that destroyed a church steeple and the roof of a Middle River home as heavy downpours also closed the Walters Art Museum for the day Thursday, continuing a rainy spring that already has raised...
  • Hampton Roads residents find ways to cool off as temperatures rise

    Hampton Roads residents find ways to cool off as temperatures rise
    On Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of June, Suffolk resident Nathalia Goldberg, along with her two children and their friend, sought relief from the heat with snow balls. After the children spent the day at chef camp, the group stopped by Pelican's...
  • Rain break expected but storms possible tonight

    Rain break expected but storms possible tonight
    More than 10 inches of rain fell in Dixon and west of Mendota just outside the Chicago area in the last 24 hours, according to National Weather Service radar estimates. "There was a super cell that basically sat over those areas for several hours, it...