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  • Rain and cool temps to blame for Chicago-area mosquito invasion

    Rain and cool temps to blame for Chicago-area mosquito invasion
    Two mosquito control agencies in the Chicago area are reporting noticeably higher numbers of floodwater mosquitoes after months of rain. And the skin-slapping and itching is only expected to continue as forecasters predict more rain for this weekend. In...
  • Firefighters battling seven blazes in Washington state

    Firefighters battling seven blazes in Washington state
    More than 1,000 firefighters battled seven blazes in Washington on Friday, as a heat wave blasted through the state, threatening to aggravate conditions in one of the most active fire regions in the country. Only three outbuildings had been damaged by...
  • National Weather Service says tornado touched down in Virginia Beach

    National Weather Service officials confirmed that a tornado touched down in Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon, the result of three storms that converged near 17th Street. The EF0 tornado, with winds between 70 and 75 miles per hour,  struck at 3:35 p.m....
  • 'Supermoon' 2014 returns; high tides at beaches expected

     'Supermoon' 2014 returns; high tides at beaches expected
    Summer just got brighter as the so-called  "supermoon" is expected to light up the Earth early Saturday. With it, the National Weather Service issued a warning to coastal areas of Southern California. "High astronomical tides will occur this evening...
  • Seattle area braces for heat; wildfires hit Eastern Washington

    SEATTLE A heat wave expected this weekend could aggravate raging wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington. Temperatures there are expected to climb past 100 degrees, according to Matt Fugazzi, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane....
  • 818 Roundup: Police release photos of Nordstrom Rack shoplifting suspects; Moose Lodge in Glendale sold

    818 Roundup: Police release photos of Nordstrom Rack shoplifting suspects; Moose Lodge in Glendale sold
    Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The high predicted for Glendale is 85 and low of 66, according to National Weather Service experts.  Your top regional news: - The headquarters for the Glendale chapter of Moose...
  • Summer 'polar vortex' cooling off parts of U.S. while the West bakes

    Summer 'polar vortex' cooling off parts of U.S. while the West bakes
    Put away those shorts and tank tops, Chicago, and get ready for another "polar vortex." That’s what some people are calling the unseasonably cold temperatures expected to come to the northern and eastern United States next week, as a patch of cold...
  • Sunny and warm with small chance of showers Friday

    Sunny and warm with small chance of showers Friday
    Friday is expected to be sunny with highs in the mid-80s, though forecasters are calling for chances of scattered afternoon thunderstorms and showers. The National Weather Service said there was about a 20 percent chance of rain after noon, with light...
  • Wind-swept wildfire chars 18,000 acres in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state firefighters were battling a wind-swept wildfire on Friday that raged over steep terrain, damaged property and forced evacuations and road closures, officials said. The Mills Canyon Fire remains uncontained since...
  • Waterspout spotted near Cocoa Beach, causes social media buzz

    Waterspout spotted near Cocoa Beach, causes social media buzz
    It wasn't a bird. It wasn't a plane. It was a waterspout that caught everyone's attention in Cocoa Beach Thursday evening. And the whirling column of air and water mist caused quite a stir on social media as photos of the waterspout flooded social...
  • Next week a July 'Polar Vortex'? Depends on who you ask

    Next week a July 'Polar Vortex'? Depends on who you ask
    Next week will bring a span of unseasonably cool days and nights that could dip into the 40s in some Chicago suburbs, say weather forecasters. In a tweet on its official Twitter feed, the National Weather Service in Romeoville described the system in...