Hurricane Danielle strengthens, Tropical Storm Earl churns in the Atlantic

A quiet August has turned into a busier September with two named disturbances traveling through the Atlantic Ocean. Danielle became the first Atlantic hurricane of the season on Friday after August finished with no named storms for the first time in decades.  Hurricane Danielle is harmlessly spinning over the Central Atlantic and is nearly a thousand miles from the nearest landmass.  After weakening to a tropical … Continue reading Hurricane Danielle strengthens, Tropical Storm Earl churns in the Atlantic

Power outages, flight cancellations, thundersnow: Brutal snow, ice storm slams South

The entire Eastern USA was under a weather siege Sunday as a furious winter storm packing heavy snow, ice, gale-force winds and tornadoes rolled out of the Midwest and continued its unforgiving march across the nation. The impact of the storm varied greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood. Jackson, Mississippi, saw trace amounts of snow early Sunday while 25 miles to the northeast, the hamlet of Goshen Springs was … Continue reading Power outages, flight cancellations, thundersnow: Brutal snow, ice storm slams South

‘Significant’ storm next week threatens Thanksgiving travel

A “significant storm” and “strong cold front” could hit the US Northeast and Midwest next week — potentially wreaking havoc on Thanksgiving travel plans, forecasters warn. The large-scale weather pattern is expected to start over the weekend and extend into early next week, according to the National Weather Service’s prediction center. The full extent and path of the storm hasn’t yet been nailed down, but forecasters … Continue reading ‘Significant’ storm next week threatens Thanksgiving travel

Henri closing in on New York area with hurricane-strength force

Tropical Storm Henri is barreling towards the New York area with hurricane-strength winds and potential storm surges that have already shut down local beaches and prompted severe weather warnings along Eastern Long Island. Henri is expected to hit the Hamptons as early as 7 a.m. Sunday, packing winds up to 75 mph and heavy rains through much of the region. Officials throughout the Northeast urged residents in … Continue reading Henri closing in on New York area with hurricane-strength force

Deadly Tropical Storm Elsa swirls toward Cuba, Florida

Tropical Storm Elsa weakened slightly Sunday as it headed toward Cuba — but it was set to still begin hammering parts of Florida, including the area near last month’s deadly condo collapse, within the next day or two. The storm system is expected to pass near Key West by late Monday or early Tuesday before hovering along Florida’s Gulf Coast for a day and then making landfall near … Continue reading Deadly Tropical Storm Elsa swirls toward Cuba, Florida

Video shows lightning torch tree outside Wisconsin school

Mother Nature sparked a sensation outside of a Wisconsin high school. A large evergreen towering outside the building came tumbling down in an instant after being struck by a bolt of lightning, video shows. The lightning strike outside of Wautoma High School, about 90 minutes west of Green Bay, Wisconsin, came just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday as the students were getting ready to take a test, according … Continue reading Video shows lightning torch tree outside Wisconsin school