Thunderstorms

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2020, file photo, lightning forks over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as a storm passes over Oakland, Calif. Numerous lightning strikes sparked brush fires throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
September 17, 2020 - 3:04 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning striking a parched landscape “could lead...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, provided by the California National Guard, dozens of people are evacuated to safety on a Cal Guard Chinook, after the Creek Fire in central California left them stranded. A weekend wildfire east of Fresno exploded so fast that it trapped hundreds of holiday campers who were airlifted to safety in a dramatic rescue that strained the limits of two California National Guard helicopters. (California National Guard via AP, File)
September 10, 2020 - 9:53 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Last weekend, a fire burning in California’s Sierra National Forest exploded in size, trapping hundreds of Labor Day holiday campers who...
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August 25, 2020 - 5:40 am
Thousands lost power Monday after strong thunderstorms blew threw parts of NEPA on Monday.
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Following the LNU Lightning Complex fires, a scorched VW Microbus rests in a driveway of the Spanish Flat community in Napa County, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 25, 2020 - 12:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region...
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Lightning forks over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as a storm passes over Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Numerous lightning strikes early Sunday sparked brush fires throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 16, 2020 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare summer thunderstorm brought lightning that sparked several small blazes in Northern California on Sunday and stoked a huge forest fire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes north of Los Angeles. More than 4,500 buildings remained threatened by the wildfire,...
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Krishna Iyer wheels a barrow full of logs as cleanup continues at the Eastern Iowa Hindu Temple in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. According to Iyer, the temple sustained damage to a corner of the roof when a falling tree struck it following a deadly wind storm this past week. The building also had water damage. Iyer says the temple is home to 300-350 stable families and close to 1,000 people attend from the surrounding area. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 7:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The unusual wind storm that damaged farms, homes and cities across the Midwest this past week could offer lessons for forecasters and the public on how to better prepare for something that packed the power of a category 3 hurricane but lacked the days of warning a typical...
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July 16, 2020 - 9:40 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Parts of Rogers Place were flooded early Thursday night, with the Edmonton Oilers saying the damage wouldn't affect plans to use the arena as an NHL hub when the season resumes. Oilers Entertainment Group spokesman Tim Shipton said the storm that also brought hail caused...
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A couple stroll along Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, as a storm moves over Lake Michigan.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 3:53 pm
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal were moving out of the Midwest and into Canada on Wednesday, with gusty winds and heavy rain leaving behind flooding in Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa. High winds brought down trees and left thousands without power in Wisconsin,...
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The Baxterville, Miss. of home Brian and Penny Templesis seen Monday, April 20, 2020 after it was heavily damaged after being struck by a tornado on Sunday evening. Severe storms are raking parts of the Deep South, a week after Easter storms pounded the Deep South, killing dozens. (Cam Bonelli/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 3:45 pm
HEADLAND, Ala. (AP) — Suspected tornadoes killed at least two people as severe weather blasted the Deep South and a house fire believed to have been caused by lightning claimed a third person, officials said Monday. Jerry Oliver Williams, 61, of Henry County died when the storm struck a rural area...
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April 19, 2020 - 10:47 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms pounded parts of the Deep South with hail, high winds and drenching rains on Sunday as forecasters warned residents to brace for possible overnight tornadoes and flooding across a region reeling from a deadly twister outbreak one week ago. . Tornado...
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