Thursday, March 30, 2017

Weather

In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, daffodils bloom in New York's Central Park. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn’t quite beat 1954 for ...
Brent Benson salvages items from a friend's destroyed home Tuesday, March 7, 2017, after a tornado tore through Oak Grove, Mo., Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

BY MARGARET STAFFORD KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their ...
Flames and smoke envelope a grain elevator in Sitka, Kan., early Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Emergency crews struggled Tuesday to contain wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states, killing six people and forcing thousands of ...
In this March 1, 2017 photo, Van Fousek is interviewed outside of a shelter for residents displaced from their homes after flooding in San Jose, California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

BY KRISTIN J. BENDER SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When the floodwaters rushed in last month in San Jose, a firefighter hauled Hien Nguyen to safety. She left behind the ...
Lightning strikes near the barn on the Taylor farm near Lawrence, Kan., Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

BY JIM SUHR KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A severe storm system pummeled parts of the Midwest overnight with tornadoes, huge hailstones and powerful winds, damaging nearly 500 buildings and ...
Lightning flashes in storm clouds over the village of Dunlap, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Ron Johnson/Journal Star via AP)

BY KELLY P. KISSEL LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas, killing at least three people as the spring-like storm system rumbled ...
In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, crosses a snow covered meadow after conducting the second manual snow survey of the season at at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

BY SCOTT SMITH FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The massive snowdrifts in the Sierra Nevada could finally bring the California drought to its knees and keep skiers on the slopes long ...
Fidelio Desbradel and his wife Leonor Desbradel, of the Dominican Republic, take a selfie in front of a Tulip Magnolia tree in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring has sprung early — potentially record early — in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about ...
Submerged automobiles are shown on flooded Nordale Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

BY JANIE HAR SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday ...
Rescue crews take out residents from a flooded neighborhood Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in San Jose, California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

BY KRISTIN J. BENDER and MARCIO J. SANCHEZ SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San ...
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