Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weather

This Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, photo provided by KATU-TV shows a wildfire as seen from near Stevenson Wash., across the Columbia River, burning in the Columbia River Gorge above the Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Oregon.

BY GILLIAN FLACCUS and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from filling their lungs and ...
Motorists head north on US Route 1 as Hurricane Irma moves its path in the northeast Caribbean, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla.

BY ADRIANA GOMEZ and TERRY SPENCER KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Residents of the Florida Keys are known for riding out hurricanes, but with Irma’s potentially catastrophic wind and rain ...
In this geocolor image captured by GOES-16 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, moves westward, Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Leeward Islands.

BY DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Armed with the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Irma bore down Tuesday on ...

The Lee County Commission has declared a local state of emergency in preparation for the effects of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane was upgraded to a category 5 storm early Tuesday ...
This Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a fire hose set up outside Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Montana as firefighters prepare for a blaze that is threatening the century-old Swiss chalet-style hotel.

BY MATT VOLZ and SUDHIN THANAWALA HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Winds wreaked havoc on wildfires that were threatening two crown jewels of the National Park Service on Monday, pushing the ...
This Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Irma nearing the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday.

MIAMI (AP) — From Puerto Rico to Florida, people are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irma, a monster storm that threatens to plow through the Caribbean and perhaps deliver ...

Update 8:05 a.m.: An intermediate advisory from the National Hurricane Center has determined that Irma is now a Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful level on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, ...
Jessica Anderson, with her husband Darrell and daughters Lauren, and Harper look at floodwaters in Addicks Reservoir from a closed freeway in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Houston.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling. Since first hitting shore near Corpus Christi, Texas, more than a week ...

Hurricane Irma has weakened slightly, but remains closely watched in the Atlantic Ocean as the hurricane moved toward the Caribbean. According to the 11:00 p.m. Saturday advisory from the National ...
Heavy black smoke rises as a wildfire burns dozens of acres in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles, seen from nearby Burbank, Calif., Friday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2017.

BY KEITH RIDLER The smoke from massive wildfires hangs like fog over large parts of the U.S. West, an irritating haze causing health concerns, forcing sports teams to change schedules ...
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