Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weather

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 ...
In this Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Ed Kim, a NASA researcher and lead scientist for a NASA-led experiment called SnowEx, stands near a Navy P-3 Orion aircraft used for SnowEx, at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

BY DAN ELLIOTT DENVER (AP) — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up ...
A member of Cal Fire, right, talks to workers on the Oroville Dam project in front of the main spillway in Oroville, Calif., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged ...
Members of the Maxwell Fire Department fill sandbags as the town prepares for another storm, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Maxwell, California. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region. In the San Joaquin Valley, residents ...
A flooded Interstate 5 snarled traffic for miles on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Maxwell, California. (Andrew Seng/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

BY OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and ...
In this view looking north, flood water crosses over Interstate 5 at Williams backing up traffic in both north and southbound lanes for hours on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Williams, California. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

BY ROBERT JABLON LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at ...
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