The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, April 25, 2013. Multiple weather features brought active weather to the nation on Thursday. In the east, a strong cold front finally pushed offshore and into the Atlantic Ocean, which allowed for…

Chesapeake Bay island amid a disappearing act

TANGIER ISLAND, Va. (AP) — One day after Hurricane Sandy lashed this speck of land in the Chesapeake Bay last fall, islander Carol Moore hopped in her skiff and headed to a stretch of beach along The Uppards,…

Avalanche that killed 5 difficult to predict

DENVER (AP) — The kind of avalanche that killed five people in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, and it’s dangerous because of the amount of snow normally involved. Saturday’s slide…

Gardeners make plans with no certainty in forecast

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s no question that Eric Ciula picked a bad year to get into a competition for growing the biggest tomato. The worst U.S. drought in decades was gripping two-thirds of the nation, and many gardeners…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, April 20, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms ended for the East Coast early on Saturday, while more precipitation moved into the Northern and Central Plains. A low pressure system now over eastern Canada…

Scientists: Superstorm Sandy jolted United States

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Superstorm Sandy didn’t just rattle the East Coast, it also jiggled the ground across the country ever so slightly, scientists reported Thursday. Earthquake sensors located as far away as the Pacific Northwest detected…

Army climbers help recover body on Alaska glacier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pair of Army mountaineering experts spent six hours down a 140-foot hole in an Alaska glacier and helped shovel out more than a ton of snow to recover the body of a 9-year-old…

Starving sea lion pups fill Calif. rescue centers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why. Since the beginning of the…

Rain prompts flood worries in Mo., Ill., Iowa

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River, so low for much of the winter that barge traffic was nearly halted, could reach up to 10 feet above flood stage by the middle of next week in parts of…

Storm closes Wyo. roads, scratches baseball game

DENVER (AP) — Skiers rejoiced and stores pulled snowblowers out of storage as a persistent spring storm delivered another round of wet snow to parts of Wyoming, Colorado and the Dakotas on Wednesday. Slick conditions and reduced visibility…

Judge chides Army corps over New Orleans levees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers built a “tragically flawed” levee system for New Orleans — but isn’t liable for claims that excavation work by a government contractor weakened a floodwall and caused it to…

Spring storm bringing needed snow to Colo., Wyo.

DENVER (AP) — A slow-moving spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of the Rockies and the Plains, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south. Rocky Mountain National Park has already gotten more than…

Wash. searchers wait to find avalanche victim

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have identified the female snowshoer who was killed in an avalanche Saturday in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. The King County medical examiner’s office said Monday that 55-year-old Joy Yu died of mechanical…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, April 14, 2013. A late season winter storm hit the North-Central U.S. with another dose of wintry precipitation late Saturday night through Sunday. The storm system pulled moisture from the Gulf of…

Spring storm socks Midwest, Deep South; 3 dead

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes and winds strong enough to peel the roofs from homes in the Deep South and heaped snow and ice on the Midwest, killing three people and leaving thousands…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, April 06, 2013. Quiet weather returns to the South on Saturday, while wet conditions persist for the Northern states. A low pressure system treks eastward across over the Northern Plains and into the…