Triple-digit temperatures are expected to last into next week across much of the US West, including parts of the Pacific Northwest. Authorities list precautions in the face of a heat wave.
The Oklahoma tornado that killed four storm chasers Friday in El Reno was wider than Manhattan and had winds almost as strong as the record-breaking 1999 Moore tornado.
On March 1, 2007, an EF4 tornado killed eight students at Enterprise High School in Alabama, where I was principal at the time. I would urge Moore, Okla., officials to assess how they handled Monday's tornado, yes, but also look forward to how they can rebuild safer schools.