Topic: National Weather Service
Tropical storm Katia now a hurricane: The National Hurricane Center in Miami cautioned the public — still recovering along parts of the East Coast from Irene — not to stress over the storm.
09/01/2011 01:24 pm
Insurance companies are likely to end 2011 in the black, despite a string of weather disasters. But insurance companies are expected to raise premiums..
08/31/2011 09:36 am
Hurricane Irene continued on a path early Friday to lash much of the East Coast – and not just coastal areas. Inland areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England are at risk of flash floods.
08/26/2011 10:33 am
Springfield, Mass., has been hit by a tornado, a microburst, and tremors from the Virginia earthquake since June. Now, hurricane Irene could be tracking toward the city.
08/25/2011 05:10 pm
Hurricane tracking: If you want to track the expected path of hurricane Ilene this week, check out these weather feeds.
08/22/2011 05:13 pm
Forecasters say tropical storm Emily poses a more immediate threat to the Dominican Republic and Cuba, but it could become a minimal hurricane off the east coast of Florida this weekend.
08/02/2011 07:53 pm
Allstate reports $620 million loss due to string of natural catastrophes. Allstate manages to raise insurance rates in 18 states.
08/02/2011 10:41 am
Budget cutting means that the federal fund for helping needy Americans pay higher electric bills in the winter and summer had already run out of cash before the current heat wave hit.
07/23/2011 10:16 am
The July heat wave shimmering across the United States is generating everything from prime-time news coverage to contests for describing just how hot it really is. More than a third of the US is experiencing heat indexes of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service. Six US cities set all-time record highs last month, with the hottest new record coming from Childress, Texas. The temp? 117 degrees. Savanna, Ga., meanwhile, experienced temps of 90-plus degrees for 56 days straight (May 20 to July 14). But what may be a record-setting summer in America is relatively routine in other parts of the world, where many people experience months of weather like this – and not necessarily with Western comforts like air conditioning. Some are almost as hot as America’s Death Valley, which averages 115 degrees in July. Yet their inhabitants manage to survive, albeit through sweat if not tears. Perhaps the fortitude of their global brethren will bring a breeze of hope to Americans. Here are five places with more extreme weather than the US is currently experiencing.
07/22/2011 01:50 pm
With the upper half of the US in the grip of a heat wave, energy usage is hitting records or near-records. But grid operators say they are prepared for the increased demand.
07/21/2011 07:37 pm