27 reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging …


The Future of the U.S. Looks a Lot Like Chicago

Of all America’s major cities, Chicago may be unique. The rest of the nation — particularly newer, faster-growing cities — should pay close attention to its evolution, because the future of America looks a lot like Chicago.<p>While Chicago has a vibrant core, it’s not as dauntingly expensive as New …


The violent storm behind the duck boat tragedy was well-predicted, not ‘out of nowhere’

Seventeen people are dead after a severe thunderstorm capsized a duck boat in Branson, Mo., Thursday night.<p>In the wake of the tragedy, Jim Pattison Jr. president of the parent company for Ride the Ducks Branson, said the storm “came out of nowhere.” This is simply not true. Meteorologists had been …


A 'Monster from Morocco' heatwave is on its way bringing sizzling highs of 33C

Parts of the country are currently experiencing breezy winds, showers and even thunderstorms, but that's all set to change.<p>From next week, …


A Global Heat Wave Has Set the Arctic Circle on Fire

From Japan to Sweden, and Oman to Texas, a global heat wave is setting records, igniting wildfires, and killing dozens all across the world this week.<p>…

Arctic Circle

Sweltering weather causes problems across Europe

It has been an exceptional summer with the UK seeing its driest start to the season in 57 years.<p>A ‘green and pleasant land’, is now brown and dusty, despite rain over the past few days.<p>Across Europe, the heat has been punctuated by extreme thunderstorm activity, currently residing across northern …

European News

NBC5 Forecast: More record highs coming

Record highs could be set both days this weekend.<p>An <b>Excessive Heat Warning</b> remains in effect through Sunday night with forecasted high temperatures …

News (U.S.)

Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures

<b>People across Japan have been urged to take precautions against a heatwave that has killed about 30 people.</b><p>Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two weeks.<p>Temperatures reached 40.7C (105F) in central Japan earlier this week, a five-year nationwide …

World News

Everything we know about the fatal Missouri duck boat tragedy

At least 11 people, some of them children, are dead and six others are missing after an amphibious duck boat capsized during a severe thunderstorm on a lake in Missouri Thursday.<p><b>Here’s what we know so far:</b><p>The “Ride the Ducks” boat was carrying 31 people when it capsized shortly after 7 p.m. local …


Iowa cities face massive cleanup after twisters touch down

Tornadoes ripped apart a courthouse, damaged a hospital, destroyed a dozen homes and caused multiple injuries.


Ina Garten Just Shared a Recipe from Her Upcoming Cookbook (and It’s Genius for a Heat Wave)

Leave it to Ina Garten to keep her cool when everyone is practically melting—she's shared another tip for summertime cooking, and it's straight from …


The massive dust storm on Mars has completely changed how the planet looks

Remember that giant, planet-wide dust storm that sprung up on Mars in late May? Yeah, well, it’s still going on. Initially thought to be a pretty …

Dust Storms

Thunderstorm forecast - is there a UK weather warning and where will it rain?

BRITAIN has so far enjoyed a sizzling summer - but all good things must come to an end.<p>Here's the lowdown on how the weather is set to change, with …

Weather (UK)

Saturday hour-by-hour weather forecast

Is the heatwave set to continue?<p>Is there more rain on the way?<p>There was some rain yesterday across Coventry and Warwickshire but keen gardeners were …


‘Powerful Evidence’ of Global Warming’s Effect on Seasons Found in Troposphere

By Daisy Dunne<p>Scientists studying the troposphere—the lowest level of the atmosphere—have found "powerful evidence" that climate change is altering …

Climate Change

Several killed after amphibious vehicle capsizes in Missouri

Rescue teams were deployed to Table Rock Lake in the US state of Missouri after an amphibious vehicle capsized with over 30 people on board. More …

Blue Ridge Mountains

B.C. wildfires: Weather a key factor as Okanagan fires burn

Firefighters are closely watching the weather in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley where several wildfires are continuing to burn out of control and thousands …

British Columbia

Texas breaks energy records as heat wave bears down

Hill Country wildfires blaze in hot, dry conditions<p>To be honest, it’s hard to break down and write about a heat wave when you live in Central Texas. Isn’t summer (which can last from three to six months, with sporadic one- to two-day appearances the rest of the year) always hot as Hades?<p>Yes, yes it …

Heat Waves

At least 13 dead in Missouri duck boat accident

Severe weather conditions are believed to be what caused the boat to sink to the bottom of a lake in Branson, Missouri, leaving five people missing.


Woman In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Lightning At Country Thunder Music Festival

Authorities said the woman was struck by lightning as she was on her cell phone.<p>An Illinois woman is in critical condition after being struck by …

Music Festivals

The Latest: Horse races cancelled in North Texas due to heat

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave spreading across the southern U.S. (all times local):<p>8:05 p.m.<p>A forecast of excessive heat this weekend has prompted the cancellation of the weekend's racing at a North Texas thoroughbred horse racing track.<p>In a post to its social media channels, Lone …

Los Angeles

Crop failure and bankruptcy threaten farmers as drought grips Europe

Farmers across northern and central Europe are facing crop failure and bankruptcy as one of the most intense regional droughts in recent memory strengthens its grip.<p>States of emergency have been declared in Latvia and Lithuania, while the sun continues to bake Swedish fields that have received only …


Why can’t we feel atmospheric pressure?

In the words of Queen and David Bowie: "Pressure pushing down on me, pressing down on you..."<p>The Earth’s atmosphere is bearing down on all of us with …


Video shows moments before duck boat sinks

Video captured by a passenger on a nearby vessel shows a duck boat capsize and sink during a severe thunderstorm in Missouri, killing at least 11 people.


Ozzy Osbourne Tried Beating the Heat With a Truckload of Ice in His Pool

<b>Ozzy Osbourne</b> spared no expense during a recent heatwave, ordering a truckload of ice to be dumped in his swimming pool to try and cool down the …

Rock Music

5 Pairs of Cool Trousers to Wear Instead of Your Jeans

While our love for jeans runs deep (and, yes, we know a pair of Levi's 501s can hug you better than your best mate can), we're committing our efforts …


Wildfire threat prompts evacuations in northeastern Ontario

KILLARNEY, Ont. — It’s going to be a very busy weekend for crews battling dozens of wildfires in northeastern Ontario.The Ministry of Natural …

Canadian News

The 10 Best Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park can be a busy place: It’s reliably among the top five most-visited national parks in the U.S. But it’s also an enormous …

National Parks

Watch: Traffic camera shows tornadoes sweeping through Iowa

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Iowa DOT video shows multiple funnel clouds and …


Another Heat Wave Targets Southland

10 minutes ago<p>LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another heat wave is about to hit the Southland, with temperatures expected to soar up to 18 degrees above normal …

Orange County