SONOMA, Calif. — Where did El Nino go?Winter has suddenly switched off the rain and flipped on heat up to 95 degrees in California, raising jitters that the strong El Nino might not be the drought-buster the crispy state had hoped."Forget El Nino,...
Date: 02/13/2016 | Nation & World
SEATTLE — A warm front moving into Western Washington has dumped several inches of heavy wet snow in the Cascade Mountains and temporarily closed mountain passes.
Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest
GARLAND, Texas — Jacqui Gordon spent Monday sifting through the debris that had been her home, searching for old family photographs — especially of her father, who died two years ago.
Date: 12/28/2015 | Nation & World
GARLAND, Texas — At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in apparently strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while five people died in a flash flood in Illinois.
Date: 12/26/2015 | Nation & World
SAN FRANCISCO — A third winter-like storm in a week brought rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra Nevada on Sunday. Sheets of pouring rain made for treacherous driving.
Date: 12/13/2015 | Nation & World
SEATTLE — Fierce storms in the Pacific Northwest sent rivers bursting from their banks, spilled boulders and trees into a major highway and spawned a rare tornado that snapped power poles and battered homes. They’ve also had one positive effect — easing drought concerns after an unusually dry...
Date: 12/11/2015 | Northwest
MONROE — He kept his promise to love her all his life.Grant Strinden assured his fiancee, Ronicka Messner, that she could trust him when she needed someone to count on. The Monroe couple was planning a 2016 wedding and scribbling their bucket list on little scraps of...
Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News
SALEM, Ore. — Heavy rains have diminished drought conditions in most of Western Washington but much of Eastern Washington remains in “extreme drought.”The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the area west of the Cascade Range is nearly drought-free.
Date: 11/29/2015 | Northwest
DALLAS — A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept coating some states to the north in ice, making driving dangerous.
Date: 11/29/2015 | Nation & World
EVERETT — A new stormwater fee is set to appear on next year's tax statements for about 4,800 property owners in unincorporated Snohomish County.That and other changes to stormwater fees
Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News
Rivers in the county are rising; most are expected to crest today
Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News
Researchers gauging how well satellites can measure rain, snow
Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News
PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park officials say they’ll close six areas of the park Thursday ahead of expected heavy rain and high winds.
Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest
HOUSTON — Another band of strong storms and heavy rain spawned three tornadoes and dangerous flooding in east Texas on Saturday, with the death toll rising to five after Houston police found two bodies.
Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World
DALLAS — Southeast Texas was bracing for heavy rain late Saturday and into Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia combined with a powerful storm system that’s been rumbling across Texas, flooding roads and causing a freight train to derail.
Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES — Crews on Sunday pulled dozens of stranded cars and trucks free and reopened some Southern California roads that were buried in tons of mud during flash flooding.
Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES — A section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up.The worst of the thunderstorms had...
Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES — Homeowners in northern Los Angeles County communities were spending their Saturday digging mud out of their houses as crews continued extensive work to clear tons of dirt that clogged roadways and buried hundreds of cars.
Date: 10/17/2015 | Nation & World
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major flooding Thursday, drowning a woman whose car quickly filled up with water and prompting flash-flood warnings from historic Charleston to Washington, D.C.
Date: 10/01/2015 | Nation & World
EVERETT — Brace for wetter and cooler weather over the next few days.Thursday was likely the last sunny and dry day for awhile, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News
LOS ANGELES — An elevated section of I-10 collapsed Sunday amid heavy rains in a remote desert area of California, cutting off traffic between the state and Arizona and leaving a driver injured.
Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World
Californians should brace themselves for one of the strongest El Nino events to hit the Pacific Ocean in years.Unusually warmer temperatures of equatorial water in the Pacific and shifting winds continued through July, indicating that El Nino will be strong through the fall...
Date: 07/12/2015 | Nation & World
BEIJING — A typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of 1.1 million people.
Date: 07/11/2015 | Nation & World
DENVER — Colorado is in for a few more days of violent storms and unstable weather, forecasters said Saturday. But the good news is that the storms are moving too quickly to cause widespread flooding.
Date: 06/05/2015 | Nation & World
ROSENBERG, Texas — The seemingly ceaseless rain has ended in North Texas and Oklahoma, but residents in the greater Houston area warily eyed the swollen Brazos River and the skies, which threatened to drop up to 5 additional inches of rain late Saturday afternoon and evening.
Date: 05/30/2015 | Nation & World
HOUSTON — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.Just weeks ago, much of the state was parched with varying levels of...
Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World
YAKIMA — A storm packing heavy rain, hail and lightning has hit the Yakima Valley.The Yakima Herald-Republic said some flooding was reported Thursday night in the streets of downtown Selah, near Yakima. Scattered power failures were also reported.
Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest
The water wars have begun.
Date: 04/10/2015 | Nation & World
Most signs of California's unrelenting drought are easy to spot, with mountains that should be snow-peaked stained brown and reservoirs already half-empty.But the most alarming feature of the state's water shortage remains hidden, scientists say. California is running low on...
Date: 04/05/2015 | Nation & World
Lynnwood City Council members plan what one councilman calls a "proper fix" to the sinking road at the intersection of Ash Way and Maple Road.
Date: 04/03/2015 | South County Politics
ECHO LAKE, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.Standing in...
Date: 04/02/2015 | Nation & World
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.
Date: 03/27/2015 | Nation & World
PORT ANGELES — Authorities are advising people to stay out of Port Angeles Harbor for the next week after heavy rainfall sent 7 million gallons of diluted sewage into the water.The Peninsula Daily News reported that an environmental advisory is in effect until next Monday.
Date: 03/18/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — An official says a mudslide from heavy rain has shut down a rail line between Seattle and Everett.
Date: 03/15/2015 | Northwest
MENDOTA, Calif. — In this region that calls itself "The Cantaloupe Center of the World," vast fields that once annually yielded millions of melons lie fallow. And, for some farmers, planting tomatoes and other traditional row crops may now constitute acts of...
Date: 03/14/2015 | Nation & World