Fats Domino’s Katrina-damaged grand piano restored

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white Steinway grand piano salvaged from musician Fats Domino’s home after Hurricane Katrina has been restored and will be the centerpiece of an exhibit in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The piano was damaged…

Wind-fueled wildfire erupts east of Los Angeles

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that broke out just after noon is raging through 1,500 acres of Riverside County near Banning, fueled by 29 mph winds. The fire is raging westward through…

May Day snow storm hits Colo., Wyo., Midwest

DENVER (AP) — Parts of Colorado and Wyoming are beginning May with another wet blanket of powder. Blowing and drifting snow is making travel difficult in southeastern Wyoming. But the snow isn’t having a major impact on Denver’s…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, May 01, 2013. Cold and active weather will continue for parts of the Central U.S. and Rockies on Wednesday as a strong cold front extending from the Upper Midwest and southward across the…
Drought Update

Drought Update

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NJ gov. aims salty language at dune opponents

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has a word for opposition by some New Jersey shore homeowners to protective dunes — and it’s a not a nice one. The governor used an expletive Tuesday during…

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms…

Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Speaking Monday on MSNBC on the 6-month anniversary of the deadly…

Forecasters peg ND river crest at low end of range

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Red River will likely top out in Fargo at the low end of the predicted crest range. The forecast, updated Sunday, shows the river topping out at 37…

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history. Six…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, April 26, 2013. Active weather will spread across the Southern Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley on Friday. A trough of low pressure will move off the Southern Rockies and into the Southern Plains,…

Mississippi River bridge hit by barge

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a Mississippi River bridge has been struck by a barge. The latest incident on the flooded river happened Thursday morning when a barge struck the…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, April 25, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms will taper off for the East Coast on Thursday as a cold front moves offshore early in the day. A strong low pressure system that brought a…

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 four snowboarders and a skier in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, but it’s dangerous because of the amount of snow normally…

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…