GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday it was seeking to confirm reports of a record temperature reading of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Siberia, saying they were "worrying" but appeared to be consistent with warming trends.
HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday carrying strong winds and heavy rains that prompted the evacuation of a coastal Louisiana community and dozens of offshore oil platforms.
Red Cross volunteer Bill Sitz usually knows what to expect when he lends a hand during a natural disaster, but the coronavirus pandemic will pose some new challenges when he arrives in Louisiana in advance of Tropical Storm Cristobal as it tracks toward the region later this weekend.
Flood waters as high as five feet submerged parts of the city of Midland in central Michigan on Wednesday after heavy rain caused a swollen river to overflow its banks and breach two nearby dams, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
After a taste of spring-like weather on Sunday, temperatures are expected to drop this week, with a cold front that will bring rain to much of New Hampshire and the possibility of snow in the mountains.
Rescue workers and homeowners across the south on Monday sifted through what remained of hundreds of structures destroyed by a series of tornadoes that killed at least 26 people, as the deadly weather system churned up the East Coast.
NASHVILLE — A cluster of powerful tornadoes ravaged Nashville and other parts of Tennessee on Tuesday, killing at least 22 people, reducing homes and businesses to splinters and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.