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Hawaii Prepares for 2 Storms: Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Two storms are headed for Hawaii later this week in an unusual one-two punch. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued advisories Tuesday for Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio. Hurricane Iselle could be hitting Hawaii by Friday and Julio two or three days after that, said James Franklin, the chief of hurricane specialists. “There’s enough uncertainty in the track that it’s... 

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic Ocean, Expected to Weaken by Thursday

The National Hurricane Center reported as of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, a tropical depression continues to spin in the Atlantic Ocean. The tropical depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving to the west at 17 mph and was located about 910 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Senior Hurricane Specialist Michael Brennan said in a message, “Satellite data indicate that... 

Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger, Nebraska on Monday; at Least 2 Dead

A thunderstorm that formed during the late afternoon hours on Monday, June 16, 2014, near Pilger, Nebraska killed at least 2 people and left many others injured. Officials say a 5-year-old was killed in Pilger, NE with another death reported from an automobile accident on a country road east of Pilger that was attributed to the storm. The National Weather Service says the last tornado deaths in the... 

Hurricanes with Female Name Deadlier than Male Named Hurricanes

With hurricane season just kicking off, a new study has found hurricanes with female names are more deadly than ones with male names. While the researchers don’t have any conclusive explanation about why hurricanes with female names are deadlier, and it could simply be a coincidence. However, the researchers wonder if people take hurricanes less seriously if they have a female name. The World... 

Dust Storm in New Mexico Kills 6 People in Interstate Highway Crash

A dust storm in New Mexico killed six people in a crash. State troopers say several vehicles were involved in a crash on an interstate highway in southwestern New Mexico during the dust storm. Winds were gusty in the area around the time of the crash, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said. The Lordsburg Regional Airport recorded gusts up to 30 mph about an hour before, Rinde said. There... 

Winter Storm Cleon Hits the Midwest with Snow, Ice and Frigid Temperatures

Unless you live in Florida, especially Marco Island, Florida where it’s currently 88 F degrees, it’s going to be a cold Friday. A winter storm named Cleon, in which some forecasters say is the worst to hit the United States in years, has slammed the Midwest Friday, putting a wrench in travel plans and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of customers. The line of ice, snow and... 

California Wildfire Forces Thousands to Evacuate from Mountain Town

Thousands of California residents in San Jacinto Mountains have fled from their homes because of the wildfire that has grown out of control. The blaze, which is only 15% contained and covers 22,800 acres, has been burning toward desert areas but changed direction after a weather system began moving into the area, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Melody Lardner told The Times. “They are stepping... 

Mudslide in Colorado Closes Hwy 24 for Three Hours

A thunderstorm across Colorado created a mudslide Wednesday afternoon, leaving cars trapped on U.S. 24. The flooding shut down a four-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 24 for almost three hours west of Manitou Springs, Colorado. El Paso County officials said at least 21 vehicles were stranded on the highway. And at least one was swept off the road and was captured in a dramatic video. John Schroyer was... 

Alaska Heat Wave: Unusual Record Breaking Temperatures they aren’t Used To

Alaska has been baking in record high temperatures that aren’t normal for this time of year. Some towns are even hotter than any town in the entire state of Florida. The high for Anchorage on Tuesday was 81 degrees, which broke the city’s record of 80 that was set in 1926. Mid-June will normally bring highs in the 60′s, at most. Other parts of the state have been even hotter. Temperatures... 

Storm Chasers in Kansas get inside Tornado and Capture Video

Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey, Severe Storm chasers used their specialized tornado intercept vehicle to catch video footage from inside a Kansas tornado on Monday. The pair of storm chasers appear in the Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers and were able to get footage from an eastern Smith County, Kansas Tornado before it started to rip instruments from the top of their special vehicle. Dubbed as... 
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