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Nobody Wants This Particular Vegas Hot Streak
Vegas Hits an
Unlucky Seven
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Vegas Hits an Unlucky Seven

As in, a record streak of days with the temperature of at least 115

(Newser) - The temperature in Las Vegas hit 115 on Friday for a record seventh day in a row, the National Weather Service says . The good news for residents is that the streak should come to an end on Saturday, though they won't get much of a break: The high temp...

3 Hikers Die in Grand Canyon Over a 3-Week Period

Area has been experiencing high temperatures

(Newser) - Over a three-week period, three hikers have died at the Grand Canyon. Most recently, a 50-year-old man was found unresponsive on the Bright Angel Trail Sunday afternoon. He was just 100 feet below the trail head, and bystanders started CPR while waiting for emergency personnel to respond, but he could...

Motorcyclist Dies as Temps in Death Valley Break Record

Temperature hit 128 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend

(Newser) - A group of six motorcyclists riding through a portion of Death Valley National Park experienced a lethal emergency Saturday amid record-breaking heat. One member of the group died from heat exposure and another was transported to Las Vegas and hospitalized with "severe heat illness," while the others were...

Hurricane Beryl Has Left Nearly an Entire Island Homeless

90% of homes on Union Island destroyed or damaged, PM says

(Newser) - After Hurricane Beryl finished tearing through Union Island, part of the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, almost every building was left either completely destroyed or severely damaged, locals say. "Literally, almost the whole island is homeless," one tells the BBC . "There are hardly any buildings...

More Than 1,300 Died During Hajj Pilgrimage: Saudi Arabia

Temperatures reached 117 degrees

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday put the number of pilgrims who died in the scorching heat during this year's Hajj pilgrimage at more than 1,300. Health Minister Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel said on state TV that 83% of the fatalities were among unauthorized pilgrims who walked long distances in...

Hundreds of Heat Records May Fall This Week
Get Ready for
a Hot Week,
America
THE RUNDOWN

Get Ready for a Hot Week, America

Hundreds of temperature records may fall this week as a heat wave sweeps the nation

(Newser) - Summer is still officially a few days away, but this week is going to be a hot one across much of America, with temperatures more akin to those seen deep in July or August. "Hundreds" of temperature records may be surpassed over the next few days, with the National...

First California Wildfire a 'Taste of What's to Come'

Hot and windy conditions are fueling the Post Fire near Los Angeles

(Newser) - California's first major wildfire of the season is here, and the newly named Post Fire is not expected to enter the record books in terms of scale or damage. But the nature of the fire in Los Angeles County and the fact that it's only mid-June nonetheless has...

Florida Getting Drenched by 'Wall of Water'

Storm expected to continue through Thursday

(Newser) - Florida is being absolutely deluged right now, and while the intense rain is not officially part of a tropical storm or depression, the National Hurricane Center says there's a 20% chance it could turn into one over the next week. As much as 7 inches of rain fell in...

Surprise Storm Leads to 'Flight From Hail'

Austrian Airlines flight lands safely after hail smashes cockpit windows, tears off plane's nose

(Newser) - A plane bound for Vienna from Spain suffered serious damage over the weekend after a surprise hailstorm. Austrian Airlines Flight OS434 from Palma de Mallorca issued a mayday call on Sunday afternoon after it flew into the severe weather system that pelted hail at the aircraft, shattering cockpit windows and...

Nation's 'Tornado Alley' Is Shifting to the East
'Tornado Alley' Isn't
Where It Used to Be
new study

'Tornado Alley' Isn't Where It Used to Be

Study suggests it's shifting from the Great Plains to the Deep South

(Newser) - If the Wizard of Oz were written today, Dorothy might be trying to get home to Tennessee instead of Kansas. The reason? A new study suggests the nation's "Tornado Alley" has been gradually shifting to the east and south , reports CBS News . Decades ago, most tornadoes took place...

Delhi Temps Shatter Record, Lead to Water Shortage
In India's Capital,
a 'Sweaty Mess'

In India's Capital, a 'Sweaty Mess'

One reading Wednesday in Delhi showed temps of around 126 degrees Fahrenheit, a record for the city

(Newser) - It was even hotter on Wednesday in New Delhi than experts had predicted it would be, and those temps led to a new record: 50.5 degrees Celsius, or nearly 123 degrees Fahrenheit, the Indian capital's hottest day ever, reports the Guardian . The mercury-busting stat was recorded in the...

Storms Leave 1M Texan Homes Without Power

State hit by strong winds, baseball-sized hail

(Newser) - Strong storms with damaging winds and baseball-sized hail pummeled Texas on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and about 1 million businesses and homes without power. The storms came as much of the US recovered from severe weather , including tornadoes, that killed at least 24 people over the Memorial Day weekend....

In Sultry Mexico, Monkeys Fall 'Out of the Trees Like Apples'

More than 157 howler monkeys have perished in state of Tabasco due to heat wave

(Newser) - The number of heat-related howler monkey deaths in Mexico has risen to 157, the government said, with a tragically small number of the primates treated or recovering, the AP reports. Meanwhile, an animal park in northern Mexico confirmed it has received reports that at least a hundred parrots, bats and...

Latest Round of Deadly Storms Kills at Least 18

Including 3 family members found dead in one home in Texas

(Newser) - The death toll from the latest deadly weather to strike the central US has been raised to at least 18 people, the AP reports. Powerful storms also injured hundreds, left tens of thousands without power, and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas after obliterating homes...

As Texas Bakes, a New Weather Warning for Oklahoma

More twisters may be headed to Sooner State, while heat index in Texas hovers near 120 degrees

(Newser) - Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in South Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts. The weather service in Oklahoma compared the day to "a gasoline-soaked...

NOAA's May Hurricane Forecast Is Biggest Ever

It predicts up to 25 named Atlantic storms

(Newser) - It's an ominous pronouncement: "The forecast for named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes is the highest NOAA has ever issued for the May outlook," said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad in a Thursday news conference. NOAA predicts eight to 13 hurricanes and 17 to 25 named Atlantic storms,...

9 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Stage Collapse at Mexico Rally

Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez was unharmed in Monterrey-area disaster

(Newser) - A stage at an election rally in Mexico collapsed in high winds Wednesday night, killing at least nine people, including a child. The governor of Nuevo Leon state said another 63 people were injured in the disaster in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy Monterrey suburb. Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez...

At Least 4 Dead as Tornado 'Obliterates' Iowa Town

And another dies in nearby county amid powerful storms in the Midwest

(Newser) - Four people in Greenfield, Iowa, were killed when a tornado tore through the town Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed Wednesday. At least 35 were injured, but the Joint Unified Command says the true number is likely higher, as that number includes just those who were treated at "designated alternate care...

Stormwaters Receding, but the Mosquitoes Aren't

Bugs are out in force in Houston, and it may be a common theme elsewhere

(Newser) - Houston is soaked. And the unusually heavy rain of the last few weeks—including a devastating storm last week —has led to an annoying side effect: mosquitoes. The city of bayous is all too familiar with the pests, of course, but they are out early and with a vengeance...

Severe Storms Kill at Least 4 in Houston

'Downtown is a mess,' mayor says, urging residents to stay home

(Newser) - Fast-moving thunderstorms pummeled southeastern Texas on Thursday for the second time this month, killing at least four people, blowing out windows in high-rise buildings, downing trees, and knocking out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses in the Houston area. Officials urged residents to keep off roads, as...

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