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    Winds with gusts up to 20 miles per hour have brought down some tree limbs across Connecticut, causing power outages. Just before 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, Eversource is reporting 1,275 customers without power. Colebrook in Litchfield County (266), Granby (202) in Hartford County, Torrington in Litchfield County (201) have the most outages. United Illuminating is reporting just four outages. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Winds with gusts up to 20 miles per hour have brought down some tree limbs in Massachusetts, causing power outages. Most of the outages are in Western Massachusetts. Just before 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, Eversource is reporting 473 customers without power, with 465 in Western Mass. The most outages are being reported in Huntington in Hampshire County (173) and Buckland in Franklin County (72). Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    LONDON (AP) — At least two people have died in the U.K. after the year’s first winter storm battered parts of the countries with gusts of nearly 100 mph (160 kph). The storm, which was named Arwen by the country’s Met Office, hit parts of the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland particularly hard, causing road causing road closures, train delays, power cuts and high waves. Cumbria Police, in northwest England said a man died after a tree fell on him just before 11 p.m. on Friday. In Northern Ireland, a man was killed when his car was hit by a falling tree. Though the worst of the storm appears to have passed, people have been advised to be wary of traveling on Saturday, as train networks reported disruption to services amid still-high winds and heavy snow. “Storm Arwen has delivered some dangerously strong winds overnight, with gusts in excess of 90 mph recorded,” the Met Office’s chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said. “The strong winds will move south across the U.K. through the day, gradually weakening.” Copyright © 2021 The...
    As dangerous winds subsided, Southern California Edison was working Friday to restore power to thousands of customers across Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Santa Ana wind gusts peaked at 67 mph in North Hollywood and topped 80 mph in some mountain and hillside areas this week. The strong winds caused concern for critical fire weather in the region, eliciting a red flag warning from the National Weather Service and power shutoffs for nearly 64,000 homes across the region. The shutoffs were necessary to reduce the danger of fire caused by utility lines knocked down by erratic winds, officials said. The strongest winds finally started to subside around 9 a.m. Friday, allowing restoration efforts to kick into gear. “Before we can reenergize, we have to go out and inspect the lines,” Ben Gallagher, a spokesperson for Southern California Edison, said Friday. “Some areas are easier than others. In hard-to-reach areas, we may have to utilize helicopters — which we’ve been doing today — drones, and even foot patrols.” He noted that the number of customers who are still without power was...
    Thousands in Southern California are without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service amid risks of strong winds causing wildfires.  Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes and businesses across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The shutoff began around 10:36 a.m. local time Thursday, Thanksgiving. Edison is shutting down power to avoid having live wires spark blazes and possible wildfires as a wind storm hit the area.  When all is said and done, more than 200,000 accounts could lose service between the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.    Wildfires sparked by live power lines, like this one pictured from 2019, are the reasons for the shutdowns Edison crews (pictured in a stock image) will have to check the power lines after the winds before power can be restored Voluntarily switching off power lines ahead of strong winds has become somewhat of a new normal in the region after a series of deadly wildfires was sparked by their equipment. Last year on Thanksgiving, over...
    Southern California was buffeted by gusty Santa Ana winds on Thanksgiving Day, creating fire danger and causing tens of thousands to lose power. Wind gusts topped 70 mph overnight Wednesday in some mountain and hillside areas, causing some downed trees. The forecast A red flag warning went into effect at 10 a.m. Wednesday for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. It will last through 6 p.m. Friday, as gusty northeast winds and bone-dry air bring the potential for critical fire weather in the region, according to the National Weather Service. Officials predict relative humidity will plummet as low as 2% to 8% by Thursday and Friday, along with “very poor overnight recoveries, especially in mountain areas,” according to the warning. Winds are expected to weaken by Friday, but the low humidity and occasional strong gusts will keep fire danger high through the afternoon, according to the warning. Temperatures in coastal and valley areas are expected to hover in the mid-70s through Thanksgiving before warming slightly on Friday and into the weekend, said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist with the weather...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Santa Ana winds continued to whip across Southern California overnight, toppling several large trees over in residential neighborhoods as thousands of people had their power cut on Thanksgiving in an effort to prevent wildfires.Red flag warnings went into effect Wednesday morning and will remain in effect through much of Friday due to predicted strong gusts and very low relative humidity, the National Weather Service said.Some Orange County neighborhoods saw damage created by the strong winds. Surveillance video captured the moment a large tree on the 300 block of South Pacific Avenue in Santa Ana fell over onto parked cars below.Two other trees were reported down on the 2200 block of South Magnolia as well as the 2100 block of West Chestnut near Lincoln Elementary School.EMBED More News Videos Dry conditions and strong winds are leading to power outages and a higher risk of fire in many SoCal communities. In Westminster overnight, the strong winds may have sparked several fires when it pulled down some power lines, knocking a tree over.A shed caught on fire and...
    (CNN)Blustery and dry Santa Ana winds are whipping up a wildfire threat in Southern California this week, threatening a potential power shutoff over the Thanksgiving holiday.A red flag warning affecting 17 million people goes into effect Wednesday morning for Ventura, Los Angeles, portions of San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). A red flag warning means critical fire weather conditions are expected, including strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures, the NWS said. Tranquil holiday travel weather for most, with some minor hiccups for othersThe warning will be in effect through Friday afternoon.Winds will be strongest Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS. Some areas could experience isolated gusts of 60-70 mph across the foothills and mountains.Read MoreHumidity in the Los Angeles area will be dangerously low at 10%-15% Wednesday, then drop potentially as low as 2%-8% Thursday, the NWS said."Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly," the NWS said. Residents are being encouraged to be prepared in the event a wildfire ignites."Now is the time to activate your emergency plan...
    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) – Residents and officials in Santa Clarita Valley are on high alert tonight due to the increasing threat of fires caused by by elevated winds. A wind advisory has been issued for most of the Southland, including Santa Clarita, where a small brush fire broke out on Saturday near the 5 freeway in Newhall. READ MORE: Police Pursuit Eliminator Could Disable Vehicles, Save Lives On RoadPeople like Annette Perez say they’ve had to run from her home when wind driven flames got dangerously close. “We’ve been evacuated several times… up in the canyon,” she said. A red flag warning will go into effect early Sunday morning that will run into Monday. As a result, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is sending a strike team to the Calabasas-Malibu area and a second to the Santa Clarita Valley. READ MORE: Palms Man Missing, 66“Some of the adjustments are in the form of increasing our staffing. And also, pre-deploying resources to areas like Santa Clarita,” LA County Fire Capt. Ron Haralson said. In additions to fire threats, this community...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Temperatures are taking a slight dip Wednesday, and thanks to some strong wind, it’ll feel even chillier. Wind from the northwest will pull cooler air into Minnesota. Some areas, including the Twin Cities, could see gusts up to 35 mph. The wind will really start to pick up around noon, and it will stay gusty through the night and into Thursday morning. (credit: CBS) Temperatures should hover around 40 in the Twin Cities, though that wind will make it feel a few degrees cooler. WCCO Meteorologist Riley O’Connor said a few flurries are possible north of Interstate 94. Thursday, temperatures dip into the low 30s. It’ll stay breezy through the end of the week.   More On WCCO.com: ‘It’s A Free Country’: Man Threatens TSA Agent’s Life, Throws Checkpoint Stanchion, Strips Naked & Masturbates, Charges State Guthrie Audience Member’s Pre-Show Rant Delays Opening Night For ‘Christmas Carol’ COVID In Minnesota: State Has Worst 7-Day Case Rate In Country, CDC Says Woman Averts Attempted Carjacking In Southwest Minneapolis As Similar Crimes Surge In The City
    A fifth tornado from the quick-moving round of severe storms that swept through the region has been confirmed to have touched down in New York. All five were on Long Island on Saturday, Nov. 13, with the latest identified in North Bellport in Suffolk County, the National Weather Service announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16. It has been classified as an EF-0 twister (the weakest of the six levels on the Enhanced Fujita Scale), due to its wind speed.  The four other tornadoes that touched down on Long Island on Saturday are: Nassau County EF-0: Woodmere-Hempstead-Uniondale-Levittown Suffolk County EF-0: East Islip Suffolk County EF-1: Shirley-Manorville Suffolk County, EF-0: Remsenberg to Westhampton Four other twisters were confirmed to have touched down in Connecticut on Saturday. Detailed info on all nine twisters can be found here. Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into six categories: EF0 - Weak, winds of 65 to 85 mph EF1 - Weak, winds of 86 to 110 mph EF2 - Strong, winds of 111 to 135 mph EF3 - Strong, winds of 136 to 165 mph...
    Millions of Midwesterners in 'Blizzard Alley' are bracing for their first big snowstorm of the season as temperatures in the region plummet and winds reach speeds of up to 50 mph.    Residents in northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota could see up to eight inches of snow after the region was issued its first blizzard warning of the season on Thursday. Blizzards in November are rare in the area. The last time South Dakota was under a blizzard warning at this time of year was in 2016.  Parts of the Midwest received a blizzard warning as strong winds and snowfall pass through the area Thursday night Strong wind gusts as high as 50 mph are expected in various parts of the Midwest on Thursday  The 11 million people living in the region known as  Blizzard Alley also received an alert for dangerous winds, with gusts reaching as high as 50 mph through Thursday night. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Australia's east coast is hammered by strong winds, heavy... Migrant crossings reach 22,000: At least...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A fresh helping of cool, dry air is on the way from Canada but as with most cold fronts, the price to pay will be the chance of storms across the Metroplex, a few of which could be on the stronger side. The good news is that by Thursday morning, it’ll be a distant memory and the skies will turn brilliantly sunny for Veterans Day and the rest of the week. THREAT: The Storm Prediction Center has placed some of north Texas under a ‘slight risk’ of severe weather, mainly along and north of Interstate-20. For areas south of that, the threat is even lower with only a ‘marginal’ chance of some storms reaching severe limits. There is a slight risk (2 out of 5) of severe weather this evening, mainly along and north of I-20. I'm not overly concerned but some hail and gusty winds will be possible with any of the punchier storms. #CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/Fynid6yQu3 — Blake Mathews (@BlakeMathews08) November 10, 2021 READ MORE: Fundraiser Held To Benefit Dallas Firefighters Injured In Highland...
    BOSTON (CBS) – October just couldn’t close on a calm note, could it? After what had been an unseasonably warm and fairly docile first three weeks on the month, things took quite a sharp turn for the final week of the month. This weekend’s storm won’t rival the major nor’easter from earlier in the week, but it’s not ideal as thousands continue to be without power. Luckily, crews have been working around the clock and power outages in MA have dropped dramatically from Wednesday. Nonetheless, rain can always delay the restoration process, and we sure had a good amount of it today. (WBZ-TV graphic.) After morning showers and midday drizzle, heavy rain and downpours returned this evening. More rain is likely overnight into the early morning hours of Sunday. There may even be a rumble of thunder. (WBZ-TV graphic.) Rain totals will be a widespread 1-2+ inches. However, totals may be slightly higher in parts of New Hampshire and Maine. There is the threat of flash flooding as leaves continue to fall and clog drains. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has...
    BOSTON (CBS) – October just couldn’t close on a calm note, could it? After what’s been an otherwise seasonably warm and fairly docile first three weeks on the month, it’d be an understatement to say we’ll head into November pretty unsettled. Saturday is round two of this week’s one-two punch. Friday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low 50s. The wind out of the north will keep temperatures in check, while we’ll start with some sunshine, clouds should fill in pretty quickly through the midday. (WBZ-TV graphic) After midnight, the initial raindrops start to fall. Initially these showers will be isolated, so if you want to head outdoors on Saturday, the morning will be the best bet. (WBZ-TV graphic) By Saturday afternoon, showers turn to heavy rain. Rain totals will be a widespread 1-2+ inches. Additionally, the strong east wind will strengthen in the afternoon and evening, affecting mainly the coastline communities that were already hardest hit by the mid-week nor’easter. (WBZ-TV graphic) Fortunately the weather turns much nicer and milder for Halloween. A southwest wind and partly...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Winds howling at more than  45 miles per hour across North Texas knocked out power to tens of thousands, caused scores of flight cancellations at DFW Airport, and snarled light rail service in two counties. The National Weather Service said its Love Field station reported a wind gust over 57 miles per hour. READ MORE: 4 Texas HS Volleyball Players Face Felonies, Accused Of Allegedly Stripping Teammate On School BusJust after 1:30 p.m. Thursday, electric utility provider Oncor reported around  44,000 customers without power. “Oncor response teams are actively responding to outages as strong wind gusts move throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and the eastern portion of our service area,” the utility said.  “Remember: avoid fallen debris caused by strong winds.” Oncor response teams are actively responding to outages as strong wind gusts move throughout Dallas-Fort Worth & the Eastern portion of our service area. Remember: avoid fallen debris caused by strong winds. If you see a down power line, leave the area immediately & call 911. pic.twitter.com/OR7waGZVM7 — Oncor (@oncor) October 28, 2021 The high winds...
    (CNN)One person is dead as a result of extreme weather in Jackson County, Mississippi, Wednesday night. Jackson County Public Safety Director Earl Etheridge confirmed to CNN Thursday that around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was killed after the car she was inside was blown off the road by strong winds. Jackson County is in the southeast corner of the state. Etheridge said officials were not certain if a tornado touched down but said National Weather Service officials were in route for assessments.Read MoreTornado left two people injured and several homes damaged after sweeping through Lake Charles, Louisiana A strong line of thunderstorms, with a history of producing tornadoes and wind gusts of 60 mph, rolled through Jackson County, Mississippi, Wednesday night.A thunderstorm wind damage report from the National Weather Service in New Orleans states "powerlines downed in the road. debris in the road also reported on gregory street near highway 63."A team from New Orleans NWS will go out and survey the area Thursday to determine whether straight line winds or a tornado is responsible for the damage. Preliminary results...
    Alerts | Radar | Forecast | Weather App FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8AM. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jack, Palo Pinto, Stephens and Young County until 2:00am. Severe weather is possible overnight into Wednesday morning. The main threats will be from high winds, large hail and possible isolated tornados. CBS 11 Meteorologists are monitoring the situation. After a dry but warm, windy and muggy Tuesday, we appear to still be on track with timing. Storms have begun to fire along the dryline in western counties and are headed towards the metroplex. We could see the line of storms nearing the metroplex between 1am and 2am.   Damaging winds (over 60 mph) will be the main threat as they move through the DFW area, although an isolated tornado and large hail are possible, especially when the storms initiate out west. These are usually EFO-EF1 tornadoes (winds under 100 mph) that last 10 minutes or less. The storms could still be producing severe weather (damaging winds the continued threat) as they move across our eastern counties across...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Tuesday is still looking dry but warm, windy and muggy with highs in the upper 80s and mostly cloudy skies. Overnight is when the storms are expected to move through the area. We appear to still be on track with timing. Storms are expected to fire along the dryline in western counties around 12am and move through the metroplex around 3am-6am. Damaging winds (over 60 mph) will be the main threat as they move through the DFW area, although an isolated tornado and large hail are possible, especially when the storms initiate out west. These are usually EFO-EF1 tornadoes (winds under 100 mph) that last 10 minutes or less. The storms could easily still be producing severe weather (damaging winds the continued threat) as they move across our eastern counties across the morning hours. This is a fast moving line, so flash flooding is not a concern, but many areas will see 1-2” of rain. The rain and storms are expected to quickly clear out, and we should see sunshine by 9am with...
    DIX HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — People on Long Island are preparing for the possibility Tuesday’s heavy rain could lead to severe flooding, especially in coastal areas. Officials spent much of Monday warning residents about the excessive rainfall. READ MORE: New Jersey Under State Of Emergency As Nor'easter Threatens Flood Prone AreasThe Long Island Rail Road said it will also be prepared for whatever comes. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran warned people to batten down the hatches. READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Soaking Tri-State Area“We’ll be ready for the heavy rain and exaggerated flooding of these coastal areas, along with our North Shore as well. On the North Shore, as I mentioned thousands of residents are still repairing and recovering from Hurricane Ida,” she said. “Because of the strong winds, our residents should be ready for any possible power outages, as well. We know with strong winds come downed trees, which means downed power lines. So to report an outage or a downed wire, PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour number is 800-490-0075.” CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff spoke with a...
    Storms will spread through the D.C. area Monday afternoon and evening, bringing the possibility of damaging winds and heavy rain. And then, a cold front moving east from West Virginia will bring cooler temperatures overnight. Earlier Monday, there was plenty of sunshine, and temperatures approached the upper 70s. But that will change as clouds, rain and strong winds move into the region in the late afternoon. “The cold front will clear the region after midnight tonight. In its wake, winds will stay breezy overnight and temperatures will fall into the 50s and 60s,” said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. That means plenty of clouds Tuesday as an area of low pressure churns off the mid-Atlantic coast, with winds gusting upward of 35 mph out of the northwest, Ricketts said. Sunshine returns Wednesday, although it will still be a bit breezy with northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph. “We stay dry on Thursday, with clouds increasing throughout the day,” Ricketts said. “Winds will be much lighter on Thursday.” But the lull won’t last long. Another system sweeps the region...
    Tornados touched down throughout northern Missouri on Sunday along with quarter-inch-sized hail and strong winds of 50-60 mph.  Pictures posted by storm chasers showed structures ripped apart and tractors overturned as the storms rolled through parts of the state northeast of Kansas City.  A tornado touched down in the small town of Purdin, northeast of Kansas City, around 5 p.m. local time, ripping some structures apart.  (Edwin Sexton) One image of Purdin, a small town in northern Missouri, showed a torn-down building and debris spread out on the ground.  "If you live northeast of Purdin, MO TAKE SHELTER NOW!" the National Weather Service's Kansas City division tweeted shortly before 5 p.m. CT. "We are seeing a strong circulation on radar and it has been confirmed by the fire department." Earlier in the day, a tornado touched down east of Purdin in Caldwell County around 3:30 p.m. CT, according to the National Weather Service.  TORNADOS RIP THROUGH OKLAHOMA ALONG WITH BASEBALL-SIZED HAIL It's unclear if the storms have resulted in any injuries or deaths.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX...
    A major storm system is moving through the Sacramento region. It’s something we don’t see very often in October. The National Weather Service says that before the storm is over on Monday, we’ll see about 4.86 inches of rain falling in downtown Sacramento. The heaviest rainfall is expected to happen Sunday. This is a developing story. Check back often for the latest updates. Helpful links: CBS13 Weather Page | Interactive Radar | Sandbag Locations | Animated Radar | Forecast Videos | CBS13 Weather on Facebook | In Depth Forecast | Sacramento-Area Creek Levels 12:05 p.m. Update How much longer will it last? In the last 24 hours, 1.56 inches of the expected 4.86 inches of rain have fallen in the Sacramento region. A resident in apartments along Mack Road reported minor flooding. (credit: Christina Trimble) Wind knocked a giant inflatable pumpkin off the top of a building along Fremont Street in Stockton. It’s best to avoid the roads and stay home today. 11:44 a.m. Update Folsom PD: “Duchow Way, west of Rumsey, will be closed through Monday, October...
    A HURRICANE strength bomb cyclone is to coincide with an "atmospheric river" and unleash flooding, snow and strong winds. It is set to be the strongest in a series of storms to slam into the West Coast and will intensify tonight.  4A view from space of the bomb cyclone 4Strong winds are set to batter the West CoastCredit: Getty A bomb cyclone is a system that drops at least 24 mb in pressure 24 hours or less — and the lower the pressure, the more brutal the storm.  Meanwhile atmospheric rivers are narrow bands of concentrated moisture that cruise more than two miles above the ocean and release rain or snow when they hit land. The Weather Prediction Center said: "By Saturday night, a rapidly intensifying Pacific cyclone directing a powerful atmospheric river squarely at the West Coast delivers a fire hose of rich subtropical moisture into California." This means heavy, wet snow across the Sierras plus flooding for the coastline and valleys across central and Northern California.  Areas of Washington and Oregon will also be blighted by the bomb...
    PARIS (AP) — A quarter of a million French homes were without electricity Thursday and trains were halted from Normandy to the Paris region after powerful winds swept across swaths of northern France, the Netherlands and Belgium. Local media reported that four people were injured in the Dutch town of Barendrecht, on the southern edge of Rotterdam, as strongly gusting winds ripped tiles off roofs and uprooted trees in a residential neighborhood in the early hours of the morning. The storm that started by hitting Brittany’s Atlantic Coast Wednesday afternoon blew eastward through the night, felling trees and collapsing roofs in some areas, according to images posted online. France’s national weather service maintained storm warnings Thursday in the country’s northeastern corner that borders Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. Wind speeds reached 175 kilometers per hour (109 mph) in the Normandy town of Fecamp, according to the weather service. Blown-down trees toppled power lines, and the Enedis utility said 250,000 homes were without electricity as of Thursday morning. Train travel was disrupted in Normandy and Champagne-Ardennes region, as well as on...
    Southern Norway was cold on Tuesday. Now the area gets double digit number and plus degrees. Western Norway and central Norway will be wet during the week, with strong winds in the north. After Tuesday’s snowfall, eastern Norway can expect something completely different on Wednesday’s weather forecast, while northern Norway will face yellow danger warnings. See your local weather forecast on Yr.no here It was a great start for afstafjells with snow and sleet in many places. Those who are not ready for winter, do not be afraid! The Meteorological Center writes on Twitter and says what Easterners have: – Tomorrow it will be double-digit temperatures and sunlight for almost everyone. There will be a new round of rain in afstafjells tonight. There may be occasional snowfall and sleet in the north and mountains of the interior, despite the hot winds along the way pic.twitter.com/ap3cEBqzr8 – Meteorologists October 19, 2021 Temperatures up to 14 degrees State meteorologist Ranweek Eagle, based on the Troms, explains to Netavision: Wednesday will be a very...
    Our early solar system had a gap between its inner and outer regions even when it was just a swirling mass of gas and dust, a new study reveals.  The mysterious gap, described as a 'cosmic boundary', existed around 4.567 billion years ago, when the solar system had just formed.  It grew to form what is today the gap between Mars and Jupiter, separating the inner and outer planets.  The study was conducted by experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), based on analysis of ancient meteorites – fragments of asteroids that have fallen to Earth from space.  Researchers don't know exactly what created the gap, but it could have been caused by a young Jupiter or a wind from the solar system emerging.  It's already well known that the first four planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) form the inner solar system, while the last four (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) make up the outer solar system.    Currently, the dividing gap between Mars and Jupiter, where the asteroid belt lies, is 3.68 astronomical units (342.24 million miles).  But this isn't even...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California on Friday will see elevated fire danger as temperatures jump and stronger winds return to the region.Los Angeles and Orange counties can expect winds as strong as 30 mph blowing through the canyons amid sunny and hot conditions on Friday. A high of 89 is on tap. Similar conditions are expected Saturday, but temperatures dip to the 70s Sunday.Valleys and the Inland Empire on Friday will reach a high of 90. The region will be under a red flag warning due to gusty Santa Ana winds and warm, dry conditions. A red flag warning will also be in effect Saturday.Beaches will be warm Friday and temperatures will be in the low 80s.Deserts on Friday will reach a high of 77 and gusts as strong as 25 mph are on tap.Get the latest updates on the weather with the Free ABC7 Los Angeles appDownload the ABC7 app for weather alerts: Click here for iOS devices | click here for Android devices. If you have the app, turn on push notifications and personalize the app. Click...
    (CNN)The heavy winds that have been fanning the Alisal Fire -- which already closed part of Highway 101 and Amtrak railways in Santa Barbara County, California -- are likely to continue through early Thursday morning, possibly hindering progress and triggering power outages. Californias Alisal Fire has prompted evacuations, road and Amtrak closures. And the heavy winds are making it hard to tame"When the winds are strong and they shift, it isn't good for firefighters. And that will continue to take place into the weekend," CNN Meteorologist Michael Guy said. The fire has grown to 15,442 acres since it sparked Monday about 20 miles northwest of Santa Barbara in Refugio Canyon, according to InciWeb. The fire has prompted local officials to issue evacuation orders and caution residents about poor air quality caused by the smoke. While crews have been able to reach the upper end of the fire, other parts have been inaccessible, Matt Ferris, deputy incident commander with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, said Wednesday during a news conference. Containment remained at 5% Wednesday. "We are unable to drop...
    Strong, dry offshore winds — including Santa Anas and sundowners — are forecast to arrive in California this week, prompting fire warnings and potential power shutoffs for 29,000 residents across 19 counties. From Los Angeles to Solano counties, gusty northerly winds are expected to arrive beginning Thursday, colliding in some places with the twin fire hazards of single-digit humidity and bone-dry vegetation, weather officials said. The winds could spark new fires and fan the Alisal blaze in Santa Barbara County, which exploded to more than 14,000 acres in two days amid fierce gusts. There, the danger will escalate Wednesday evening, when sundowner winds, named for their tendency to peak around sunset, are forecast to increase over the burn area. Gusts could reach up to 40 mph after 6 p.m. and remain ferocious until around 2 a.m., when they’re expected to calm down, according to the National Weather Service. The fire area will be “kind of treacherous,” said Mike Wofford, meteorologist with the weather service’s Oxnard station. It’s the first major fire to scorch Southern California...
    BRENTWOOD (CBS SF) — A house fire in Brentwood, fueled by strong winds, reportedly spread to other homes in the neighborhood, forcing evacuations Tuesday morning. The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) tweeted about the fire on Nicholas Court around 8:41 a.m. Tuesday, noting that there was “heavy fire involvement” at the home and that residents should avoid the area. Brentwood: ECCFPD and ConFire units are responding to a structure fire on Nicholas Ct. One home has heavy fire involvement. Due to strong winds the fire is threatening other homes. Brentwood PD is assisting with evacuations. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/CoFMFcR3RT — ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) October 12, 2021 READ MORE: Suspect Identified In June Fatal Shooting Of San Jose ResidentAccording to a reporter on scene, residents evacuated the neighborhood by 9 a.m. By then the fire had spread to four houses. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will Another Relief Payment Happen This Year?Police were assisting with the neighborhood evacuation over concerns that strong winds could continue to spread the fire. House fire in Brentwood. (Art Ray) MORE...
    Florida is short more than 5,000 teachers, education group says China says it held beach landing drills in Fujian province opposite Taiwan LOS ANGELES -- The 131-year rivalry between the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers went old-school Monday night when balmy Dodger Stadium felt a whole more like Candlestick Park. © Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports Max Scherzer delivers a pitch in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. It was the coldest, windiest conditions anyone could remember at Dodger Stadium, with the 66-degree temperature feeling like 46, and winds gusting from 15-20 mph, which felt like 40-50 mph. The wind was so strong that it caused Dodgers starter Max Scherzer to stumble off the mound before throwing his second pitch of the game to Giants leadoff hitter Tommy La Stella. From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. Scherzer composed himself as fans took pictures of the foul poles swaying in the wind, and hot-dog wrappers blowing across the outfield. It resurrected memories of the 1961...
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- A dust storm that swept through the Lancaster area on Monday temporarily prompted a road closure as high wind warnings are in effect for parts of Los Angeles County.A video posted by the California Transportation Department on Twitter shows an empty road as a cloud of dust covered the area.EMBED More News Videos The video above was posted by the California Transportation Department on Twitter, showing an empty road as cloud of dust covered the area. High wind warnings are in effect for parts of Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys. The desert and mountain communities may see gusts reaching 55 to 60 mph.Deserts will keep seeing billowing dust, with gusts up to 60 mph and a high temperature of just 64.The National Weather Service is alerting residents of possible power outages and difficulty traveling due to low visibility out on the roads.In northern and central California, Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power to about 25,000 customers in certain regions early Monday as high winds threatened to damage its equipment and potentially ignite wildfires.The planned...
    Utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has begun to shut off power for some Northern Californians on Monday as a strong and dry winds are expected to increase the fire risk in the region. PG&E initially said 44,000 customers in 32 counties would be impacted by planned shut-offs but reduced the scope to 25,000 people in 20 counties on Sunday. The first wave of shutoffs was planned for Monday morning at 4:00 a.m. PG&E could not be reached for comment, but a map on the company website showed shutoffs in Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Yolo and Lake counties. The shutoffs are due to a dry, gusty wind event that began Sunday night and is expected to bring winds up to 50 miles per hour to some regions. Portions of 20 counties — including the Bay Area’s Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties — could lose power, the utility said in a news release. Customers can check on the status of their address with this map. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Sunday, saying that gusty,...
    Severe storms will continue to bring the threat of large hail, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and tornadoes Monday and Tuesday.    Today’s risk is centered across the Midwest and Great Lakes while tomorrow the stronger storms will be spread over the Central and Southern Plains.  The severe weather threat for Monday, Oct. 11.  (Fox News) A powerful early season winter storm will bring the coldest air so far for a widespread section of the West where record lows overnight will be possible.   Feet of snow will fall over the Rockies with some accumulating snow possible for the lower elevations too.    The national forecast for Monday, Oct. 11.  (Fox News) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  Strong winds could bring blizzard conditions Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Strong winds also will be a problem behind the cold front where high wind warnings and advisories are up for California and the desert Southwest.  Janice Dean currently serves as senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel (FNC). In addition, she is the morning meteorologist for FNC’s "FOX and Friends" (weekdays...
    This is the moment dozens of tents were sent flying into the air after street vendors failed to fasten them with pegs at an event in China. Footage from October 1 shows around 50 multi-coloured tents flying like kites as onlookers look up and point. The moment was captured at the Wugongshan National Geological Park - a tourist hotspot near the city of Pingxiang in the south-eastern province of Jiangxi. Footage from October 1 shows around 50 multi-coloured tents flying like kites as onlookers look up and point The moment was captured at the Wugongshan National Geological Park - a tourist hotspot near the city of Pingxiang in the south-eastern province of Jiangxi Tourists shared footage of the moment on social media with laughing emojis in the captions. Strong winds can be seen and heard in the clip, as Chinese flags flutter furiously in the blustery conditions. Tourists shared footage of the moment on social media with laughing emojis in the captions.   The incident occurred at the beginning of National Day, during Golden Week, an annual Chinese holiday that lasts...
    THUNDERSTORMS and 60mph gales are set to batter Britain for NINE HOURS today, the Met Office has warned. Forecasters have urged Brits to stay safe during "strong" as "hazardous" winds and heavy rain which could spark travel chaos. 11Revellers at the Otley Run Pub Crawley on a soaking Saturday in LeedsCredit: NB PRESS LTD 11People battle with umbrellas as driving rain and strong winds batter Bournemouth in DorsetCredit: BNPS 11Volunteers rushed to the scene of a badly flooded road near Daisy Nook Country Park yesterday morningCredit: MEN Media 11Blustery day in Lancashire this morning - with winds expected to hit 65mph later todayCredit: Alamy 11A fallen tree next to Hammersmith Bridge in west London as Londoners brave the wind and rain todayCredit: LNP 11 Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are "likely", while power cuts and loss of other services is possible. It comes as the Met Office has placed the Southeast of England under a yellow weather warning. The wind and rain alert is in place from 1pm today until 10pm tonight during which Brits will be...
    Gusty winds blowing through the southern Sierra Nevada continue to spread the growing KNP Complex and Windy fires, which have burned more than 135,000 acres combined as they tear through steep, rugged terrain. Furious westerly winds — some gusting up to 40 mph — fanned the Windy fire’s growth by nearly 2,000 acres in a day. The fire, raging in the Sequoia National Forest and Tule River Indian Reservation, had ballooned to 87,318 acres on Tuesday and was only 4% contained. The KNP Complex fire, burning to the north in the Sequoia National Park, had burned through 48,344 acres and was 8% contained. Both fires erupted Sept. 9 amid a massive lightning storm that sent dozens of bolts shooting into the dense forest, home to groves of giant sequoia trees, including the famed General Sherman tree. Since then, they have expanded rapidly through the drought-stricken vegetation. Toxic smoke from the twin blazes have shrouded skies and triggered air quality warnings more than 100 miles away. California Heavy wildfire smoke prompts air advisory in Southern...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Clouds will be on the increase this morning as a few showers develop, specifically north and west. We could see a bit of lull precipitation as a cold front drops in later this afternoon. READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets A line or broken line of thunderstorms will move across the area. Main time frame; 3p to 8p. A few storms could be strong to severe. The main threat is strong winds. READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year The cold front clears the area by tonight and drier air builds back in on the backside. Some of the coolest air since last spring arrives on Thursday, with our first highs in the 60’s in Philly since June, and the first overnight lows in the 40’s Thursday night since May. MORE NEWS: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas Saturday is looking gorgeous for the first weekend of October, and a...
    A new round of power outages could be in store for parts of the region as storms potentially bringing rain and strong winds are approaching the region. Central Hudson issued an alert on Wednesday, Sept. 8 cautioning that it is preparing crews for thunderstorms that could bring strong wind gusts and lightning, potentially causing service interruptions. According to the company, forecasts are calling for a cold front to move into the area Wednesday evening that has the potential to bring "scattered, but powerful thunderstorms and wind gusts in excess 50 mph in some areas." Related story - Storms Will Bring Downpours, Strong Winds, Possibility Of Flooding, Isolated Tornadoes “These storms could break limbs and topple trees onto power lines,” the alert states. "Heavy downpours could also bring an inch or more of rainfall to some areas which could cause localized flash flooding.” The most severe weather is expected to move through the Hudson Valley is expected between 8 p.m. on Wednesday night and 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. The storms come in the wake of recent storms...
    Areas hit hard by Storm Ida will be at risk for severe weather once again as a cold front will produce strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and damaging wind gusts, the possibility of flooding, and the chance of tornadoes. The time frame for storm activity is late Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8 into Thursday morning, Sept. 9. "For the first time since Ida's catastrophic flooding, parts of the Northeast will have the potential for more downpours and gusty winds," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean Devore. Wednesday will start out with sunshine before clouds roll in on a breezy and humid day. The chance for showers and thunderstorms will start late in the afternoon, and become likely  Wednesday evening and through the overnight. (See the first image above.) Strong wind gusts will accompany some of the storms and isolated tornadoes are possible. (For a look at areas where heavy storms are most likely, click on the second and third images above.) Rainfall of about three-quarters of an inch is expected, with locally higher amounts of 1 inch or more possible, with localized...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Tuesday, bringing high winds that caused power outages in several provinces. Typhoon Conson carried sustained winds of 120 kilometers (74 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), first making landfall at the coastal town of Hernani in Eastern Samar province before hitting nearby Samar province, the state weather service said. “We only have minor damage here, thank God,” Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone said in a text message. He said work had been suspended in government offices. Power systems operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said some transmission lines were affected. Power outages were reported in Eastern Samar, Samar and Leyte provinces. Local officials reported some flooding in Tacloban City. The weather bureau said late Tuesday afternoon that Coson had weakened into a severe tropical storm as it moved west-northwestward over the Sibuyan Sea. Its sustained winds declined to 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour, it said. The weather bureau warned of destructive winds and heavy rainfall within 18 hours in...
    A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as some residents in neighboring Nevada were ordered to evacuate. The city of South Lake Tahoe, usually bustling with summer tourists, was eerily empty and the air thick and hazy with smoke from the Caldor Fire, one of two major fires burning in the same area. On Monday, roughly 22,000 residents jammed the city's main artery for hours after they were ordered to leave as the fire advanced, chewing up drought-stricken vegetation. The National Weather Service warned that weather conditions through Wednesday would include low humidity, dry fuel and wind gusts up to 30 mph (48 kph). "That’s definitely not going to help the firefighting efforts," said Courtney Coats, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The fire was 3 miles (5 kilometers) outside of South Lake Tahoe, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Henry Herrera told KGO-TV. CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS USE SNOW MACHINES TO FIGHT CALDOR FIRE AT TAHOE RESORT South...
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled Wednesday to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were expanded to neighboring Nevada.Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted during a summer week usually bustling with tourists.The National Weather Service warned that critical weather conditions through Wednesday could include extremely low humidity, dry fuel and gusts up to 30 mph (48 kph).RELATED: Why Caldor Fire is moving so fast, sometimes jumping a mile at a time"With those winds, as it ran through the forest it created what's called an active crown fire run, where the fire actually goes from treetop to treetop," said Stephen Vollmer, a fire behavior analyst for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.He said embers were being cast up to a mile out in front of the fire, creating new ignition points, including in some parts of the dense forest that haven't burned since...
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled Wednesday to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were expanded to neighboring Nevada.Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted during a summer week usually bustling with tourists.The National Weather Service warned that critical weather conditions through Wednesday could include extremely low humidity, dry fuel and gusts up to 30 mph (48 kph).RELATED: CAL FIRE explains why Caldor Fire is moving so fast, sometimes jumping a mile at a time"With those winds, as it ran through the forest it created what's called an active crown fire run, where the fire actually goes from treetop to treetop," said Stephen Vollmer, a fire behavior analyst for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.He said embers were being cast up to a mile out in front of the fire, creating new ignition points, including in some parts of the dense forest that...