Farmers’ Almanac predicts a cold winter — but science says don’t count on it

The Farmers’ Almanac has predicted a cold winter for much of the United States, telling people to get ready to “shake, shiver, and shovel”.The almanac, an annual magazine with weather predictions and lifestyle articles that’s been published since 1818, predicts snow in much of the northern half of the US this winter, with “significant shivers” in the northeast and a “hibernation zone” in the northern prairies.Even Texas, which has experienced a series of intense and prolonged heatwaves this summer, is expected to get “chilly”.On the west coast, it will be mild and dry in the south and “brisk” up north,...
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Violent thunderstorms hit Central Oregon with numerous lightning strikes; crews scramble to douse fires

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Intense thunderstorms hit Central Oregon Tuesday afternoon with numerous lightning strikes that had fire crews scrambling to catch fires ignited around the area as heavy rainfall also flooded two Bend underpasses for a time. The post Violent thunderstorms hit Central Oregon with numerous lightning strikes; crews scramble to douse fires appeared first on KTVZ.
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[UPDATE 3:29 p.m.] Steady Growth and New Evacuation Warnings: Six Rivers Lightning Complex August 10

As firefighters and resources pour into the small Humboldt County town of Willow Creek and its smaller Trinity County neighbor, Salyer, the Six Rivers Lightning Complex that started five days ago has grown to 10,138 acres as of last night (close to 2000 acres) and, still, it is 0% contained. The Ammon Fire and the Oak Fire are almost nudging each other (see maps below) and seem certain to unify as one larger fire. At the same time, the Ammon Fire which previously had spotted out towards Titlow Hill continues to slowly grow in that direction.

Fire burning northeast of Pocatello

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – Several fire agencies are working on a new fire Tuesday night burning northeast of Pocatello. It’s called the Ross Fork fire. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s fire map, it was first reported at 5:47 PM. It’s burning on...

Several roads closed due to Mat-Su flooding

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Little Susitna River and Willow Creek have flooded in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, closing numerous roads so far. The Mat-Su Borough reported closures of West Little John Drive, West Wilderness Court, North Maid Marian Drive, North Burrow Street, Moose Meadows Road, and West River Aire Drive on their flooding webpage. Shrock Road, Sitze Road, West Deneki Drive and North Shushana Drive are all listed as blocked by the borough.

Video reveals ‘apocalyptic’ storm tossing entire beach into the air in Delaware

Storms on Friday hit beachgoers in Delaware, with gusts that sent umbrellas flying out into the ocean.Rain and wind hit the southern Delaware shore, with video of the scene coming out of Bethany Beach.Mark Eichmann, a reporter for WHYY, called the video “downright apocalyptic-looking.”The Delaware coast got nearly an inch of rain on Friday, with wind gusts up to 44 miles per hour (71 kilometres per hour), according to the National Weather Service.The area recorded thunderstorms and heavy rain that day. With something as large as a beach umbrella, it can be hard to hang onto it when the...

Storm brings needed rain, but little drought relief to Lubbock

Much of Lubbock saw at least some rainfall, including some in the form of heavy downpours, Tuesday as scattered thunderstorms popped up around the South Plains. At Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, 0.09 of an inch of precipitation was recorded by early Tuesday evening, while the West Texas Mesonet showed measurements of several hundredths of an inch in southeast and northwest Lubbock.

Hunt County commissioners expected to approve senior property tax freeze

In Greenville today, Hunt County commissioners will, among other business, review items to be placed on local ballots in the Nov. 8 general election. The Greenville Herald-Banner reports a senior tax freeze for Hunt County homeowners is expected to be approved for ballots. The measure would freeze property taxes for homestead properties for people 65 years old or older. People with disabilities would also qualify for the tax freeze. A homestead property is the legal term for one’s primary residence. A similar measure was approved by City of Greenville voters in 2020. Today’s regular meeting of the Hunt County Commissioners Court is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Longview woman says husband’s truck saved him from downburst

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A man was pinned in a truck by fallen trees during Longview’s downburst storm on Friday. His wife explains how he narrowly escaped being crushed. Ryan Woodruff was fixing a window at his home in Longview when Friday’s storm with downburst winds swept in.

Yes, more rain. Active monsoon pattern this week to bring possible rain to central Arizona

This week in south and central Arizona there will be an active monsoon pattern that could bring temperatures below typical season average, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix. On Tuesday, the morning's low temperature in Phoenix was 76 degrees, which was 8 degrees below the climatological normal, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix. With rain chances remaining high throughout the week and due to the moisture and cloud cover, temperatures in the Valley are...