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Indian Capital Temps Burn Higher Than 126 Degrees

Record heat seared parts of the Indian capital for a second day Wednesday, reaching a temperature of 52.3 degrees Celsius (126.14 degrees Fahrenheit), while an unprecedented heat wave continued to parch some northwestern regions. The unusually high summer temperatures have brought “heat wave to severe heat wave” conditions over the last few days, weather officials […]

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Texas Struggles to Contain Wildfires as Wind Adding to Spread

Strong winds spread flames and led to a town’s evacuation while airplanes dropped fire retardant over the northern Texas Panhandle in an attempt to stop the largest wildfire in state history. As of Sunday afternoon, the Smokehouse Creek fire was 15% contained and two other fires were at least 60% contained. Authorities have not said […]

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Wildfires Scorch Texas, Briefly Shut Down Nuclear Weapons Facility

A series of wildfires swept across the Texas Panhandle early Wednesday, prompting evacuations, cutting off power to thousands, and forcing the brief shutdown of a nuclear weapons facility as strong winds, dry grass and unseasonably warm temperatures fed the blazes. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 60 counties as the largest blaze, […]

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California Braces for More Heavy Rain, Possibly Tornadoes

California is bracing for heavy rainstorms Monday that forecasters said might produce tornadoes, a relatively rare phenomenon for a state that has experienced other forms of extreme weather recently. Much of California faces flood risks, but experts said the state was unlikely to experience damage like that produced by an atmospheric river two weeks ago. […]

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Great Lakes Ice Cover Reaches ‘Historic Low’

A warm winter in the midwest has caused the ice cover on the Great Lakes to hit a historic low for the middle of February, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Bryan Mroczka, a physical scientist who works for NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, told the Detroit Free Press. […]

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Nor’easter to Blanket New York, Boston in Snow on Tuesday

A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the U.S. Northeast early Tuesday, dumping as much as 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) of snow on New York City before moving north later in the day and walloping Boston with more than a foot, forecasters said. In New York, temperatures were not expected to dip much below […]

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Geomagnetic Storm Likely to Affect Earth This Week

The effects of a geomagnetic storm will likely be felt┬áthis week due to eruptions from the sun sending plasma toward Earth, which could hamper global communications equipment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center over the weekend issued a geomagnetic storm watch for Monday and Tuesday, warning that a “high-speed stream from […]

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