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Last month hottest on record, experts say

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Last month was the hottest June ever recorded on Earth. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7° Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th Century average. Record temps affected Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada …

Heat wave spreads across much of the U.S.

(NBC) – Searing temperatures already blanketing much of the U.S. are set to spike this weekend, creating dangerous—and potentially deadly—conditions. Officials are rolling out cooling shelters, distributing fans, and urging people to check on their neighbors during the severe heat. According to …

Snow melt fills Lake Tahoe to the top

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KCRA/CNN) – Don’t expect much beach at Lake Tahoe this summer. Sometime this weekend, the lake is expected to reach its maximum legal water level of 6,229.1 feet above sea level. This year’s water rise can be attributed to …

Floodwaters hit New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC) – Heavy rains have inundated New Orleans streets causing flooding throughout the city. The strong weather system brought heavy rain and wind to the area. As floodwaters started to rise, the city lifted parking restrictions and police started …

EF-0 tornado hits Portland area

  PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) – Severe weather hit Portland, Oregon Monday. The National Weather Service confirms that an EF-0 tornado hit northeast of Portland in Vancouver, Washington around 5:30 in the afternoon. Winds estimated at 80 miles per hour brought down a …

Heatwave contributes to European wildfires

CENICIENTOS, Spain (RTV/NBC) – High temperatures and summer winds are contributing to new wildfires in Spain and Germany. Firefighters in Spain are hoping to get an 8,000-acre wildfire under control soon. Aircraft are dumping water on the flames, but high winds and …

10 fires sparked by lighting in Klamath, Lake Counties

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Wildland firefighters in southwestern Oregon are responding to numerous lightning-sparked fires after scattered thunderstorms swept across the area. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) said on Wednesday night, storms produced more than 1,500 lighting strikes in Klamath …