The streaking blaze that burned at least 80 homes and other buildings northeast of Bakersfield around Lake Isabella came just as many others across western states were calming.
At least two fatalities related to the flooding were reported after storms rolled into West Virginia early Thursday and continued throughout the day leaving thousands without power and several roads impassable.
Several counties in northeast Indiana have reported storm damage and power outages, but it appears most of the damage is in Huntington and Wells counties.
Both of Chicago’s airports canceled flights Wednesday afternoon as powerful storms were anticipated to hit parts of the Midwest.
If outages do occur, NewsChannel 15 has compiled a list of phone numbers and web addresses if you need to report an outage.
On Monday, lightning from a storm in Indiana was visible in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Danielle’s maximum sustained winds Monday morning have increased to near 40 mph (65 kph) with some slight strengthening forecast before the storm makes landfall.
Monday also marks the longest period of daylight of the year. The days will get shorter beginning Tuesday until Dec. 21, the winter solstice.
Temperatures are predicted to hit 118 degrees in Phoenix on Sunday and peak at 119 degrees Monday.
Federal scientists say Earth sizzled to its 13th straight month of record heat in May, but it wasn’t quite as much of an over-the-top scorcher as previous months.
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for parts of Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Parts of Indiana may experience another drought this summer, depending on the strength of a developing La Nina weather pattern, the State Climate Office said Monday.
Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to strike Florida, threatening rains forecasters said could cause some serious flooding along much of the state’s Gulf coast.
A fast-moving brush fire swept through hills in Southern California on Saturday, threatening 3,000 homes, damaging a few and forcing hundreds of people to flee, some with pets and livestock.
Fort Hood commanders were in the process of closing roads on the Army post in Central Texas when a truck carrying 12 soldiers overturned in a flooded creek, killing five and leaving four missing, officials said Friday.
Dermatologists say you can get a sunburn all year round.
Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.
The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, on the Isle of Palms around 8:30 a.m.
Tornadoes were reported in several counties, and meteorologist Jesse Lee of the National Weather Service office in Dodge City said crews will survey the damage Wednesday.
Earth’s heat is stuck on high. Federal scientists said the globe shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month as April smashed the old record by half a degree.