Heat & Repeat: Globe breaks May temperature record

May’s average temperature on Earth of 59.93 degrees Fahrenheit beat the old record set four years ago. In April, the globe tied the 2010 record for that month. Records go back to 1880.

Check and report power outages

Power outages mean some traffic signals may not be working. Remember that these intersections should be treated as four-way stops.

Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 1 child dies

The National Weather Service said dual twisters touched down within roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of each other. Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sorting through demolished homes and businesses in the community of about 350, roughly 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Omaha.

California fire grows slightly, threatens homes

A wildfire threatening homes in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California’s Lake Isabella grew only slightly overnight and crews expect to make significant progress before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week.

Hurricane Cristina forms in the Pacific

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 75 mph (120 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is expected during the next two days.

8 twisters hit Colorado: Minor injury, damage

Several tornadoes touched down as a line of severe thunderstorms swept through Colorado on Sunday, with one of the twisters hitting near a junior golf tournament and injuring a caddy.

Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.

Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

Obama’s boldest move on carbon comes with perils

The new pollution rule the Obama administration announces Monday will be a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy and arguably the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades.

Weather service rates North Dakota tornado an EF-2

A National Weather Service team headed to western North Dakota on Tuesday to assess the strength of a tornado that injured nine people, one critically, and destroyed at least eight trailers at a workers’ camp in the heart of the state’s booming oil patch.

Heavy rains cause flash flooding

Many downtown Fort Wayne streets were flooded early Wednesday morning after heavy rains hit the area following storms that had rolled through the area several hours earlier.