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.
The eruption wreaked havoc across the Northwest as it spewed 900,000 tons of hot ash over Washington state and resulted in the deaths of 57 people.
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is considered one of the most catastrophic volcanic events in the contiguous United States.
Five roads in Allen County are closed following last night’s heavy rains and several have high water.
The bad weather should settle in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys on Tuesday, forecasters said, while another storm system should bring storms to the area from north Texas to near St. Louis on Wednesday.
More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada’ oil sands, where the fire has torched 1,600 homes and other buildings.
The solar-planetary ballet got underway just after 7 a.m. on the east coast with the smallest planet appearing as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun.
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