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  • High temperatures expected to cross 100-degree mark in Oklahoma City on Saturday

    BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    High temperatures in Oklahoma City are expected to reach 101 degrees Saturday. That would be the city’s first triple-digit day of the year, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network.

  • San Francisco sets record high of 85 degrees

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco set a record high of 85 degrees Friday as the city and the rest of the Bay Area swelters in a heat wave. The National Weather Service says the old record of 82 degrees was set in 1973. Mountain View also set a record at 96, beating the 90-degree mark reached...

  • Federal support for deep-freeze damage rejected

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say northern communities dealing with damage caused by last winter's extreme cold aren't eligible for federal support through a presidential disaster declaration. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division said...

  • Va. governor: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had...

  • Oklahoma aeronautics firm works with Navy researchers to modify combat jet for storm research

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    As recently as March 2013, the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School’s A-10 Thunderbolt was flying missions over Afghanistan. Now, it’s sitting at an Oklahoma airport, where a team from Guthrie-based Zivko Aeronautics and the school’s Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies is...

  • Red flag warnings for parts of Wyoming

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings for areas of central and southwest Wyoming. The areas where the warnings have been posted Friday include Casper, Riverton, Lander and Rock Springs. The agency says low humidity and critically dry conditions make...

  • $5.9 million of Katrina loan forgiven

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina. Parish President Billy Nungesser says the action was taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency....

  • Heat advisory in effect in Oklahoma until Saturday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A heat advisory is in effect for most of Oklahoma. The advisory has been issued for western, southern, central and northern parts of the state through Saturday night.

  • Power to be restored to much of Methow Valley


    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Officials say they plan to restore power to much of the wildfire-ravaged Methow Valley on Friday. The Okanogan Public Utility District says it plans to re-energize its substation in Twisp on Friday afternoon. The Okanogan County Electric Co-operative also said that it will...

  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers...

  • Phoenix breaks temperature with record high of 116

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The scorching weather in Phoenix has broken a record as the mercury hit 116. The National Weather Service says the temperature on Thursday afternoon overtakes the record of 114 which was set on this date in 2006. Yuma tied the day's record, which was last set in 1943, at 117....

  • The Most Water-Consuming States Are The Ones In Drought

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    As the drought in the western United States drags on, communities have considered rules for residents' water use, and California imposed statewide restrictions last week, Huffington Post reports. A national survey on water use in the U.S. showed that residents in states that get...


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