Tropical Storm Kay moves in, bringing rain and flooding issues as heat wave subsides

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The week-long heat wave in Southern California is finally fading now that Tropical Storm Kay has blanketed the region in clouds and rain, raising fears of possible flooding in mountainous areas. Saturday’s forecast includes a 50% chance of showers, possible thunderstorms and winds up to 25 mph with a flood watch … Read more

Tropical Storm Kay moves in, bringing rain and flooding issues as heat wave subsides

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The week-long heat wave in Southern California is finally fading now that Tropical Storm Kay has blanketed the region in clouds and rain, raising fears of possible flooding in mountainous areas. Saturday’s forecast includes a 50% chance of showers, possible thunderstorms and winds up to 25 mph with a flood watch … Read more

Tropical Storm Kay could bring a year of rain to drought-stricken Southern California

CNN — In parts of Southern California that have been badly hit by drought for months, residents are bracing for a storm that might fall a year of rain – and cause dangerous flash floods. Extreme weather is forecast as Tropical Storm Kay is moving north after making landfall in Mexico as a Category 1 … Read more

Hurricane Kay will be the closest hurricane to Southern California in 25 years, adding to California’s weather problems

Moving north it could bring heavy rain and the threat of flash flooding. And – far from relieving California’s extreme heat – Winds from the hurricane could actually raise temperatures in some places. Hurricane Kay is expected to track north parallel to the Baja California Peninsula through Friday. It will then turn west away from … Read more

Into the Spider-Verse: A Giant Space Tarantula Was Captured by NASA’s Webb Telescope

In this mosaic image spanning 340 light-years, Webb’s near-infrared camera shows the star-forming region of the Tarantula Nebula in a new light. (NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI/Webb ERO Production Team) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes PASADENA, Calif. — A giant space tarantula has been captured by a Webb — NASA’s highly sensitive James Webb Space Telescope, that is. 161,000 … Read more

16 Uvalde fourth graders waited an hour with an injured teacher

Retired teachers Raul Noyola and Ofelia Noyola visit a memorial honoring the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School July 12 in Uvalde, Texas. (Eric Gay, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes UVALDE, Texas — Elsa Avila slithered to her phone, terrified as she held the bleeding side of her abdomen and tried … Read more

Flex alert issued for Californians amid expected heat wave

The California grid operator is asking people to save energy for a second straight day as it extends its Flex Alert. Cal ISO announced on Wednesday that it will extend its Flex Alert until Thursday hours after Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order intended to temporarily speed up the state’s energy supply. With … Read more

Rose Bowl experience prepared Utes for Week 1 game against Florida

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — In case you haven’t heard, Utah has a big game against an SEC opponent to open the season. Yes, it also surprises us, but Utah will open its season against Florida on Saturday (5 p.m. MDT, ESPN) at The Swamp — a hostile environment where humidity … Read more

A prolonged and record heat wave develops over the West this week

More than 55 million people are currently under a Southern California heat alert across the San Joaquin Valley and parts of the northwest, including 20 of the West Coast’s most populous cities. “Temperatures could exceed 110F in parts of the Southwest, where an excessive heat warning is currently in effect,” the Weather Prediction Center wrote. … Read more

A prolonged and record heat wave develops over the West this week

More than 55 million people are currently under a Southern California heat alert across the San Joaquin Valley and parts of the northwest, including 20 of the West Coast’s most populous cities. “Temperatures could exceed 110F in parts of the Southwest, where an excessive heat warning is currently in effect,” the Weather Prediction Center wrote. … Read more