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Severe weather likely for Saturday, calm by Sunday: Working for your weekend forecast
This Saturday, Northeast Ohio is in a region of risk for severe weather, but as the trigger for thunderstorms pushes east, it will leave behind cool, pleasant weather for Sunday. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The perfect environmental conditions for severe storms on Saturday are all lining up and ready to hit: a cold front, deepening low pressure system, and lots of atmospheric moisture to act as fuel to storms. Model forecast: 3 p.m. - 7 pm. of precipitation for Saturday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  But Sunday is a much better story. As the front pushes east it will leave behind significantly cooler temperatures and sunny skies. Model forecast of temperatures this weekend.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Saturday High temperature: 86 degrees Low temperature: 69 degrees Chances of rain: 60 percent in the afternoon through evening Humidity: 65 percent Wind conditions: 16 mph Sunday High temperature: 72 degrees Low temperature: 60 degrees Chances of rain: near zero Humidity: 60 percent Wind conditions: 11 mph The How As the cold front pushes east the moist air ahead of it will produce possible severe strength storms, but will leave behind dry, sunny skies for Sunday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  A very strong cold front is expected to pass through Northeast Ohio bringing in plenty of rainfall and heavy storms for Saturday. Why? Cold fronts are the perfect trigger for thunderstorms because they cause rising motion in the atmosphere. As air rises it becomes unstable as is cools to its dew point forming condensation and rain. But there's more. This weekend a deepening low pressure system is yet another trigger for thunderstorms, and with heavy atmospheric moisture to support development storms could become fairly strong. The Storm Prediction Center has us in a region of slight risk for severe weather Saturday, so make sure to have government alerts enabled on your smart phone so you can be notified of any warnings from the National Weather Service. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center severe weather analysis for Saturday.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Flash flooding risk for Saturday.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Georgia ratchets up drought alert

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No more cash for fake grass
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has revised the rules for its wildly popular turf removal rebate program, and the utility’s decision could mark a dramatic shift in the way the city’s drought-tolerant landscapes look and function. The biggest change? No more cash for fake grass. Last...
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No rain in sight

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Another hot September day: Northeast Ohio weather forecast
Temperatures are still not cooling off for today, reaching the mid 80s with high humidity making it feel even hotter. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Rain chances today are very slight most of the day but there is a chance of a stray, light and short-lived shower or two across Northeast Ohio. Temperatures are not cooling off yet, especially for September, as they are forecasted to reach the low 80s. Winds are expected to be calm and you can definitely prepare for some serious humidity, especially before 2 p.m. Sunrise: 7:02 a.m. Sunset: 7:46 p.m. Pollen forecast: Pollen levels are at a medium level today of 7.2 for ragweed and chenopods. Lake conditions: The National Weather Service is reporting calm winds with waves less than 1 foot. This evening, the winds will pick up to 10 mph with waves still less than 1 foot. The How: Dry air (purple/blue) will keep rain chances to a minimum but in the evening moist air (green/yellow/red) will try to creep up north and could make it here spawning a light shower or two.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  The cold front that moved through the area Thursday will leave behind slightly cooler temperatures, and mostly dry conditions. Enjoy it while you can, because this weekend you get to look forward for much more rain. Thunderstorms, strong winds still expected for Saturday: Working for your weekend forecast Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Scientists use undersea drones to help predict hurricanes
As Hermine worked its way up the East Coast, scientists deployed several underwater drones they say will help them better understand what sustains and strengthens hurricanes and tropical storms – and ultimately better protect life and property.The ocean gliders, as they are called, resemble yellow-w...
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Friday's forecast: Eastern heat, rainy Plains
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
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Today’s weather is hardly unique: Opposing view
Glib attributions of recent weather (as opposed to 'climate') phenomena are more wishful than reality.         
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Officials investigating cause of northwest Iowa fish kill
SHELDON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigators are investigating a fish kill along the Little Floyd River near Sheldon in northwest Iowa. The kill was reported Wednesday afternoon and initially appeared to involve a small number of fish. But a news release Thursday from the department says ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Water Rain Water cycle Precipitation Ammonia Natural environment The Kill The Washington Times
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Rain chances today pushed later this evening, mostly clear Friday: Northeast Ohio weather forecast
Chances of storms still continue tonight, but will dwindle to very slight through Friday. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Chances of strong thunderstorms today have been pushed later and later because of the increasingly slow movement of the cold front expected to trigger the storms. Friday is looking mostly rain free, but in the evening some moisture might just make it north enough to initiate one or two light, scattered showers. Tonight: Rain chances peak at 4 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m., and winds will continue to pick up, staying around 15 mph through the night. Temperatures? Not giving up either, staying above 80 degrees through 8 p.m. and resting in the mid 70s until midnight. Friday: Friday will be mostly rain-free, there's just a 15 percent chance of a very light, short-lived shower or two across Northeast Ohio. Winds will calm down to just 5 mph the entire day, and temperatures will yet again reach the mid 80s. Dry air (purple/blue) will keep rain chances to a minimum for Friday but in the evening moist air (green/yellow/red) will try to creep up north and could make it here spawning a light shower or two.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Humidity levels are a little higher for Friday, so the high in the mid 80s may feel more like the upper 80s. Model forecast of temperatures for Friday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Sunrise: 7:02 a.m. Sunset: 7:46 p.m. Pollen forecast: Pollen levels are at a medium level Friday of 7.2 for ragweed and chenopods. Lake conditions: The National Weather Service is reporting calm winds with waves less than 1 foot for Friday. Friday evening, the winds will pick up to 10 mph with waves still less than 1 foot. The How: The cold front following the low pressure system today is moving slower than expected. Therefore rain chances have been pushed later and later in the day. Friday the cold front will be east of the region, leaving behind a little bit cooler temperatures and drier air. Friday evening a little moisture that might creep north could spawn a light, scattered shower, but chances are slight. Thunderstorms, strong winds still expected for Saturday in Northeast Ohio: Working for your weekend forecast Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Thunderstorms, strong winds still expected for Saturday in Northeast Ohio: Working for your weekend forecast
Plentiful thunderstorms and strong wind are still on track for Saturday, but by Sunday most of it will be cleared. CLEVELAND, Ohio - A passing cold front this weekend will cause widespread storms Saturday, but as it pushes east by Sunday it will leave behind significantly cooler temperatures and clear, sunny skies. Model forecast of temperatures Saturday morning through Sunday night.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Saturday High temperature: 83 degrees Low temperature: 65 degrees Chances of rain: 60 percent Humidity: 75 percent Wind conditions: 18 mph Sunday High temperature: 71 degrees Low temperature: 59 degrees Chances of rain: 10 percent Humidity: 60 percent Wind conditions: 10 mph The How As the cold front moves west to east it will cause thunderstorms ahead of it where's there's plenty of moisture and will leave behind dry, sunny skies with cooler temperatures.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Saturday a cold front following a low pressure system will move through Northeast Ohio. Both create the perfect conditions for strong storms because they trigger for the first ingredient in a thunderstorm: rising motion. As air rises it becomes unstable as it cools to its dew point forming condensation and rain. Heavy atmospheric moisture to support storms could possibly make these severe. When the cold front pushes east Saturday evening, it will leave behind clear skies and cooler temperatures for Sunday. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Weekend road trip forecast: 7 cities within driving distance of Cleveland
Taking a road trip this weekend? Take a look at the weekend forecast for 7 cities within driving distance from Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio - This weekend across the board it's looking like strong weather condition swings. How so? Most areas will see strong, widespread thunderstorms and hot temperatures for Saturday, but as the low pressure system and cold front pair push east they will leave behind sunny skies and much cooler temperatures for Sunday. As the cold front moves west to east (Saturday - Sunday) it will cause thunderstorms ahead of it where's there's plenty of moisture and will leave behind dry, sunny skies with cooler temperatures.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Model forecast of temperatures from Saturday morning to Sunday night.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Take a look at forecasts you might be road-tripping to. Cincinnati Cincinnati is going to see some strong weather changes this weekend. Saturday you can expect heavy rainfall nearly all day, with humidity, wind and temperatures reaching the low 80s. Sunday? Sunny skies, no rain and temperatures reaching the mid 70s. Columbus Columbus is following the same trend as Cincinnati this weekend: rain and strong winds on Saturday and clear by Sunday. Saturday's high temperature will hit the mid 80s while Sunday will cool down a bit, only reaching the mid 70s. Pittsburgh As the low pressure and cold front causing all of this rain pushes east, it will hit Pittsburgh Saturday night and may linger into Sunday morning. So, Saturday has only a 50 percent chance of rain and Sunday that rain may stick through leading to a 20 percent chance of rain for that day. Saturday is going to be stifling reaching 90 degrees, but Sunday will cool down to the mid 70s after the cold front passes. Chicago Chicago could follow the trend as the areas above, but rain chances are much more slight on Saturday, only 40 percent because of less coverage of the storms. But you can still expect some strong winds. Sunday, they drop to less than 10 percent. Temperatures will be in the mid 70s both days. Louisville Louisville is also going to be hit with the low pressure and cold front couplet. This will lead to an 80 percent chance of rain for Saturday and only 10 percent for Sunday since they will be pushed east by then. Saturday will heat up to the mid 80s while Sunday temperatures will be 80 degrees. Washington D.C. Washing D.C. is just far enough east so that the low pressure system and cold front will be partially dissipated and dry air will take over preventing thunderstorm formation. This means sunny skies this weekend with temperatures in the mid 90s Saturday dropping to the mid 80s for Sunday. Toronto It's going to be two opposite weather days this weekend in Toronto. Saturday is looking full of rain, humidity,and cool temperatures reaching 75 degrees. Sunday is going to be completely different with less than 10 percent chance of rain, sunny skies and temperatures reaching 72 degrees. The How A low-pressure system with a trailing cold front this weekend will push west to east, creating rain chances as the system moves through each of these areas. Low pressure and cold fronts create the perfect environment for thunderstorms to develop because they cause rising motion in the atmosphere. As air rises it becomes unstable as it cools to its dew point forming condensation and rain. Heavy moisture near the low pressure will help rain showers strengthen. Lots of rain, strong winds ahead for Northeast Ohio: Working for your weekend forecast Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Why forecasters got Hermine's path so wrong

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tropical cyclone Forecasting Precipitation Atmospheric pressure Wind Prediction Futurology New Jersey
Official: Californians netted strong water savings in July
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of drought-stricken California kept up water conservation in July despite the long, hot days near the peak of summer, officials said. People are most inclined to water their yards when it is the hottest, so dialing back sprinklers also offers the greatest opportunity for savings, ...
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What's the weather for Florida Georgia Line? Blossom Music Center forecast
Headed to Blossom Music Center for Florida Georgia Line? Should be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of rain. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Headed to Blossom Music Center Friday night too see Florida-Georgia Line? Good news: The rain will have moved on by then. But you definitely won't need those shades and sun hat as it's going to be pretty overcast, especially later. For the most part it should be dry, there's no heavy, widespread storms expected, but there is a slight chance of a light, short-lived shower. A little pocket of mostly dry air should suppress rain chances to near slight but some of that moisture could linger northeast and spark a light, scattered shower. For the most part it should stay pretty dry, though.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  You'll most certainly feel pretty hot and sticky, especially with temperatures in the low 80s to high 70s. Winds will be calm. Model forecast of temperatures 7 p.m. to midnight.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  5 p.m.: 82 degrees, mostly cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain, 60 percent humidity, 7 mph winds 6 p.m.: 81 degrees, mostly cloudy, 15 percent chance of rain, 60 percent humidity, 6 mph winds 7 p.m., concert begins: 80 degrees, cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain, 60 percent humidity, 6 mph winds 8 p.m.: 77 degrees, cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain, 60 percent humidity, 6 mph winds 9 p.m.: 76 degrees, cloudy, 15 percent chance of rain, 65 percent humidity, 6 mph winds 10 p.m.: 75 degrees, cloudy, 15 percent chance of rain, 70 percent humidity, 5 mph winds 11 p.m.: 75 degrees, cloudy, 15 percent chance of rain, 70 percent humidity, 6 mph winds Midnight: 74 degrees, cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain, 70 percent humidity, 8 mph winds The How A passing warm front Friday evening is the perfect trigger for thunderstorms, but with limited moisture it will be hard for them to form. So, rain chances have been reduced to very slight from moderate. Have fun at the concert! Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Some flooding possible Monday, but no damage reported in Ocean City from Hermine
Moderate flooding is forecast Monday in downtown Ocean City as Hermine, possibly returning to hurricane strength, churns offshore. But otherwise, the beach town escaped the storm unscathed, officials said."We were very fortunate," Mayor Rick Meehan said. While high tides could rise a couple of...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Tropical cyclone Weather Wind Rain New Jersey Tide National Hurricane Center Precipitation
Michigan teen kills himself after accidentally killing teen
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A "distraught" teenager in southwestern Michigan killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun, police said Tuesday.
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Rihanna launches new fashion collection for Puma
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says her new collection for Puma was inspired by Japanese street culture.
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Weather quiz Wednesday: Remote sensing of the atmosphere
Take the quick 10 question quiz to test your skills on remote sensing. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Remote sensing is one of the most important tools that meteorologists and all kinds of scientists use to view atmospheric, oceanic, and land use changes. But how much do you understand about how it works? Take the quiz to find out! Answers Explained: 1.The first satellite launched into space was Sputnik I on October 4, 1957. 2. GOES is a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite which stays in one area with respect to Earth, meaning it moves at exactly the same speed as Earth. 3. As above, geostationary means the satellite does not move with respect to Earth as it rotates. 4. POES (or a polar-orbiting environmental satellite) rounds the Earth 14 times in one day. 5. The benefits of infrared images are that they can tell the difference between high clouds and low clouds, whereas on a visible image it's hard to decipher the difference. Also, visible images are only available during the daytime in that location, infrared images are available 24/7. 6. Water vapor is the gaseous form of water, and is very important for meteorologists to see where heavy moisture is available to support storm development. 7. Imagine the atmosphere is a moist towel, and a bucket is a column of air. Precipitable water would be the depth in that bucket if all the water in that towel were squeezed out (all the water vapor in the air precipitated out by rain). 8. Satellites both ingest surface observations of wind speeds (for surface winds) and track the movement of clouds for wind speeds higher in the atmosphere. 9. ASOS stands for Automated Surface Observing Systems and is an automated device which takes temperature, dew point, humidity, cloud cover, any many more measurements sometimes every minute. 10. Remote sensing has many applications, not just for meteorology. It is important for climatologists, oceanographers, geologists, almost every science application. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Wednesday temps could feel like upper 90s
A similar rise in warm temperature earlier this summer spurred the closure of almost three dozen schools        
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Rain to stay away

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Waterbury child care center set for return to old location
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - After being driven out by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene five years ago, a Waterbury child care center is scheduled to reopen in its former location by the end of October. WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2crqHJi ) the Hunger Mountain Children's Center will return to its old ...
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Possible severe storms today, very strong winds: Northeast Ohio weather forecast
Strong storms and fast winds are in the forecast today for Northeast Ohio. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Some strong storms are in the forecast today for Northeast Ohio, with a 50 percent chance persisting nearly the entire day because of a passing cold front. Chances of rain begin as early as 8 a.m. today and could last through late evening.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  This is a weak cold front, however, so it won't prevent temperatures from reaching the mid 80s. Model forecast of temperatures for today.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Accompanying the storms you will notice very strong winds, reaching 20 mph in some areas, so make sure to have any loose articles of clothing secured. Sunrise: 7:01 a.m. Sunset: 7:47 p.m. Pollen forecast: Pollen is taking another dip today to a 7.7 level, but this is still considered "medium." Lake conditions: The National Weather Service is reporting southwest winds around 19 mph with waves 1-2 feet. This evening, they are reporting southwest winds around 12 mph with waves still 1-2 feet. The How: A cold front is expected to pass through all of Ohio today. Cold fronts create the perfect trigger for thunderstorms: rising motion in the atmosphere. Why? As it rises it becomes unstable as it cools to its dew point forming condensation and rain. Heavy atmospheric moisture will help strengthen these storms into possible severe strength, prompting the Storm Prediction Center to put Northeast Ohio in a region of marginal risk for severe weather today. Make sure to have government alerts enabled on your smartphone to be notified of any severe weather any time of day. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Thunderstorm Severe weather Storm Precipitation Wind Tropical cyclone Tornado Weather front
New Mexico activates emergency operations over Newton storm
Andrew V. PestanoALBUQUERQUE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to prepare for possible flooding caused by post-tropical cyclone Newton.
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Weakened Newton brings rain, humidity to Southwest
PHOENIX — Less intense remnants of Tropical Storm Newton brought rain, powerful winds and uncharacteristically high humidity to desert cities in Arizona on Wednesday after pummeling the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas and killing four people.
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Vegas' Lucky Dragon hotel-casino to open in December
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is officially opening for business in December.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Rain Cloud Precipitation Monsoon Flood
Two planes collide in deadly Georgia crash
The Federal Aviation Administration said that two single-engine planes collided over the West Georgia Regional Airport just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in Carroll County, about 45 miles west of Atlanta.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Rain Great Basin Cloud Precipitation Imperial units
Man convicted of trying to kill wife denies killing daughter
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Brazilian citizen who served time for trying to kill his wife in Massachusetts and was twice deported from the U.S. has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting his 19-year-old daughter.
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Slight chances of rain tonight, possible severe storms Thursday: Northeast Ohio weather forecast
Thursday a passing cold front and plenty of atmospheric moisture could cause severe thunderstorms in Northeast Ohio. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Tonight Northeast Ohio can expect only very slight chances of rain, but rain chances are ramping back up Thursday with a passing cold front. Tonight: Slight, scattered rain chances will continue throughout the evening, with some stronger winds around 10 mph. The hot temperatures will stick around as well, still at the mid 80s through 9 p.m. Thursday: If you're a plant lover then Thursday is your day to finally get some rain. A 50 percent chance persists most of the day, reducing to 30 percent by 10 p.m. With these storms winds are expected to pick up significantly, reaching up to 19 mph. With high temperatures spiking to 87 degrees, and high humidity around 65 percent, there's a heat index of over 94 degrees. So, make sure to stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors. Model forecast of temperatures Thursday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Sunrise: 7:01 a.m. Sunset: 7:47 p.m. Pollen forecast: Pollen is taking another dip Thursday to a 7.7 level, but this is still considered "medium." Lake conditions: The National Weather Service is reporting southwest winds around 19 mph with waves 1-2 feet. Thursday evening, they are reporting southwest winds around 12 mph with waves still 1-2 feet. The How: A cold front is expected to pass through all of Ohio Thursday. Cold fronts create the perfect trigger for thunderstorms: rising motion in the atmosphere. Why? As it rises it becomes unstable and cools to its dew point, forming condensation and rain. Heavy atmospheric moisture exists to help strengthen these storms, prompting the Storm Prediction Center to put Northeast Ohio in a region of marginal risk for severe weather. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has Northeast Ohio in a region of marginal risk for severe storms Thursday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Snow, sleet, rain help douse drought talk
Pa., N.J., still have "watches," but forecast has wet look.
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Spring-like weekend of rain and warm temperatures: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast
Check out this weekend's weather forecast for Northeast Ohio. Daily high temperatures through Monday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  CLEVELAND, Ohio - A very spring-like weekend is ahead for Northeast Ohio. Through this evening, winds will remain a bit gusty, but skies will stay mostly sunny with warm temperatures. The rain begins Saturday and will continue through Monday, but so will the temperatures in the 60s. Pollen will be at a low-medium level through Sunday, but the sniffles may return Monday as it peaks at a medium level. Check out the forecast: Temperatures Temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Precipitation chances Precipitation forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Winds Wind speed and direction forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Pollen Pollen forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  The How Mean sea level pressure forecasting showing progression of the low pressure system through Sunday.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  The combination of a warm front and southerly winds Friday will bring temperatures to nearly 70 degrees. Through Monday, it's a tale of passing low pressure systems, and persistent southerly winds keeping temperatures nice and warm. Saturday and Sunday, a low will slowly creep across the region bringing in rain, and eventually thunderstorms. Monday, another low pressure system will move on through. Low pressure triggers the first ingredient in showers - lift in the atmosphere. As the air rises, it becomes very unstable, eventually forming condensation and rain. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @KelTellsWeather.
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We officially have new cloud types for the first time in decades
The world's cloud authority, having not classified a new cloud in three decades, arose Thursday to name about a dozen new types, including a rolling, slalom-like form known to blanket the Iowa sky.        
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NASA scientists analyze Peru's deadly precipitation
NASA scientists are using the latest data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission to analyze Peru's deadly precipitation.
-1 points by UPI | Precipitation Storm Rain Meteorology Tropical cyclone Cyclone Cloud Water
Denver sets record high temp Thursday; blizzard coming Friday
Denver set a new record high temperature on Thursday, the same day a blizzard warning was posted for parts of northeastern Colorado.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Meteorology Wind Blizzard Storm Colorado Front Range Urban Corridor Snow Precipitation
New, more powerful storm takes aim at California
The state is still reeling from a recent storm that flooded highways, caused widespread power outages and led to several deaths.       
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Another day of 60-degree weather: Akron weather forecast Monday, Feb. 20
Check out the weather forecast for Akron on Monday. AKRON, Ohio - The warm weekend weather in Akron will thankfully last through Monday to kick off the week. The high temperature will reach 61 degrees, which is still 6 degrees behind the record set in 2016. However, you'll still need that jacket as morning temperatures will dip to the 30s and to the 40s after 7 p.m. Check out the forecast: Temperatures Temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Precipitation chances Precipitation outlook.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Winds Wind speed and direction forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Sunrise: 7:13 a.m. Sunset: 6:07 p.m. - The How: A very large area of high pressure will suppress precipitation chances to near zero the entire day, leaving just sunny skies. High pressure causes sinking motion in the atmosphere, which leads to the air drying out significantly becoming very stable. Since rain and snow showers need moisture and instability to form, this is why chances are so low. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Severe storms possible in central, southern Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say there's a chance of severe thunderstorms across parts of the southern Plains, including portions of central and southern Oklahoma. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says there is a slight risk of severe storms Sunday afternoon around Lawton, Marlow and Hollister. Central Oklahoma ...
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California storm death toll rises to 5 as rain pummels Bay Area
Allen ConeFeb. 19 (UPI) -- The death toll in the recent powerful California rainstorms rose to five as the weather system moved to pummel the northern portion of the state.
1 points by UPI | Tropical cyclone Rain California Weather Cyclone Flood Meteorology Precipitation
Another string of warm days ahead, no snow in Denver until Thursday
Denver residents can look forward to more warm weather this week, with only a small chance of moisture on Sunday, before the possibility of snow on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of showers in Denver and on the plains on Sunday, and Sunday night, with day-time temperatures as […]
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New onslaught of rain to hit after 5 killed
A drenched Northern California will get another round of heavy rainfall until Tuesday, sparking flooding concerns in the region.
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California, parched for 5 years, gets drenched
A powerful storm with near hurricane-force winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, killing at least two people and causing widespread disruptions, but providing a definitive respite from five years of drought.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | California Water Precipitation Hydrology Los Angeles Rain Tropical cyclone Southern California
Residents hail Boston's high temps
Hub-area residents were out and about yesterday, taking advantage of the unusually balmy weather that forecasters expect to continue today and last into tomorrow before more seasonable, chilly temperatures return and the Bay State goes back to typical frigid and windy February conditions.Yesterday’s highs of 48 degrees in Boston, 47 in Providence and 50 in Hartford, Conn., helped diminish the snowbanks that had been built up by a series of powerful snowstorms that dumped more than a foot of snow on cities and towns across Massachusetts in recent weeks.
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Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve…
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Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing.
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Dry, warm weather in Kansas sparks fears of drought
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Unusually warm and dry weather in February is stoking fears of another drought. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2kUzmrv ) the average temperature this month in Wichita has been more than 8 degrees above normal, with more upper 60s and low 70s expected this week. The forecast ...
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Floods in the Valley, snow in the mountains for Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory lasting through noon Saturday.
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Chicago winter to feel like spring this weekend
It's time to briefly put away those puffy winter coats and clunky boots, as Chicago could see unseasonably warm and even record-breaking temperatures this weekend. On Friday, temperatures are expected to reach 59, one degree shy of the record for that date set in 1880, said Ricky Castro, a National...
80 points by Chicago Tribune | Meteorology Warm front Precipitation Sunday Tuple Week-day names Ice Degrees of freedom
Further cool down expected today: Cleveland weather forecast Thursday, Feb. 16
Check out the weather forecast for today in Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio - That's right, Cleveland, although we've had some nice warm days this week, we are expecting another day of a cool down. This afternoon, temperatures won't top above 30 degrees, but with calm winds, wind chills won't be too bad. There's a very slim chance of snow flurries this morning, but the rest of the day you can expect partly cloudy skies. Check out the forecast: Temperatures Temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Precipitation chances Precipitation forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Winds Wind speed and direction forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Sunrise: 7:20 a.m. Sunset: 6:02 p.m. - The How: Some very light lake effect snow flurries could fall in the morning, but by late morning high pressure will sneak in drying skies out too much to spark anymore showers. High pressure causes sinking motion in the atmosphere, which is what causes the drying, and also increases the air's stability. Since you need instability to trigger any sort of precipitation, this is why chances are so low. Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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Dam officials should've listened to those warnings about Oroville. Now we're stuck paying the price
Climate change did not produce California’s winter flooding that abruptly ended a devastating drought. That weather swing is just how California works. California has endured rotating cycles of wet and dry periods throughout its history. If there are weeks of deluge, a severe drought is on the...
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