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Statistically, September has Cleveland's best weekend weather
Data shows that September brings the most beautiful weather weekends to Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland's best weather happens in September. How do we know? We looked into Cleveland's history and crunched the data, to find that the fairest weather weekends in Cleveland are in September! Cheers to that! Wait, how can you possibly know this? Well, it all begins what you consider "fair" weather. We defined beautiful weather as high temperatures in the 70s, and no rain. Basically, a wonderful day to spend outdoors. Then, we broke the data into two major categories. The first is a long-term historical look at temperature and precipitation data for Cleveland from Jan. 1, 1900, through Aug. 31, 2008. The second category is the recent trend, starting right where we ended: Sept. 1, 2008 through Aug. 31, 2016. This was to compare any recent changes in the "greatest time of year" analysis with very long term trends - over 108 years. What did the two data sets show? Both the long and short-term trends agree that the No. 1 top weekend is in September, but it's which weekend that's the question. The historical data The 1900-2008 record says the second weekend in September is the best weekend, the third weekend comes in a close second, and the first weekend is third best. Top three weekends from Jan. 1, 1900, through Aug. 31, 2008.Rich Exner, cleveland.com All three weekends beat out weekends in every other month. Basically this means these are the weekends with the lowest chances of rain combined with the highest chance of temperatures above 70. June, July, August are warmer, and they come with much more rain. The recent data Recent data shows the the fourth weekend of September is actually best. The next two best weekends? In August and July. The past eight years those weekends have been very dry, and pretty warm too. Top three weekends Sept. 1, 2008 through XXXX.Rich Exner, cleveland.com  Now if you have different definitions of beautiful weather, you would get much different results. What do you think? Are you a fan of September weekends or do you like warmer or colder temperatures? Let us know! Data provided by Rich Exner, check out cleveland.com/datacentral for more weather and other statistical data. Here's the full weekend weather ranking data for Jan. 1, 1900 - Aug. 31, 2008. Weekend weather ranking data Jan. 1, 1900 through Aug. 31, 2008.Rich Exner, 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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Georgia ratchets up drought alert

184 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Georgia Water Chattahoochee River Rain Atlanta Precipitation Summer of Love Lake Lanier
Flooding closes roads, schools in southern Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Flooding is closing roads and schools in southern Kansas after the area was inundated with rain. The National Weather Service says the heaviest rainfall was in south-central Kansas, where 6 to 10 inches fell in a deluge that started Thursday night. Parts of southeast Kansas have ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Wichita metropolitan area Weather Rain Wichita Kansas Water Butler County Kansas Kansas Tropical cyclone
Breezy, sunny and mild in Denver before roller coaster of weekend weather
Temperatures will fall short of 80 degrees Friday as a wind shift in the afternoon will bring cooler weather from the northeast into the Denver metro area.
6 points by The Denver Post | Weather Week-day names Wind Rain Meteorology Newspaper Monsoon Utah
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...
1877 points by Los Angeles Times | Water Aquifer Property Grass Rain Artificial turf Ocean Precipitation
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
Atlanta’s second hottest summer with more to come

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Climate change Weather Climate Temperature Meteorology Summer of Love Heat Rain
Hurricane Newton’s rain poses threat to New Mexico, Arizona
Hurricane Newton swept onto the Gulf of California after slamming the resorts of southern Baja and headed on a path expected to take it to the Mexican mainland by Wednesday morning and then on to the U.S. border with potentially dangerous rains for Arizona and New Mexico.
42 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Tropical cyclone Cabo San Lucas Mexico Baja California Sur Gulf of California Wind Rain Baja California peninsula
Sunny, warm days through the weekend in Las Vegas Valley
The week will end with clear skies and sunny days that will continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sunday Saturday Week-day names Weather Wind Rain Sun Weekend
Flash flood watch issued for southern, south-central Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Sandbags are in high demand as residents in many parts of Arizona prepare for possible flash floods from tropical moisture associated with Hurricane Newton. Watch areas includes Phoenix, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Nogales, Safford and Globe. According to the National Weather Service in Tucson, heavy rains likely ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Arizona Cochise County Arizona Santa Cruz County Arizona Tropical cyclone Pima County Arizona Rain Weather Flood
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, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | California Precipitation Water Conservation Rain
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.
3 points by The Plain Dealer | Weather Precipitation Rain Thunderstorm Cloud Tropical cyclone Tornado Humidity
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.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | High school Weather Loy Norrix High School Rain Danny Glover Cloud Precipitation Tropical cyclone
Rihanna launches new fashion collection for Puma
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says her new collection for Puma was inspired by Japanese street culture.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Rain Cloud Trousers Precipitation Monsoon
Self-described Ohio psychic accused of stealing $1.5M
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A self-described Ohio psychic is accused of stealing more than $1.5 million in cash, jewelry, gift cards and cars from several clients.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Theft Act 1968 Water Rain Criminal law Theft Cloud
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.
4 points by UPI | Tropical cyclone Rain Precipitation Cyclone Storm Mexico National Hurricane Center Arizona
2 ex-Detroit principals sentenced in school fraud case
DETROIT (AP) — Two former Detroit principals will spend time in prison for taking kickbacks from a vendor in a scheme that defrauded the city's public school system of $2.7 million.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather High school Tropical cyclone Monsoon Water Flood Public school Rain
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.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water KILL Rain Cloud Massachusetts Precipitation
Warm day brings record high temperature at O'Hare
The temperature at O'Hare International Airport hit 80 degrees early Friday afternoon, surpassing a record of 79 set in 1939, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature hit the record for March 24 at 1:05 p.m., according to the weather service. Temperatures were expected to continue...
17 points by Chicago Tribune | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic United Airlines Rain Cloud Airline hub Chicago Weather Republic Airlines
Angola floods kill 11, cause widespread destruciton
Deadly floods after heavy rainfall in the north of the country have left thousands homeless.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Water Angola Luanda Africa Weather Water crisis Namibia Rain
Week in pictures: From Rohingya exodus to Peru floods
From floods in Peru and fighting in Mosul to Nowruz celebrations, here is the week in photos.
9 points by Al Jazeera English | Refugee Europe Yard Inch Brussels The Camp Bangladesh Rain
Another reservoir overflows as Northern California receives more rain
The milestones marking California’s wettest year in decades continued to pile up Thursday, as state water officials said a reservoir high up in the Sierra Nevada has exceeded capacity for the first time in 21 years. Lake Davis began overflowing onto its earth-and-rock spillway Wednesday after a...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | California Sierra Nevada Northern pike Area code 530 Nevada Water Rain Reservoir
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
Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Organ transplant Awards Northwest Airlines Weather Pittsburgh Press Award Rain
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.       
11 points by USA Today | California Rain Tropical cyclone Precipitation Meteorology Storm Cyclone Southern California
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.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Precipitation Gas Atmosphere Rain Water Precipitation Thermodynamics Snow
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
Forecasters say it'll get ugly outside, flooding may come
The weather forecast for Houston is rain, up to 2 inches in some areas, which normally brings flooding.
65 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Rain Fort Bend County Texas Texas Brazoria County Texas Weather Tropical cyclone Greater Houston
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 […]
5 points by The Denver Post | Week-day names Precipitation Thai solar calendar National Weather Service Rain Wednesday Meteorology Prime number
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.
5 points by Boston Herald | Precipitation Massachusetts Rain Temperature Providence Rhode Island Precipitation Rain and snow mixed New England
Major flooding forces boat evacuations in Maxwell in Colusa County
About a hundred residents in the small town of Maxwell in Northern California were evacuated from their homes, some by boat, early Saturday morning because of major flooding after a powerful storm moved through the region. Water flooded several residential streets and roads in parts of the rural...
116 points by Los Angeles Times | Water Colusa County California Stream Williams California Street Maxwell California Rain Hydrology
Deadly storm slams Southern California
Torrential downpours were inundating Southern California on Friday, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. Officials said at least two people had died in the storm. One was found in a vehicle that was under water.
4508 points by CNN | Butte County California Southern California Ventura County California Lake Oroville Oroville California Inch Orange County California Rain
Metro Detroit sets record for warm February day
The National Weather Service said Metro Detroit broke the 1976 record of 62 degrees for this day.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Detroit Degrees of freedom Northern Michigan Rain Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Oakland County Michigan
Floods in the Valley, snow in the mountains for Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory lasting through noon Saturday.
71 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Rain Precipitation Sunday Cloud Warm front
At least four dead as powerful storm pounds Southern California
Daniel UriaFeb. 18 (UPI) -- At least four people died as the result of heavy rains and intense winds brought on by a powerful storm in Southern California.
5 points by UPI | California Southern California Inland Empire Los Angeles International Airport Southwest Airlines Orange County California San Bernardino County California Rain
The man the PGA Tour goes to for its weather forecast
Stewart Williams arrived at his cramped trailer on a Riviera Country Club tennis court at 5 a.m. Friday. He sat in front of two laptops, a copier to his left, a handheld radio, cup of coffee and breakfast burrito to his right. Not much room for anything else. He bought the burrito from the food...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Storm Weather Wind Rain PGA Tour Tropical cyclone Meteorology The Play
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:21 a.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. -- A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Rain Wind Weather Santa Catalina Island California Tropical cyclone Los Angeles County California Storm Flood
With big storm coming, here's how ton stay safe
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:21 a.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. -- A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Flood Emergency evacuation Rain Water Safety Tropical cyclone Water pollution Flash flood
Oroville reservoir level drops as storm approaches
The roar has quieted and the spray has softened, and all signs point toward improving conditions at the base of the Oroville Dam.       
-2 points by USA Today | Dam Reservoir Lake Oroville Flood River Water Oroville California Rain
Oroville reservoir level continues to drop amid new rain storms
Updates: New storms approach, but officials confident Oroville Dam and spillways will hold up Feb. 16, 2017, 6:17 a.m. The rain has started to return in Northern California and will continue over the next few days, but officials aren't as concerned about the upcoming weather so much as the damage...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | United States customary units Rain Water Inch Yard Imperial units Apostrophe Lake Oroville
Officials to further drain Lake Oroville to absorb coming rain, snow runoff
Doug G. WareFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Officials are planning to drain Lake Oroville even lower than 60 feet, in order to allow enough room to take water expected from rain storms and snow melt.
18 points by UPI | United Press International Precipitation Rain Water Forecasting Snow Surface runoff Water cycle
The Latest: Workers rush repairs at dam as storm approaches
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 7:25 a.m. The Oroville Reservoir is continuing to drain as state water officials scrambled to reduce the lake's level ahead of impending storms. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2lKMK5I) that ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Reservoir Precipitation Rain Water Dam Spillway The Los Angeles Times Storm
Trump approves FEMA disaster declaration for 34 California counties hit by storms
The federal government has made money available to help dozens of California counties recover from a series of deadly storms that triggered floods, mudslides and avalanches statewide last month. From Jan. 3 to 12, the state was pounded by a series of storms that buried the Sierra Nevada in snow...
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Dam residents return: Warning downgraded but eyes on impending storm
Residents returned home Tuesday after authorities lifted the mandatory evacuation order around Lake Oroville that affected about 188,000 people.
98 points by CNN | Dam Butte County California Rain Oroville California Lake Oroville Storm Water White House Press Secretary
Residents permitted to return to homes near Oroville Dam
Stephen FellerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Officials in Northern California reduced a mandatory evacuation order to a warning after fortifying the Oroville Dam's spillway to prevent nearby towns from flooding.
6 points by UPI | Butte County California Lake Oroville Oroville California Emergency evacuation Feather River Rain Water Reservoir
Evacuation lifted for Californians living below dam
Residents allowed to return home but must remain vigilant and flee to high grounds if repairs do not hold, sheriff says.
30 points by Al Jazeera English | Water Rain Precipitation Erosion Butte County California Reservoir Dam Soil