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Tropical Storm Olga leaves downed trees, potential gusty winds in Mississippi, Louisiana

Remnants of Tropical Storm Olga swept through Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday, leaving wet conditions and dozens of downed trees. The storm left no major flooding, but the National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans said Olga brought wind gusts of 40 up to 70 mph from coastal southeast Louisiana into southern Mississippi. “These winds were higher than we expected, and we will be studying ...

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'Historic' snowstorm may bring blizzard conditions to Montana, several feet of snow to mountains

The first day of fall may have just been on Monday, but winter is already well on its way to parts of the Northern Rockies, where a potentially “historic” winter storm is setting up for this weekend. The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said an upper low-pressure system dropping into the Pacific Northwest late Friday is forecast to bring what’s ...

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Lightning lights up skies of Southern California, with around 1,500 pulses reported in 5 minutes

A powerful storm system was unleashing heavy rain for a second day Wednesday across Southern California — after delivering a stunning lightning display in the skies over the region the night before. The National Weather Service’s office in Los Angeles said a weather system known as an “atmospheric river” was bringing isolated thunderstorms, along with heavy rain, flooding, and flash flooding to ...

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Powerful cyclone lashes into Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 5

Debris litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) SALALAH, Oman –  Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching ...

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Spring blizzard pounds Midwest; flights canceled, deaths reported

Colleen Streefland brushes snow and ice off her vehicle in Rochester, Minn., April 14, 2018.  (Associated Press) Amid a spring blizzard in the Midwest that prompted hundreds of flights to be canceled Saturday, one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials said Sunday. A total of 469 flights had been canceled at the Minnesota airport alone, airport spokesman ...

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Star Wars: Should we care?

Star Wars is a guaranteed money-making film franchise for Disney. Like an enormous Star Destroyer looming over every other film or franchise it’s up against on any opening day, it’s as close to a sure thing you can get in entertainment investments. The question here, however – with Disney, and more specifically with Kathleen Kennedy’s steering and the evolving face ...

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