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  • Winter weatherMore>>

  • Schools tweak strategies for weather days

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:36:01 GMT
    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost days, similar to what happened this school year.
    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year.
  • Spring snow coats Detroit

    Spring snow coats Detroit

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:13:07 GMT
    A snowstorm hits Detroit, and it's expected to break the record for total snow in the Winter.
    A snowstorm hits Detroit, and it's expected to break the record for total snow in the Winter.
  • Hail, rain pummel several Midwest, Southern states

    Hail, rain pummel several Midwest, Southern states

    Thunderstorms were crawling across a large swath of the Midwest and South on Thursday, spawning suspected tornadoes in Missouri and Texas, and slamming several states with large hail and heavy rain that prompted a...
    Thunderstorms were crawling across a large swath of the Midwest and South on Thursday, spawning suspected tornadoes in Missouri and Texas, and slamming several states with large hail and heavy rain that prompted a handful...
  • FloodsMore>>

  • Moselle home withstands Monday night storms

    Moselle home withstands Monday night storms

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:45:08 GMT
    A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding. Bruce Frazier's home on Turtle Bluff Road was 15 feet from the Leaf River until what he described as an eddy hole washed away a
    A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding.
  • Flood warning issued for much of Mid-Michigan

    Flood warning issued for much of Mid-Michigan

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:07:30 GMT
    Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. Several counties are now under flood watches. In Midland and Saginaw counties, the National Weather Service has issued
    Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms.
  • Flooded roadways force residents to get around by boat

    Flooded roadways force residents to get around by boat

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:54:09 GMT
    Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community.
    Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community. The National Weather Service is predicting the river could rise another half of a foot by Wednesday.
  • WildfiresMore>>

  • UPDATE

    Progress: Brown Fire now 25 percent contained

    Progress: Brown Fire now 25 percent contained

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:09:36 GMT
    Brown Fire in ArizonaBrown Fire in Arizona
    The human-caused Brown Fire is burning northwest of Sierra Vista, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire Department.
    The human-caused Brown Fire is burning northwest of Sierra Vista, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire Department.
  • Residents near Brown Fire on edge, prepared to move

    Residents near Brown Fire on edge, prepared to move

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:50:37 GMT
    Winds are expected to kick up on Wednesday following a tough day on the fire lines as the Brown Fire continues to grow. Tonight people are on edge. It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefing
    It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefing as people living near the Brown Fire are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
  • Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...
    President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...
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