Weather

Trees fall as severe weather passes through.
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Justin Udo
May 29, 2019 - 9:58 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday night's storms caused a lot of damage and headache for residents across the Delaware Valley including in Bucks County, where they were hit hard by the fast moving storms. Robin Fetterolf-Duckley got quite the surprise when she went to check on her...
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Hadas Kuznits
May 29, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tornado watches and warning have barreled through the greater Philadelphia region this week, but the unusual weather is not unprecedented. Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said it's not uncommon for tornadoes...
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Workers look through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. The deadly tornado leveled a motel and tore through the mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight
Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP
May 26, 2019 - 8:15 am
By Tim Talley and Sue Ogrocki EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities...
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Scientists say water clarity has rebounded from an all-time low in 2017 at Lake Tahoe, pictured in this photo taken from an airplane departing from Reno, Nev. on March 2, 2017.
Scott Sonner/AP Photo
May 24, 2019 - 2:43 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line. A dinner plate-sized disc used to measure clarity was...
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Hurricane Florence
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Molly Daly
May 23, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its forecast for this year's hurricane season. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is calling for a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season , with a likely range of nine to 15 named storms, packing winds of...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge leading into Camden, N.J.
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Andrew Kramer
May 23, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The same storm system that brought a "violent tornado" to Missouri is expected to reach the Delaware Valley on Thursday afternoon. As many people leave work for the day, others will be hitting the roads to get a jump start on their Memorial Day weekend travel. And...
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According to a study released in April 2019 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, even light rain significantly increases the risk of a fatal car crash.
Nick Ut/AP Photo
April 23, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash. Researchers found the wetter the roads, the deadlier they become, with rain, snow and ice increasing the risk of car crashes by 34 percent. Light rain increases the fatal car crash risk...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Despite what that groundhog said, it's still icy. If you slip, who can you sue? Vermont officials announced the launch of their annual "guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog" contest. The person who guesses...
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This June 18, 2018, file photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Dennis M. Rivera/AP Photo, File
March 28, 2019 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his support of Puerto Rico in its rebuilding from hurricanes, but he doesn't think officials in the U.S. territory are spending federal assistance wisely. "Puerto Rico has been taken better care of by Donald Trump than by any living...
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In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
NPS Photo via AP
March 14, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal...
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