Start of the Masters delayed by at least one hour because of bad weather

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. — The start of the Masters has been delayed by at least one hour because of bad weather. The first round was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. local time on Thursday, with Erik van Rooyen and Jake Knapp going out in the first group. “The first round will not begin before … Read more

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years damages buildings and causes a small tsunami

[ad_1] TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in a quarter century rocked the island during the morning rush Wednesday, damaging buildings and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, and the tsunami threat largely passed about two hours later. A five-story building in … Read more

Geomagnetic storm from a solar flare could disrupt radio communications and create a striking aurora

[ad_1] BOULDER, Colo. — Space weather forecasters have issued a geomagnetic storm watch through Monday, saying an ouburst of plasma from a solar flare could interfere with radio transmissions on Earth. It could also make for great aurora viewing. There’s no reason for the public to be concerned, according to the alert issued Saturday by … Read more

Drought pinched Louisiana’s crawfish harvest, but mudbug fans are weathering the shortage

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. — In Jeff Pohlmann’s 39 years of selling crawfish in Louisiana he has never seen the industry face such an abysmal shortage of “mudbugs.” Driven by last summer’s drought, extreme heat, saltwater intrusion on the Mississippi River and a hard winter freeze, the nation’s top producer of crawfish harvested a fraction … Read more

Storm CFO Tricia McLean dies at 61 after suffering medical emergency

[ad_1] SEATTLE — Tricia McLean, the chief financial officer for the Seattle Storm, has died following a medical emergency, the WNBA team said Thursday. She was 61. McLean died Monday, the team said. She was hired as the vice president of finance and human resources shortly after the Force 10 Hoops ownership group purchased the … Read more

Winter storm system hits eastern New Mexico, headed next to Texas, Oklahoma

[ad_1] The remnants of a slow-moving atmospheric river storm that pummeled California last week delivered the first notable snowfall of the season across eastern New Mexico, with the National Weather Service warning Sunday of snowpacked and icy roads as the system headed toward the Texas Panhandle and central Oklahoma. A winter storm advisory was issued … Read more

The first tornado to hit Wisconsin in February was spotted

[ad_1] EVANSVILLE, Wis. — The first tornado ever recorded in Wisconsin in the usually frigid month of February that tore through mostly rural areas came on a day that broke records for warmth, setting up the perfect scenario for the type of severe weather normally seen in the late spring and summer. The storms left … Read more