Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater

[ad_1] HONOLULU — Several people on the Hawaiian island of Kauai needed to be rescued from floodwaters during heavy rain, authorities said Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Heavy rain beginning Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of public schools Friday across Kauai and the opening of shelters. Crews worked Friday to reopen … Read more

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

Total solar eclipse forecast: Will your city have clear skies Monday?

[ad_1] DALLAS — Some who hope to witness Monday’s total solar eclipse may see the sun obscured by clouds instead of by the moon. There’s still plenty of time for forecasts to change, but meteorologists predict that eclipse day storms could blanket parts of the path, which stretches from Mexico and Texas through Maine and … Read more

Stretch of scenic California Highway 1 that collapsed is closed again amid storms

[ad_1] BIG SUR, Calif. — As more storms approach California, officials have closed a scenic stretch of iconic Highway 1 where a giant section collapsed into the ocean following heavy weekend rains. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office had warned residents of parts of the coastal community of Big Sur to evacuate Wednesday before the road … Read more

Crews escorting cars around damaged section of California’s Highway 1 after lane collapsed in storm

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities urged motorists to avoid California’s Highway 1 along the central coast after a section of the scenic route collapsed during an Easter weekend storm, forcing closures and stranding motorists near Big Sur, authorities said. The collapse occurred amid heavy rain Saturday afternoon near Rocky Creek Bridge about 17 miles (27 … Read more

It’s a bittersweet Easter for chocolate lovers and African cocoa farmers but big brands see profits

[ad_1] ACCRA, Ghana — Shoppers may get a bitter surprise in their Easter baskets this year. Chocolate eggs and bunnies are more expensive than ever as changing climate patterns eat into global cocoa supplies and the earnings of farmers in West Africa. About three-quarters of the world’s cocoa — the main ingredient in chocolate — … 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

Thunderstorms delay flights at Miami airport, suspend music festival and disrupt tennis tournament

[ad_1] Severe thunderstorms in South Florida delayed departures at the Miami International Airport during the busy spring break season, suspended a popular electronic music festival and disrupted matches at a high-profile tennis tournament MIAMI — Severe thunderstorms in South Florida delayed departures at the Miami International Airport during the busy spring break season, suspended a … Read more

Facts about hail, the icy precipitation often encountered in spring and summer

[ad_1] Intense storms swept through Kansas and Missouri on Wednesday and brought whipping winds, possible tornadoes, and what some described as “gorilla hail.” In Kansas, hail nearly the size of a softball and measuring 4 inches (10 centimeters) was reported in the town of Wabaunsee and 3-inch (7.6-centimeter) hail was reported in Geary County near … Read more

Alyssa Naeher has 3 saves in a penalty shootout over Canada and the US heads to Gold Cup final

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO — Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made three saves and converted a penalty herself in a shootout after a rain-soaked 2-2 draw with Canada on Wednesday night, earning the United States a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup final. The United States advanced 3-1 on penalties and will play Brazil in the title … Read more