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cool zone interactive map to beat the heat...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Salt Lake County sets up cooling locations to escape ‘dangerous’ heatwave

Temperatures are expected to rise high enough in the next few days for Salt Lake County to set up several cooling stations where people can stay safe in the heat.
4 months ago
Great Salt Lake Rowing Club on the lake. (Credit: Ray Boone)...
Ray Boone, KSL TV

‘It’s just idyllic’: Great Salt Lake Rowing Club plows ahead, despite low water levels

Rowing may not be the first spot that comes to mind when you think of popular recreation spots in Utah, but one enthusiastic group is working to change that perception.
4 months ago
A Nation Weather Service map shows the areas under a winter weather advisory for Memorial Day Weeke...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Winter weather advisory issued for northern Utah mountains through Memorial Day

While much of the country celebrated the traditional beginning of summer this Memorial Day weekend the mountainous areas of northern Utah prepared for a blast of winter weather that could bring up to ten inches of snow to some areas.
4 months ago
Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s and even triple digits by this week where daily high tem...
Jennifer Gray, CNN meteorologist

Memorial Day weekend calls for triple digit temperatures and storms for some

Leading up to the holiday weekend, there will be some dire weather hitting portions of the U.S., including more critical fire conditions and an abundance of tropical moisture; a sure sign summer is upon us.
4 months ago
A tornado quickly moved through Gaylord in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, on May 20 afte...
Paradise Afshar, Andy Rose and Sharif Paget, CNN

One dead, more than 40 injured as Michigan tornado causes ‘catastrophic’ damage

A tornado quickly moved through the town of Gaylord in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan Friday afternoon, leaving one person dead and 43 injured, officials said.
5 months ago
Two trucks overturned after a storm in Paderborn, Germany, Friday, May 20, 2022. A tornado swept th...
The Associated Press

Tornado hits western German city; at least 30 injured

Police in Germany say at least 30 people have been injured, 10 seriously, after a tornado struck the western city of Paderborn.
5 months ago
Extreme temperatures and ongoing drought could cause the power grid to buckle across vast areas of ...
Tyler Mauldin, CNN

Blackouts possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Extreme temperatures and ongoing drought could cause the power grid to buckle across vast areas of the country this summer, potentially leading to electricity shortages and blackouts, a U.S. power grid regulator said Wednesday.
5 months ago
Over 4 million in the Southwest face an 'extremely critical' fire danger Friday as strong winds hit...
Haley Brink, CNN meteorologist

Millions in the Southwest could see ‘dangerous and dire’ weather take shape

Hot, dry and windy conditions mean drought-stricken areas of the Southwest face an "extremely critical" threat of fire Friday, from central and eastern New Mexico to eastern Colorado, including Denver.
5 months ago
(Matt Rascon/KSL TV)...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Snow drops just in time for end of ski season

The snow that brought steady rain to much of the valley, dumped several inches of snow in the mountains Friday, just in time for the end of the ski season at resorts like Alta Ski Area.
5 months ago
An overlook of the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park in eastern Utah. (Larry D. Curti...
SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

Earth Day: Humanity proves it can clean up messes, repair damage

As bad as the environment seems with climate change and other pollution, scientists say humanity has also done a pretty good job of cleaning up past messes. More than 25 experts shared their favorite ecological success stories for Earth Day. The overwhelming No. 1 success story is the healing of Earth’s ozone hole. Experts credit […]
5 months ago
A Nor'easter knocks out power for more than 315,000 across the Northeast. April snow covers a South...
Eric Levenson and Monica Garrett, CNN

Nor’easter knocks out power for about 235,000 customers across the Northeast

About 235,000 customers were without power across the Northeast on Tuesday afternoon, primarily in upstate New York, as an April nor'easter brought heavy snow and gusty winds to the region.
6 months ago
In this aerial view, low water levels are visible at Lake Powell on June 24, 2021 in Lake Powell, U...
Felicia Fonseca, ASSOCIATED PRESS

In drought-stricken West, officials weigh emergency actions

Federal officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to users on the Colorado River to prevent the shutdown of a huge dam that supplies hydropower to some 5 million customers across the U.S. West.
6 months ago
Jordanelle Reservoir (Jed Boal, KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Every storm helps: storm water equivalent back to 70% statewide

“We will take all the snow and rain really at this point that we can get."
6 months ago
Monday night's heavy snow broke branches off trees in several neighborhoods. (KSL TV)...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Monday’s snow was too heavy for some trees

Broken tree limbs forced some Utahns to get outside Tuesday morning to clean up after the overnight snow proved too heavy for some branches. 
6 months ago
The stands were empty at Smith's ball park because of an April snowstorm. (Meghan Thackrey, KSL TV)...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Snow postpones home opener for Salt Lake Bees

In a sport synonymous with warm weather and outdoor fun, Tuesday Mother Nature got the win. The Salt Lake Bees postponed their home opener because of snow.
6 months ago
(KSL TV file photo)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

UDOT crews prepare for Monday night’s snowstorm

Snowplow crews from the Utah Department of Transportation have prepared to clear another overnight snowstorm. But, this winter has not exactly overwhelmed the department’s budget with big storms.
6 months ago
FILE - In this image made from video, people stand on an overturned vehicle swept by flooding water...
WANJOHI KABUKURU Associated Press

Study: Climate change makes extreme rainfall heavier and more likely during cyclones

Extreme rainfall in southeast Africa has become heavier and more likely to occur during cyclones because of climate change, according to a new analysis released Monday by an international team of weather scientists.
6 months ago
The McKinney Fire Department carried out multiple water rescues Monday night amid flash flooding co...
Jason Hanna and Kelly McCleary, CNN

Strong storms rolling through the South kill 2, bring tornadoes and damaging winds

Strong storms sweeping through the South have left at least two people dead as the severe weather dropped trees and spawned dozens of tornadoes from Mississippi to South Carolina.
6 months ago
FILE: New snow in the mountains...
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Quick storm to bring ‘mountain snow, valley rain’ Thursday

A storm is moving in across the Wasatch Front and should bring much needed moisture to the state.
6 months ago
Rain falls over downtown Los Angeles (Top) during a late season storm on March 28, 2022 in Los Ange...
The Associated Press

2 people, dog rescued from river as storm douses California

Two people and a dog were rescued from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River as a vigorous late-season storm moved through California.
6 months ago
This satellite image provided by NASA, Terra MODIS 22 on  February 2022 shows The Conger/Glenzer (B...
SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

Ice shelf collapses in previously stable East Antarctica

Scientists are concerned because an ice shelf the size of New York City collapsed in East Antarctica, an area that had long been thought to be stable. The collapse last week was the first time scientists have ever seen an ice shelf collapse in this cold area of Antarctica.
6 months ago
Carla Merrill said she loves to go snowshoeing because it helps her get out of the inversion in the...
Tom Sater, CNN Meteorologist

Nearly 100 locations could break record high temperatures by the end of the weekend

For Salt Lake City, the temperature shock could come in the form of the earliest 80 degree day ever reached. Friday's highs are already expected to be 10 degrees warmer than normal.
6 months ago
A construction crew works to clean up debris in a tornado damaged neighborhood on March 22, 2022 in...
ACACIA CORONADO and JILL BLEED, Associated Press/ Report for America

Storms tear into Texas, Oklahoma then move into Deep South

Multiple tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas and Oklahoma, killing one person and causing multiple injuries and widespread damage before the storm system moved on to Louisiana and Mississippi.
7 months ago
DOT posted this image Sunday morning. (Twitter/DOT)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Traction law in effect for canyons 

A quick-moving storm has dumped enough snow in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons to cause the Department of Transportation to put the traction law into effect Sunday.
7 months ago
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