Weather forecasts

Smoke from a wildfire rises from Basalt Mountain Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Basalt, Colo. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 1:23 am
DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down at the site of another wildfire Thursday but...
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A plane drops fire retardant on homes in the area of Basalt, Colo., Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Lake Christine Fire. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 1:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday...
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Hot Shot crews from Mendocino use backfires to help contain the County Fire along Highway 129 near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County, Calif, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Firefighters have been using aircraft, bulldozers and backfires to curb the blaze. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
July 04, 2018 - 3:06 am
DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday plans. Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles...
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Flames rise around an outbuilding as the County fire burns in Guinda, Calif., Sunday July 1, 2018. Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles (120 kilometers) south into the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 02, 2018 - 8:58 pm
GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has exploded in size and forced evacuations in hot, dry weather that is sweeping through several western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. The fast-moving fire that started over the weekend northwest of...
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Two men sit stranded in their cars, surrounded by flood water from Fourmile Creek on the bridge at the intersection of Hubbell Avenue and East 33rd Street on Des Moines' east side on Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 after heavy rain fell overnight. The creek crested at a record 17.47 feet around 6:00 a.m. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 3:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb. Police said 66-year-old Larry Cotlar died Saturday when he was swept away in floodwater after his van stalled on a...
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Two people take a selfie as they stand on Waterloo Bridge, backdropped by the City of London financial district, as people enjoy the continuing spell of hot weather, Saturday June 30, 2018. Sunny weather and a clear blue sky continue across Britain. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 5:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Met Office weather forecasting service has issued its first thunderstorm alert in the agency's 164-year history. The official forecasters say torrential rain, hail and lightning are possible Sunday in parts of southwest England and Wales as a long, dry heatwave persists in...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, June 28, 2018, firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton, England, Thursday June 28, 2018. Dozens of people have been evacuated from homes in northwest England as firefighters continue to tackle a blaze spreading across tinder-dry moorland. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 4:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Some 120 firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that has been declared a "major incident" as it spreads in the moorlands of northern England. British fire officials said two large fires had merged because of high winds and extremely dry conditions as much of England is gripped...
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In this photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Michael Sirochman, a veterinary technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, treats a bear cub whose paws were burned in a Colorado wildfire in this June 27, 2018, photo. The cub was rescued on June 22, 2018, from a wildfire north of Durango, Colo., is being treated at a Colorado Parks and Wildlife facility in Del Norte and is expected to recover and be returned to the wild. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 9:18 pm
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in one of the half-dozen significant wildfires scorching Colorado, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be...
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June 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — New satellite data say Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high. The data released Wednesday by the University of Maryland show tropical forests around the globe lost 15.8 million hectares (39 million acres) of...
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Homes on Wolf Creek Road in Spring Valley, Calif., were destroyed in the Pawnee Fire in Lake County as residents were forced to evacuate and the fire continued to burn out of control on Monday, June 25, 2018. Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 10:57 pm
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that has burned some two dozen homes and buildings gained thousands of acres on Tuesday as it burned through tinder-dry chaparral, and residents forced to flee a tiny rural community had no idea when they can return. The fire that burned...
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