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Hail Storms Are Getting More Expensive, and No One Is Sure Why

In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the U.S. was hit with a weather phenomenon little noted by anyone beyond the insurance industry. The country’s losses from hail breached $19 billion in inflation-adjusted …

Dallas Crane Collapse Victim Identified as 29-year-old Woman

DALLAS — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person …

U.S. Hurricane Season Is Unnecessarily Dangerous

Forecasters are expecting this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season to be roughly average, with about 14 named storms including six full-fledged hurricanes. Last week, the government finally dealt with the fallout from 2018, enacting a $19.1 billion relief package to …

Crane Collapses on Dallas Apartment Building, Killing 1, Injuring 6

A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto an apartment house in Dallas on Sunday and sliced through five floors of the building, killing at least one person and injuring six others, a city fire and rescue spokesman …

Emergency Management Officials See Confusion About Tornado Sirens

WICHITA, Kan. — With the peak of tornado season arriving in Tornado Alley, Sedgwick County officials moved to address public confusion about the role of outdoor warning sirens. The need was evident after strong storms flirted with the metropolitan area …

Weather Chaos Expected to Leave Record U.S. Corn Acres Unplanted

For months, traders debated which crops U.S. farmers would sow this year. That discussion is now turning to how many acres may be left unplanted as relentless rainfall sweeps the Midwest. Rabobank is predicting an unprecedented number of unplanted acres …

Tornadoes Rip Through Kansas After One Killed, Scores Hurt by Ohio Twisters

BROOKVILLE, Ohio — Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service said. About 20 tornadoes, including a large rain-wrapped twister near Kansas City, were …

Violent Weather Kills 3 in Missouri, Floods Rivers in Oklahoma

A relentless barrage of violent weather in the central United States left three people dead on Thursday, local media said, as tornadoes raked across southwest Missouri and devastated the state capital, and heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma. The reported …

Jet Stream Detour Leaves Midwest Farmers Drenched, Canadians Dried Out

North American farmers are stuck between a flood and a dry spot, and there is little immediate help ahead. Two high-pressure ridges have trapped the jet stream between them, forcing it into an unusually stagnant S-path in which it gathers …

Another Storm Takes Aim at Southern Great Plains

More than 30 tornadoes struck on Monday and Tuesday from Texas, Oklahoma and across the southern plains into Missouri, said meteorologists with the National Weather Service. While this weakening storm system is expected to roll into the Great Lakes region …