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Wildfire Acreage Way Down in California this Year – So Far

LOS ANGELES — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, …

Mississippi River Reaches Record Level in Northern Illinois

The Mississippi River has reached record high levels in the area of Rock Island, Illinois, as melting heavy snowpack coupled with rain has caused widespread flooding, a national hydrologist said on Friday. Heavy rain in the central United States brought …

3 Midwest States Demand More Power over River after Floods

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system. Following a meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, …

Forecasters Open Winter Desk Just as Snow Memories Fade

The U.S. Weather Prediction Center opened its winter forecast desk Tuesday. Wait, isn’t it still summer? Yes. The calendar doesn’t usher in the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn until Sept. 23, with winter arriving on Dec. 22. Snow, however, doesn’t always come …