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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.
23 days ago
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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.
24 days 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 […]
24 days 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.
27 days 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.
1 month 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."
1 month 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. 
1 month 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.
1 month ago
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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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago
A cold blast is bringing deep freeze and strong winds to the South and snow to the Northeast. (CNN ...
Jason Hanna, Taylor Ward & Derrick Hinds, CNN

Cold blast brings heavy snow to the Northeast, deep freeze to the South

A powerful winter storm is bringing heavy and blustery snow to the Northeast and hammering the nation's eastern third with strong winds, and will usher freezing temperatures, which could trouble crops in the South.
2 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Troopers respond to 114 crashes, 169 motorist assists across Utah

Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol responded to 114 crashes and helped 169 motorists get off the roadways Sunday as a winter storm moved in across the state.
2 months ago
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Kiersten Nunez, KSL TV

Considerable avalanche danger through much of Utah’s backcountry after storm

Snow storms across Utah mean new risk for avalanches, with most areas at a moderate level Sunday.
2 months ago
Tornado damage southwest of Winterset. The National Weather Service Des Moines reported a tornado t...
Andy Rose and Melissa Alonso, CNN

Tornado kills 7, including 2 children, near Des Moines, Iowa, officials say

Seven people, including two children, died in a tornado near Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, officials said.
2 months ago
This photo shows some of the downed power lines in Salt Lake City Sunday morning. (Morgan Wolfe, KS...
Cary J. Schwanitz & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Thousands without power after storm moves through Utah 

Rocky Mountain Power said thousands of customers were without power Sunday after a winter storm swept across Utah. 
2 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Winter warnings, advisories issued in parts of Utah as storm moves in

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys.
2 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

New winter storm to cause rising avalanche danger in backcountry

Some much-needed snow is expected to make landfall on Utah this weekend, but with that comes an increased risk of avalanche danger in the backcountry, according to the Utah Avalanche Center.
2 months ago
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