Strong thunderstorms hit U.S. city Chicago on Sunday morning, disrupting hundreds of flights and a local air show, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Due to heavy rain moving through the Chicago area, airlines at the city's main international airport O'hare have cancelled more than 300 flights, said the airport management. According to air traffic website Flightradar 24, the average arrival delay at O'hare international airport was 58 minutes, and departures were delayed by an average of 118 minutes. Strong to severe thunderstorms with winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall will be possibly affecting the U.S central Plains to the Great Lakes and Northeast Unite States, the National Weather Service has forecast. The adverse weather has also impacted the second day of the Chicago Air and Water Show. The stunt show could not start at 10:00 local time as scheduled. It has to wait until Chicago area weather clears up, said event organizer. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most … [Read more...] about Hundreds of flights cancelled as thunderstorms hit Chicago
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Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 10:15 AM EDT Jul 19, 2019 A brutal midsummer heat wave has spread across the eastern two-thirds of the nation, bringing sweltering temperatures to some 190 million Americans from New Mexico to Maine. Temperatures around 100 degrees are possible in Washington, D.C, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and St. Louis, AccuWeather said. For a while on Saturday, it will be as hot in Washington, D.C., as in Death Valley, California. Dozens of record hot temperatures are likely, the National Weather Service said, as the heat index is forecast to surge past 100 degrees and approach the 110s in many areas. The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are the primary health issues emergency rooms could see. Both can occur after temperatures … [Read more...] about Heat index forecast to hit 110 degrees in many parts of the US
NEW ORLEANS – Homeowners sandbagged their doors, and tourists trying to get out of town jammed the airport Friday as Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in, threatening an epic drenching that could test how well New Orleans has strengthened its flood protections in the 14 years since Hurricane Katrina. With the storm expected to blow ashore early Saturday near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season, authorities rushed to close floodgates and raise the barriers around the New Orleans metropolitan area of 1.3 million people for fear of disastrous flooding. The storm was expected to inflict the most damage on Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, with wind and rain affecting more than 3 million people. About 3,000 National Guard troops, along with other rescue crews, were posted around Louisiana with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters. Drinking water was lined up, and utility crews with bucket trucks moved into position. “This is happening. ... Your preparedness … [Read more...] about ‘It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana
People boarded up buildings, stocked up on water and braced for torrents of rain and punishing wind from a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry that threatened millions as it churned a path ashore and tested efforts to guard against flooding since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall Saturday morning near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season, with the edges of the storm already lashing Louisiana with rain and leaving some coastal roads underwater. Though expected to be a weak hurricane, just barely over the 74 mph (119 kph) wind speed threshold, it threatened disastrous flooding across a swath of the Gulf Coast. The storm was expected to inflict the most damage on Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, with wind and rain affecting more than 3 million people. Late Friday night, residents received good news from forecasters: the Mississippi River is expected to crest in New Orleans at about 17.1 … [Read more...] about Millions in line of punishing rain from Tropical Storm Barry
Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 4:17 PM EDT Jun 5, 2019 Smoke from distant Canadian wildfires has made its way across the United States the past few days, bringing hazy skies and colorful sunsets to the Midwest and East Coast. In Chicago, the skies were reported as being "milky-looking," while in Nebraska, the forecast was for "filtered sun." However, it's nothing like what the skies looked like near the fires. In Edmonton, Alberta, the skies were recently so red and smoky that a local meteorologist told NASA. "it looked like we were on Mars," according to Mashable. More than two dozen fires are burning in Alberta and 10,000 people have been forced from their homes. Wildfire Today said several wildfires in western Canada have so far spread across 568,000 acres. A few days ago, Discover magazine reported that smoke from the fires covered as much as 2.7 million square miles of North America. Some smoke even wafted its way across the pond to … [Read more...] about Canadian wildfires bring smoky skies, colorful sunsets to U.S.