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Solar Storm Fizzles: ‘Not a Terribly Strong Event’

Solar Storm Fizzles: ‘Not a Terribly Strong Event’

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The geomagnetic storm that forecasters predicted could reach “strong” G-3 intensity is currently only a “minor” G-1 event, with minimal effects expected on Earth.“This is not a terribl…

Minor Effects Expected from Solar Flare

Minor Effects Expected from Solar Flare

Digital Vision/Thi​nkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) — The geomagnetic storm unleashed Tuesday night by the biggest solar flare so far this year will not make a direct hit on Earth, but will strike more of a glancing blow early Thursday, forecasters at the Sp…

Mom Loses Legs Saving Kids From Indiana Twister

Mom Loses Legs Saving Kids From Indiana Twister

Decker Family/Handout(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Faced with having her house blown away by a tornado that struck her town last week, Indiana resident Stephanie Decker’s motherly instincts kicked in as she used her body to shield her two young kids from the st…

Tornado-Ravaged States Face Exploitation of Destruction

Tornado-Ravaged States Face Exploitation of Destruction

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As if digging out of the rubble of deadly tornadoes were not enough of a challenge, Midwest residents and cleanup crews now have to work around people trying to exploit the destruction.Such opportunists come in man…

Baby Who Survived Indiana Tornado Dies in Hospital

Baby Who Survived Indiana Tornado Dies in Hospital

ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The toddler found among the bodies of her family members in a field outside a home in New Pekin, Ind., that was flattened by a powerful tornado, died Sunday of traumatic brain injuries.Angel Babcock was taken to Kosair Chil…

Tornado Tragedy: Child Ripped From Mother’s Arms, Baby Found in Field

Tornado Tragedy: Child Ripped From Mother’s Arms, Baby Found in Field

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHELSEA, Ind.) — A mother’s strength was no match for a deadly tornado that sucked her 4-year-old daughter out of her arms as the two huddled in a cellar in Chelsea, Ind. The child and her great grandparents, who were upstairs…

Tornadoes Hit South and Midwest, Leveling Towns

Tornadoes Hit South and Midwest, Leveling Towns

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The powerful tornadoes that have raged across the United States continued Friday, leveling homes across the South and Midwest and leaving at least six more people dead, according to ABC News and its affiliates.At least six people …

Heart Attack Risk May Increase in Cold Temperatures

Heart Attack Risk May Increase in Cold Temperatures

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.) — Frigid temperatures can be a trigger for some coronary problems, which could explain why fatal heart attacks typically peak during winter months, according to a new study.  Researchers at the Penns…

Second Outbreak of Storms Expected; Devastating Tornadoes Continue

Second Outbreak of Storms Expected; Devastating Tornadoes Continue

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Powerful tornadoes that have raged across wide swaths of the United States continued Friday, leveling Alabama homes and causing damage to a prison roughly 10 miles outside of Huntsville, Ala.A maximum-security pr…

Tornado Threat Looms Large in Storm-Rattled Midwest and South

Tornado Threat Looms Large in Storm-Rattled Midwest and South

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Stronger twisters and extreme weather are expected Friday to again hit the Midwest and South. Earlier this week, 33 confirmed tornadoes left 13 people dead.A large area of the country, stretching from the Ohio Vall…

Midwest, Kentucky Storms: McConnell Keeping ‘Close Eye’

Midwest, Kentucky Storms: McConnell Keeping ‘Close Eye’

Whitney Curtis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is continuing to monitor his home state and others that have been affected by the rash of storms and tornadoes in recent days.“We’ll continue to keep …

At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HARRISBURG, Ill.) — At least 12 people are dead after a series of tornadoes blew through the Midwest earlier this week, according to authorities, and the death toll is expected to rise.The extensive damage caused by the storms…

Death Toll Grows in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

Death Toll Grows in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

Whitney Curtis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The death toll left by 15 tornadoes that blew through the Midwest overnight stands at at least nine, according to authorities, and that number is expected to rise.The extensive damage caused by the storms in a…

Tornado-Like Storms Slam Midwest

Tornado-Like Storms Slam Midwest

Comstock/Thinkstock (file photo)(BRANSON, Mo.) — The Midwest is recovering from tornado-like storms that blew through Nebraska and Missouri Tuesday before touching down in Kansas, killing at least one person and causing extensive damage. The town of B…

Balkans Lurch from Killer Blizzards to Destructive Floods

Balkans Lurch from Killer Blizzards to Destructive Floods

ALEXA STANKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images(BELGRADE, Serbia) — The Arctic cold is over for now, but that does not mean the Balkans are out of the woods yet. In fact, if the weather gets too warm too fast, the troubles may only be beginning. Already hundreds of …

5-Year-Old Avalanche Survivor Released from Hospital

5-Year-Old Avalanche Survivor Released from Hospital

ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images(RESTELICA, Kosovo) — A 5-year-old girl rescued from an avalanche in Restelica, Kosovo, Saturday that killed her parents, her 2-year-old brother, her paternal grandparents, an aunt, and uncle has been released from the ho…

Adios La Nina: Quieter Hurricane Season?

Adios La Nina: Quieter Hurricane Season?

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration )(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — Those cooler-than-normal tropical Pacific ocean temperatures known as La Niña are expected to weaken and dissipate this spring, government forecasters said Thursday.La Ni&…

Adios La Nina: Quieter Hurricane Season?

Adios La Nina: Quieter Hurricane Season?

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration )(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — Those cooler-than-normal tropical Pacific ocean temperatures known as La Niña are expected to weaken and dissipate this spring, government forecasters said Thursday.La Ni&…

Winter Storm Blasts Colorado, Heads East

Winter Storm Blasts Colorado, Heads East

Hemera/Thinkstock(DENVER) — After blasting parts of Colorado with up to 6 feet of snow, the strongest storm of the winter season is now on track to pummel the central plains.A winter storm warning was issued for parts of western Nebraska, northeastern…

Winter Storm Could Bring Three Feet of Snow to Colorado

Winter Storm Could Bring Three Feet of Snow to Colorado

Comstock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Record-setting snowfall is accumulating across the Midwest where areas of many states are under winter weather warnings, advisories, or even blizzard warnings until at least Friday evening. The snow began early Friday mor…

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