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Photos: Warm winter weather hits the east
Record breaking warm weather hits the east as people take to the beaches and parks in New York and Washington.
River flooding triggers water rescues, state of emergency declarations
<p>Persistent rounds of heavy rain, along with melting snow, have caused several key rivers across the central United States to reach or approach major flood stage this week, resulting in evacuations, water rescues, road closures and state of emergency declarations.</p>
Landslide kills 5, leaves 15 missing in Indonesia's Java
Disaster officials say a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java engulfed rice paddies where farmers were working, killing five people and leaving 15 others missing.&nbsp;
Cold air, snowstorms likely to make comeback in Northeast
<p>Warm air surges like the episode that sparked February records this week in the eastern United States do not mean that winter is over.</p>
Michigan child found dead in standing water
The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. (all times local):4 p.m.Michigan State Police say a 1-year-old girl has been found dead in standing water in her backyard.They say the toddler walked away from her house Wednesday morning and entered the standing water from heavy rains and snowmelt...
2 Bison Frolic in the Snow as Flurries Hit the Oklahoma City Zoo
“We got a few inches of snow across the Oklahoma City metro yesterday and yes, our two female bison, Mary Ann and Ginger, were loving the flurries,” said zoo spokeswoman Candice Rennels.
Forecasters predict rapid rise along lower Mississippi River
The National Weather Service is predicting a rapid rise along the lower Mississippi River in the next two weeks.&nbsp;
Reed Timmer reports dangerous flash flood conditions in Arkansas
In Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, flash flood warnings are in effect with fast-moving water seen raging with more heavy rainfall expected in the area.
Ice Rink or Pool? On a 78-Degree Winter Day, It Was Hard to Tell
With the temperature at a record high by noon, the skating rink at Bryant Park was covered in vast puddles. Skaters, though damp, were undeterred.
Massive dust storm turns entire town orange
A huge dust storm turned a town in the Australian outback orange earlier this week.
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday. Members of the state...
Denver temperature plummets 72 degrees in 40 hours, officials say
<p>Sitting at a mile above sea level and in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is known for having an extreme climate. But the most recent temperature swing ranked as one of the biggest ever observed, CBS Denver reports.</p>
The Latest: Weather officials: 3 twisters hit North Texas
<p>The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest: The National Weather Service now says it was three tornadoes that hit North Texas.</p>
3 shocking cities that could one day run out of water
Cape Town, South Africa, may become the first major city in the world to run out of water. Here's a look at three surprising cities that could one day suffer a similar fate.
Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding
Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states.The storm system started pushing heavy rain, snow and ice into the region this week. The weather has already been blamed for hundreds of car crashes and several fatalities, including a crash that killed four people along a slippery interstate in Nebraska.About 19 people had been evacuated...
Former cyclone Gita traverses New Zealand, batters South Island
At least 5,000 people in New Zealand's South Island were cut off by massive landslips and hundreds of tourists stranded on Wednesday after former cyclone Gita whipped through the country, sparking a state of emergency in several southern towns.
Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study
Wild weather, in varying forms, across Kansas, Missouri
Residents throughout much of Missouri and Kansas will be dealing with potentially dangerous weather conditions on Tuesday, but in wildly varying forms.Freezing rain was falling in parts of Kansas Tuesday morning, with several accidents reported.&nbsp;
Freezing temperatures expected across California could threaten Central Valley crops
Freezing temperatures are forecast to sweep much of California this week, potentially endangering the state’s almonds and other lucrative Central Valley crops.&nbsp;
Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire
A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size.The blaze scorched 3½ square miles (9 square kilometers)...
‘It’s not fast enough. It’s not big enough. There’s not enough action.’
<p>Barely two years ago, after weeks of intense bargaining in Paris, leaders from 195 countries announced a global agreement that once had seemed impossible.</p>
Snow levels plunge as cold front slams Southern California
Snow levels plunged as a long-awaited cold snap moved into Southern California. Temperatures on Sunday fell to the mid-60s but were expected to fall by about 10 degrees per day, bottoming out Tuesday, when temperatures in the mountains are expected to be in the 20s. And on Monday, light rain and snow at elevations above 1,500 feet could create icy road conditions in mountain communities. Forecasters are predicting as much as half an inch of snow...
Flood Threat Continues for the Ohio River Valley
Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari tracks the rain as the Ohio River floods between Ohio and Kentucky.
Another volcano just erupted in the 'Ring of Fire'
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have been rattling countries around the Pacific Rim this year.&nbsp;
Flood risk to escalate as downpours soak Texas to Michigan into midweek
<p>Repeated downpours will elevate the risk of flash, urban and river flooding along a 1,500-mile-long swath of the central United States into midweek.</p>