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Researchers probe how to make people and officials in charge take flash flood threats seriously

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The peak of hurricane season has arrived, and the tropics are busy.

Temperatures stay warm for the duration.

  • David Streit
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Plenty of spots will little or even no rain. Some could have a lot.

The massive storm trucked copious tropical moisture onto the eastern side of the island — rare for this time of the year.


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Flooding continues along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Depression Nicholas unleashes heavy rain.

Shasta’s glaciers have lost more than 50 percent of their volume and area in this 21st century, with 2021 as the largest year of volume loss.

Fortunately neither the heat nor the humidity are anything too extreme, as shower chances rise somewhat tomorrow into Friday.

Southern Louisiana, including New Orleans, could see 5 to 10 inches of rain and ‘life-threatening’ flooding

Temperatures tickled 90 for a second day in a row. They may do so again Wednesday.

Predicting the monsoon has made great strides, but much is left to learn.

  • Mike Branom
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Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened to a hurricane in the western Gulf of Mexico on Monday night before making landfall along the middle-Texas coast during the predawn hours Tuesday.

  • Washington Post Staff
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The weekend looks very warm but with less humidity and low rain chances

  • Matt Rogers
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Forecasters most fear the storm’s flooding potential from near Galveston to Lake Charles

It's feeling more like August than mid-September.

This colorful bug from Asia can devastate vineyards and ruin fruit crops.

Climate change will exacerbate extreme flood events but may decrease the number of moderate floods.

Highs approach or surpass 90 most days this week.

With all the haze about, look out for a colorful sunset tonight.

  • Greg Porter
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The zone from Corpus Christi to Lake Charles, including Houston, could see serious flooding over the next several days.

Shower chances creep back in midweek, but remain relatively low.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Sunday starts a stretch when we could see several days in a row of 90-degree temperatures.

  • Greg Porter
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We live in a rapidly changing climate, rapid change will continue, and we are not going back to the climate of our childhoods.

  • Richard B. Rood and Elizabeth Gibbons
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Today's classic September. Sunday and into early week feels more like August.

It'll keep feeling like prime September tonight and tomorrow. Then summer tries to return.

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