Cellphone alerts helped Tennessee couple escape to basement

BAXTER, Tenn. (AP) — Billy Dyer’s cellphone blared out an emergency alert, then his wife Kathy’s phone followed, giving them just enough time to get downstairs and flip on a TV to check the news. Then the tornado hit. When the sun rose Tuesday morning, the Dyers emerged to find the walls around their corner […]

Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

WASHINGTON — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records. “If you think you’ve heard this story before, you haven’t […]

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

HOUSTON — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country. Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in […]

Winter warmup: State could see record high temps this weekend

DOVER — Warmer weather that is forecast for this weekend will offer Delawareans a chance to open the windows, get outside for a little bit of recreation and, basically, just enjoy a very early taste of spring. Jonathan O’Brien, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said the First State […]

High temperatures won’t last into new year

DOVER — Several people felt the urge to get outdoors on Monday as many were seen out jogging, fishing and boating in Kent and Sussex counties as temperatures reached the upper 60- and lower 70-degree levels. Valerie Meola, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said those warmer temps will begin […]

Snow possible for Delaware Wednesday

DOVER — Delaware could see some snow Wednesday morning, possibly making commutes a little more difficult. According to the National Weather Service, there is more than a 75 percent chance of some white stuff between 6 and 8 a.m., although snow could continue until around 1 p.m. The state is expected to receive about .3 […]

Deadly storm moves cross country taking aim at Northeast

NEW YORK — Hundreds of flights were canceled and thousands delayed for travelers heading home after the Thanksgiving holiday as a deadly winter storm moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow in swaths of upstate […]

DelDOT urges caution as temperatures drop

While today’s storm is bringing mostly rain with scattered snow showers to the state, temperatures will continue to fall as the system moves away and below freezing temperatures are expected overnight. Surface temperatures remain above freezing, however, DelDOT advises motorists to use caution on roads that remain wet as the possibility of black ice forming […]

Temperatures to drop into 20s in Delaware today

With an Artic airmass spreading toward the East Coast, Delawareans waking up to mild temperatures reaching a high of 58 degrees this morning could head to bed in the 20s, seeing a more than 30-degree drop. The National Weather Forecast for much of Delaware calls for increasing winds, temperatures falling to around 33 degrees by […]

Letter to the Editor: Be aware as winter weather starts

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is partnering with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ, multiple state agencies, the Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis at the University of Delaware, and the City of Wilmington, among others. During Winter Weather Awareness Week, participating agencies and organizations will provide information via social media and […]