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 […]

Speak Out: Postponing Halloween

Some area towns and cities postponed trick-or-treating Halloween night due to a potentially rainy forecast. We asked our Facebook followers how they felt about this. • It’s ridiculous. If you don’t like the weather, get an umbrella or stay home. However, it’s just windy and gloomy. No rain in the forecast now. Halloween is October […]

Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan’s Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it’s too dangerous. Rugby World Cup matches and other events were […]

Coastal flooding forecast for central, southern Delaware

The National Weather Service has alerted Delawareans to be alert to hazardous weather today through Friday given the area of low pressure anchored off the mid-Atlantic coast. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Thursday, with a coastal flood watch from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. The alerts […]

Dorian lashes east Canada at hurricane force

TORONTO — The storm that already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina lashed at far-eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds for much of Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people before beginning to weaken late in the day. Dorian hit near the city of Halifax Saturday afternoon, ripping roofs off apartment […]

Devastation marks Bahamas town; but some staying

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence. At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats on airplanes and berths on ships arriving with aid and departing with people who lost their homes when deadly Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas. Nearly […]

Weakened Dorian strands people on North Carolina island

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a ferocity that seemed to take storm-hardened residents by surprise, and hundreds were feared trapped by high water. Sheriff’s officials sent medics and other rescuers to Ocracoke Island — reachable only by boat or air — amid reports […]

Aid effort picks up momentum as some Bahamians seek way out

ABACO, Bahamas — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate people gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, as an international disaster-relief effort took shape. The search for victims and survivors continued, five days after Dorian blasted the Bahamas […]