Anita Snow Associated Press Published 12:22 p.m. UTC Jul 24, 2018 Phoenix – An excessive heat warning was issued for a broad swath of the southwestern U.S. on Monday with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week in what forecasters say could prove to be the hottest days of the year. The National Weather Service said southern Arizona will experience temperatures from 112 to 119 degrees through Wednesday. That heat warning extended to parts of Southern California, including desert communities such as El Centro, Palm Springs, Twentynine Palms and Blythe, as well as north to Vegas and other parts of Nevada. The news prompted the operator of California’s electrical grid to call for voluntary conservation of power Tuesday and Wednesday due to high temperatures in much of the West. Parts of Utah were also issued an excessive heat warning with temperatures this week expected to approach 109 degrees.The weather service said the warning for Utah’s Dixie … [Read more...] about U.S. Southwest swelters with temps up to 120 degrees
Flash flood and severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings kicked off a week of wet weather expected in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Here's a roundup of the weather.--5:24 p.m.Power has been restored in Fountain, according to an email from the city. "This outage was caused by the severe weather event we were experiencing with the storm that moved through our area."--5:17 p.m. update"Heavy rains are anticipated throughout the night from Crystola near the Teller County line to Manitou Springs," El Paso County tweeted. "If you are in that area, assume your home is at risk. Go to an upper floor or move to higher ground."--5:15 p.m. update"All residents are advised to evacuate to higher ground," Manitou Springs officials tweeted.--5:10 p.m. updateA power outage has been reported in Fountain due to the severe weather, officials reported.Denver International Airport is experiencing delays for departing and arriving flights. --5 p.m. updateColorado Springs firefighters are … [Read more...] about Manitou evacuating low-lying areas due to flooding; U.S. 24 closed after mudslide
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U.S. 285 is closed in Park County due to a mudslide.The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the closure 1 mile south of Bailey just before 2 p.m. Monday.Bailey is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service in Denver/Boulder predicted 1 to 2 inches of rain in an hour or two in some areas. Wind gusts could reach 60 mph with hail up to 1 inch in diameter. Flash flood watch, tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Colorado Springs … [Read more...] about Mudslide closes U.S. 285 in Park County
Sharon Cho and Grant Smith, Bloomberg 5:44 am CDT, Monday, July 23, 2018 Photo: ATTA KENARE /AFP /Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This file photo taken on March 12, 2017 shows a view of an oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf. This file photo taken on March 12, 2017 shows a view of an oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf. Photo: ATTA KENARE /AFP /Getty Images Oil rises as U.S.-Iran tensions counter concern over trade spat 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Oil rose to near $69 a barrel as flaring tensions between the U.S. and OPEC member Iran countered growing concerns that trade protectionism will harm economic growth. Futures added 1 percent in New York following a third straight weekly decline. President Donald Trump, whose administration is … [Read more...] about Oil rises as U.S.-Iran tensions counter concern over trade spat