Parts of South and Midwest grapple with dangerous heat wave

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) in one town and climbed nearly that high in others. With temperatures around 100 degrees (37 Celsius) at midday and “feels […]

Deep freeze expected to ease, but disruptions persist

CHICAGO (AP) — The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures could still tumble to record lows in some places before the region begins to thaw out. Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, too, including power outages and canceled […]

Hurricane Florence’s winds and rain begin lashing Carolinas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The outer bands of wind and rain from Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for an extended stay along the Southeastern coast, promising to drench the properties of 10 million people with immense amounts of water. Florence’s top sustained wind speeds dropped […]

Heavy rain in forecast; will SJRA lower lake levels?

Conroe and Montgomery County, June 15 – The National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have forecast very heavy rain for Montgomery County and the Greater Houston area over the next several days. The prediction of the Weather Service calls for as much as ten (10) inches of rain over […]

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, state troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a wide swath […]

Hard freeze continues for Montgomery County, government offices remain closed Wednesday January 17

Conroe, January 17 – A hard freeze will sweep through Montgomery County and surrounding areas on Tuesday, January 16, and the morning of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The Montgomery County government will remain closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, to the delight of the taxpayers. Local school districts – Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Willis, Splendora, and […]

Deadly, bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the U.S. as 2018 began, breaking century-old records and leading to several deaths that authorities attributed to exposure to the dangerously low temperatures. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana […]

2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the U.S. as 2018 began, breaking low temperature records, icing some New Year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories for Monday covering a vast area from South Texas […]