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More eruptions likely as Caribbean volcano turns tropical paradise into 'battle zone'

Another huge explosion rocked the island of St. Vincent early Monday as the La Soufrière volcano keeps erupting. The volcano spewed a tremendous amount of ash and hot gas in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island late last week. The ash cloud produced by the eruption on...

Soggy weather to soak and chill Southeast

A change in the weather pattern across the southeastern United States this week will bring some familiar springtime weather woes to the region, but AccuWeather forecasters say that other threats, however, are likely to pause. Rounds of rain and severe weather have targeted the South, stretching from Missouri and Texas to North Carolina and Florida,...

Dreary conditions to stick around Northeast

Many across the Northeast enjoyed conditions reminiscent of late spring last week, but a rude awakening is on the way. AccuWeather forecasters say a slow-moving storm will bring rounds of wet weather and unseasonably cool conditions back into the region from mid-to-late-week. After high pressure promoted unusually warm and dry weather in the Northeast, this...

Spring erased; Winterlike conditions set to spill into the central states

A surge of Arctic air that smashed record low temperatures in Alaska late this past week is diving southward into the Lower 48, and will bring a return of winterlike conditions across the center of the country in the coming days. Temperatures have soared to late-spring levels in recent days across the Plains, which will...

Tropical Cyclone Seroja pummels Western Australia

After drenching parts of Indonesia and taking a unique track across the Timor Sea with Cyclone Odette, Tropical Cyclone Seroja lashed Western Australia with heavy rain and strong winds to start the week. Seroja strengthened into a Category 3 tropical cyclone on the Australian scale for a time early Sunday, local time. The storm packed...

Skies went dark: Historians pinpoint the very 'worst year' ever to be alive

You wake up to a dark, dreary, glum-feeling, Monday-type of morning. For the 547th consecutive day. Just 18 months prior, you were a hard-working farmer gearing up for another bountiful crop season. But then the skies went dark. From early 536 to 537, they stayed dark. Across much of eastern Europe and throughout Asia, spring...

Dog walking gear for warmer (and rainier) weather

Warmer weather is finally upon us. That means you and your pup can enjoy a nice leisurely walk again, one that is not suddenly shortened by a surprising snowfall or terrible wind chill. But spring weather means spring showers. Don’t let a little rain ruin you and your dog’s morning or evening walks – we’ve...

Hiking gear starter guide for the budding hiker

AccuWeather may receive a commission if you choose to purchase any of the products linked in this article. Prices are accurate at time of publish or update. With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, you might be able to smell it in the air: hiking season is upon us. While the most...

$23 million life-saving bridge opens in San Antonio, Texas

From the street level, it looks like any other ordinary overpass - but the newly opened $23 million bridge serves a much greater purpose. But you won't find any pavement or concrete on top, instead it's a whole different world intended to help protect wildlife.  The structure, which was designed for the safe passage of...

How man's 'side project' became go-to info source during major weather events

For Jason Robinson, the test of mettle came in 2017 when Hurricane Irma knocked out more than 1 million electric customers’ power. The major hurricane slammed into Florida with maximum winds at 115 mph before pushing farther into the southern United States. As electricity flickered out for millions, Robinson’s humble home setup in Portland, Maine,...

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