Debris and water cover the ground in Hildale, Utah, where a flood ripped through the town Monday.
September 15, 2015 Two vehicles carrying 16 women and children were swept into a sudden rush of floodwater in southern Utah on Monday.
Melbourne visitors and residents took to the waters of Australia's St. Kilda Beach in January 2013 to escape a fierce heat wave.
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October 1, 2014 Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.
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Robert Vick, in an undated photo provided by Kentucky Department of Corrections. After a cold night and day, he asked to be put back in prison.
January 7, 2014 How cold is it? It's so cold that at least one escapee from prison asked to be put back behind bars. Robert Vick walked away from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. By Monday evening, he'd had enough. So he turned himself in.
That's a lot of hail: the scene in Santa Rosa, N.M., after the storm blew through Wednesday.
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July 4, 2013 There's been plenty of extreme weather in recent days. Along with the heat and the rain, there's word that more than a foot of hail fell Wednesday evening on Santa Rosa, N.M.
It was hot Saturday in Sun City, Ariz., and across the Southwest.
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June 30, 2013 The death of an elderly man in Las Vegas is being blamed on temperatures that have soared past 110 degrees in many places. The National Weather Service warns that it's going to stay brutally hot in the Southwest for at least a few more days.
If you're in the red or orange zones, try to stay cool.
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June 29, 2013 The highest air temperature ever recorded on the planet was the 134 degrees registered there in 1913. Forecasters say the heat wave baking the Southwest could push the temperature near that point in the valley this weekend.
October 29, 2012 We've pulled together a selection of storm-tracking maps, graphics and animations from across the web to help keep you abreast of the storm's developments.
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