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NASA Shuttle to Take Last Flight in May 2010

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The final flight in NASA's space shuttle program will take off on May 31, 2010, four months before the fleet is retired after 30 years of service, the agency said Tuesday.

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Developing Economies Don't Back G-8 Climate Goal

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A joint gathering of major developed and developing nations on Wednesday agreed that climate change was "one of the great global challenges of our time" and pledged to back a United Nations effort to conclude new climate pact by 2009. The major economies said they supported longterm and midterm goals for greenhouse-gas reductions, but endorsed no targets.

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Wednesday Weatherschool Question

Posted: 07/09/2008 - All other things equal, the warmest temperature would be reached on a sunny day when the surface is:

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Heavy Rains Flood McFarland

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Heavy rainfall Tuesday afternoon left the town of McFarland with some flooding problems

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Pollen Count

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Alternaria is moderate to heavy today.

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Rainfall Amounts

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Rainfall totals so far from the storms Monday night through Tuesday morning.

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Showers and Thunderstorms Today

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A weak front across the area today will combine with an upper system to bring showers and thunderstorms across the area today.

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Dry, Hot Weather Threatens California Fire Gains

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The return of some residents to their homes Monday marked progress against the siege of wildfires, but forecasters warned that weather is turning the advantage back in favor of the flames.

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Tornado Damages Homes in Northern North Dakota

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A tornado tore through several towns in northern North Dakota on Monday, destroying at least one building, damaging others and injuring at least two people, authorities said.

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15 Dead or Missing in Landslides in Southwest China

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Up to 15 people were dead or missing after torrential rains in southwest China triggered landslides in mountainous areas toppling houses and burying villagers, state press said on Tuesday.

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First Hurricane of Season Strengthens in Atlantic

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The first hurricane of the 2008 season formed in the center of the Atlantic Ocean and quickly gained strength Monday, but it was too early to forecast if it will make landfall, the National Hurricane Center said.

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NOAA Report: US Coral Reefs in Severe Decline

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Almost half the coral reef ecosystems in United States territory are in poor or fair condition, mostly because of rising ocean temperatures, according to a government report released Monday.

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Hurricane Bertha Strengthens to "Major" Storm

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Strengthening far more swiftly and vigorously than predicted, Hurricane Bertha became a "major" hurricane in the open Atlantic on Monday, with sustained winds of at least 115 miles per hour (185 kph), U.S. forecasters said.

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Satellites Launched for Arab League and U.S. Firm

Posted: 07/08/2008 - An Ariane-5 rocket blasted off from Europe's space base in French Guiana on Monday, putting into orbit satellites for the Arab League and a U.S.-linked telecommunications firm, officials said.

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G-8 Endorses Halving Global Emissions by 2050

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Group of Eight leading industrial nations on Tuesday endorsed halving world emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, edging forward in the battle against global warming but stopping short of tough, nearer-term targets.

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Wet Weather Brings Invasion of Ants, Termites

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Ant infestations up nearly 15% in the Capitol City, while reported termite infestations are up around 50% over previous years. KU entomologist blames wet weather, moderate temps.

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Pollen Count

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Alternaria moderate to heavy today.

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NBC Universal to Buy The Weather Channel for $3.5B

Posted: 07/07/2008 - NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday they have reached a deal to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A long front will move through the Plains and extend into the Southwest. Scattered rain along with strong thunderstorms are anticipated from the Great Lakes through New Mexico. Scattered rain is likely in the Southeast.

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Hottest Day So Far This Year

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Southerly winds will bring summertime heat and humidity to the area today. Heat index values will peak around 100 degrees this afternoon.

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