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Missouri Sees Yet Another Round of Repeated Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A series of large thunderstorm complexes have rolled across the central United States the past four days. Several of these systems have taken aim on the Show-Me state, in some cases anchoring over portions of the region for hours on end. The result has been more unwanted heavy rainfall for the region, aggravated river flooding, and in some cases widespread areal flooding -- most significantly across the Ozarks region Saturday morning.

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Calif. Firefighters Battle more than 1,400 Blazes

Posted: 06/30/2008 - More than a thousand wildfires — including a massive, stubborn blaze in the Big Sur region — were burning early Monday in Northern California and there was no relief in sight for weary firefighters.

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Smoky Skies Threaten Health in Fiery California

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Hundreds of lightning-sparked wildfires have turned the air of Northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash, forcing the cancellation of athletic events and other outdoor activities.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A large trough of low pressure will bringing continuing scattered showers and thunderstorms through the eastern third of the country. Additional rain is likely alaong the Southeast Coast. The West will remain mostly dry.

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Tropical Storm Boris Strengthens at Sea

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Tropical Storm Boris strengthened unexpectedly to just below hurricane force Sunday but remained far from land over the eastern Pacific, forecasters said.

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A Sunny Start to the Week

Posted: 06/30/2008 - High pressure moving through the central plains will keep sunny skies in place over the forecast area today. A gradual warmup is in the forecast for the start of the work week with highs increasing from the mid 80s today to the lower 90s for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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North Pole Could be Ice-Free this Summer, Scientists Say

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Ice retreated to a record level last fall when the Northwest Passage opened briefly. Weather patterns will determine whether the ice cover melts completely this summer. Scientists say the Arctic meltdown is not part of a historic cycle.

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Storms in South, East Cause Flight Delays; Child Killed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A 5-year-old was killed when winds blew over tents at an Alabama air show. Twelve others were treated for injuries, but only one was admitted to the hospital. Storms caused delays at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

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Firefighters Brace for More California Blazes

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Firefighters battle thousands of blazes to stalemate, but "red flag" warning remains. Officials say low rainfall, parched vegetation likely to bring long, fiery summer. Blazes scorched more than 550 square miles, destroyed 50 buildings. Air quality warnings issued from Bakersfield to Redding.

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Storms in South, East Cause Delays; 1 Child Killed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A 5-year-old was killed when strong winds blew over a row of tents at an Alabama air show during storms that stretched across the South on Sunday while severe weather caused airport delays in the East, officials said.

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Midwest Floodwaters Falling, Costs Rising

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Levees on the cresting Mississippi River held on Sunday as the worst U.S. Midwest flooding in 15 years began to ebb, but multibillion-dollar crop losses may boost world food prices for years.

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