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Students soak up the heat near the Visitor Pay Lot with a hammock in the distance. NIU experienced turbulent weather Tuesday including, sunshine, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, heavy rain and light snow throughout the afternoon and night. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Record warmth, turbulent weather hits campus

By Totus Tuus Keely, Photojournalist | February 28, 2024

DeKALB – Unseasonably warm temperatures swept through the area Tuesday before a strong storm swept across Northern Illinois. The storm was followed by a cold front Wednesday, bringing light snow and heavy winds to campus.

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

February 23, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust.Spain’s airport authorities said that incoming planes have been rerouted...

Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm

February 19, 2020

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm.Richard Lee has been chief in the small town of...

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

By ROGELIO V. SOLIS | February 18, 2020

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters expected more heavy rains in parts of the flood-ravaged South on Tuesday, prolonging the misery for worried people who still can't get back in homes surrounded by water.Some of the hardest-hit areas were under a flash...

Storm-swollen rivers surge in UK, severe flood alerts issued

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged region.Environment agencies...

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

By DANICA KIRKA and JAN M. OLSEN | February 17, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed...

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

By ROGELIO V. SOLIS and MELINDA DESLATTE | February 17, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home until they got the all clear, and a forecast of more...

Floods put Mississippi capital in ‘precarious situation’

By ROGELIO V. SOLIS and REBECCA SANTANA | February 17, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi's capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede.Gov. Tate...

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis hammers Britain

By PAN PYLAS | February 16, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week.Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number...

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

By PAN PYLAS | February 15, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain.The fourth...

Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river

February 15, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the state capital of Jackson could burst its banks and spark widespread flooding.Forecasters believe the...

Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

February 13, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides Thursday as storms finally subsided.An Alabama town asked residents to cut back on water usage...