News Midwest

Powerful Windstorm Winds Down in Plains, Midwest

  • Published: Oct 19th, 2012

A storm brought powerful winds to a huge swath of the Plains & Midwest, tossing trucks off highways and sparking fires.

Churches Send Jolt of Energy to Mich. Renewables Plan

  • Published: Oct 14th, 2012

Faith communities see moral obligation to support an amendment requiring utilities to buy more renewable energy.

Another Week Brings More Pessimistic Drought News

  • Published: Sep 27th, 2012

Latest drought update shows the worst conditions have tightened their grip on the Plains with major relief seeming a long shot.

Isaac Weakens, But the Danger is Far From Over

  • Published: Aug 30th, 2012

As of Thursday, forecasters still warning of dangerous flooding from the additional rain likely to fall in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Great Lakes Water Temperatures At Record Levels

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2012

After a mild winter, warm spring, and extremely warm summer, the Great Lakes have heated up to record levels.

Extreme Heat Proves Relentless in Central States

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2012

The heat has proved relentless as areas from Nebraska to southern Illinois are still experiencing record-breaking heat.

Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2012

Thousands of temperature records have fallen during one of the worst heat waves since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.

Heat Wave Spawns Deadly Severe Thunderstorms

  • Published: Jun 30th, 2012

A heat wave broke records and sparked a severe thunderstorm event known as a derecho that killed at least 13 people.