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Storm slams Southern California as Central U.S. faces winds, fire threat

 Snow covers Gorman on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 as a cold storm passing through Southern California.
Snow covers Gorman during a storm in Southern California on Tuesday. Photo: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Shawna Chen
Dec 15, 2021 - Science

Kentucky to investigate candle factory after tornados kill 8 workers

Photo of rubble
Emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Ky., on Dec. 11. Photo: John Amis/AFP via Getty Images

Tornadoes death toll rises to 88, including 74 killed in Kentucky

An aerial view of a neighborhood in Mayfield, Kentucky, on Dec. 14.
An aerial view of a neighborhood in Mayfield, Kentucky, on Dec. 14. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images
Shawna Chen
Dec 13, 2021 - Science

All 110 Kentucky candle factory workers accounted for after deadly tornado

Photo of a person standing on crushed rubble surveying the damage to what was once a factory
Search are rescue efforts are underway at Mayfield Consumer Products, a candle factory. Photo: Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

How to help tornado victims in Kentucky and other states

Marty James (L), 59, and a neighbor stand in front of his house in Mayfield, Kentucky, on December 12, 2021 after it was destroyed by a tornado.
Destruction after the tornado swept through Mayfield, Kentucky. Photo: Cyril Julien/AFP via Getty Images

Tornado outbreak offers a grim climate warning

Tornado damage in Mayfield, Kentucky on Dec. 12, 2021.
An aerial photo shows damage as cleanup efforts continue Dec. 12 after a tornado hit Mayfield, Ky. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Lower 48 states could have warmest December on record

Temperature departures from average predicted by the National Weather Service on Dec. 15, 2021.
The National Weather Service's forecast for temperature anomalies on Dec. 15, 2021. (
Andrew Freedman
Updated Dec 6, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Stuck jet stream brings blowtorch December in Lower 48, frigid Alaska

Map showing the odds of above average, average and below average temperatures across the U.S.
Short-term climate outlook for Dec. 13-19, 2021, from the Climate Prediction Center at NOAA. (NOAA/CPC)
Noah Garfinkel
Dec 3, 2021 - Science

Blizzard warning issued in Hawaii

Snow on Mauna Kea in 1999
Snow on Mauna Kea in 1999. Photo: Joe McNally/Getty Images