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A year ago, fans at the Indianapolis 500 were searching for shade.
Faced with a flooded course in which some fairways were more suited for fishing than playing golf, the LPGA Tour found a unique solution Thursday. It shortened the Ocean Club to 12 holes for at least the first round of its inaugural Bahamas Classic.
The same weather phenomenon that brought unusually cold temperatures to the East Coast this spring is being blamed for the massive and devastating tornadoes that tore through Oklahoma this week: A jet stream that refused to leave.
Just a day after the devastating tornadoes struck in Oklahoma, the mayor of Moore — which was practically wiped out by the storm winds — is calling for new regulations aimed at preventing a similar calamity.
A rash of tornadoes sweeping through Oklahoma and the Midwest has left one dead, several in hospitals with injuries and hundreds of homes and buildings in shreds.
Cyclone Mahasan weakened Thursday afternoon into a tropical storm, causing far less damage than had been feared as it passed over Bangladesh and sparing Myanmar almost entirely.
Rain forced NHRA officials to postpone the NHRA Southern Nationals until next weekend.
Apparently, global warming has left the building. It's May 1, and 5 inches of snow are predicted for the Rockies.
Heavy rain, lightning and a severe weather warning have disrupted Wednesday's Pro-Am event at the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic, briefly forcing players and fans to take shelter in the TPC Louisiana clubhouse.
Nearly an hour before first pitch, the crew had hauled off a majority of the eight inches of snow that covered the outfield grass. There were still mounds stacked up in front of the dugouts.
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort is among the grounds crew shoveling snow in the hope his team will squeeze in a doubleheader against the New York Mets on Tuesday.
IndyCar has postponed next week's Indianapolis 500 rookie orientation because of possible rain and chill.
A minor league team in Maine has postponed a game because of cold weather and a frozen field.
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.
Old Man Winter's final attempt to wreak havoc in the D.C. area wrinkled a few schedules, but not the plans of Mother Nature.