The latest weather and climate news -- from hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and climate change -- from Doyle Rice, the USA TODAY weather editor/reporter.

Wednesday's forecast: Rainy Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic

usatoday.com — A wet Wednesday is forecast for the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. By the evening and into Thursday, drenching rain could lead to flooding in the Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachians. Midwest, East: A soggy day is on tap for the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.

A black moon will rise Friday night, but you aren't going to see it

wusa9.com — First we had a supermoon to be on the lookout for, then a blood moon and now a black moon. What's going on? Yes, Friday night, we've got the seemingly new phenomenon of a black moon to enthrall sky-watchers. But try as you might, this time you can be assured you won't see anything.

Rare black moon will rise Friday night

kgw.com — First we had a supermoon to be on the lookout for, then a blood moon and now a black moon. What's going on? Yes, Friday night, we've got the seemingly new phenomenon of a black moon to enthrall sky-watchers. But try as you might, this time you can be assured you won't see anything.

A black moon will rise Friday night, but you aren't going to see it

ktvb.com — First we had a supermoon to be on the lookout for, then a blood moon and now a black moon. What's going on? Yes, Friday night, we've got the seemingly new phenomenon of a black moon to enthrall sky-watchers. But try as you might, this time you can be assured you won't see anything.

A 'Black Moon' will rise Friday night

usatoday.com — First we had a Super Moon to worry about, then a Blood Moon, and now a Black Moon? What's going on? Yes, Friday night, we've got the seemingly new phenomena of a Black Moon to look forward to.

Typhoon Megi slams Taiwan

usatoday.com — Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260, officials said. (Sept. 27) AP At least four people were killed and over 250 people were injured In Taiwan as Typhoon Megi slammed into the island nation on Tuesday, local media reported.

Tuesday's forecast: Soggy for East Coast

usatoday.com — While the West stays mostly clear, a cold front will soak much of the Eastern Seaboard. East: Showers are likely throughout most of the day from New England to the Southeast coast as a front slogs across the region. Great Lakes: A storm will bring some drenching rain showers to the Great Lakes.

US likely to fall short of emissions goal

usatoday.com — Unless we do more, the U.S. will likely miss the emissions target aimed for in the landmark Paris Climate Agreement last year, says a new study released Monday. Cutting the emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane from power plants and other sources is key to reducing the impacts of man-made climate change.

Greenland's ice melting faster than we thought, study finds

usatoday.com — Greenland's ice sheet is losing 40 trillion additional tons of ice each year, melting about 7% faster than previously thought, according to a new study. The new calculated loss is equivalent to more than 50,000 Empire State Buildings, the Associated Press reported. Overall, the sheet is losing about 590 trillion tons of ice each year.

Thursday's forecast: Wet West, upper Midwest

usatoday.com — The national weather forecast for Thursday, September 22nd calls for thunderstorms across the West and in the Northern Plains. The Southeast Coast also gets hit with showers. The first day of autumn will feature soggy weather for parts of the West, Midwest and Southeast while heat and humidity continues in the South and East.
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Sep 27, 2016

Cedar River peaks below projections; flood walls holding for now.... Fingers crossed...  http://usat.ly/2dhs3db  #IowaFlood #CedarRapids https://t.co/Cx8MBsD5C8

Sep 27, 2016

Waiting game in Cedar Rapids: If flood walls hold, "we'll save the city," said the mayor. #CedarRapids #IowaFlood https://t.co/36sxIRQcyA https://t.co/fo8WQtv7De

Sep 27, 2016

This summer, New Orleans sweltered through a record 43 nights when the temperature was at least 80 degrees. @capitalweather @LaStateClimate


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