The arrival of Theta broke the annual record for the number of storms strong enough to be given names. That benchmark was set in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
A hospital in Napa County evacuated patients, and the utility giant PG&E shut off power in some regions as a precaution against dry and windy conditions.
Heavy downpours can bring destructive mudslides now, or in years to come.
Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.
Record-breaking temperatures are expected across the western United States. They might be followed by wind that could worsen fires in California, or storms that could bring snow in Colorado.
The National Weather Service issued an unusual warning on Saturday about the possibility of “a fire-induced tornado.”
The 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Josephine is not expected to hit the Caribbean islands or the mainland United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A heat advisory is in effect until Wednesday night, and the high humidity poses a risk to vulnerable residents.
The powerful storms, which covered hundreds of miles, brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.
The Florida coast was spared severe damage on Sunday, but much of the Eastern Seaboard is threatened with flooding rains.
Gonzalo is the earliest named “G” storm since the satellite era began in 1966, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The South and Southwest hit record temperatures over the weekend and meteorologists warned that heat will rise in the East and High Plains.
The report examined the aftermath of Mr. Trump’s insistence that Hurricane Dorian was headed toward Alabama, which government forecasters contradicted.
The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.
Meteorologists were watching for persistent bands of rain that can lead to flash flooding.
Bertha was named a tropical storm less than two hours before it made landfall near Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday.
An Arctic blast will sweep parts of the Northeast, bringing record-cold temperatures and even some snow to states that are coming out of a mild winter.
A 61-year-old man was killed in southeastern Alabama after his mobile home tumbled over in a storm, the coroner said. Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were in the path of strong storms on Monday.
Storms tore a destructive path across parts of the South, where a series of tornadoes damaged houses and commercial buildings.
After a new case emerged in Westchester, the state and the city are testing for infections and tracking possible contacts.
A powerful storm system cut a path through the middle of Tennessee early Tuesday morning, toppling electrical lines and littering streets with debris.