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  • Death Toll At 39 in Nepal Climbing Disaster

    Oct 20, 2014; 6:50 PM ET

    Search and rescue concludes in northern Nepal, as the death toll from this week’s deadly snowstorms and avalanches in the Himalayas remains at 39, the BBC reported.

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High 89° Yuma, AZ
Low 18° West Yellowstone, MT
Precip 1.59" Corpus Christi, TX

WeatherWhys®

The combination of rain and fallen leaves spur on flooding and slick roads. Fallen leaves can clog storm drains and create flooded roads in areas that typically do not flood. Wet leaves that cover roadways can create a dangerous slick layer. Motorists should use caution when rain combines with fallen leaves.

This Day In Weather History

Near New Orleans (1982)
A tanker and four oil barges collided in dense fog; 23 people were killed in the resulting fires.

Central Calif. (1991)
Huge fires fanned by strong winds. The Oakland area was hardest hit with hundreds of homes destroyed. All told, the fires led to $1.5 billion damage, killing 25 and injuring 150.

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