New Day

August 13th, 2014
09:23 AM ET

Days of Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding

Extreme rainfall has plagued parts of the country this week from Detroit to Baltimore to New York state.

On Monday, Detroit, MI, received 4.57" rainfall in one day, the second highest daily rainfall measured in the city.

Yesterday, the flooding rain shifted to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Northeast rain

Baltimore, MD, got 6.30" rainfall on Tuesday.

Just this morning, flash flooding stranded cars and forced water rescues on Long Island.

Islip, NY, measured over a foot of rain in less than 8 hours from the torrential downpour.

More rain is expected across New England before drier weather prevails on Thursday.


Posted by
Filed under: New Day • Videos • Weather
August 4th, 2014
10:55 AM ET

Southern California Flooding and Mudslides

San Bernardino County was the site of dangerous flash flooding on Sunday that left one person dead.

The heavy rain and steep terrain resulted in mudslides that blocked roads and trapped residents.

The threat of rain is diminishing for the region.

Indra Petersons explores how the canyon can enhance dangerous flooding.

RELATED: Mudslides trap Southern California town, stranding thousands

Posted by
Filed under: New Day • Videos • Weather
July 28th, 2014
12:24 PM ET

Rare Lightning Death in California

Thunderstorms in Southern California caused injuries and a death on Sunday due to lightning.

Several people were taken to the hospital after a lightning bolt struck in Venice Beach during the afternoon.

An unusual shift in monsoonal moisture brought storms to the region and impacted the beaches of the area.

CNN's Indra Petersons explained the events of the dangerous weather.

More on the Venice Beach lightning injuries
Posted by
Filed under: New Day • Videos • Weather
July 24th, 2014
10:46 AM ET

Was Weather a Factor for Air Algerie Flight 5017?

Air Algerie Flight 5017 disappeared from tracking radar early Thursday morning at around 2am local time.

The flight was approximately 50 minutes after its departure from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso in western Africa.

During that time period, thunderstorms were observed to the north of the airport and along the flight path to Algiers, Algeria.

CNN's Indra Petersons examined the weather that could have impacted the plane and the source of these storms.

Satellite at the time that the plane went missing from radar.

Satellite at the time that the plane went missing from radar.

Flight path from

Flight path from

Follow developments on this story at

Posted by
Filed under: New Day • Videos • Weather
« older posts

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 309 other followers