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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Hurricane Newton will bring dangerous flooding and mudslides to parts of northern Mexico, including in popular tourist locations in Baja California, through the middle of the week.

About 14,000 tourists are in the path of Newton in Baja California Sur, Genaro Ruiz, the state tourism secretary said, according to the Associated Press.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Hurricane Newton to Unleash Dangerous Flooding on Baja California, Northern Mexico

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By Brett Rathbun AccuWeather

Storms will affect the Northwest at the end of this week and continue to roll in from the Pacific through next week.

Storms hit the Northwest almost daily for the first two weeks of December.

While the storms into next week will move across the region every two or three days, they will still pack quite a punch in terms of impact.

Wet commutes to and from work will be in store across Interstate 5 from the Canadian border to northern California.

“A storm in the Gulf of Alaska will continue the trend of pulling moisture into the northwestern United States,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.

Drenching rain focused on coastal Washington and Oregon Thursday and Thursday night. These areas received between 1-3 inches of rain during the storm. Astoria, Oregon, received over 3 inches of rain.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Heavy rain, snow to renew travel woes in Northwest through next week

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By Brett Rathbun AccuWeather

Storms will return to the Northwest on Thursday and continue to roll in from the Pacific through next week.

Storms hit the Northwest almost daily for the first two weeks of December.

While the storms into next week will move across the region every two or three days, they will still pack quite a punch in terms of impact.

Wet commutes to and from work will be in store across Interstate 5 from the Canadian border to northern California.

“A storm in the Gulf of Alaska will continue the trend of pulling moisture into the northwestern United States,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.

Drenching rain will focus on coastal Washington and Oregon into Thursday night. These areas can receive 3-5 inches of rain during the first storm with the potential for renewed flooding and mudslides.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Heavy Rain, Snow to Renew Travel Woes in Northwest Through Next Week

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By Eric Leister,

Parts of the Philippines have been ravaged by extreme weather and natural disasters during the past six months.

A deadly earthquake killed more than 100 people in October while damaging some of the oldest buildings in the country.

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record at landfall, battered much of the central and southern Philippines while leaving entire towns destroyed and killing more than 6,000 people.

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 photo, rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation following the flooding in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/A. Dayao)

Parts of the central and southern Philippines, particularly eastern Mindanao, have suffered through rounds of torrential rainfall during the month of January that have affected nearly 800,000 people, according to Philippine Government.

More than 120,000 people have been displaced from their homes by the flooding during the same period, while at least 42 have been killed by flooding or mudslides.

Some of the hardest hit areas, including Hinatuan and Surigao, have received more than 4 feet (1,220 mm) of rain since Jan. 1, with rainfall occurring each day so far this year.

For comparison, Hinatuan’s 52.47 inches (1,333 mm) of rainfall through Jan. 20 is more than the normal yearly precipitation in New York City, which is 49.94 inches (1,269 mm).

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 photo, a house is half submerged in floodwaters in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/A. Dayao)

Another amazing fact is that Manila, in the northern Philippines has recorded no measurable rainfall this month, as of Jan. 20.

Unfortunately for the southern Philippines, moisture from former Tropical Storm Lingling, combined with the local monsoon, will lead to more heavy rainfall this week.

Areas can see an additional 6-12 inches (150-300 mm) by the weekend, worsening flooding while continuing the threat for mudslides.

More at AccuWeather: Four Feet of Rain Floods Philippines, Displaces More Than 100,000 People