The Weather Channel's Carl Parker reports that newly-formed tropical storm Bertha will likely veer back into the Atlantic, missing the mainland U.S.
Bertha is the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and had 45 mph winds Thursday night.
More than 58 percent of California is considered to be in an exceptional drought stage.
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The newest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that more than half of the state is under an "exceptional drought" level.
A new federal report finds 2,000 weather-related deaths each year, nearly two-thirds of them from cold and most of the rest from heat.
Crews are working around the clock to keep a wildfire from scorching a grove of sequoia trees.
According to the CDC, weather is responsible for 2,000 Americans deaths every year.
Crews backed by an extensive aerial fleet have increased the El Portal wildfire's containment from 19 to 34 percent.