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Here's Where Boston Could Put All That Snow

Right into Boston Harbor

(Newser) - A record 6 feet of snow has dumped down on Boston in the past few weeks, and today looks to show that there's more where that came from. It's gotten so bad that the city has reached out to the general public and scientists alike for fresh ideas... More »

Chicago's 5th-Largest Storm Now Gunning for Northeast

Blizzard dumps 19 inches around Windy City, wreaks havoc on airlines, commutes

(Newser) - Canceled flights, school and court closings, and a treacherous morning commute are the results so far of the Chicago area's first blizzard of the winter, ranked by the National Weather Service as the fifth-largest multiday snowstorm there, the Chicago Tribune reports. Up to 19 inches have fallen in the... More »

John Kerry Fined for Failure to Shovel Snow

He was in Saudi Arabia at the time...

(Newser) - John Kerry might be the secretary of state, but darn it, he still needs to shovel the snow outside his house. Boston got two feet of snow during this week's blizzard, and Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down on the scofflaws who failed to clear off their sidewalks,... More »

Blizzard Casualty: Man, 97, Found Dead Near Massachusetts Home

He was apparently trying to clear a vent

(Newser) - A 97-year-old resident of Massachusetts became a casualty of the state's blizzard earlier this week, reports CBS Local . Police say Richard MacLean of Yarmouth was found in snow outside his home Wednesday evening, reports the Boston Globe . No foul play is suspected—it appears that MacLean went outside to... More »

'Wicked Storm' Slams New England

Blizzard largely misses NYC, but hits Boston

(Newser) - Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England today with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City , piling up more than 2 feet of snow. The storm punched out a 40-to-50-foot section of a seawall... More »

Northeast's 'Snowpocalypse': Some Snow, No Apocalypse

New England set for heaviest snow

(Newser) - The warnings were dire , but at least so far, the Northeast's "historic and catastrophic" blizzard pretty much fizzled. The National Weather Service canceled a blizzard warning for New York City, noting that "much less snow" than expected will hit the city, the New York Times reports, and... More »

Conn., NYC Shut Down Roads Starting Tonight

De Blasio wants all non-emergency vehicles off NYC streets by 11pm

(Newser) - The roads in Connecticut and New York City will be empty tonight: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy instituted a travel ban for the entire state beginning at 9pm tonight at a morning news conference on the looming blizzard, saying, "It's imperative that you have a plan in place to... More »

Warnings, Advice Pile Up as Northeast Blizzard Looms

United cancels all NYC, Philly, Boston flights

(Newser) - Thousands of flights in the Northeast have already been canceled for today and tomorrow as dire warnings about a coming blizzard pile up, and some 30 million people hunker down, reports NPR . Some 2,000 flights have been canceled for today, with another 1,800 nixed for tomorrow, FlightAware.com... More »

Man Sacrificed Life to Save 20 in Himalayan Blizzard

Hikers say porter Pasang Tamang gave them 'second lease [on] life'

(Newser) - An amazing tale of sacrifice out of the Nepal blizzard that claimed at least 29 lives in the Himalayas: A group of Israeli trekkers who were rescued on the Annapurna Circuit tell the Himalayan Times that porter Pasang Tamang saved their lives, and the lives of many others, by directing... More »

27 Now Dead After Blizzard in Nepal; Dozens Missing

Small tea shop provided refuge for survivors

(Newser) - Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies today in the wake of a series of blizzards and avalanches that battered the Himalayas in central Nepal, leaving at least 27 people dead. About 70 people were still missing along or near the popular Annapurna trail,... More »

20 Climbers Dead, Dozens Missing in Himalayas Storm

Blizzard, avalanches trap scores of hikers on mountains

(Newser) - Another catastrophe in the Himalayas, where a sudden blizzard and a series of avalanches have killed more than 20 climbers and left dozens more missing, reports the BBC . About half the victims so far are foreigners, though no Americans are among them. The death toll in Nepal has already surpassed... More »

Hercules Rages On, Drops Nearly 2 Feet of Snow

Another 1,350 US flights have been cancelled today

(Newser) - Winter storm Hercules continues to flex its muscles, dumping well over a foot of snow in places, sparking states of emergency, and bringing with it freezing temperatures and the threat of hypothermia. Experts warn that even shoveling your driveway can be dangerous. The latest:
  • It seems the warning of up
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2K Flights Canceled So Far

Northeast prepares for a blizzard

(Newser) - Here it comes: A winter storm that might turn into a genuine blizzard began slamming the Northeast this evening, with 2,000 flights canceled as of 6pm Eastern, reports CNN . Chicago's O'Hare has the most cancellations (650), but airports in Cleveland, New Jersey, and New York were catching... More »

SD Blizzard Kills Thousands of Cattle

As many as 20K dead: officials

(Newser) - An unexpected blizzard has left tens of thousands of cattle dead in South Dakota this week. After the storm, ranchers emerged from their homes to find countless bodies scattered throughout the deep snow. The record-breaking blizzard dumped as much as four feet of snow in some areas and knocked out... More »

The Lonely Tale of a Shipwreck's Sole Survivor

Dennis Hale survived 1966 wreck in Great Lakes during brutal blizzard

(Newser) - The SS Daniel J. Morrell was the second-to-last shipwreck on the Great Lakes, torn apart by a fierce blizzard on Nov. 28, 1966. Dennis Hale was the sole survivor of that wreck, and his harrowing tale is detailed in the Morning News . Hale had been sleeping when, around midnight, the... More »

Massive Blizzard Moves North

Missouri, Kansas hit hard; 40K lose power

(Newser) - The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection today, dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. Gusting winds blew drifts more than 2 feet high and created treacherous driving conditions for those who dared the morning commute.... More »

Storm Closes All Highways in 6 Okla. Counties

Blizzard hits as region still recovering from monster storm

(Newser) - The Great Plains region is being pounded by another massive winter storm, just days after a huge storm system dumped more than a foot of snow on some areas. The National Weather Service warns that the storm is bringing potentially "life threatening" and "crippling" conditions to parts of... More »

2 Killed in in Midwest Snowstorm

Hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - A Midwest snowstorm has pounded the region, leaving record snowfall in some areas and hundreds of flights canceled, CNN reports. Two people were killed amid several road accidents, the AP reports. Kansas was hit hardest, with 9 inches at the Kansas City Airport arriving in a single day—nearly double... More »

Killer Storms, Mild Winters: That's Climate Change

Atmospheric physics are apparently behind it

(Newser) - Climate skeptics may be chuckling, but scientists say our odd mix of extreme snowstorms and otherwise-mild snowfall is caused by climate change. Apparently it's all atmospheric physics: Lower temperatures give us more rain and less snow, but a warmer atmosphere can retain and drop more moisture, which leads to... More »

Almost 150K Still Without Power After Storm

But don't call it a 'blizzard'

(Newser) - The Northeast is still digging its way out from under the snow that winter storm don't-call-it-Nemo dumped on it, with almost 150,000 still without power, the AP reports. Most of those—126,000—are in Massachusetts, though that's a big improvement from the more than 400,000... More »

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