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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 »

9 Dead in Brutal Storm

More than 650K lose electricity

(Newser) - A howling storm across the US Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in up to 3 feet of snow today, stranding drivers on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't open their doors. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without... More »

3 Feet of Snow Could Bury Boston

New York City could get more than a foot

(Newser) - The blizzard barreling toward the Northeast is still on track to bury New England and New York City later today, reports AP . The big airlines have canceled nearly 3,000 flights so far, reports CNN , and that number is only going to grow. Boston could get three feet of snow... More »

'Historic' Snow Storm Looms for New England

2 storms could combine tomorrow, bringing winds, 2 feet of snow

(Newser) - Two big winter storms are bearing down on the northeast, and forecasters are warning they could combine tomorrow to create a "potentially historic" blizzard, reports USA Today . The first storm is currently crossing the Plains and is expected to pick up more moisture from the Great Lakes as it... More »

Midwest Blizzard Kills 7

1K flights canceled as storm begins to pass

(Newser) - Seven people died across four states as a winter storm continued to tear through the Midwest, dumping more than a foot of snow on sections of Iowa and Wisconsin. A 25-car pileup in Iowa killed two people, and nearly 100 accidents were reported in the state by late last night.... More »

11K Serbians Trapped by Snow

As death toll from Europe's week-long cold snap rises to 114

(Newser) - Eastern Europe's week-long cold snap shows no sign of relenting, with increasingly tragic consequences: The death toll has risen to 114, and some 11,000 Serbians living in remote villages are trapped, reports the AP . Heavy snow and blizzards have made the roads impassable, stranding those living in some... More »

6 Dead as Blizzard Rages in Great Plains

Snow covers eastern New Mexico to Kansas

(Newser) - It's not the kind of White Christmas most people had in mind: Six have died in a blizzard that began yesterday and has been raging from eastern New Mexico to Kansas. Highways have been shut down in five states as the storm moves deeper into the Great Plains today.... More »

Blizzard Threatens Southwest, Midwest

Holiday travel could be affected

(Newser) - If you live in the Southwest and Great Plains and you were hoping for a white Christmas, good news! A powerful blizzard is sweeping across the area today, with up to 18 inches of snow expected in parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado, the AP reports. New... More »

Neighbor Catches Shovel Thief, Then Gets Even

Revenge is a dish best served cold

(Newser) - If you're going to steal from a neighbor, you should probably avoid the one who owns a surveillance company. A neighbor stole Chicagoan David Welles' snow shovel, but his house is under total video surveillance provided by his company, Tunnel Vision Technology, the Chicago Tribune reports. Upon discovering the theft,... More »

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