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4 Kids Vanished in an Alaskan Storm. Then, 'Tears'

2-year-old among those rescued near Nunam Iqua on Monday

(Newser) - Four children lost amid blizzard conditions in Western Alaska have thankfully been found alive, though all are suffering from severe hypothermia. The group—identified as Christopher Johnson, 14; Frank Johnson, 8; Ethan Camille, 7; and Trey Camille, 2—had departed Nunam Iqua, a remote village near the Bering Sea, around... More »

'Bomb Cyclone' Will 'Go Down in the History Books'

Storm brought blizzards, floods, a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday

(Newser) - National Guard troops are using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that is expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. Wednesday's blizzard, classified as a "bomb cyclone" caused widespread... More »

'Bomb Cyclone' Could Hit 70M Americans

Hunker down—heavy snow, strong winds expected

(Newser) - Some 70 million residents of the central US may soon come face-to-face with a "bomb cyclone." The rare weather system—the Conversation has a helpful explainer—arrives Wednesday and could bring with it blizzards, tornadoes, and floods. Per CNN , "more than [45 million] people are under a... More »

Record-Breaking Cold to Follow East Coast 'Weather Bomb'

Much of the US has hunkered down

(Newser) - Residents across a huge swath of the US hunkered down as a massive winter storm packing snow, ice, and high winds, followed by possible record-breaking cold, moved up the Eastern Seaboard, with the worst conditions expected from the Carolinas to Maine. The "weather bomb" expected on Thursday began two... More »

'Weather Bomb' Threatens East Coast

Warnings are in place as far south as Florida

(Newser) - Old Man Winter is about to deliver a storm system so powerful it's being referred to as a "bomb cyclone," a "snow hurricane," or simply a "weather bomb," meteorologists warn. Most forecast models predict that the storm currently forming off the East Coast... More »

Snow Forecasts Just Keep Getting Worse

Blizzard in the forecast for the Northeast

(Newser) - Residents of the Northeast have known that a storm was on the way for days now, but the forecasts are only getting more dire as the moment approaches. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch from late Monday through Tuesday evening for New York City and parts of... More »

First the Lamb, Now the Lion: Blizzard to Hit NYC

The region saw temps in the 60s, now braces for up to 18 inches of snow

(Newser) - The Northeast is bracing for winter's last hurrah—a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region starting Monday with what could be the season's biggest snowstorm dumping up to 18 inches on Central Park. The severe weather would arrive just a week after the region saw temperatures... More »

In Colorado, 70 Degrees One Day, Then Record Blizzard

12.1 inches fell on Denver

(Newser) - In like a lion, out like a lion? A day after temperatures reached 70 degrees, 12.1 inches of snow blanketed Denver International Airport on Wednesday—with the spring snow entering the books as the biggest snow accumulation of 2016, reports CBS Denver . With snow falling as fast as 2... More »

Under All That DC Snow, a Lot of Green

District issued more than $1.3M in parking tickets during and after blizzard

(Newser) - The District of Columbia stands to rake in more than $1 million in one week—all thanks to parking tickets issued during and after last weekend's major East Coast blizzard . In addition to the $1.3 million in tickets issued as of Wednesday afternoon, DC also hit drivers with... More »

Blizzard Traps Woman in Her Car for 3 Days

She was rescued Monday thanks to a concerned neighbor

(Newser) - A concerned neighbor may have saved the life of a woman suffering from hypothermia and living in her car during last weekend's massive snow storm in Maryland, the AP reports. According to WJLA , the woman was trapped inside her car when it was buried by snow Friday, and she... More »

Carbon Monoxide Kills Mom, Baby in Snowed-In Car

They were watching the boy's father shovel out the car

(Newser) - A tragic and cautionary tale out of Passaic, NJ, as much of the East Coast wakes Monday to cars that are still snowed in: A 23-year-old mother and her 1-year-old son are dead of carbon monoxide poisoning after they sat in a warming car while the woman's boyfriend worked... More »

East Coast Will Be Digging Out for Days

At least 30 deaths blamed on 'Snowzilla'

(Newser) - East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service, and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials... More »

After the Blizzard: A Baby Boom?

It's pretty likely this time

(Newser) - If history or any number of wagging tongues are to be believed, when Americans are faced with extended enforced time at home, they turn to the arms of ... well, of each other . So, as the snow from this weekend's blizzard melts into memory, will the East Coast have a... More »

In Blizzard's Wake, 18 Dead, Up to 40 Inches of Snow

East Coast is busily digging out

(Newser) - It's all over but the shoveling: The much-discussed blizzard that pummeled the East Coast on Friday and Saturday had mostly moved on by Sunday morning, leaving up to 40 inches of white stuff (congratulations, Glengary, W.Va., that's you), at least 18 storm-related deaths, and thousands of canceled... More »

Millions Hunker Down as Blizzard Gets Stronger

The worst is yet to come, forecasters say

(Newser) - With long lead time from forecasters and stern warnings from authorities, tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that made travel treacherous and could dump 2 feet or more of snow in some areas. Snow started falling... More »

This Blizzard Could Rank Near Top 10

East Coast hunkers down

(Newser) - How bad will it be? The National Weather Service says the blizzard now starting to menace the East Coast could rank near the top 10 to ever hit the region. DC, for instance, is now looking at 29 inches by Sunday, which would be its highest total ever, reports NBC... More »

Thanks to Congress, You Can Sled Down Capitol Hill

Capitol Police used to reluctantly enforce a ban

(Newser) - It took an act of Congress, but people are now welcome to sled down Capitol Hill. With a major blizzard bearing down on Washington, the US Capitol Police on Thursday said they won't be enforcing—as in years past—a longstanding sledding ban. In legislation that cleared Congress last... More »

Video From Space Catches East Coast Storm Developing

Ready for Jonas?

(Newser) - You may have heard: There's some snow in the forecast for the East Coast, starting at midday Friday and lasting into Sunday. Related coverage:
  • NASA has compiled a time-lapse video of the developing storm, named Jonas.
  • NBC News has a good breakdown of what's expected where.
  • At Slate
... More »

Brutal Texas-NM Blizzard Killed 35K Dairy Cows

They were buried alive, frozen, starved to death

(Newser) - A winter storm that slammed West Texas and eastern New Mexico during the last week of December turned out to be far worse than anyone predicted—especially for the region's dairy farmers, who say initial tallies indicate more than 35,000 cows died during the blizzard, the New York ... More »

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 »

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