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It's Dangerously Cold in the Northeast Right Now

Region hit with dangerous 'Arctic intrusion'; wind chill atop NH's Mount Washington hit minus 108

(Newser) - Arctic air descended into the Northeast on Saturday morning, bringing dangerously cold subzero temperatures and wind chills that dropped from minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas. Atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the overnight wind chill was measured at minus 108 degrees, according...

Austin Mayor: 'The City Let Its Citizens Down'

More than 120K customers in city remain without power as severe winter storm sweeps Texas

(Newser) - Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power—and in many cases heat—in a deadly winter storm, while a new wave of frigid weather rolling into the Northeast led communities to close schools and open warming centers. Wind chills in some higher elevations...

So Long, Midwest: Tornado Alley Has a New Favorite Target

Instances of tornadoes in Great Plains are down, while they're more frequent in the Southeast

(Newser) - Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska have long been such rich tornado-magnets that the area was less-than-charmingly dubbed "Tornado Alley ." But as NBC News reports, Tornado Alley looks to be picking itself up and moving south, with researchers noting a pattern in recent years of fewer twisters...

Deadly Cold Rushes Over Asia
Freezing Temps
Wreak Havoc in Asia

Freezing Temps Wreak Havoc in Asia

Parts of Japan could see coldest weather in a decade; more than 100 are dead in Afghanistan

(Newser) - Snow, wind, and freezing temperatures are wreaking havoc across Asia, and in some places it's turned deadly. Earlier this week, more than 120 people died in Afghanistan from the cold, while in China's northernmost city of Mohe, known as "China's North Pole," record lows of...

'Merry Christmas Jay' Hailed as Hero in Buffalo Storm
Blizzard Savior Given
Tickets to the Super Bowl
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Blizzard Savior Given Tickets to the Super Bowl

Cheektowaga mechanic Jay Withey, aka 'Merry Christmas Jay,' credited with saving 2 dozen

(Newser) - A Good Samaritan in Buffalo who police say helped save two dozen lives during the city's December blizzard is getting a bit of a reward for his efforts. The Buffalo Bills are giving mechanic Jay Withey two tickets to next month's Super Bowl in Arizona, reports ESPN . It'...

Before He Was Swept Away, Boy Told His Mom, 'It's OK'

Kyle Doan is still missing after California's severe storms

(Newser) - Lindsy Doan didn’t think the water flowing over the creek crossing on San Marcos Road was deeper than normal when she tried navigating it in her SUV while driving her 5-year-old son to school. But the creek, swollen with rain from California's epic winter storms, was much higher...

Sinkhole Swallows Cars in LA County
Sinkhole Swallows Cars
in LA County

Sinkhole Swallows Cars in LA County

Mother, daughter rescued in Chatsworth during California storms

(Newser) - Amid California's wild weather , a sinkhole opened up during one of the downpours in Los Angeles County, swallowing two cars. The sinkhole opened up around 7:30pm Monday in Chatsworth, and by the time firefighters arrived, it was already 15 feet deep, with heavy rainfall causing it to grow...

California's Volatile Weather Isn't Over Yet

Governor warns deadly rain and winds may be worse this week

(Newser) - Californians steeled Monday for the latest of a series of powerful storms that have shuttered schools, toppled trees, flooded roads, and left tens of thousands without power. The National Weather Service warned of a "relentless parade of atmospheric rivers"—storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out...

'Bomb Cyclone' Causes Massive Damage in California

At least 2 died in 'Pineapple Express' storm

(Newser) - Hurricane-force winds, surging surf, and heavy rains from a powerful "atmospheric river" pounded California on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands, causing flooding, and contributing to the deaths of at least two people, including a toddler whose home was crushed by a falling tree. Raging seas damaged...

After Buffalo Storm, Complaints of 'Embarrassing' Response

County executive calls out the mayor, who suggests his critic is too stressed

(Newser) - In Buffalo, the driving ban is now lifted, the region's death toll from its historic blizzard has risen to 37, and the snow has stopped falling. The blame game, however, appears to be just starting. Amid questions about how Buffalo, of all places, has been so slow to dig...

She Said She'd Be Right Back, Died in the Snow Not Far From Home

Buffalo family mourns beloved grandmother

(Newser) - As the blizzard bore down on Buffalo Christmas Eve, Monique Alexander told her daughter, Casey Maccarone, that she was going out and would be right back. Maccarone, who had seen on social media that stores were shutting down due to the storm, assumed her mom, who was 52, wanted to...

In Buffalo, Helpless Families Lost Loved Ones Trapped in Cars

3 storm victims died in their cars, says an Erie County official

(Newser) - There are tales of amazing rescues out of Buffalo , but also stories of the other type: the tragic deaths of people who became stuck in their cars and couldn't be rescued amid a historic blizzard. NBC News has the stories of families who are mourning lost loved ones. Stasia...

In Buffalo's Epic Storm, Survival Stories Emerge
Buffalo-Area Couple Takes in
Bus of Stranded Tourists
the rundown

Buffalo-Area Couple Takes in Bus of Stranded Tourists

Survival stories emerge from city slammed by blizzard of historic proportions

(Newser) - In almost every story about Buffalo's blizzard—perhaps the worst in city history —is a quote along these lines: “I’ve lived here my whole life, and this is the worst storm I’ve ever seen." That one is from 48-year-old Trisha LoGrasso, who has been...

As Snow Buries US, Japan Faces Similar Deadly Plight

At least 17 are dead, dozens injured in large portions of the nation

(Newser) - Heavy snow in large swaths of Japan has killed 17 and injured more than 90 people and left hundreds of homes without power, disaster management officials said Monday. Powerful winter fronts have dumped heavy snow in northern regions since last week, stranding hundreds of vehicles on highways, delaying delivery services,...

At Least 37 Dead as Storm's Misery Continues

Power is coming back online, but flight delays and cold temps are expected to hang around

(Newser) - Millions of people hunkered down against a deep freeze Sunday to ride out the winter storm that CNN reports has killed at least 37 people across the United States and is expected to claim more lives after trapping some residents inside houses with heaping snow drifts and knocking out power...

Buffalo Blizzard May Be Worst in City History

Christmas storm is 'like a Category 3 hurricane with a bunch of snow mixed in'

(Newser) - The greater Buffalo region is currently doing anything but waxing poetic about a white Christmas, dreaming instead of simpler things like power and heat as the winter storm that battered the nation takes an especially brutal swing at Western New York. Buffalo, no stranger to snow, is currently enduring what...

Megastorm Slamming US Is No Joke
Megastorm
Slamming
US Is No Joke
THE RUNDOWN

Megastorm Slamming US Is No Joke

Holiday travel is disrupted, experts warn of frostbite, and lizards may soon start falling in the South

(Newser) - Temperatures are plummeting rapidly around the nation in what could be one of the coldest Christmases in memory. NBC News reports that 200 million people in the US, or around 60% of the population, have been hit with a weather warning or advisory. The National Weather Service notes that the...

Have Yourselves a Merry Little 'Bomb Cyclone'

Rapid temperature drops, wind chills as low as -70 expected into holiday weekend

(Newser) - Parts of the US are in for "the coldest Christmas in four decades," the BBC reports, noting a "once-in-a-generation" cold snap will evolve into a "bomb cyclone" ahead of the holiday weekend, throwing a wrench in travel plans for millions of Americans. A bomb cyclone—a...

Storm System Lashes Huge Area of Central US

It brought tornadoes to Oklahoma and Texas, blizzard threat to Plains region

(Newser) - A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes that wrecked homes and injured a handful of people in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced for blizzard-like conditions. An area stretching...

Severe Storms May Impact 30M Americans This Week

'Massive system' could bring supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes

(Newser) - With regard to weather, it could be an ugly week across much of the South and Midwest, as a huge storm system makes its way across the country from the Pacific Northwest, per the USA Today . Gregg Gallina of the National Weather Service said the system is “pretty typical”...

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