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Southern States Brace for 'Crippling' Winter Storm

Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas have all declared states of emergency on storm set for this weekend

(Newser) - A major winter storm is headed toward the South, leading four states so far to declare states of emergency. The storm system has already dumped several inches of snow on the central United States and is set to make its way toward the southeast Saturday into Sunday morning, leading to...

22 Die in Their Cars After Heavy Snow in Resort Town

Thousands of vehicles were stuck after winter storm in Murree, Pakistan

(Newser) - Temperatures fell to 17.6 degrees Fahrenheit amid heavy snowfall in Pakistan's mountain resort town of Murree overnight, killing at least 22 people who were stuck in their vehicles, officials said Saturday. Atiq Ahmed, an Islamabad police officer, said eight of the 22 fatalities were from the family of...

In 'Ring of Fire,' Deadly Typhoon Wreaks Havoc
'Complete Carnage':
Typhoon Death Toll Surges
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'Complete Carnage': Typhoon Death Toll Surges

At least 208 dead after Typhoon Rai slams into Philippines

(Newser) - Updated: The death toll in a horrific Philippines typhoon currently stands at 208, the BBC reports. At least 52 others are missing, and 239 were hurt, but it's difficult to establish exact numbers as communications remain cut off to certain areas. Landslides and flooding may have killed even more....

Blizzard Warnings in Effect for Alaska and ... Hawaii?

Aloha State may get a foot of snow or more in the Big Island mountains, with 100mph wind gusts

(Newser) - It's typical for Alaska to have blizzard warnings at this time of year. Hawaii, not so much. But as winter approaches without any measurable snow in Denver , as well as below-average snowfall in most of the contiguous United States, the Aloha State was the only other state in addition...

2 States Head Into Emergency Mode as Nor'easter Hits

Severe weather could pound parts of New York, New Jersey for next several days

(Newser) - As California starts to pull out of the combo bomb cyclone/atmospheric river that slammed parts of the state over the weekend into Monday, residents on the opposite coast are now dealing with their own severe weather. The governors of both New York and New Jersey have declared states of emergency...

Rare 'River in the Sky' Could Slam Parched California
'Bomb Cyclone,' Meet
'Atmospheric River'
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'Bomb Cyclone,' Meet 'Atmospheric River'

2 big weather events set to converge Saturday into Sunday on West Coast, and it likely won't be pretty

(Newser) - Update: As if California didn't have enough to not look forward to this weekend, warnings of a potentially rare "atmospheric river" are now being joined by ones for a hurricane-strength "bomb cyclone," which takes place when a low-pressure system's central pressure plummets 24 millibars or...

Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall in Texas
Hurricane Nicholas
Slams Into Texas

Hurricane Nicholas Slams Into Texas

Up to 20 inches of rain could hit parts of Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast on Tuesday, bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Nicholas touched down on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula,...

Historic Rains in NYC, New Jersey Leave Several Dead

Death toll is 8 so far as remnants of Ida roll through

(Newser) - At least eight deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency early Thursday and the storm carried into New England with threats of more tornadoes, per the AP...

There's Another 'Heat Dome,' and It's Going to Get Hot

Weather pattern will roast most of the lower 48 this week

(Newser) - Just what the US didn't want: Another heat dome. The same type of system that roasted the Northwest at the end of June is in play this week, and it’s covering more ground. Temperatures are surging upward again, and the highs are predicted to be at least 10...

Wildfires Rage as West Bakes
Wildfires Rage as West Bakes

Wildfires Rage as West Bakes

Firefighters battle extreme heat in California, Oregon, elsewhere

(Newser) - Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region. Details, via the AP :
  • The largest wildfire of the year in California—the Beckwourth Complex Fire—was raging along the Nevada state
...

Hundreds Dead Amid 'Disastrous' Heat Wave in Canada

The country has seen its highest temperature ever, for 3 days in a row

(Newser) - Canada broke its 84-year-old temperature record by nearly 3 degrees Sunday, when a temperature of just under 115 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in the village of Lytton, British Columbia. It was then beaten twice more in subsequent days. Lytton recorded a temperature of 117.5 degrees on Monday, followed by...

Behind Talk of Heat Wave Is Talk of a 'Heat Dome'
Region With Few AC Units
Is Baking Under a 'Heat Dome'
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Region With Few AC Units Is Baking Under a 'Heat Dome'

Temperatures in Northwest raise fears of a new normal being established

(Newser) - The Pacific Northwest—and Canada, too —must bake for one more day before cooler temperatures arrive on Tuesday, reports the Oregonian . That's a relative term: It's still expected to be unusually hot in Portland, though in the 80s and 90s instead of triple digits. Related coverage of...

Northwest Isn't the Only Part of US Due for a Scorcher

East and West coasts will both see temps well above seasonal averages this weekend, next week

(Newser) - The Pacific Northwest was already gearing up for a sweltering weekend, with temps in Seattle set to be higher than those in Cairo , but it's not the only part of the US that's due to be hit with soaring digits. CNN notes the "dueling heat waves" that...

Storms, Tornadoes Roll Across South

Forecast calls for more severe weather Tuesday

(Newser) - Severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to Kentucky. A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power lines onto his vehicle. The motorist was pronounced dead...

Search Ends With 8 Still Missing From Capsized Boat

Investigation into Seacor Power tragedy could take up to 2 years

(Newser) - The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing, a grim hunt for bodies and a painstaking investigation that could take up to two years. Seven...

This Was the Morning Commute in Beijing

A sandstorm descended on the city

(Newser) - China's capital and a wide swath of the country's north were enveloped Monday in the worst sandstorm in a decade, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, per the AP . Skyscrapers in the center of Beijing appeared to drop from sight amid the dust and sand. Traffic was...

Twitter Thread Goes Viral With Tips for Freezing Texans

Towels, blankets, pantyhose, pool noodles, even your own armpits can prove invaluable

(Newser) - As a writer living in Michigan, Rebecca Mix is no stranger to winter storms and the resulting power outages. That's why she decided to share her tips for keeping as toasty and safe as possible when you've got no heat, no electricity, and perhaps no water, per Digg...

Texas Mayor Tells People They're on Their Own in Outage, Resigns

Tim Boyd's online rant said Colorado City owes citizens 'NOTHING' during power outage

(Newser) - A Texas mayor has relinquished the reins of his post as a now-deleted Facebook post on the state's power outages continues to make its rounds via screenshots . Ex-Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd was apparently upset after residents reached out to him about their electricity and water outages, and he...

At Least 3 Dead After Tornado Rips Through NC

'It's something like I have never seen before'

(Newser) - A tornado ripped through North Carolina's Brunswick County early Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 10 others in its trail of destruction, the AP reports. The tornado hit just after midnight Tuesday in southeastern Brunswick County near Grissettown in the Ocean Ridge Plantation Community, destroying homes, downing...

Texas Wind Turbines Are Frozen
Texas Wind Turbines
Are Frozen

Texas Wind Turbines Are Frozen

Unprecedented storm continues to take its toll

(Newser) - The historic winter storm causing power outages, canceled flights , and lots of snow and ice across Texas has also frozen many wind turbines in the state. So many, in fact, that nearly half of the state's installed wind power generation capacity is offline, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The unfrozen...

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