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Powerful Storm Brings Snow, Ice, Even a Tornado

Severe winter weather across wide swath of US leaves 350K homes, businesses without power

(Newser) - About 350,000 homes and businesses lost power across the US on Thursday as freezing rain and snow weighed down tree limbs and encrusted power lines, part of a winter storm that caused a deadly tornado in Alabama, dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest,...

East Coast Digs Out After Storm
East Coast
Digs Out After Storm

East Coast Digs Out After Storm

Massachusetts towns got 30 inches of snow

(Newser) - The sun shone on much of the East Coast on Sunday, a day after a vicious nor'easter brought blizzard conditions to many areas and left more than 100,000 customers without power for a stretch that could last into Monday. Winds that had gusted to more than 80mph on...

Major Winter Storm Slams East Coast
Major Winter Storm
Slams East Coast

Major Winter Storm Slams East Coast

Blizzard warnings issued in 10 states, thousands of flights nixed as snowstorm rages Saturday

(Newser) - People from New York City to Maine awakened Saturday to half a foot of snow, and forecasters warned that could more than quadruple as a powerful nor'easter kicked up blinding blizzard conditions with high winds and the potential for widespread power outages and coastal flooding. Parts of 10 states...

Beware, East Coast, Here Comes Kenan
Beware, East Coast,
Here Comes Kenan

Beware, East Coast, Here Comes Kenan

Major nor'easter could dump a lot snow on New York City, New England

(Newser) - The East Coast is bracing itself for a major nor'easter this weekend, with heavy snow, high winds, and cold temps expected to impact 75 million people from South Carolina to Maine. The Weather Channel reports that the winter storm dubbed Kenan—set to form off the Carolinas on Friday,...

'Bomb Cyclone' on Course to Wallop Northeast

Winter storm could hit Friday night

(Newser) - The East Coast is in store for a hefty dose of winter weather this weekend, forecasters say. The National Weather Service says it is "increasingly confident" that a major winter storm will wallop the area from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast starting Friday, reports USA Today "Heavy snow...

Man's 'Unusual Decision' in Storm Necessitates a Rescue

NC hiker who decided to go camping during severe winter weather is saved by team in snowshoes

(Newser) - As states in the South braced for severe winter weather over the weekend, one North Carolina man made what the News & Observer is charitably calling an "unusual decision": He packed up his camping gear and headed into Pisgah National Forest. Perhaps not surprisingly, the adventurous hiker ended up...

Southern Storm Ices Roads, Takes Out Power

Thousands lose power across several states

(Newser) - A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice was sweeping through parts of the US Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences, and coating roads with a treacherous frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida,...

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...

Family Points Finger at Cops After Man Dies in Snowstorm

Family of Jacob Whaley, 34, says Louisa County Sheriff's Office in Va. could've done more to find him

(Newser) - The body of a Virginia dad whose vehicle got stuck in a snowstorm has been found, and his family is now demanding answers from local law enforcement as to why he wasn't rescued in time. As motorists in the state were stranded in severe winter weather last week on...

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...

Hundreds of Motorists Rescued After Being Stuck Overnight on I-95

And the train that was also stuck finally reached its destination

(Newser) - Update: All of the motorists stranded on I-95 amid a winter storm had been rescued by Tuesday night, the Guardian reports. Some of them had been stuck on the highway for more than a full day, including Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who details his 27-hour ordeal to CNN . The Richmond ...

Massive Storm Shuts Down 81 Miles of California Interstate

And another storm is hitting the state Tuesday

(Newser) - Update: As of Monday, the stretch of Interstate 80 that was shut down due to a major storm in the western US had hit 81 miles, the New York Times reports. The highway is closed near the Sierra Nevada mountain range, from Placer County near Sacramento to the Nevada state...

Texas Storm Took Harrowing Toll on COVID Patients
When the Power Failed,
So Did Their Lifeline

When the Power Failed, So Did Their Lifeline

Texas COVID patients relying on oxygen machines were endangered in their own homes

(Newser) - "It was terrifying." So recalls Daysi Marin of watching her husband struggle to breathe for two days during the prolonged power outage in Texas. Mauricio Marin, 44, had been sent home from the hospital in Richmond with an oxygen machine as he recovered from COVID-19, reports ProPublica . But...

With Power Out, Store Waves Shoppers Through Checkout

Generosity spreads to customers at Texas H-E-B

(Newser) - A couple of hundred people were hurrying around a Texas grocery store to stock up during the storm emergency Tuesday when the power went out. A "collective groan" could be heard, one shopper said. The checkout lines at the H-E-B store in Leander were 20 carts long, the Washington ...

Tennessee's Also Struggling to Keep Water On

Memphis distributes thousands of bottles while crews work

(Newser) - Crews in Tennessee raced Sunday to fix water mains that failed in freezing temperatures, as the region worked to recover from winter weather that paralyzed parts of the nation. Ten inches of snow fell in Memphis last week, followed by a sustained cold snap. With the forecast calling for temperatures...

Texas Grid Is Back to Normal
Texas Power Grid
Has Welcome News

Texas Power Grid Has Welcome News

It's back to normal, but water shortages continue to plague the state

(Newser) - Texas’ grid operators said Friday that the electrical system has returned to normal for the first time since a winter storm knocked out power to more than 4 million customers, per the AP . Smaller outages still remained Friday. But Bill Magness, president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, says...

Boy in Texas Saw Snow for the First Time, Died the Next Day

Family suspects Honduras native Cristian Pavon died of hypothermia in bed

(Newser) - An 11-year-old boy from Honduras asked his mother to film him playing in the first snow he'd ever seen in Conroe, Texas, on Monday. It would be the last footage of him alive. Cristian Pavon's family lost power to their mobile home on Sunday night, but Cristian never...

Late Night Has Beef With Conservatives Pouncing on Texas Windmills

Hosts ridicule idea that renewable energy is to blame for blackouts

(Newser) - Many late night hosts are taking time off for Presidents' Day, but not Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah, both of whom took issue Wednesday with the wrongful blame being placed on renewable energy as Texas' power grid is overwhelmed.
  • "I know people were praying for Texas to go blue,

Electricity Prices in Texas Up 10,000%
How One Texan Is
Holding Up: 'I Cannot Do This'

How One Texan Is Holding Up: 'I Cannot Do This'

The pandemic and storm are all too much for some

(Newser) - Texas' energy grid stands on its own, isolated from the rest of the country and unable to import power from other states. That means "when it comes to electricity, what happens in Texas stays in Texas," Dan Cohan, an associate professor of environmental engineering at Rice University, tells...

Texas Power Grid Is Unique, and That's an Issue Right Now

It's currently overwhelmed, and millions are without power in frigid temperatures

(Newser) - It's an awful combination: North Texas had its coldest day in 72 years Tuesday—the low was minus 2 degrees—as power shortages left hundreds of thousands in the region without heat, reports the Dallas News . The situation is much the same statewide, as more than 4 million homes...

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