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Crazy New Storm Is Coming for California

Forecasters warn of winter storm that could also cause hail, high winds—even tornadoes

(Newser) - The latest in a series of wet winter storms gained strength in California early Monday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds, and even brief tornadoes as the system moves south over the next few days. Gusts topped 30mph in Oakland and San Jose as a mild cold...

Los Angeles Getting a Month's Worth of Rain in a Few Hours

Flash flood warning issued near Grammy Awards venue

(Newser) - California was being battered by the second of two back-to-back atmospheric rivers Sunday, with Los Angeles expected to get a month's worth of rain in just a few hours. A flash flood warning was issued for the city Sunday night as the Grammy Awards were taking place—and the...

Amid Winter Storms, Power Outages and a Skidding Plane

Several dozen deaths have been registered so far across the nation due to cold, rain, snow, wind

(Newser) - Storms that have turned roads into icy death traps, frozen people to death from Oregon to Tennessee, and even sent a plane skidding off a taxiway were expected to sock both coasts with another round of weather chaos on Friday. New York City—which only on Tuesday saw its first...

Wintry Blast Brings Closures, Cancellations, Danger

More snow, freezing rain expected in several areas Tuesday

(Newser) - Dangerously cold temperatures affected much of the Rockies, Great Plains, and Midwest on Tuesday, with wind chills below minus 30 degrees in many parts of the central US, per the AP . More than 85,000 US homes and businesses were without power early Tuesday, the bulk of them in Oregon...

NFL Postpones One Game but Doesn't Budge on Another

Wild card matchup in Buffalo will be played Monday, but freezing showdown in Kansas City goes on

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers-Buffalo Bills playoff game scheduled for Sunday has run into a wild card of its own: winter weather. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday that the game at Highmark Stadium has been postponed from 1pm Sunday to 4:30pm Monday in anticipation of a storm forecast to bring near-whiteout...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

It's the Next Storm That's Worrisome

Blizzard conditions, high winds, and major flooding are possible

(Newser) - No sooner will the winter's first big storm have played out than a more powerful, multifaceted one will arrive. The next one is likely to be felt east of the Rockies starting on Monday, CNN reports, and could eventually feature heavy snow, blizzard conditions, strong winds, tornadoes, and serious...

East Coast Storm May End Snow Drought in Some Cities

Philadelphia expected to end record run of 700-plus days without an inch of snow

(Newser) - Millions of people across the eastern US are preparing for a wintry mix of precipitation as a potent storm system looks to bring snow, freezing rain, and ice to the region. The system is expected to reach North Carolina by Saturday morning and then track along the northeastern coastline throughout...

Ice, Snow, Winds Hit Central US
Ice, Snow, Winds Hit Central US

Ice, Snow, Winds Hit Central US

Winter storm closes stretches of highways

(Newser) - From an ice storm in North Dakota that is sealing windows shut to blizzard conditions in Colorado that caused scores of airport delays and cancellations, a winter storm pummeled much of the central US on Tuesday. "The heavy snow conditions in the Plains should be slowly alleviating today, but...

It's Going to Be a Wet and Wintry Holiday Week

Storm system ahead of Thanksgiving to bring rain, snow across US amid expected record travel

(Newser) - The Thanksgiving holiday week looks to be back in full force, with a record number of travelers expected both on the road and in the air—despite a weather forecast set to bring travel snarls across a good part of the United States. The AP reports that the Transportation Security...

Californians Debate Meaning of Rare Precipitation

National Weather Service weighs in on Hollywood sign's coating while people soak up the beauty

(Newser) - In the middle of coping with a historic winter storm , Californians paused to debate what, exactly, they were seeing. Was that snow that was falling? Maybe hail? Or something tougher to pronounce? After seeing lightning and hearing a rumble, Danny Cullenward decided it was what he'd experienced in his...

California Pummeled by Rain, Snow, Frigid Temps

Meanwhile, Michigan is hit by its own winter woes

(Newser) - A powerful winter storm lashing California threatened floods, blizzards, and avalanches Saturday while adding frigid temperatures to the misery mix. Overnight lows could drop below freezing in some areas, while downtown San Francisco could see record-breaking cold temperatures Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Projected temperatures of 38...

Widespread Storm Brings Snow, Winds, and Record Highs
Widespread Storm
Hasn't Peaked Yet

Widespread Storm Hasn't Peaked Yet

System to deliver cold and ice on its way east

(Newser) - A brutal winter storm knocked out power in California and the Midwest, closed interstate highways from Arizona to Wyoming and prompted more than 1,500 flight cancellations Wednesday—and the worst won't be over for several days. Few places were untouched by the wild weather, some at the opposite...

Austin City Manager Fired Over Ice Storm Response

Winter storm left more than 100K without power for days

(Newser) - Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk has been fired amid public anger over the city's slow response to an ice storm that left more than 100,000 people without power for days earlier this month—but a hefty severance package might soften the blow. Cronk, who was appointed in 2018,...

The Ice Man Groundeth 1K Flights in Texas

Southwest is not having a particularly cheery day again

(Newser) - Winter weather brought ice to Texas and nearby states Tuesday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and delaying nearly as many more. Numerous auto collisions were reported in Austin, with at least one fatality. In Travis County, Texas, which includes Austin, police and sheriff’s deputies have...

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...

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...

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
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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...

In Buffalo, First Responders Had to Save Fellow First Responders

'When the rescuers have to be rescued, I'm not certain what else we could have done,' official says

(Newser) - The 2022 holiday season will be remembered throughout much of the US for a massive storm and Arctic blast, but Buffalo may have been hit hardest of all. According to the New York Times , conditions there were so bad over the weekend that rescuers needed rescuing, not to mention thousands...

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