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Midwest Starts Shoveling

'Travel conditions are likely to go downhill,' Iowa officials warn

(Newser) - A strong winter storm began making its way across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, creating treacherous travel conditions and spurring warnings urging people to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, the AP...

Big Surprise for Virtual Students After Big Snow

W. Va. school district cancels remote classes to let students, staff just enjoy the day

(Newser) - Do you want to build a snowman? Thanks to a West Virginia school district, Anna and Elsa weren't the only ones donning their hats and gloves Wednesday to frolic in the snow after Winter Storm Gail slammed the East Coast. Jefferson County Schools could have still made kids go...

NYC Just Got More Snow Than It Did All Last Winter

Some parts of the Northeast could get more than 2 feet

(Newser) - A winter storm has delivered what the National Weather Service calls an "overabundance of hazards" from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast—including more snow than some areas saw all of last winter. The service said early Thursday that the 6.5-inch snowfall in New York City's Central Park...

Thousands Lose Power Amid 'the First Big One'

Heavy snow lands in the Northeast

(Newser) - The first big wintry storm of the season began dropping what forecasters say could be more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Saturday on parts of the Northeast, making travel treacherous and cutting off power to tens of thousands, the AP reports. Morning rain gave over to snow in...

Northeast Braces for Possible 'Bomb Cyclone'

Some areas could see double-digit snowfall levels in area's first major snowstorm of the season

(Newser) - The Northeast's first major snowstorm of the season is set to blanket multiple states over the weekend, with strong winds, anticipated snowfall in the double digits, heavy rains, and power outages in some areas. The weather event may even turn into a "bomb cyclone," which occurs when...

Major Waves Form on Great Lakes Ahead of Storm

Northeast is in for heavy snow and winds

(Newser) - A mass of cold air sent a north wind over the Great Lakes region, causing large waves to form in the lakes and prompting lakeshore flood warnings and wind advisories. Lake Ontario could have 20-foot waves, CNN reports, and similar swells have been spotted in southern Lake Michigan. The waves...

Fierce Winter Weather Kills 4 in Southeast

State of emergency declared in Virginia

(Newser) - Nearly 150,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power early Friday after a powerful winter storm raked the region, killing at least four people and injuring several more across the region. Florida bore the brunt of the power outages, with nearly 75,000, according to...

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...

'Winter' Storm Warnings in at Least 4 States

Illinois-Wisconsin border expecting up to 8 inches of snow

(Newser) - Winter storm warnings have been posted in at least four Midwestern states as spring pauses for a mix of rain and snow just days before the calendar turns to May, the AP reports. The Chicago White Sox scratched a Saturday baseball game with the Detroit Tigers as snow fell in...

'Blockbuster Blizzard' Set to Wallop Central US

It could be the second 'bomb cyclone' in 2 months

(Newser) - The first day of spring was weeks ago—but there's still a serious bout of winter weather on its way for the central US. The Rockies and Plains could be hit by the second "bomb cyclone" in two months Wednesday as an April blizzard causes a drastic drop...

'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...

'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...

City Almost Reached Its Annual Snowfall Amount—in a Day

Seattle was blasted this week by winter storm

(Newser) - They may be sleepless in Seattle, but they're definitely not snowless. At least not this morning, the day after a big snow dump Friday that knocked out power , snarled traffic, delayed flights , and left 6.4 inches at Sea-Tac Airport—the second largest daily amount in the past two...

It's About to Get Dangerously Cold

For the Midwest, 'this may be the coldest air in a generation'

(Newser) - Anyone listening to national weather forecasts this week is going to hear a lot of superlatives. But this isn't merely about snow—it's about frigid temperatures to follow, especially in the Midwest. As in, wind chills of minus-51 in Minneapolis and minus-47 in Chicago early Wednesday, report ABC...

Here Comes an 'All-Out Blizzard'

Winter Storm Harper is expected to strike the Northeast this weekend

(Newser) - Parts of America already know, but a big winter storm is heading east and will likely pummel New England this weekend. Winter Storm Harper is expected to drop up to two feet of snow and create blizzard conditions in some areas as winter storm warnings are in effect from the...

Snow Forecast This Weekend Is Kind of Crazy

Parts of Northeast could get 30 to 40 inches

(Newser) - It's going to be a brutal winter weekend for a good chunk of the nation, with heavy snow forecast from Illinois to New England. The eye-popping figure is for northern New England, which could get 40 inches of snow Saturday and Sunday, reports AccuWeather.com . Parts of central and...

Powerful Storm Leaves at Least 6 Dead on East Coast

Nor'easter brings flooding, high winds, heavy snow, widespread power outages

(Newser) - The powerful nor'easter that transformed into a bomb cyclone and pummeled a 1,000-mile stretch of the East Coast with rain, snow, wind, and flooding Friday and Saturday left at least six people dead, the Washington Post reports. According to CNN , winds hit over 90 miles per hour off...

Evacuation Orders Issued as Storm Slams California

Storm follows wildfires, mudslides in coastal area

(Newser) - Deputies went door to door ordering residents to evacuate from coastal Southern California neighborhoods ahead of a powerful winter storm sweeping in Friday after bringing heavy snow and whiteout conditions to northern mountains and steady rain elsewhere. As many as 30,000 people are under evacuation orders in the foothills...

Major Storm Headed for US May Be Another 'Bomb Cyclone'

Winter Storm Riley forecast to hit Northeast on Friday and Saturday

(Newser) - "Take this storm seriously! This is a LIFE & DEATH situation." That was the warning from National Weather Service—as quoted by CNN —ahead of what could be another "bomb cyclone" to hit the East Coast. The last bomb cyclone —which occurs when the atmospheric...

Storm Takes Out Famous Calif. 'Tunnel Tree'

Pioneer Cabin sequoia toppled in Calaveras Big Trees State Park after heavy rains, flooding

(Newser) - Thunderstorms wreaked havoc throughout northern Nevada and California over the weekend, causing heavy rain, mudslides, and the demise of one of the region's most famous giant sequoias. The Pioneer Cabin tree, described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of Calaveras County's oldest residents," fell...

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