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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...

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,...

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...

Buffalo Area Buried, and the Snow Keeps Falling

Some areas of Western New York already have 5-feet-plus, and it's not supposed to stop till Sunday

(Newser) - Buffalo is accustomed to snow. This weekend, however, the city and surrounding parts of Western New York are getting a storm for the books, with some areas already buried under several feet of the white stuff, and precipitation expected to continue through Sunday morning. In Orchard Park, about 20 minutes...

Forecast Moves Bills Game Out of Town

NFL shifts Buffalo-Cleveland matchup to Detroit in anticipation of deep snow

(Newser) - The NFL is relocating the Bills home game against the Cleveland Browns to Detroit on Sunday because of a lake-effect snowstorm forecast to hit the Buffalo region. The decision was made before the storm even began, the AP reports. The forecast is for between one and three feet of snow...

In a First, All Snow in Olympics Will Be Fake

Beijing practice could be the new norm amid climate change

(Newser) - The Winter Olympics have long been aided by fake snow. As Quartz reports, it began with the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, as officials turned to snowmaking machines to pump out the white stuff in the midst of a dry winter. Over the years, amid warming global temperatures, officials...

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,...

Denver Without Snow in December: It's 'Unheard Of'

City could log 2nd-longest period without snow within days

(Newser) - Never in recorded history has Denver entered December without logging some snowfall—until now. The city, which has yet to receive its first measurable snow (more than a tenth of an inch) of the 2021 winter season, has blown past its previous record for the latest first snowfall set on...

Major Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Travel

Forecasters see a couple of scenarios

(Newser) - A major storm could throw a wrench into the plans of Thanksgiving travelers next week. It's too soon to know how the weather will break, meteorologists said, but several ways could affect millions of people planning holiday trips, USA Today reports. "We could be looking at a huge...

Winter Weather Makes a Late Reappearance

Next week, many of the same areas that are cold now will be in the 80s

(Newser) - A resurgence of wintry weather is moving east after leaving snow behind in Colorado and Kansas, with accumulation expected in the East by Wednesday. Frost and freeze watches and warnings have been issued from Texas to Virginia by the National Weather Service, the Washington Post reports, covering 87 million people....

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...

In Frigid Texas, a 'Last Resort' Move to Save Power

Utility begins rotating blackouts

(Newser) - A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the US. Rotating power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT,...

It Is Bizarrely Cold in Texas
It's Snowing in Texas

It's Snowing in Texas

The entire state is under a winter storm warning

(Newser) - It is surprisingly cold in Texas currently, with the entire state under a winter storm warning and heavy snow coming down in many areas. CBS DFW reports a federal emergency declaration was approved for the state, after Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster Friday and warned residents that the entire...

It Took a Group 2 Days to Create This Giant Snow Art

Finns in snowshoes made it happen

(Newser) - An ephemeral artwork made with thousands of footsteps in the snow has captured attention near Finland's capital of Helsinki. Under the guidance of local resident and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, 11 snowshoe-clad volunteers stamped a series of complex geometric patterns on a golf course. Together, the designs create a...

US Sees Most Avalanche Deaths in a Century
2 Factors May Explain
Spike in Avalanche Deaths
the rundown

2 Factors May Explain Spike in Avalanche Deaths

A weak snowpack, combined with more people outdoors in the pandemic

(Newser) - If it seems like you've been reading about avalanches more than usual lately, you're not wrong. The US has recorded 15 fatalities in the last week, the most in a seven-day span since 1910, reports BuzzFeed . The number so far this winter is 21, two shy of last...

Very Thirsty Southwest Is About to Get a Cool Drink

Record rainfall expected in some parts of drought-stricken California, Nevada, Arizona

(Newser) - Residents in the Southwest have wished for rain for some time, and they're likely going to see that wish granted. CNN notes that 70% of the region has been suffering from severe drought—Las Vegas, for example, has only had two episodes of rain over the last 273 days....

Thousands Trapped in Rare Blizzard
It's the 'Worst
Storm in 80 Years'

It's the 'Worst Storm in 80 Years'

Thousands are trapped in cars, airports, and train stations as blizzard buries Spain in snow

(Newser) - An unusual and persistent blizzard that Madrid's mayor is calling "the worst storm in 80 years" has blanketed large parts of Spain with snow, freezing traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that had suspended all services as the snow kept falling...

A Snowplow Buried His Car in 4 Feet of Snow. He Was Still in It

A determined Sgt. Jason Crawley finally found him after 10 hours in upstate New York

(Newser) - A man trapped in his car for 10 hours under almost 4 feet of snow almost didn't get found, save for the efforts of a persistent police officer. USA Today and NBC News report that Tioga County authorities in upstate New York received a series of 911 calls Wednesday...

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...

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