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'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... More »

Las Vegas Gets First Snow in a Decade

Could get up to 3 inches by Friday

(Newser) - A winter storm brought rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. A half-inch of the white stuff began falling late Wednesday, marking the first significant snowfall at McCarran International Airport in... More »

Thanks to Heavy Snow, Teen Makes $35K in 4 Days

Plus more on the current winter weather enveloping the US

(Newser) - Seattle's intense weather—the state's snowiest February in seven decades has left accumulations of up to 10 inches in some areas—led to a windfall for one 18-year-old. David Holston, 18, who does landscaping and snowplowing in Idaho, was visiting his mom in Seattle when a friend gave... More »

Hawaii Storm Leaves Snow Where It Never Snowed Before

Lower elevations get accumulation in what is believed to be first

(Newser) - Hawaii may be known for sunny beaches, but it's not that unusual for the state to get snow a few times a year. However, that's usually limited to its highest points, such as Mauna Kea, which rises nearly 14,000 feet in elevation, reports SFGate . Snow rarely is... More »

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... More »

Their Families at Church, They Played in the Snow. Then, Tragedy

12-year-old Esther Jung died outside Chicago after snow fort collapsed on her

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago. Arlington Heights police are calling the death a "tragic accident," the AP reports. Police say the girl, Esther Jung, was playing with a 9-year-old girl in the snow... More »

30 Nuns and 1 Priest Stuck in the Snow: Don't Come Get Us

Austrian order has been cut off from the world for days

(Newser) - Authorities in Austria tried to reach dozens of Catholic nuns whose Alpine monastery has been cut off from the world for days because of heavy snowfall, per the AP . But public broadcaster ORF reported Thursday that the nuns say they've got enough food and fuel, and they want to... More »

Yankees' Home Opener Gets Snowed Out

Monday's game rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon

(Newser) - Aaron Boone woke up before heading to the ballpark for his first home opener as New York Yankees manager and peeked outside the window. "Huh," he recalled saying to himself. "It really is 100% chance of snow at 7am." Two hours later, the Yankees postponed Monday'... More »

'Orange Snow' Is Truly Falling in Eastern Europe

It's all because of a ... desert

(Newser) - Had the Brothers Grimm traveled further east, we could have ended up with "Snow Orange." That's the hue of the flakes falling over eastern Europe, reports the BBC , and it's something that happens twice every decade or so, though it's a little more extreme this... More »

Snow Buries Mom, Son Feet Away From Front Door

It was a tragic freak accident, police in California say

(Newser) - A massive block of snow fell from a roof and buried a mother and her 7-year-old son just feet from the front door of their Northern California mountain condo, authorities say. Olga Perkovic and her son Aaron Goodstein had been skiing in the Sierra Nevada near the Nevada state line,... More »

Romans Wake Up to Rare Snowfall

Winter storm blankets the city

(Newser) - Romans have awoken to a rare snowfall, after an Arctic storm passing over much of Europe dumped enough snow to force schools to close and public transport to reduce services. Rome's Mediterranean climate and proximity to the sea usually result in mild winters, such that restaurants often keep outdoor... More »

Moscow Residents Use Piles of Snow to Troll Putin

City workers weren't clearing snow, so residents painted name of opposition leader on the piles

(Newser) - It's been a particularly brutal winter in Moscow, complete with record-breaking amounts of snow , and municipal workers haven't exactly been on top of removing the piles of white stuff. So city residents had to get creative—and political—in their efforts to clear the streets, per the BBC... More »

Moscow Digs Out From Record-Breaking Snowfall

Kids were given the first snow day in memory

(Newser) - The residents of Moscow aren't exactly strangers to snow—but the latest snowstorm was so big that authorities gave schoolchildren the first snow day anyone can remember. The recent snowfall was the heaviest on record, with Saturday's 15 inches breaking a record set in 1957, the BBC reports.... More »

Pa. Man Builds Most Creative Snowplow Ever

Jonathan Schill's cardboard-box contraption is a big online hit

(Newser) - Innovators often arise out of the most grueling circumstances, and Jonathan Schill is no exception. As the Chambersburg Public Opinion reports, the young Pennsylvania man was shoveling snow at his new home last Saturday when he got tuckered out after 15 minutes. He didn't have a snowplow to tap... More »

'Weather Bomb' Threatens East Coast

Warnings are in place as far south as Florida

(Newser) - Old Man Winter is about to deliver a storm system so powerful it's being referred to as a "bomb cyclone," a "snow hurricane," or simply a "weather bomb," meteorologists warn. Most forecast models predict that the storm currently forming off the East Coast... More »

'It Might Be the Last Time I Wish for a White Christmas'

Erie, Pennsylvania, gets record-setting amount on Christmas Day

(Newser) - On Nov. 22, 1956, Erie, Pennsylvania, got buried by 20 inches of snow, reports CNN . That record was crushed on Christmas Day, when 34 inches covered the city ... and then kept falling. By 6am Tuesday, the total snowfall clocked in at 53 inches, which the National Weather Service tweeted is... More »

White Christmas Expected in These Regions

NWS advises to approach holiday travel with caution

(Newser) - If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you're not dreaming: It's going to be a white Christmas. But the trade-off is hazardous driving conditions across New England and the Great Plains, the AP reports. The National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted a list of emergency supplies to have... More »

You Could Still Be Skiing in California in August

Parts of the recently drought-ridden state still have 8 feet of snow

(Newser) - You can ski pretty much all summer long this year in California, where the remnants of a very snowy winter are still lingering. Much of the Rockies, Sierras, and Cascades still have at least 8 feet of snow on the ground, USA Today reports, citing the National Weather Service, and... More »

10-Year-Old Found Dead Under 2 Feet of Snow

It was a freak accident

(Newser) - A boy doing what any kid does on a snow day—digging around in the snow—met a tragic end when the tunnel he had burrowed collapsed and suffocated him. The 10-year-old was playing on his grandparents' farm in upstate New York Wednesday when his father, who was clearing the... More »

More Bark, Less Bite? NYC's Forecast Eases

So much for those 18 inches

(Newser) - New York City is expected to get less snow than forecast in a late-winter storm that has slammed other parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Snow changed over to pelting sleet in the city early Tuesday, and the National Weather Service says to expect 4 to 6 inches of snow,... More »

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