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

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 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...

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...

Blowtorch Used on Eiffel Tower Due to Weather

Salt is a no-no

(Newser) - Workers at the Eiffel Tower used a blowtorch to melt the ice collecting on its surfaces amid a European cold snap that had areas in Normandy and Brittany unused to such icy conditions closing highways for lack of snow-clearing equipment. In parts of the Paris region, local authorities halted school...

Massive Snowstorm to Wallop the East Coast

Some areas could get half a season's worth of snow in one day

(Newser) - The biggest snowstorm to hit the area in years is heading for the Northeast, and is forecasted to bring a lot of snow to the region starting Wednesday. Per CBS News , New York City is expected to receive more than a foot of snow—something that hasn't happened in...

2 Places in America Recorded No Snow for First Time

Since record keeping began, snow had always fallen in Baltimore and Islip in February

(Newser) - A whole bunch of snow shovels likely collected dust in Baltimore and Islip, New York, last month. The National Weather Service on Monday shared "one for the record books": the fact that neither of those locations saw any snow in February for the first time on record. The same...

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 Dead Amid Severe US Storms
9 Dead Amid
Severe US Storms
updated

9 Dead Amid Severe US Storms

Louisiana takes the brunt of it so far

(Newser) - Severe storms sweeping across parts of the US South were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least nine people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes, and unrelenting rain battered a large area of the region, the AP reports. Storm-related fatalities were reported in icy weather in Texas,...

Storm Arrives in Northeast
Storm Unloads on Northeast

Storm Unloads on Northeast

Much of the region could have 10 to 24 inches of snow by Tuesday

(Newser) - A seemingly endless winter storm that hindered travel across most of the country over th holiday weekend is delivering a last wallop as it swoops through the Northeast, dumping heavy snow, shuttering hundreds of schools and bedeviling commuters. The storm dropped more than a foot of snow in places late...

This Is Arizona—and That's Not the Half of It

From California up through the northern midwest, it looks like winter

(Newser) - Wintry weather bedeviled Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the US on Saturday as a powerful and dangerous storm moved eastward, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain, the AP reports. A 5-year-old boy died and two other children were missing in...

More Snow, Storms Ahead for Much of US

Some places can expect a blizzard, others severe thunderstorms

(Newser) - The busy travel weekend isn't over yet, and neither is the snow that complicates it. The National Weather Service said a broad band from the Northern Rockies, through the Northern Plains, to Michigan's Upper Peninsula can expect at least 8 inches — more than 18 inches in places....

Wintry Threats Ease for Holiday, Not for Return Trip

'Just stay home,' Weather Service in Nevada says

(Newser) - Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the US just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as they made plans to return home. The wind, ice and snow that tied up major highways and airports Tuesday and...

Who's Ready for Blizzard Conditions?

North-central states could see up to 2 feet of snow over next few days

(Newser) - Get your snow boots ready. A "potentially historic" winter storm is expected over the next several days in the north-central part of the country, which could see record low temperatures and up to two feet of snow, USA Today reports. Parts of Washington state, northern Idaho, and western Montana...

For Some Americans, Winter Is Already Here

A Rocky Mountains snowstorm drops record amounts of snow

(Newser) - Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages, the AP reports. Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of western Montana, northern Idaho and...

'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...

Los Angeles Never Had a February Quite Like This

For the first time, the temperature never hit 70

(Newser) - It won't sound chilly to the people of Rapid City, South Dakota, but it does to Angelenos. For the first time since records began 132 years ago, the temperature in downtown Los Angeles never got as high as 70 degrees in all of February. Overall, it was the eighth-coldest...

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...

First, the Crazy Cold. Now Comes a Crazy Thaw

Rockford, Illinois, was minus 31, but temperature will rise about 80 degrees by Monday

(Newser) - In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the Midwest, the sudden warmth was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains, per the AP . The polar vortex that brought...

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