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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... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

'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... More »

'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... More »

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... 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 »

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... More »

Iowa Student Among 8 Deaths Linked to Polar Vortex

Brutal cold should start to lift Thursday

(Newser) - The bitterly cold weather gripping much of the US has been linked to at least eight deaths, including that of an 18-year-old University of Iowa student. Campus police found pre-medicine major Gerard Belz unresponsive behind a building around 3am Wednesday, when the wind chill was -51 Fahrenheit; he died in... More »

Midwest Is Colder Than Much of Antarctica

Even postal service has been called off in places

(Newser) - "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," reads the unofficial motto of the US Postal Service. It doesn't say anything about wind chills as low as -65 Fahrenheit. The USPS says it will... More »

'Life-Threatening' Cold Strikes New England

Huge winter storm rolls into the Northeast

(Newser) - A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and covered a large swath of the country in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday, the AP reports. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings... More »

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... More »

The Polar Vortex Just Split Into 3

'Severe and punishing' weather could be headed toward eastern US by end of January

(Newser) - Folks in the eastern part of the country may have "severe and punishing" weather to look forward to in less than two weeks, with cold to chill the bones and "heightened storminess." That's per weather model forecasts cited by the Washington Post , which warns of the... More »

5 Dead Amid Winter Storm

Virginia State Police respond to over 230 accidents

(Newser) - A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents, the AP reports. Virginia State Police say the driver... More »

Heavy Rain, Flooding Could Hit Millions in the South

States from New Mexico to North Carolina are in its path

(Newser) - Governors in two southern states have declared emergencies ahead of an anticipated intense winter storm that's expected to hammer Americans from New Mexico to North Carolina, per the AP and CNN . Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday he'd declared an emergency to help state agencies prepare for a... More »

Blizzards Hit Millions, Ground Hundreds of Flights

Chicago and Kansas City expect to be hit hard

(Newser) - A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year, the AP reports. "It'... 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 »

Airline Cancels 220 Flights After Running Low on De-Icer

Southwest axed all flights from Chicago airport

(Newser) - Thousands of travelers booked on Southwest Airlines flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport had to change their plans after the airline found out that it didn't have enough de-icing fluid—for the second time this winter. An airline spokesperson said Southwest had "actively worked to manage" its... 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 »

Don't Leave These 5 Things in a Cold Car

One might actually explode

(Newser) - The record-breaking cold continues—even penguins in Canada are taking shelter, per People —so it's a good time to share what not to leave in a cold car. A list compiled by the Detroit Free Press includes the obvious—people, for one—but also several items you might... More »

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