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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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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 »

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.... More »

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... More »

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 »

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