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We Just Had the
Mar 8, 2021 6:30 PM CST
We Just Had the Coldest February Since 1989
Snow cover stretched from Mexico to Canada
- The last time America had a February as cold as the one it shivered through this year, the Berlin Wall was still standing, Ronald Reagan's second term had just ended, and Guns N' Roses' debut album was at the top of the charts. According to an National Oceanic and...
Boy in Texas Saw Snow for the
First Time, Died the Next Day
Feb 19, 2021 9:42 AM CST
Boy in Texas Saw Snow for the First Time, Died the Next Day
Family suspects Honduras native Cristian Pavon died of hypothermia in bed
- An 11-year-old boy from Honduras asked his mother to film him playing in the first snow he'd ever seen in Conroe, Texas, on Monday. It would be the last footage of him alive. Cristian Pavon's family lost power to their mobile home on Sunday night, but Cristian never...
With Tips for
Feb 18, 2021 2:30 PM CST
Twitter Thread Goes Viral With Tips for Freezing Texans
Towels, blankets, pantyhose, pool noodles, even your own armpits can prove invaluable
- As a writer living in Michigan, Rebecca Mix is no stranger to winter storms and the resulting power outages. That's why she decided to share her tips for keeping as toasty and safe as possible when you've got no heat, no electricity, and perhaps no water, per Digg...
Plane Slides Off O'Hare Runway
Nov 11, 2019 4:00 PM CST
Plane Slides Off O'Hare Runway
Snow and ice have caused hundreds of Chicago flights to be canceled
- Snowfall in the Midwest is taking its toll on air travel in Chicago, as one plane trying to land at O'Hare International Airport slid off the runway on Monday. The city's aviation department says more than 440 flights in and out of the airport have been canceled, the...
Arctic Front on its Way South
Could Shatter 170 Records
Nov 8, 2019 4:29 PM CST
Arctic Front on its Way South Could Shatter 170 Records
Most everyplace east of the Rockies is in for abnormal cold
- Much of the continental U.S. can expect weather that's not just a little colder than usual next week: Temperatures east of the Rockies could run 20-30 degrees below normal. Tide after tide of Arctic cold has been moving south from Canada. "One wave of cold came in...
University of Vermont Student
Died While Taking Shortcut
Feb 3, 2019 5:39 AM CST
University of Vermont Student Died While Taking Shortcut
The temperature was as low as -4 degrees
- The cold is being blamed on the death of a University of Vermont student whose body was found in the snow on Saturday morning. Burlington police say in a tweet that the 19-year-old male was apparently taking a shortcut that led him through the rear parking lot of a business...
The Polar Vortex
Just Split Into 3
Jan 16, 2019 6:21 AM CST
The Polar Vortex Just Split Into 3
'Severe and punishing' weather could be headed toward eastern US by end of January
- 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
, which warns of the...
2-Year-Old Ohio Girl
Dies on Frigid Afternoon
Feb 5, 2018 2:41 PM CST
2-Year-Old Ohio Girl Dies on Frigid Afternoon
The Akron girl was discovered by her mother on porch
- The temperature never got above 19 degrees in Akron, Ohio, on Friday, and on that frigid afternoon, a 2-year-old girl lost her life. The
Akron Beacon Journal
reports police are investigating the death, which occurred after the mother found the toddler unresponsive on a porch—which the paper describes as...
Don't Leave These
5 Things in a Cold Car
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jan 7, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Don't Leave These 5 Things in a Cold Car
One might actually explode
- The record-breaking cold continues—even penguins in Canada are taking shelter, per
—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...
In NH's White Mountains,
Wind Chills of -100 Degrees
Jan 6, 2018 6:30 AM CST
In NH's White Mountains, Wind Chills of -100 Degrees
East Coast set to have a wickedly cold Saturday
- Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the East Coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont. Temperatures will reach close to zero from Philadelphia to Boston through Saturday night, with wind chills making it feel like minus 10 degrees to minus 20 degrees. Even...
In Parts of East Coast,
Temps Will Feel
as Low as -15
Jan 5, 2018 1:00 AM CST
In Parts of East Coast, Temps Will Feel as Low as -15
Stay warm, Philly
- East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds, and coastal flooding. Forecasters predict that record-breaking cold air and strong winds will set people's teeth chattering like castanets from the mid-Atlantic to New England...
Bitter Cold Is
Dec 29, 2017 11:04 AM CST
Bitter Cold Is Breaking Records —and Windows
Sharks are freezing, too
- Just how cold is it across much of North America? Sharks are freezing to death and windows are cracking. Weather.com notes daily record cold high temperatures were tied or set in 29 spots from the Midwest to the South and East on Thursday, including in Baltimore, Boston, and New...
Winter Olympics Sites Should
Be Cold—But Not This Cold
Dec 8, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Winter Olympics Sites Should Be Cold—But Not This Cold
S. Korea officials worry roofless arena will leave spectators for 2018 Games freezing and miserable
- What may soon become the next Olympic sport: extreme spectating. At least, that's what organizers for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea are worried about during the opening and closing ceremonies in February, each expected to last between four and five hours. Reuters has glimpsed an internal document...
More Heart Attacks
Aug 29, 2017 8:20 AM CDT
Cold Weather May Trigger More Heart Attacks
Drop in air temps could be a risk for people with plaques in their arteries
- When the temperature drops, the number of heart attacks goes up, according to a massive 16-year study of some 280,000 patients in Sweden. "There is seasonal variation in the occurrence of heart attack, with incidence declining in summer and peaking in winter," says the lead author in...
Cities in US
Feb 8, 2017 5:26 PM CST
10 Coldest Cities in US
Fairbanks, Alaska comes out on top
- If you're already tired of winter, you should probably steer clear of North Dakota. The state is home to three of the four coldest cities in the country, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site ranked US cities based on the minimum average temperature as well as record low...
Alaska's Frigid Rep
Just Got Ridiculous
Nov 16, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Alaska's Frigid Rep Just Got Ridiculous
A month before winter starts, temps have already plunged to minus 24
- Check out the forecast in Fairbanks, Alaska , for the next few days and you'll see a lot of minus signs. The northernmost state has been slammed with way-below-freezing weather more than a month before winter officially starts, and it could be dangerous if residents aren't careful. "With...
A 'Mini Ice Age' Is
Jul 13, 2015 10:24 AM CDT
A 'Mini Ice Age' Is Coming—and Soon
Study predicts 60% fall in solar activity around 2030
- In the words of the Starks , winter is coming—and it's going to be bad. Using a new model to forecast the sun's activity, scientists predict solar activity will fall by 60% in the 2030s to conditions not seen since a "mini ice age" in 1645. For...
Feb 16, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Firefighting Effort Leaves Ice-Coated Building
Philadelphia blaze erupts on chilling winter morning
- Firefighters working to extinguish a blaze in Philadelphia amid bone-chilling temperatures have left behind a building coated in icicles. The fire department says the blaze was reported just before 4am today in a three-story building that houses the Locust Medical Center. It was 3 degrees with a wind chill of...
You Don't Need
to Warm Up
Dec 30, 2014 3:27 PM CST
You Don't Need to Warm Up Your Car in Winter
And it's costing us $5.9B per year
- Warming up the car before hitting the road is a pervasive winter ritual, but it's a pointless exercise for most modern vehicles, the
reports. What's more, a 2009 study found that idling of all types accounts for 1.6% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions—...
Feb 25, 2014 10:00 AM CST
Bundle Up: Polar Vortex Returns for an Encore
Frigid weather just won't let up
- The wait for spring isn't getting any easier. The northern US is in for more Arctic chills, LiveScience reports. While it won't be the season's coldest weather in absolute terms, it could be the coldest compared to what's normal for this time of year, an expert...
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