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Fans at Freezing Chiefs Game Left With Unwanted Souvenir

Frostbite, leading to multiple amputations, hospital says of frigid game in KC in January

(Newser) - Some of the people who attended the near-record cold Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January had to undergo amputations after suffering frostbite, a Missouri hospital said Friday. Research Medical Center didn't provide exact numbers but said in a statement it treated dozens of people who'd experienced frostbite...

It's Not Truly Winter in Florida Until the Iguanas Start Falling

Cold snap in Sunshine State has temporarily paralyzed lizards, causing them to drop from trees

(Newser) - The weather forecast for the next few days is out in the Sunshine State, and it's an unusual but not completely foreign prediction. "*FALLING IGUANAS* possible this weekend in Southwest Florida," a WINK meteorologist warned Thursday on social media, citing a phenomenon that often happens when Florida'...

Amid Winter Storms, Power Outages and a Skidding Plane

Several dozen deaths have been registered so far across the nation due to cold, rain, snow, wind

(Newser) - Storms that have turned roads into icy death traps, frozen people to death from Oregon to Tennessee, and even sent a plane skidding off a taxiway were expected to sock both coasts with another round of weather chaos on Friday. New York City—which only on Tuesday saw its first...

Winter Is Proving Hellish for Some Electric Vehicle Drivers

With temps below freezing, batteries aren't holding their charge

(Newser) - It's not set to get above freezing until early next week in Chicago, and that's increasingly making electric vehicle owners' blood run cold. The problem is that the frigid temps are doing a number on their car batteries, turning the city's electric vehicle charging stations into "...

Wintry Blast Brings Closures, Cancellations, Danger

More snow, freezing rain expected in several areas Tuesday

(Newser) - Dangerously cold temperatures affected much of the Rockies, Great Plains, and Midwest on Tuesday, with wind chills below minus 30 degrees in many parts of the central US, per the AP . More than 85,000 US homes and businesses were without power early Tuesday, the bulk of them in Oregon...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

Finland, Sweden Are Seeing Record Freezing Temps

Just another day in frigid paradise on Tuesday as cold snap puts Nordic countries on blast

(Newser) - Finland and Sweden recorded the coldest temperatures of the winter Tuesday as thermometers plummeted to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit as a result of a cold spell prevailing in the Nordic region. In Nikkaluokta, a small village inhabited by the Indigenous Sami people in northern Sweden, thermometers showed temps of minus...

It Hasn't Been This Cold in Beijing in 72 Years

At least: Month is the coldest since records began in 1951

(Newser) - Beijing recorded the most hours of sub-freezing temperatures in December in more than seven decades as a cold wave has enveloped northern and central swathes of China, bringing snowstorms and record-breaking temperatures. A weather observatory in the Chinese capital as of Sunday had recorded more than 300 hours of sub-freezing...

It's Dangerously Cold in the Northeast Right Now

Region hit with dangerous 'Arctic intrusion'; wind chill atop NH's Mount Washington hit minus 108

(Newser) - Arctic air descended into the Northeast on Saturday morning, bringing dangerously cold subzero temperatures and wind chills that dropped from minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas. Atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the overnight wind chill was measured at minus 108 degrees, according...

Forecasters Warn of Generational Cold

Much of New England expects wind chills 30 below zero or worse

(Newser) - The Northeast is preparing for temperatures to plunge Thursday night and Friday, bringing conditions that the National Weather Service called "life-threatening" cold and an "epic, generational arctic outbreak." In much of New England, wind chills are forecast to drop beyond minus 30 by early Saturday, and minus...

Deadly Cold Rushes Over Asia
Freezing Temps
Wreak Havoc in Asia

Freezing Temps Wreak Havoc in Asia

Parts of Japan could see coldest weather in a decade; more than 100 are dead in Afghanistan

(Newser) - Snow, wind, and freezing temperatures are wreaking havoc across Asia, and in some places it's turned deadly. Earlier this week, more than 120 people died in Afghanistan from the cold, while in China's northernmost city of Mohe, known as "China's North Pole," record lows of...

Megastorm Slamming US Is No Joke
US Is No Joke

Megastorm Slamming US Is No Joke

Holiday travel is disrupted, experts warn of frostbite, and lizards may soon start falling in the South

(Newser) - Temperatures are plummeting rapidly around the nation in what could be one of the coldest Christmases in memory. NBC News reports that 200 million people in the US, or around 60% of the population, have been hit with a weather warning or advisory. The National Weather Service notes that the...

In One City, It Dropped 26 Degrees in 3 Minutes

That was Dillon, Montana. In Denver, it fell 47 degrees in two hours

(Newser) - The weather outside is frightful , as evidenced by the 1,700 flights that had been canceled on Thursday, per the AP . It's been getting cold—fast—across the country, with some crazy temperature plunges being recorded, per CNN , USA Today , and the National Weather Service :
  • Denver: The temperature dropped

For Millions, This Might Be the Coldest Christmas in Decades

Arctic air set to chill central, eastern US

(Newser) - Something big from the Arctic will sweep into the US in the days before Christmas, and it's not Santa Claus. Forecasters say that thanks to a dip in the jet stream, a huge mass of cold air from the north is making its way south and will bring some...

College Student Dies After Exposure to Sub-Zero Temps

Tyler Loprestri-Castro, 20, went to SUNY Oneonta in New York

(Newser) - A 20-year-old New York college student who was found unconscious after spending hours in sub-zero temperatures has died, per ABC News . Tyler Lopresti-Castro was a student at SUNY Oneonta and a graduate of Columbia High School in the Albany area, the Times-Union reports. Oneonta city employees found Lopresti-Castro near a...

We Just Had the Coldest February Since 1989

Snow cover stretched from Mexico to Canada

(Newser) - 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

Family suspects Honduras native Cristian Pavon died of hypothermia in bed

(Newser) - 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...

Twitter Thread Goes Viral With Tips for Freezing Texans

Towels, blankets, pantyhose, pool noodles, even your own armpits can prove invaluable

(Newser) - 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...

Cancellations, Slippery Runway Affect O'Hare
Plane Slides Off O'Hare Runway

Plane Slides Off O'Hare Runway

Snow and ice have caused hundreds of Chicago flights to be canceled

(Newser) - 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

Most everyplace east of the Rockies is in for abnormal cold

(Newser) - 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...

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