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Travel Becomes Hazardous as Winter Storm Hits Northeast

NYC's switch to remote learning did not go smoothly

(Newser) - A quick-moving snowstorm hit the Northeast on Tuesday, canceling and delaying flights, making roads slippery, and prompting many school districts to cancel classes or switch to remote learning—or at least try to switch. In New York City, the online learning system that serves the nation's largest school district...

East Coast Storm May End Snow Drought in Some Cities

Philadelphia expected to end record run of 700-plus days without an inch of snow

(Newser) - Millions of people across the eastern US are preparing for a wintry mix of precipitation as a potent storm system looks to bring snow, freezing rain, and ice to the region. The system is expected to reach North Carolina by Saturday morning and then track along the northeastern coastline throughout...

Longing for That Elusive Snow? It May Be Coming

Winter storm set to descend on Northeast, mid-Atlantic states this weekend

(Newser) - Bing Crosby might get his snow after all, though not in time for Christmas 2023 . A winter storm is set to descend this weekend upon the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, though the Weather Channel concedes it's not yet clear how powerful the storm will be or what its track...

Downpours on Two Coasts Threaten Holiday Travel

Northeast deals with power outages and flooding, while California worries about flooding and slides

(Newser) - A heavy storm that hit northern New England on Monday has left lingering dangerous flooding and widespread power outages to Maine, leaving hundreds of thousands in the dark, closing ski resorts, washing out roads, closing bridges, and causing families to throw away spoiled holiday food. It's unclear when everyone...

One of Nation's Oldest Ski Spots Has a 'Difficult' Update

New Hampshire's Black Mountain won't open this season, due to 'circumstances beyond our control'

(Newser) - One of North America's very first skiing destinations will be shuttered for the first time in nearly 90 years. Outside reports that the Black Mountain Ski Area, located in Jackson, New Hampshire, won't be operating during the upcoming winter season, according to the Fichera family, which has owned...

Lee Slams Into New England: 'We Have a Long Way to Go

Post-tropical cyclone has begun, bringing hurricane-force winds, dangerous surf, heavy rain

(Newser) - Storm Lee toppled trees and cut power to tens of thousands Saturday as it began lashing New England and eastern Canada, threatening hurricane-force winds, dangerous surf, and torrential rains as its center spun closer. Severe conditions were predicted across parts of Massachusetts and Maine, and hurricane conditions could hit the...

Get Ready, East Coast: You're Next in Extreme Heat's Sights

Super-high temps are working their way from Midwest to Northeast, mid-Atlantic states

(Newser) - Nearly 200 million people in the United States, or 60% of the US population, are under a heat advisory or flood warning or watch and have been since Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous heat is forecast to "engulf" much of the eastern half of the United...

Body of Girl, 2, Found 6 Days After Pennsylvania Flooding

Mattie Sheils' 9-month-old brother is still missing

(Newser) - Police have confirmed that a body found in the Delaware River near a Philadelphia wastewater plant Friday is that of 2-year-old Matilda "Mattie" Sheils, who was swept away in a flash flood a week ago. Her mother, Katie Seley, was one of five people who died in the flood...

Internet Praises This 'Genius' DIY Air Purifier

Box fan, some air filters, and duct tape are what people are using to fend off wildfire pollutants

(Newser) - Social media users are sharing a surprisingly effective way to protect yourself indoors from the toxic wildfire smoke blanketing much of the East Coast: a box fan, four air filters, and a whole lot of duct tape. As searches for "air purifiers" spike on Google, people are posting on...

Austin City Manager Fired Over Ice Storm Response

Winter storm left more than 100K without power for days

(Newser) - Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk has been fired amid public anger over the city's slow response to an ice storm that left more than 100,000 people without power for days earlier this month—but a hefty severance package might soften the blow. Cronk, who was appointed in 2018,...

'Double Whammy' Set to Pummel Southeast

Snow and ice expected in multiple states this weekend, as well as heavy rain and strong winds

(Newser) - Spring starts next month, but that doesn't mean winter doesn't still have a trick or two up its sleeve. The Southeast is expected to find that out on Saturday, as what AccuWeather calls a "double whammy" of snow and ice will create a mess in the southern...

Below Zero One Day, 45 Above the Next

Temperatures soar in Northeast, especially, after brutal cold

(Newser) - Temperatures in many areas of the Northeast US climbed to the mid-40s Fahrenheit on Sunday, a day after the region suffered through temperatures that plummeted into the negative teens and felt like minus 45 to minus 50 degrees with the wind chill. Atop 6,288-foot Mount Washington in New Hampshire,...

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...

Parts of Northeast Battle 2 Feet of Snow
Storm Knocks Out
Power to Thousands

Storm Knocks Out Power to Thousands

Parts of Northeast receive 2 feet of snow

(Newser) - Utility crews raced Saturday to restore power to tens of thousands of customers across New England and New York after a storm dumped 2 feet of snow in some places. More than 160,000 customers in New England were in the dark as of the afternoon and another 20,000...

Report: Northeastern Explosion May Have Been Staged

Officials suspect employee lied to investigators, sources say

(Newser) - Federal officials are examining whether the employee who reported an explosion at Northeastern University may have lied to investigators and staged the incident, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Investigators identified inconsistencies in the employee’s statement and became skeptical because his injuries did not match wounds typically consistent with an...

East Coast, You're About to Get Scorched

Early heat wave set to bring unusually high temps to NYC, Boston

(Newser) - Cities along the East Coast, from Richmond and Philly to New York and Boston, will be slammed this weekend with "abnormally hot" temps, which the Washington Post calls "an ominous signal of the effects of human-caused climate change." On Saturday, temperatures along the Eastern Seaboard are expected...

Major Winter Storm Slams East Coast
Major Winter Storm
Slams East Coast

Major Winter Storm Slams East Coast

Blizzard warnings issued in 10 states, thousands of flights nixed as snowstorm rages Saturday

(Newser) - People from New York City to Maine awakened Saturday to half a foot of snow, and forecasters warned that could more than quadruple as a powerful nor'easter kicked up blinding blizzard conditions with high winds and the potential for widespread power outages and coastal flooding. Parts of 10 states...

Beware, East Coast, Here Comes Kenan
Beware, East Coast,
Here Comes Kenan

Beware, East Coast, Here Comes Kenan

Major nor'easter could dump a lot snow on New York City, New England

(Newser) - The East Coast is bracing itself for a major nor'easter this weekend, with heavy snow, high winds, and cold temps expected to impact 75 million people from South Carolina to Maine. The Weather Channel reports that the winter storm dubbed Kenan—set to form off the Carolinas on Friday,...

Amid Omicron, a 'Glimmer of Hope'
Amid Omicron,
a 'Glimmer of Hope'

Amid Omicron, a 'Glimmer of Hope'

Variant slowing down in NYC, other East Coast cities, but health experts warn against premature celebration

(Newser) - Is omicron at its peak? That's the latest question posed by the New York Times , and it's one bolstered by the fact that in New York City—and other places along the East Coast where the coronavirus variant made an early appearance—the number of new COVID cases...

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