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Alaska's Weather Just Got Even Weirder

After record-breaking highs, state is now experiencing 'Icemaggedon' from warm moisture

(Newser) - Record-high temperatures in Alaska over the holiday weekend doesn't mean locals have pulled out their bathing suits. In fact, Fairbanks and other areas are now experiencing what Alaska Public Media calls a "weather roller coaster," with snowstorms followed by heavy rains that are wreaking havoc across...

It Was 67 in Alaska on Sunday. Yep, That's a Record

And it's not the only one to be set in December

(Newser) - "In late December. I would not have thought such a thing possible." So tweeted an Alaska-based climate specialist Monday in regards to the recent temps in that state, but it's a sentiment that could be more broadly applied. A flurry of weather records have been set in...

NWS: Today's 'Historical' Weather Is Highly Dangerous

Unprecedented December storm system roars across central US

(Newser) - Wednesday is a "historical weather day," according to the National Weather Service , with at least 100 million Americans under weather warnings in an area stretching from the West Coast to the Great Lakes. A high wind warning is in place for an area from New Mexico to upper...

Study: China Manipulated the Weather for Centenary Event

Country used cloud seeding to lower air pollution, bring about clear skies, say researchers

(Newser) - As the 100th anniversary of China's Communist Party approached in July, the government wanted to make sure that the event was pulled off without a hitch—including ensuring there was good weather for the big day. Which is why researchers out of Tsinghua University are now saying that officials...

Denver Without Snow in December: It's 'Unheard Of'

City could log 2nd-longest period without snow within days

(Newser) - Never in recorded history has Denver entered December without logging some snowfall—until now. The city, which has yet to receive its first measurable snow (more than a tenth of an inch) of the 2021 winter season, has blown past its previous record for the latest first snowfall set on...

'Large, Battering Waves' Forecast for Chicago

National Weather Service warns of potential flooding at southern end of Lake Michigan

(Newser) - The Chicago shoreline and other areas around Lake Michigan will be a very dangerous place to be on Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters warn. The National Weather Service says "large, battering waves" up to 16 feet high could hit the area, driven by northerly winds of up to 45mph, CNN...

Mother Nature Puts Crimp in Trump Rally Plans

Saturday campaign event in Portsmouth, NH, to be rescheduled, thanks to Tropical Storm Fay

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign staffers have had their eye for some time on New Hampshire as a state they could flip in November, after Trump barely lost there in 2016. That's why an upcoming rally in New Hampshire over the weekend was viewed as an important one, but it'...

It's Hot This Week, and It Gets Worse Next Week

That applies to virtually all of the US

(Newser) - The heat is on. And for most of America it’ll stay on through the rest of the month and maybe longer, meteorologists say, per the AP. Widespread and prolonged extreme heat is baking the contiguous United States and meteorologists see no relief in sight, except for a brief time...

Unusual Pandemic Casualty: Weather Forecasts

Airplanes that provide meteorological data aren't flying

(Newser) - Last month, the director general of the International Air Transport Association described the coronavirus pandemic as the biggest crisis to ever hit the industry, leaving airlines "with little to do," per Business Insider . One ramification now coming to light is the effect on weather forecasts. As NPR reports,...

Thought We Avoided the Polar Vortex? Not So Fast

Parts of Northeast US may experience rare May snow, record low temps

(Newser) - The northeastern US is about to get a cold spring farewell from the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays trapped in the Arctic all...

Mother Nature Hits the Deep South
Mother Nature
Hits the Deep South

Mother Nature Hits the Deep South

Several states are under storm warnings

(Newser) - Strong storms pounded parts of the Deep South on Sunday, damaging buildings and toppling trees in northern Louisiana, the AP reports. The National Weather Service reported multiple tornadoes and damaging winds over much of the northern part of the state. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. Utility companies...

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...

4 Dead Amid Severe US Storms
9 Dead Amid
Severe US Storms
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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,...

Powerful Storm Is on the Move
Deadly Storm
Finds a New
Target
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Deadly Storm Finds a New Target

New England, New York, and parts of Pennsylvania are up next

(Newser) - A deadly winter storm that has been tormenting travelers across the US since before Thanksgiving moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people made their way home after the holiday weekend, the AP reports. The National Weather Service predicted more than a...

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...

Scorching Heat Is Everywhere
Scorching Heat Is Widespread

Scorching Heat Is Widespread

The National Weather Service calls it a 'dangerous heat wave'

(Newser) - Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races and pushed New York City to order power-saving steps to avoid overtaxing the electrical grid. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous heat wave" was expected to break...

El Nino Is Back
El Nino Is Back 

El Nino Is Back

But weak, and probably no big deal

(Newser) - An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, US forecasters said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that the climate feature formed in the central Pacific, but forecasters don't expect...

Shadow or No Shadow? The Groundhog Has Spoken

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, meaning a supposedly early spring

(Newser) - As the country continued to teeth-chatter its way this week through the polar vortex, some looked forward to Saturday, when a certain weather-watching rodent was set to make his prediction for 2019. And the verdict from Punxsutawney Phil is in: The groundhog didn't see his shadow, which supposedly means...

Here Comes an 'All-Out Blizzard'
Here Comes an
'All-Out Blizzard'

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...

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'...

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