Wintry weather bedevils holiday weekend travelers around US

U.S. 11/30/19, 13:56

Wintry weather bedeviled Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States 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. Authorities found the bodies of two young children, including a 5-year-old boy, and a third ...

Thanksgiving brings brief respite from worst of snow, winds

U.S. 11/28/19, 13:19

Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. 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 Wednesday ...

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind making travel dangerous in Midwest

U.S. 04/11/19, 08:35

A storm system known as a "bomb cyclone" slowly churned through the U.S. interior Thursday for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow has fallen in parts of ...

Update: Snow, ice making Midwest travel dangerous

U.S. 04/11/19, 06:50

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):6:45 a.m.A powerful spring snow storm sweeping across the Midwest has made travel hazardous across Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.Ice forms on a calf at a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. A bomb cyclone storm ...

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

U.S. 04/10/19, 20:24

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow disrupted ...

People in Colorado, Wyoming urged to get home ahead of storm

Baseball 04/10/19, 14:10

People in Colorado and Wyoming were urged to get home early Wednesday and stay there before snow and wind from a powerful spring storm make travel all but impossible.The warning came less than a month after a blizzard stranded drivers while paralyzing parts of the two states.The Colorado Department of ...

Update: Storm impacting flights, schools, even baseball

Baseball 04/10/19, 11:06

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):11:05 a.m.Flights, baseball and school classes are being canceled ahead of a looming spring blizzard in the Rockies.In this undated March 2019 photo provided by Henry Red Cloud, shows flooding on Cloud's Lakota Solar Enterprises property on the Pine ...

Late-winter storm moves to Upper Midwest; flooding remains

U.S. 03/15/19, 00:23

A late-winter storm system continued its trek across the Midwest, expecting to send rain and snow into Minnesota and Illinois on Friday after leaving devastating flooding in parts of eastern Nebraska and Iowa. The quickly rising floods evacuated people from their homes, washed out roads in communities, and left farmers worried ...

Update: South Dakota state offices closed amid blizzard

U.S. 03/14/19, 08:11

The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 8:10 a.m. All state offices are now closed in South Dakota as blizzard conditions barrel into the Midwest. Gov. Kristi Noem says only essential personnel should go to work at state offices Thursday, as the National Weather Service warns ...

Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

U.S. 03/14/19, 00:39

National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that was expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. Wednesday's blizzard caused widespread power outages, forced the cancellation of hundreds of ...

‘Epic’ storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to mid-US

U.S. 03/13/19, 16:00

A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain or floods to more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center. ...

Powerful snowstorm expected to sock parts of West

U.S. 03/12/19, 18:11

An avalanche injured a sheriff and his daughters Tuesday when it smashed into their home in rural Colorado, underscoring the West's late-winter woes as a powerful storm dumped more snow on California and prompted a blizzard warning in the Rocky Mountains.Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey was with his two teenage ...

Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

U.S. 02/26/19, 17:02

An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. "It was really nice to meet people pulling together," passenger Tracy Rhodes, ...

Strong winds, snowy weather hit West Coast

U.S. 02/25/19, 19:24

A fierce winter storm packing winds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) and predicted to bring as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the Sierra Nevada barreled into the West Coast on Monday, toppling trucks, triggering power outages and temporarily closing the major highway near Reno. Up ...

Drivers stranded by blizzard rescued in southern Minnesota

U.S. 02/24/19, 16:29

Authorities have rescued dozens of people stranded by a blizzard that howled across southern Minnesota and dumped about a foot of snow in some places. In east-central Wisconsin, one person was killed and several others injured Sunday in an interstate pileup during whiteout conditions.The Minnesota National Guard rescued 30 people ...

Update: Blizzard, avalanche warnings for California

U.S. 02/03/19, 17:37

The Latest on the winter storm hitting California (all times local):12 p.m.A forecast of more snow and intense winds in the Sierra Nevada mountains has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings and say that conditions could become "life-threatening."In this photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain shows a winter storm ...

More snow, winds prompt warnings in California mountains

U.S. 02/03/19, 16:42

A forecast of more intense snowfall and powerful winds in the Sierra Nevada has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings on Sunday and say that conditions in the mountains could become "life-threatening."A winter storm sweeping across California and Nevada has dumped as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) ...

Blizzard warning in western NY as drivers endure whiteouts

New York 01/30/19, 13:52

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for sections of upstate New York on Wednesday and officials urged people to stay inside as heavy, wind-driven snow caused whiteout conditions amid subzero windchills."Buffalo is a tough city. We're used to cold weather," Mayor Byron Brown said during a midday news conference ...

Heavy snow hitting parts of Midwest; dangerous cold coming

U.S. 01/28/19, 12:43

Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel roughly 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several states. But forecasters warn the most dangerous weather is yet to come: frigidly low temperatures that the region hasn't seen ...

Update: Snowstorm closes schools, grounds flights

U.S. 01/28/19, 07:41

The Latest on a major snowstorm hitting the Upper Midwest (all times local):6:30 a.m.Heavy snow and gusting winds have created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.Even snowplow drivers are having trouble keeping up with conditions Monday ...

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