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It's Going to Be a Wet and Wintry Holiday Week

Storm system ahead of Thanksgiving to bring rain, snow across US amid expected record travel

(Newser) - The Thanksgiving holiday week looks to be back in full force, with a record number of travelers expected both on the road and in the air—despite a weather forecast set to bring travel snarls across a good part of the United States. The AP reports that the Transportation Security...

Californians Debate Meaning of Rare Precipitation

National Weather Service weighs in on Hollywood sign's coating while people soak up the beauty

(Newser) - In the middle of coping with a historic winter storm , Californians paused to debate what, exactly, they were seeing. Was that snow that was falling? Maybe hail? Or something tougher to pronounce? After seeing lightning and hearing a rumble, Danny Cullenward decided it was what he'd experienced in his...

California Pummeled by Rain, Snow, Frigid Temps

Meanwhile, Michigan is hit by its own winter woes

(Newser) - A powerful winter storm lashing California threatened floods, blizzards, and avalanches Saturday while adding frigid temperatures to the misery mix. Overnight lows could drop below freezing in some areas, while downtown San Francisco could see record-breaking cold temperatures Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Projected temperatures of 38...

Widespread Storm Brings Snow, Winds, and Record Highs
Widespread Storm
Hasn't Peaked Yet

Widespread Storm Hasn't Peaked Yet

System to deliver cold and ice on its way east

(Newser) - A brutal winter storm knocked out power in California and the Midwest, closed interstate highways from Arizona to Wyoming and prompted more than 1,500 flight cancellations Wednesday—and the worst won't be over for several days. Few places were untouched by the wild weather, some at the opposite...

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,...

The Ice Man Groundeth 1K Flights in Texas

Southwest is not having a particularly cheery day again

(Newser) - Winter weather brought ice to Texas and nearby states Tuesday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and delaying nearly as many more. Numerous auto collisions were reported in Austin, with at least one fatality. In Travis County, Texas, which includes Austin, police and sheriff’s deputies have...

California's Volatile Weather Isn't Over Yet

Governor warns deadly rain and winds may be worse this week

(Newser) - Californians steeled Monday for the latest of a series of powerful storms that have shuttered schools, toppled trees, flooded roads, and left tens of thousands without power. The National Weather Service warned of a "relentless parade of atmospheric rivers"—storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out...

After Buffalo Storm, Complaints of 'Embarrassing' Response

County executive calls out the mayor, who suggests his critic is too stressed

(Newser) - In Buffalo, the driving ban is now lifted, the region's death toll from its historic blizzard has risen to 37, and the snow has stopped falling. The blame game, however, appears to be just starting. Amid questions about how Buffalo, of all places, has been so slow to dig...

In Buffalo, Helpless Families Lost Loved Ones Trapped in Cars

3 storm victims died in their cars, says an Erie County official

(Newser) - There are tales of amazing rescues out of Buffalo , but also stories of the other type: the tragic deaths of people who became stuck in their cars and couldn't be rescued amid a historic blizzard. NBC News has the stories of families who are mourning lost loved ones. Stasia...

In Buffalo's Epic Storm, Survival Stories Emerge
Buffalo-Area Couple Takes in
Bus of Stranded Tourists
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Buffalo-Area Couple Takes in Bus of Stranded Tourists

Survival stories emerge from city slammed by blizzard of historic proportions

(Newser) - In almost every story about Buffalo's blizzard—perhaps the worst in city history —is a quote along these lines: “I’ve lived here my whole life, and this is the worst storm I’ve ever seen." That one is from 48-year-old Trisha LoGrasso, who has been...

In Buffalo, First Responders Had to Save Fellow First Responders

'When the rescuers have to be rescued, I'm not certain what else we could have done,' official says

(Newser) - The 2022 holiday season will be remembered throughout much of the US for a massive storm and Arctic blast, but Buffalo may have been hit hardest of all. According to the New York Times , conditions there were so bad over the weekend that rescuers needed rescuing, not to mention thousands...

As Snow Buries US, Japan Faces Similar Deadly Plight

At least 17 are dead, dozens injured in large portions of the nation

(Newser) - Heavy snow in large swaths of Japan has killed 17 and injured more than 90 people and left hundreds of homes without power, disaster management officials said Monday. Powerful winter fronts have dumped heavy snow in northern regions since last week, stranding hundreds of vehicles on highways, delaying delivery services,...

10 Dead, 2M Without Power Across US
12 Dead,
2M Without
Across US

12 Dead, 2M Without Power Across US

This winter storm is relentless

(Newser) - A battering winter storm left nearly 2 million homes and businesses without power across the United States on Saturday, as millions more people were left to worry how the prospect of further outages would effect holiday and travel plans. The blinding blizzards, freezing rain, and frigid cold that enveloped much...

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...

How to Prepare Your Home for a Rapid Temperature Drop

Protecting the pipes is essential

(Newser) - Temperatures across the US are dropping hard and fast as a massive cold front rolls across the nation, and authorities are urging people to be ready for conditions like those seen in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the temperature dropped a record 40 degrees in just 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon. Over...

Have Yourselves a Merry Little 'Bomb Cyclone'

Rapid temperature drops, wind chills as low as -70 expected into holiday weekend

(Newser) - Parts of the US are in for "the coldest Christmas in four decades," the BBC reports, noting a "once-in-a-generation" cold snap will evolve into a "bomb cyclone" ahead of the holiday weekend, throwing a wrench in travel plans for millions of Americans. A bomb cyclone—a...

Blast of Frigid Weather Set to Snarl Holiday Travel

Some areas will see blizzard conditions on the first day of winter

(Newser) - A large swath of the US braced for a dangerous mix of sub-zero temperatures, howling winds, and blizzard conditions scheduled to arrive Wednesday and disrupt plans for millions of holiday travelers. The blast of frigid weather landing on the first day of winter and lingering through Christmas will initially hammer...

Storm System Lashes Huge Area of Central US

It brought tornadoes to Oklahoma and Texas, blizzard threat to Plains region

(Newser) - A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes that wrecked homes and injured a handful of people in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced for blizzard-like conditions. An area stretching...

Winter Storm Will Be 'Coast to Coast, Top to Bottom'

After battering West Coast, system is set to dump snow on Plains, Midwest

(Newser) - Americans in the lower 48 states who haven't already been affected by a massive winter storm making its way across the country should brace for some wild weather, forecasters say. A storm system that hit the West over the weekend will "bring significant, widespread weather hazards from severe...

Atmospheric 'Bowling Ball' Hits California, Rolls On

And storm is heading across the country

(Newser) - An atmospheric river that's also being described as an atmospheric "bowling ball" hit California over the weekend, dumping heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada and more than 7 inches of rain in some parts of southern California, and triggering flood watches across large portions of the state and...

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