Powerful winter storm slams East Coast with heavy snow, whipping winds and freezing rain
The storm pounded Interstate 90 in Pennsylvania and created chaos for cars on North Carolina's highways. In Virginia, the treacherous snow and ice wreaked havoc on truck drivers attempting to navigate the highways.cbsnews.com
After the extreme cold, more snow is on the way
The relatively quiet, albeit very cold, weather pattern setting into much of the Midwest and Northeast during the second week of January will be short-lived, AccuWeather forecasters caution, as they monitor for more weather trouble and any storms lurking in the long-range forecast. A storm originating from western Canada will track southeastward to bring a broad zone of accumulating snow that will result in slippery travel conditions from parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week to portionnews.yahoo.com
Winter storm wreaks havoc in several states, leaving drivers stranded for hours
Severe winter weather traveling through the U.S. is causing power outages for nearly half a million people. Hundreds of flights continue to be canceled or delayed as airports grapple with staff shortages. Errol Barnett has the details.news.yahoo.com
One dead as powerful typhoon batters the Philippines
Philippine Coast Guard officers wade through the chest-deep flood in Cagayan de Oro City in the southern Philippines to rescue a one-month-old baby. Heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rai caused a creek to swell and flooded some areas, triggering rescue operations to evacuate remaining residents trapped in their flooded homes.news.yahoo.com
Taiwan rushes to contain sudden cane toad invasion
Toads are a symbol of prosperity and good fortune in Taiwan, but the unexpected discovery of an invasive species has officials and environmentalists scrambling to contain their spread. With flashlights in hand and shielded by protective gloves, dozens of volunteers from the Taiwan Amphibian Conservation Society worked through the night searching rice fields and vegetable plots for their quarry -- the cane toad.news.yahoo.com
Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for US moose
It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation is common with moose across the northern U.S. — usually survivable for adults but less so for calves, and miserable either way. Data collected over 19 years at Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park shows moose have more ticks during winters following particularly warm summers, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.news.yahoo.com
Coldest air of the season, lake-effect snow set to blast Northeast
In the wake of a potent cold front that will track through the Northeast early Thanksgiving week, the coldest air of the season will bring temperatures plummeting to levels more typical of mid-December to the Great Lakes region and Northeast. The wintry chill will also fuel the lake-effect snow machine, sending snow squalls barreling across the region. As a storm brings rain to the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast through Sunday night, the cold front associated with the storm will sweep througnews.yahoo.com
'Difficult to breathe': Schools closed in smog-hit Delhi
Schools are closed for a week in New Delhi as winter pollution levels remain dangerously high. Delhi is ranked one of the world's most polluted cities, with a hazardous melange of factory and vehicle emissions and smoke from agricultural fires turning its air a toxic grey every winter.news.yahoo.com
Nightside Report Feb. 6, 2021: Saturday night snow heading for Metro Detroit, winter weather expected to cause more ice jams along St. Clair River
A snow plow clears the road of snow December 9, 2005 near Lincoln, Massachusetts. The fast moving storm, shut down some schools and snarled traffic on its way to dumping up to seven inches of snow across the Northeast. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Snowfall to start near midnight SaturdayWe remain in winter’s icy grip Saturday evening and overnight. Most, if not all, of the new snow will fall overnight while many Detroiters are sleeping. ❄️ Live weather radar: Track snow in Michigan4 Fast FactsFriday, Feb. 5, 2021 --
'A long two days': Major storm pummels Northeast with snow
Although the heaviest parts of the storm had moved through the metropolitan area by Monday evening, lighter snow showers were expected to continue virtually all day Tuesday, forecaster James Tomasini said. “We’re looking at a long two days here,” New York Gov. Across the Northeast, many coronavirus vaccination sites closed Monday. AdHundreds of flights and many trains and were canceled, and aboveground New York City subway service stopped at 2 p.m. In recent days, a storm system blanketed parts of the Midwest, with some areas getting the most snow in several years.
Major storm heads to Northeast after blanketing Midwest
"Rosie" runs in the snow on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Washington. It was already impacting coronavirus vaccinations in New York and New Jersey, with appointments for Monday needing to be canceled and rescheduled. The storm system blanketed parts of the Midwest in the most snow some places had seen in several years. In Wisconsin, snow depths in some counties near Lake Michigan had reached more than 15 inches (38 centimeters), and the snow was still falling. Much of the region could see blizzard-like conditions, with a foot to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) of snow.
Winter storm could bring up to 5 inches of snow to Metro Detroit
A snow plow clears the road of snow December 9, 2005 near Lincoln, Massachusetts. The fast moving storm, shut down some schools and snarled traffic on its way to dumping up to seven inches of snow across the Northeast. DETROIT – Everything appears to be on track with the winter storm approaching Metro Detroit this weekend. Winter storm update: Here are the snow totals for Metro Detroit as of Sunday afternoonWhat’s comingSnow will develop around midnight Saturday along the southern Michigan, and will spread northward during the night. For Metro Detroit, this means that the snow will likely lessen in intensity and coverage by Sunday afternoon.
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. “An internet issue impacting the quality of our Fios service throughout the Northeast has been resolved," said spokesman Rich Young in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon. People posting on Twitter reported having issues connecting with various online services in the region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Comcast, another major internet service provider, said it had not observed problems with its network Tuesday. AT&T said it does not supply home internet in the northeast and customers were not affected.
US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million
The number of newly issued permits to build fresh housing rose 6.2% in November on a seasonally adjusted basis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. For the year, construction began on 1.45 million units, up 4.8% from 2019 and the best pace since construction starts totaled 1.8 million units in 2006. For December, construction of single-family homes increased by 7.8% to 1.23 million units. Construction rose 13.6% in the Midwest, 11.2% in the West and 1.3% in the South.
'If not one thing, it's another': Storm rolls into Northeast
A woman waits for a Long Island Rail Road train in the Queens borough of New York as snow falls at the start of an oncoming snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Snow was falling from northern Virginia to points north of New York City by late afternoon. “Our theme today ought to be, ‘If it’s not one thing, it’s another,’” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said as he gave residents storm guidance that's new this year — mask up if you help your neighbors shovel. In New York City, officials braced for the biggest storm in about three years.
The Latest: CT bans semitrailers on some roads for 12 hours
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NEW YORK – The latest developments on the winter storm moving across the Northeast (all times local):7:45 p.m.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday he is banning tractor trailer and tandem trailers from all limited access highways, beginning at 9 p.m. due to the severe winter snow storm. ___2 p.m.PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island has closed all state-run coronavirus testing sites as the region braces for a major winter storm. A winter storm warning has been issued for Providence and Kent counties from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 1 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, New Jersey is poised to restrict commercial traffic from some highways because of the impending snow storm.
August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains
WASHINGTON U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April. Applications for building permits, which is a good barometer of future activity, dipped a slight 0.9% in August to a seasonally adjusted 1.47 million but that decline followed solid gains in the previous three months including a 17.9% rise in July. While the drop-off in new homes was greater than economists had expected, construction remains 51.6% above an April low. Declines in activity were led by the Northeast, where home construction fell 33.1%. Strength in August came from solid gains of 28.4% in the Midwest and 19.5% in the West.
Northeast storm nears bomb cyclone criteria, knocks out power
BOSTON - A bomb cyclone is taking shape along the Eastern Seaboard, and power is being knocked out in the Northeast. More than 165,000 customers in multiple states were without power early Thursday morning as the coastal storm battered the region, according to poweroutages.us. Generally, a bomb cyclone is defined by a pressure drop of 24 millibars (a unit of pressure) within 24 hours. Models are showing it will likely stay more onshore compared to the coastal storm last Friday. This is the second coastal storm to impact New England in a week.
What to Do With Food After a Power Outage
Americans who have been hit with massive power outages following fierce storms in the Northeast are facing the dilemma of what to keep and what to throw out from their refrigerator. Inside Edition spoke to Good Housekeeping Institute nutrition director Jaclyn London for her tips. "On the whole, dairy in general usually needs to be tossed. Anything that has been premade and starts to thaw about 40 degrees after two hours has got to go," London said. RELATED STORIESThese Cool Food Ideas Will Help You Beat the HeatNYPD Cops Buy Groceries for Woman Accused of Shoplifting at Whole FoodsKind Cop Gives Boy a Ride Home, Then Buys Food for His Family
Potentially deadly heat wave threatens millions
The heat wave has prompted the city of Chicago to open cooling centers throughout the city for anyone looking for relief. Chicago officials warned residents to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including cramps, feeling weak and nausea. According to meteorologists, the heat wave will encompass much of the eastern half of the country into the weekend, before a cold front should bring relief late Sunday and into early next week. Heat wave made worse by climate crisisExperts say the heat wave is only made worse by the ongoing threat of climate change. By 2050, the Northeast can expect approximately 650 more deaths each year because of extreme heat, the assessment found.
As Barry approaches, different storms lash Northeast, killing 2
- As residents in the lower Mississippi Valley fret over the possibility of another hurricane, a separate storm system is drenching the Northeast and has killed two people. High waters swept away a car in Pennsylvania, killing a pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son, Douglass Township Police Chief John Dzurek told CNN affiliate WFMZ. "They were not able to get out and water was starting to come into the vehicles," he said. In surrounding areas, rescue crews received multiple calls about vehicles stuck in the high waters, the affiliate reported. Showers and thunderstorms will pour over the region throughout the night and flash flooding is likely, according to the service.