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May 7, 1987
Fernando Toro rode Arctic Blast to a come-from-behind victory in the $27,000 featured allowance race on the turf at Hollywood Park Wednesday. Arctic Blast covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:40 3/5 to beat Midnight Ice by a length. It was another three-quarters of a length back to Starsalot. Arctic Blast paid $8.40, $5.60 and $3.40; Midnight Ice returned $9.60 and $6.80, and Starsalot paid $3.80.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2007 | Amanda Covarrubias and Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writers
After starting the week with hot winds and temperatures in the 80s, Southern California will end it with an extreme cold spell, raising concerns about crop damage, road conditions and the health of the frail and elderly. Overnight temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s in local valleys, and snow levels in the mountains could drop to 1,000 feet, said Jamie Meier, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
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NEWS
January 22, 1995 | Reuter
A former miner was convicted Friday of second-degree murder for setting a bomb that killed nine workers at a gold mine in Canada's Arctic territory in 1992. Roger Warren, 51, who was on strike at the Giant mine in Yellowknife when the blast occurred, was charged with nine counts of murder in Northwest Territories Supreme Court. Nine men who crossed union picket lines were killed instantly by the explosion as they rode a rail car to their underground work stations at the mine in September, 1992.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
An arctic air mass from central Canada kept an icy grip on the upper Midwest on Thursday, driving up energy demand, closing some schools -- and leaving even cold-weather veterans in awe. The National Weather Service said every weather station in Minnesota reported subzero temperatures Thursday evening. The high temperature in Thief River Falls, Minn., reached only 24 degrees below zero, after a low temperature of 33 below.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
Temperatures dropped to record lows Monday as far south as Florida, where Tampa registered just 33 degrees, and the cold plus up to 2 feet of fresh snow closed schools and slowed travel in parts of the Northeast. "We're looking at an arctic blast here," said Art Lester of the National Weather Service in Portland, Me. Authorities in Washington, Boston and Philadelphia stepped up efforts to place homeless people in warm shelters. At least 11 deaths were blamed on the weather during the weekend.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | Reuters
This North Woods community, known as the "icebox of the nation," felt the chill of winter Monday, even though the calendar showed it was summer. The low of 34 degrees at 5:17 a.m. local time set a record for the date, which the National Weather Service attributed to a not-unusual blast of Arctic air. It was even colder in Tower, Minn., which hit a low of 24 degrees.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
An arctic air mass from central Canada kept an icy grip on the upper Midwest on Thursday, driving up energy demand, closing some schools -- and leaving even cold-weather veterans in awe. The National Weather Service said every weather station in Minnesota reported subzero temperatures Thursday evening. The high temperature in Thief River Falls, Minn., reached only 24 degrees below zero, after a low temperature of 33 below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998
A blast of arctic air will keep temperatures well below average in the San Fernando Valley much of the week making things feel, well, a lot like Christmas, forecasters said Today's weather will be mostly sunny and cold, with highs reaching the low to upper 50s, said Jeff House, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc, which provides forecasting services for The Times. At nightfall, the mercury is expected to dive into the mid-to-low 30s around the Valley, with patchy frost expected.
NEWS
March 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Cars slid out of control as roadways turned into ice rinks in the nation's midsection today, and the north woods region braced for the heaviest snowfall of the season. "It's a real mess, typical of a late-winter storm," meteorologist George Josephs of the National Weather Service said. Freezing rain put a sheet of ice on highways from Kansas to Indiana as drivers were helpless to control their vehicles, resulting in multi-car pileups, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another mass of Arctic air advanced on Southern California on Friday, fast on the heels of a cold wave that dropped temperatures to historic lows and caused untold millions of dollars in damage to the state's citrus and vegetable crops during the last week. But Meteorologist Steve Burback of WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times, predicted that the effects of the new front will be less severe because it will sideswipe the Southland.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Many Iowa schools canceled or delayed the start of classes Monday after a storm dumped deep snow on parts of the state. The storm also spread snow across northern sections of Illinois and Indiana and parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. In Iowa, most of the snow fell across the southern half of the state. The Des Moines area got about 7 inches, said Marc Russell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2003 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
A frigid Arctic air mass, having plagued the Northeast for more than a week, barreled deep into the South on Thursday, dumping a thick blanket of snow over parts of Dixie and sending Florida citrus growers to the misting machines they keep in reserve to protect their trees from cold. Clover, S.C., was buried under 9 inches of snow, while the Outer Banks of North Carolina, usually insulated by the waters of the Atlantic, received its first significant snowfall in 13 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998
A blast of arctic air will keep temperatures well below average in the San Fernando Valley much of the week making things feel, well, a lot like Christmas, forecasters said Today's weather will be mostly sunny and cold, with highs reaching the low to upper 50s, said Jeff House, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc, which provides forecasting services for The Times. At nightfall, the mercury is expected to dive into the mid-to-low 30s around the Valley, with patchy frost expected.
MAGAZINE
August 16, 1998
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NEWS
July 8, 1997 | Reuters
This North Woods community, known as the "icebox of the nation," felt the chill of winter Monday, even though the calendar showed it was summer. The low of 34 degrees at 5:17 a.m. local time set a record for the date, which the National Weather Service attributed to a not-unusual blast of Arctic air. It was even colder in Tower, Minn., which hit a low of 24 degrees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1996 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's version of winter arrived Sunday, plunging temperatures 15 to 20 degrees below normal and prompting kids to dust off sleds to take advantage of late-season mountain snow. "We're seeing some of the coldest air--if not the coldest air--of the season, coming out of the Gulf of Alaska," said Joe Dandrea, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Oxnard. "It should be cold all week."
NEWS
December 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cold air rushing southward from the Arctic Circle dropped temperatures around the upper Great Lakes to more than 20 degrees below zero Tuesday, and the Deep South braced for snow and ice-covered highways. It was cooler at one point Tuesday morning in Phoenix than it was in Anchorage, Alaska, as a relatively warm high-pressure mass squeezed the cold air southward. Snow, sleet and freezing rain also pelted the mid-Atlantic states, closing schools in much of Maryland and Washington, D.C.
NEWS
February 3, 1996 | JUDY PASTERNAK and JOHN BECKHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After the summer's record-shattering heat, which killed hundreds in the Midwest, it hardly seems fair. But the nation's midsection is currently beset by a more familiar weather crisis: Arctic air that sent temperatures plunging to new lows in 13 U.S. cities this week. The 60 degrees below zero measured at tiny Tower, Minn., on Friday set a state record and, experts believe, a Midwest record low as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1995 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Any snowman who thinks he could weather an Orange County winter must have slush for brains. But in Buena Park, there is one place where an icy dude can chill. That is, as long as he doesn't mind kids and dogs. Snow and ice are literally the bottom line at Knott's Berry Farm's Beagle Hill, a 150-foot-long sledding course for youngsters in the park's Roaring '20s area.
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