February 24, 2010 |
The weather report does not look promising -- snow, rain, slush, fog -- for the running of the women's giant slalom Wednesday, leading some to muse: How could Julia Mancuso get so lucky? She's already had a charmed Olympics -- winning two unexpected silver medals -- and could now benefit from the kind of whiteout that helped her win the GS gold four years ago in Italy. A lot of people don't remember that Mancuso won at Turin because she captured it in almost Donner Party conditions.
February 6, 2004 |
The number of Americans lining up to claim first-time jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, the government said, partly affected by bad weather in the Midwest and Southeast. Claims for state unemployment aid rose 17,000 to 356,000 in the week ended Jan. 31 from a revised 339,000 in the previous week, the Labor Department said. Analysts were expecting claims to dip to 340,000 from the originally reported 342,000 in the week ended Jan. 24.
September 29, 1990 |
The scheduled launch of a $30-million Delta 2 rocket Friday carrying a $65-million Global Positioning System military navigation satellite was postponed to today because of rain and heavy clouds. The 126-foot Delta 2 rocket had been scheduled for liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, despite predictions of a 90% chance of stormy weather. Forecasters were calling for a 40% chance of more bad weather today.
August 22, 1987 |
Blind yachtsman Jim Dickson said Friday that bad weather is forcing him to postpone until next year his quest to become the first sightless yachtsman to try to cross the Atlantic. Dickson, 41, sailed on Aug. 4 from Portsmouth, R. I., for Plymouth, England, but had to make a 200-mile detour to Bermuda when the autopilot and satellite navigation system aboard his 36-foot sloop, Eye Opener, broke down a few days after he put to sea.
February 17, 1998 |
Bad weather blocked relief flights to quake-stricken northeastern Afghanistan again Monday, frustrating aid workers who had managed to get only one flight through in four days. An estimated 30,000 people in the remote mountains of the northeast are cold, hungry and badly in need of shelter and food after a powerful Feb. 4 quake that crumbled villages and killed an estimated 4,500 people. On Monday, two U.N.
January 6, 2007 |
United Airlines said it expected a modest fourth-quarter operating loss because of winter snowstorms that brought flights in Chicago and Denver, two of its biggest hubs, to a virtual standstill. The carrier, a subsidiary of Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based UAL Corp., said after stock exchanges closed that its revenue was expected to decrease by about $40 million. The nation's No. 2 airline by traffic canceled 4,000 flights at the two airports because of snow, ice and other inclement weather.
February 26, 2001 |
You've heard of snow skiing? Well, this was "no" skiing. As expected, bad weather forced the cancellation of Sunday's scheduled downhill race at Snowbasin. The World Cup circuit went 0 for 3 on next year's Olympic course, losing two downhill races and a super-giant slalom to the weather. "It's very disappointing for us," Herwig Demschar, director of Alpine for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
November 30, 1992 |
NASA began counting down Sunday morning toward a Wednesday launch of the refurbished shuttle Discovery, which will be carrying a secret military satellite. Countdown began at 5 a.m. PST for the eighth, and last, shuttle mission this year. Discovery is due to lift off between 3:59 a.m. and 6:07 a.m. PST Wednesday and return Dec. 9. However, NASA spokesman Bruce Buckingham set the likelihood of a Wednesday launch at only 40% because of a forecast of bad weather.
January 24, 1986 |
Bad weather, which scrambled Columbia's launch schedule earlier this month, now is threatening to disrupt Challenger's liftoff on Sunday with schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe in the crew, NASA said today. Shuttle meteorologists said a weather front was expected to move into the area Sunday, breaking a string of clear days and bringing clouds and a 30% chance of rain.
September 4, 1995 |
Bad weather Sunday grounded a second airlift of food to thousands of people starving to death in southern and eastern Sierra Leone after rebel attacks cut off supplies. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said its staff was consolidating feeding and health facilities in the town of Kenema, 200 miles southeast of the capital.