April 8, 2013 |
The calendar says it's spring, but that doesn't mean snow season has ended, based on a blizzard warning from the National Weather Service for parts of Colorado. The temperatures in the Denver area was expected to reach the high 60s on Monday but drop rapidly in the evening. By the early hours of Tuesday, it will be cold enough to turn rain into snow, with accumulations of two to four inches expected, the weather service said. “The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a blizzard warning ... which is in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT Tuesday,” the service said on its website.
April 1, 2013 |
SEATTLE -- Hiker Mary Owen was still 2,000 feet from the summit of Oregon's Mt. Hood when a whiteout turned the mountain into a frozen, impenetrable blur. Determined to reach the top, she kept climbing. “I'd be walking, and these big crags would come looming out of the mist. It was eerie, kind of weirdly surreal, almost like walking through a dream,” Owen said Monday. She spent six days awaiting rescue from the snowy peak after she became disoriented and took a crippling fall.
March 28, 2013 |
Following hard upon "The Artist," "Blancanieves" is the second silent black-and-white feature to emerge from Europe in little more than two years. A pair of films don't exactly make a trend, but "Blancanieves" has enough going for it to make you wish it did. A major critical success in its native Spain, where it won 10 Goyas (the Spanish Oscar), including best picture, "Blancanieves" is different in tone from "The Artist. " The title translates as "Snow White," and Pablo Berger (who made the wonderful comedy "Torremolinas 73" a decade ago)
March 26, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, on Tuesday denied a protest from the Costa Rican Football Assn. which challenged the results of last Friday's World Cup qualifier against the U.S. in suburban Denver. The game, won by the U.S. 1-0, was played in a blizzard that covered boundary lines on the field and made it difficult for players to pass, run or even see. But in dismissing the challenge, FIFA did not address the conditions, basing its ruling instead on a technicality.
March 25, 2013 |
Spring typically means the return of sunshine, tornadoes and biblical thunderstorms across the Midwest, but a weekend blizzard in the lower Plains had winter stamping on all signs of life in Kansas and Missouri. A daffodil exposition in Springfield, Mo., had to be put on hold. The phone for the I-70 Drive-In's box office in Kansas City, Mo., rang without answer: There would be no outdoor movie with 8 inches of snow on Sunday. Guerrilla Streetfood, a food truck in St. Louis, tweeted that it would take a day off on Monday, preferring not to slog through the city's biggest snowstorm in 30 years -- joining many others in taking a late snow day in this part of the country.
March 23, 2013 |
DENVER -- A late-season snow storm swept across Colorado's front range and began making its way onto the eastern plains and Midwest on Saturday. The storm, which was causing havoc on the roadways, dropped about 8 to 12 inches of snow in Denver, Kyle Fredin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder, said in a telephone interview. The snow led to multiple accidents and roadway closures. In one area, south of Fort Collins, between 20 and 50 vehicles had crashed or gone off the roadway, according to the Colorado State Patrol.