February 21, 2012 |
Spit could mean the difference between life and death if you are ever caught in an avalanche, an expert says. Avalanches are rare -- but deadly. Every second is critical to survival, as is keeping calm in the face of calamity. But that's not easy to do in the face of a terrifying, blinding slide that has the ability to blanket victims in snow and ultimately smother them. After of a weekend avalanche that claimed the lives of three skiers in Washington state, we asked John Snook, avalanche forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center , what you should do if you find yourself facing one. At the first sign of an avalanche, he suggests thrashing around as if your life depends upon it -- because it does.
November 29, 2012 |
Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park offers fair-weather guests a nice perk every winter: the services of a snow chain concierge . OK, the title sounds a bit grandiose, but who cares when there's someone to drive down to snow level and perform the dreaded task. "We have a lot of guests who haven't had the experience and pleasure of being in snow," lodge general manager Joe St. Laurent says. Translation: Folks flip out at the prospect of driving in snow and having to put chains on their tires.
December 18, 2009
'The Snow Queen' Where: Glendale Community College Performing Arts Theater, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday Price: $20 to $30 Contact: (818) 790-7924 or www.ccballet.net
February 20, 2013 |
It's not often you get to write this about golf: The first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship was suspended Wednesday because of snow in Marana, Ariz. Competitors will try to continue play tomorrow, weather permitting. "Yes yes the greens are covered in snow in Arizona. Wow it was freezing out there,” golfer Ian Poulter tweeted. Several matches were underway when the snow began to fall. How much snow? Enough for caddies to start a snowball fight, which they did to the delight of the sparse crowd in attendance.
March 5, 2012 |
About three inches of snow fell overnight in southern Indiana, slowing cleanup efforts and compounding the misery in areas hard hit by tornadoes in recent days, a state official said Monday morning. The snow creates problems such as hiding nails, screws, boards and other debris on roads, making it a bit more difficult to move in cleanup help, State Police Sgt. Ray Poole, public information officer for the state's joint information center, said in a telephone interview. The cleanup "hasn't come to a complete, screeching halt," Poole said, "but it does hide nails and screws, and we don't want people stepping on them.
December 20, 2011 |
Gas prices in the United States have fallen more than 5 cents over the last two weeks, the Lundberg Survey finds. Prices are down a total of 24 cents over the last six weeks. The city with the lowest average price in the latest survey was Albuquerque, N.M., at $2.83. The highest average? San Francisco, at $3.57 . . . . Snow is anticipated from New Mexico into Kansas through Tuesday, with blizzard conditions possible. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings across portions of northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, and northern Texas . . . . Southern California mountains are expecting clear skies and typical temps for this time of year, through Christmas Day . . . . The sailing schooner America is offering a “No Seasickness Guarantee” for whale watching trips from the Maritime Museum of San Diego.