CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 |
A winter storm hitting the Midwest and East Coast prompted airlines to cancel two dozen flights scheduled to either depart or arrive at LAX today, airport officials said. The flights include 19 arrivals and five departures scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The majority of those arriving flights were scheduled from Boston, Chicago and New York, said Amanda Parsons of Los Angeles International Airport. Nationwide, 2,571 flights have been delayed and 2,689 canceled that were scheduled within, into or out of the U.S., according to the website FlightAware . Parsons said travelers should call their airline for the most up-to-date information about their flight.
February 5, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- Roads were closed, transit was thrown into turmoil, a store awning collapsed and thousands of people were without power Wednesday as the second storm this week dumped heavy snow across the Northeast and left streets coated with ice. “Nobody likes days like today,” New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said at a news briefing, where he repeated what has begun to sound like a mantra during the Northeast's bitter winter : “If you don't...
February 5, 2014 |
In the middle of a brutal winter, states throughout the country are grappling with a new crisis, a shortage of rock salt to melt ice on roadways. Here's a look at what's being done to combat limited supplies. What's the big deal about salt? Although many Southern California residents are oblivious to winter this year, most of the country is in the grips of another bad storm. When 2 inches of snow is piling on roads every hour, like on Wednesday in the Northeast, highways need help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 |
The light showers that sprayed Southern California on Thursday night -- causing a burst of glee on social media -- likely won't return until Sunday, forecasters say. But even if the slight chance of rain pulls through, it won't be much, said meteorologist Curt Kaplan with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "It looks like a fairly light event again, less than a quarter-inch," he said. While the rain may be hardly noticeable, the drop in temperatures will be. After a period of above-normal temperatures that at times reached into the low 80s, the weather system is ushering in a significant cool-down.
January 30, 2014 |
Troopers and police in Atlanta on Thursday were escorting motorists back to hundreds of vehicles that were abandoned along the region's interstate system after a rare winter storm paralyzed the city in a freezing traffic gridlock that still has residents in recovery. Across town, it was a case of “Dude, where's my car?” Officials warned that it was not yet completely safe to head back out onto the roads: subfreezing overnight temperatures dipped into the teens, leaving ice-covered roads.
January 29, 2014 |
Samantha Avers didn't think the drive would be so bad. The 30-year-old account manager had been living in the Atlanta area for three weeks, enjoying its rolling hills and generally warm winter weather -- at least compared with the winters she'd spent in northern Virginia. Up north, it seemed like snowplows would roll out at the first sign of trouble, she said. “So we had this false sense of security. " So when the snow began to fall midday Tuesday in Atlanta, she wasn't worried. Of course, in the beginning, nobody knew how bad things would get in Atlanta.
January 28, 2014 |
An unusual blanket of snow across the South triggered epic traffic snarls and stranded hundreds of students at their schools Tuesday. LATEST: Drivers trapped, kids sleep at school Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama struggled to cope with 2 to 4 inches of snow, while Atlanta's 3 inches led to six-hour commutes -- at least for drivers who didn't abandon their cars on the slippery roads. "I just decided to get ... out and walk home like the rest of the people.
January 22, 2014 |
Some of the biggest waves to hit Hawaii in years began slamming onto shore Wednesday, turning beachgoers into spectators as waves up to 40 feet tall crashed into idyllic getaways. Waves up to 50 feet high were feared on the famous North Shore of Oahu and at other islands. Beaches were closed across the island chain as the surge was expected to peak Wednesday night and remain potentially dangerous through Thursday. Coastal roads and parking lots reportedly flooded as wind gusts up to 40 mph whipped onlookers and tore fronds from palm trees.
January 21, 2014 |
Snow began falling in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, the vanguard of a major storm that has already led to the cancellation of thousands of flights, an unexpected closure of some federal offices and even prompted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to drop plans for his inauguration party. The storm could bring eight to 12 inches of snow to Philadelphia and the New York metropolitan area and perhaps more than a foot in Boston as it works its way through New England. The storm -- an unwelcome sequel to the polar vortex whose icy grip choked the Midwest and East earlier this month -- is also expected to bring wind chills as nasty as 10 degrees below zero. “A wave of low pressure is developing along a strong Arctic front currently sinking southward through the Mid-Atlantic, and this is expected to develop into a strong surface low off the coast of New England,” the National Weather Service said.
January 13, 2014 |
You don't need to be a weatherman to know why the wind is blowing so hard in the fight between the Weather Channel and satellite broadcaster DirecTV. DirecTV's current deal to carry the Weather Channel is up Monday night, and the two sides are nowhere near a deal. The Weather Channel expects to be dropped, evidenced by its plea on Saturday for DirecTV subscribers to contact lawmakers to complain that they will be robbed of a vital public service channel should the channel go dark.