November 27, 2001 |
A gusty storm system piled up nearly a foot of snow across the northern Plains on Monday, shutting down highways and closing schools as it ended an unseasonable stretch of warm, dry weather. Wet, blowing snow made highways from Wyoming to Minnesota dangerously slick and blotted out the landscape. "It's snowing like mad and it's blowing like mad," said Doreen Peppel of Naper, Neb. "My husband said we have 2-foot drifts in some places."
April 14, 2001 |
Every spring some flooding occurs along the Red River. The river flows north toward Canada, and, because it melts upstream while downstream is still frozen, water tends to back up. This year, heavy rains in the last two weeks and heavier snowfall in North Dakota than in Canada aggravated the situation. But with only scattered showers expected for this weekend, officials across the Red River Valley voiced optimism Friday that they would be able to stay ahead of the river.
February 11, 2001 |
At least two motorists died, schools and businesses were closed and thousands were left without electric power for several hours after a late-winter ice and snow storm that began Thursday night swept the U.S. Plains, authorities said. Freezing temperatures across Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas on Saturday morning made it difficult to melt ice that coated streets after two days of heavy rainfall.
January 30, 2001 |
A mixture of snow, ice and rain disrupted travel, closed schools and threatened to cause flooding across a broad band of the central United States from the northern Plains to the Deep South on Monday. Sheets of ice sent vehicles spinning across roadways and forced pedestrians to adopt an awkward shuffle to keep from falling. Visibility was a half-mile, and thickening snow covered a treacherous layer of ice, blamed for several pileups in eastern Nebraska, an official said.
December 27, 2000 |
Snow and ice glazed roads and coated tree limbs across the Southern Plains on Tuesday, knocking out power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses and grounding hundreds of flights. Arkansas National Guardsmen were sent out in Humvees to rescue motorists stranded on slippery highways during the second huge ice storm to hit the state in two weeks. "The southwest corner is just bloodied," said Jennifer Gordon, a spokeswoman for the state Emergency Management Department.
December 19, 2000 |
Snow and bitter cold blew across the Midwest on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and disrupting the electoral college vote in Minnesota. A chill also settled over the hard-hit South. As much as 17 inches of snow were forecast for parts of Wisconsin by today, with lighter amounts expected in Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana. The storm was a nightmare for travelers.