Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStorms Midwestern United States
IN THE NEWS

Storms Midwestern United States

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A band of tornadoes cut through Indiana on Saturday night, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 125 others, authorities said. Gov. Evan Bayh declared a state of emergency and dispatched the Indiana National Guard to Bedford and Petersburg, the two hardest hit areas. The twisters were part of a storm system that stretched from the Great Lakes region to Texas. Dozens of homes were demolished and at least one person was killed by tornadoes in Illinois.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
March 16, 2002 | From Associated Press
One of the biggest snowstorms to hit the northern Plains this winter dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of South Dakota and Minnesota, stranding travelers and closing hundreds of schools. Freezing rain knocked out power to homes across northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, and hundreds of traffic accidents were reported, including two deaths when a taxi slid into a tractor-trailer near Minneapolis.
Advertisement
NEWS
November 12, 1996 | From Associated Press
A storm made the Great Lakes states look like a Christmas card just 11 days past Halloween, leaving up to 2 1/2 feet of snow Monday and catching some people off guard without shovels or other winter survival tools. Leaves weren't off all the trees yet, and sagging limbs combined with the heavy, wet snow to drag down power lines over the weekend. Tens of thousands of people were still without electricity Monday.
NEWS
March 3, 2002 | From Reuters
A late-winter storm cruising through the Midwest snarled airport traffic Saturday and threatened to dump an additional 5 to 10 inches of snow on cities already digging out from as much as half a foot. The snow started falling Friday night, moving through Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan, and was lingering Saturday in the Midwest. Chicago and Des Moines each have about 6 inches of snow on the ground.
NEWS
March 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A late winter storm chased thoughts of spring out of the Midwest, closing schools and roads. Visibility was cut to zero in parts of Iowa, and schools in Des Moines were closed, as more than 6 inches of snow fell. Snow fell from the Canadian border southward across parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Illinois. Travel on parts of Interstate 35 in Iowa and Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota was reduced to a trickle.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Snow and freezing rain made for a white-knuckle Thursday across the Northeast and Midwest, and in Detroit's snowbound neighborhoods people were told if they wanted their mail, they'd have to come out into the streets and get it. The Motor City also canceled school indefinitely. In the Maine hamlet of Allagash, people stayed indoors to avoid the lowest temperature ever recorded in the state: 55 below zero, breaking the record of minus 48 set in Van Buren in 1925. Hell, Mich.
NEWS
November 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
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."
NEWS
November 12, 1998 | From Reuters
Residents of the Northern Plains dug out Wednesday from the first snowstorm of the season, a pre-winter blast that left more than 1 million people without power and at least five people dead. Trees snapped by high winds claimed the lives of two people in Wisconsin, one in Michigan and one in Kentucky. A slick highway was blamed for a Minnesota traffic death.
NEWS
December 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
July 22, 2000 | Reuters
Parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Texas were declared agricultural disaster areas Friday, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, citing drought and severe storms. The declaration provides for emergency loans.
NEWS
February 2, 2002 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A snow and ice storm smashed through the Midwest and into New England on Friday, after weeks of temperatures so mild that folks in city after city were bemoaning the wimpy winter. The storm was blamed for at least 21 deaths in eight states. Power was out to hundreds of thousands of homes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and New York. Sheets of ice coated roads in many states, making travel treacherous.
NEWS
February 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
A crippling winter storm rolled out of the nation's midsection and into the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power in hundreds of thousands of homes in a swath that stretched from Oklahoma City to Toledo, Ohio. The belt of ice and snow at one point wreaked havoc from the Texas Panhandle to upstate New York, and nearly all points between. At least 15 deaths were blamed on slick roads or freezing temperatures. At airports around the Midwest, passengers were stranded by the thousands.
NEWS
November 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
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."
NEWS
May 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms with winds up to 70 mph blew across Michigan, overturning vehicles, damaging homes and uprooting trees. At least a dozen tornadoes were reported, and three were confirmed by the National Weather Service. No serious injuries were reported. Two twisters also were reported in Ohio as storms knocked down trees and power lines. Mount Pleasant, Mich., elementary schools sheltered children until tornado warnings were lifted.
NEWS
April 14, 2001 | ALFREDO S. LANIER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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.
NEWS
April 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura joined crews piling sandbags Thursday as residents of the Red River Valley fought to keep the river from overflowing emergency dikes and swamping homes and businesses. Meanwhile, strong storms and high winds cut electricity to thousands of people in Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska and Colorado, a day after tornadoes damaged buildings and killed two people in Iowa. Flood waters rose Thursday on the Minnesota, Mississippi, St.
NEWS
April 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Wind up to 79 mph ripped across the upper Midwest on Saturday, overturning tractor-trailer rigs, knocking out power and peeling a 2-ton ribbon of copper sheeting off the roof of Nebraska's Capitol. Heavy rain combined with melting snow to flood homes, roads and basements in South Dakota and Minnesota; flood warnings were in effect in North Dakota. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
NEWS
December 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
More than 100,000 people waited Saturday for electricity to be turned back on as the latest in a series of storms blew blinding snow and bitingly cold air across the nation's heartland. Police urged travelers to stay off the roads in parts of the northern Plains as blowing snow cut visibility to near zero. Highways had been shut down overnight in parts of Wyoming, cutting off access to one town, and wind gusting to 41 mph produced wind chills as low 47 degrees below zero at Fergus Falls, Minn.
NEWS
April 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Wind up to 79 mph ripped across the upper Midwest on Saturday, overturning tractor-trailer rigs, knocking out power and peeling a 2-ton ribbon of copper sheeting off the roof of Nebraska's Capitol. Heavy rain combined with melting snow to flood homes, roads and basements in South Dakota and Minnesota; flood warnings were in effect in North Dakota. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
NEWS
February 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|