February 2, 2002 |
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.
February 1, 2002 |
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.
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."
May 22, 2001 |
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.
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.
April 13, 2001 |
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.