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."
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.