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December 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
A spreading cold wave sent traffic spinning out of control Wednesday on icy highways from Texas through the Tennessee Valley, killing two people and injuring at least 28 as two chain-reaction collisions claimed a total of 59 vehicles in Austin, Texas. "It looks like most of the South is going to be under the gun until Christmas," said meteorologist Von Woods at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Ga.
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December 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Winter kept a miserable grip on the nation's midsection Thursday as hundreds of people waited for help on a slippery Texas highway, thousands remained without power and snow piled up in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Since Christmas Eve, icy storms have snapped tree limbs and knocked out power to nearly 600,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
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December 20, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warm clothes? Sure, he has warm clothes. He has long johns and sweaters and gloves and a trench coat and a leather jacket. Lately, security guard Steve Roberts has been wearing them all at once--and wishing he had a few more layers to add. "I'm trying to get blankets to walk around in," he said. "I'm telling you, it's really cold." Really cold--in Mobile, Ala. And in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Arkansas too.
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December 28, 2000 | From Reuters
A deadly storm bearing ice and snow moved across the mid-southern United States on Wednesday, paralyzing Arkansas and Oklahoma with widespread power outages and ice-coated roadways. Half a million people had no electricity as a layer of ice up to 2 inches thick toppled trees and snapped power lines from New Mexico to Arkansas. Police said 16 people died in weather-related accidents after the storm started in New Mexico on Monday.
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November 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two storms blew blinding snow across the northern and southwestern Plains on Tuesday, closing some schools and making travel difficult for voters. Rain spread through parts of the South. A tornado also swept through Alabama. Glenda Hilliard and her sister, Wanda Simms, survived without serious injury when their trailer home in St. Elmo, Ala., was destroyed by the tornado, officials said. Up to 4 inches of rain fell on southwestern Alabama.
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December 9, 1996 | Associated Press
More than half a million customers had no electricity Sunday in New England after a fast-moving storm piled nearly 2 feet of snow on the region. The storm sped northward along the East Coast on Saturday, pouring rain from the Carolinas north to New York City and spreading snow during the night across most of New England. It was blamed for one death, that of a Connecticut firefighter who touched a downed power line while fighting a blaze.
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June 10, 1990 | From United Press International
Strong thunderstorms brought flooding, tornadoes and electrical blackouts to widespread parts of the nation Saturday. Authorities in Ohio opened floodgates to swollen Buckeye Lake to prevent the collapse of a leaking dam, but the released water poured onto part of an interstate highway and forced the closing of a section of the road in central Ohio.
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December 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A winter storm battered the Pacific Northwest on Saturday as temperatures plunged to record lows in six states across the West. Wind-chill temperatures, which reflect how wind-driven cold feels to the skin, dropped lower than 60 below zero in at least four cities, including a wind-chill reading of 70 below zero at Pierre, S.D. "It's colder than the devil," said Bill Joseph, owner of the Pepper Mill Cafe in Valentine, Neb., the coldest spot in the state at 20 degrees below zero.
NEWS
February 20, 1989
Winter continued to pound much of the nation as an estimated 30,000 homes in the Carolinas and Virginia were without power for a second day after 14 inches of snow and ice fell in the region. Freezing drizzle fell during the night across much of central and western Kansas, southwest Nebraska and southeast Colorado. Roads were hazardous. About 75 families of the southeastern Missouri community of East Prairie remained displaced after flooding from 11 inches of rain last week.
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March 15, 1999 | From Associated Press
Snow, sleet and rain spread across sections of the East on Sunday as a storm raced to the Atlantic from the middle of the nation, where Missouri got nearly 2 feet of snow. By afternoon, a band of snow, sleet and freezing rain arced from Arkansas and Missouri across the Ohio Valley into the mountains of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. About 23 inches of snow fell from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning in southwestern Missouri's Barry County.
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December 20, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warm clothes? Sure, he has warm clothes. He has long johns and sweaters and gloves and a trench coat and a leather jacket. Lately, security guard Steve Roberts has been wearing them all at once--and wishing he had a few more layers to add. "I'm trying to get blankets to walk around in," he said. "I'm telling you, it's really cold." Really cold--in Mobile, Ala. And in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Arkansas too.
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December 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
An icy winter storm that left thousands without electricity or heat and contributed to more than a dozen deaths this week is also delaying the delivery of holiday packages, with a shipment backlog stretching from Chicago to Dallas. FedEx temporarily suspended its money-back guarantee for Thursday deliveries and it was too early to tell how long the suspension would last, said Cornell Christion, a spokesman for the Memphis, Tenn.-based parcel handler.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
Busy airports, congested roads and trains, and wet, foggy weather in some parts of the country made the trip home that much longer for Thanksgiving travelers Sunday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. Fog caused delays of at least one hour at Los Angeles International Airport, while fog at San Francisco International Airport forced the cancellation of 20 flights and delayed others up to 2 1/2 hours. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a National Ground Delay for LAX at 4:30 p.m.
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November 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two storms blew blinding snow across the northern and southwestern Plains on Tuesday, closing some schools and making travel difficult for voters. Rain spread through parts of the South. A tornado also swept through Alabama. Glenda Hilliard and her sister, Wanda Simms, survived without serious injury when their trailer home in St. Elmo, Ala., was destroyed by the tornado, officials said. Up to 4 inches of rain fell on southwestern Alabama.
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May 14, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents across the nation's midsection, from Texas to Michigan, surveyed the damage caused by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that ripped across the region, killing one man and injuring more than two dozen. A 70-year-old man was killed and another man was injured when a tornado touched down in Laguna Park, Texas, Friday night, the Bosque County Sheriff's Office said.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Release of the U.S. employment cost index for the fourth quarter has been delayed a day, until Friday, the Labor Department said, because of a powerful snowstorm that hit the eastern U.S. on Tuesday and kept federal offices closed again on Wednesday. The Commerce Department said its report on fourth-quarter gross domestic product figures will be released as planned on Friday, but snow-related shutdowns may mean it is an abbreviated version.
NEWS
January 12, 1988
The Energy Department has delayed announcement of its own "best qualified list" of states for the multibillion dollar super collider scientific research project, officials said. The department, which is reviewing a report from a special scientific panel that recommended eight sites in late December, had been expected to announce its short list for the superconducting super collider today. But department spokesman Jeff Sherwood said the announcement had been delayed until Jan. 19.
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March 15, 1999 | From Associated Press
Snow, sleet and rain spread across sections of the East on Sunday as a storm raced to the Atlantic from the middle of the nation, where Missouri got nearly 2 feet of snow. By afternoon, a band of snow, sleet and freezing rain arced from Arkansas and Missouri across the Ohio Valley into the mountains of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. About 23 inches of snow fell from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning in southwestern Missouri's Barry County.
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January 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Travel warnings were issued and snowplows readied as a powerful winter storm gathered strength and took aim at the Midwest, authorities said. A moderate snowfall produced accumulations in the Dakotas while heavy thunderstorms pounded East Texas as two storms along a frontal system converged and threatened the Midwest with its heaviest snow in decades, meteorologists said.
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