February 8, 2013 |
BOSTON -- Meteorologists might not be sure whether the storm heading into the East Coast will drop 12 inches or 24, but they are sure about one thing - this storm is definitely, absolutely, not called Nemo. But that's what the Weather Channel has decided to call it, part of a policy announced in the fall in which the TV station will give names to winter storms so that people can more easily follow them. It's angered a few meteorologists, and has spurred a Facebook page , "STOP the Weather Channel from naming winter storms.
December 21, 2012 |
The first major winter storm of the season continued to pound its way through the Midwest across the Great Lakes on Friday, creating travel chaos just in time for the holiday travel weekend. More than 1,000 airline flights have been canceled in the past days and roads have been made hazardous by snow, ice and winds. At least eight people have died because of storm-related conditions. The storm, working its way eastward, first made an impact in the Rockies and then plowed through the nation, dropping more than a foot of snow on Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan.
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December 10, 2013 |
An investigative hearing exploring the deadly Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco earlier this year has been postponed again, this time because of wintry weather in Washington, D.C. The National Transporation Safety Board had already postponed the hearing from November to December because of the partial government shutdown. The hearing, rescheduled for Tuesday, has now been postponed a second time, with the NTSB citing inclement weather in the area as the reason. A winter storm blanketed the D.C. region Tuesday with a layer of several inches of snow, prompting schools and many federal government offices to close for the day. [Updated 11:43 a.m. PST, Dec. 10, 2013: The NTSB announced that the hearing has been resecheduled for Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ]
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April 20, 2010 |
Southern California residents can expect scattered showers and chilly weather Wednesday as the remnants of a winter storm linger across the region before giving way to a warmer weekend, forecasters said. A low-pressure area that dropped rain on Tuesday is expected to produce scattered showers and up to a couple of inches of snow between 3,000 and 4,000 feet in area mountains, according to the National Weather Service. "Everything is pretty light," agency weather specialist Bonnie Bartling said of the expected rain and snow.
November 23, 2013 |
A fierce storm blamed for deaths in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas is heading east, promising to bring sleet, snow and freezing rain to much of the country over the next several days and into the Thanksgiving holiday. The storm, which was over Southern California on Saturday, is caused by a large cyclone that's moving very slowly east and expected to hit the Texas panhandle by Monday afternoon. On the way, however, the storm will collide with an unusually chilly air mass east of the Rocky Mountains that could cause dangerous winter weather in the South and Southwest.
November 20, 2012 |
Recent storms dropped 2 inches of rain on Yosemite National Park , bringing snow to elevations above 8,000 feet and reviving one of the park's best-loved features: its waterfalls. Yosemite and Bridal Veil falls , which thunder in spring when swelled with runoff from winter snow pack, dried up in mid-October. It has been one of the driest years on record for Yosemite and the driest winter since 2007, according to a news release. "After such a dry period, seeing the waterfalls flowing again is spectacular," Park Superintendent Don Neubacher said in a statement.