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Rapid Thaw Follows Polar Blast

In Illinois, temperatures rose by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam led to flooding fears. Across the Midwest, the sudden warmth brought more broken roads and busted water mains. The polar …

Polar Vortex Outbreaks Expected to be the Norm

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering …

Freezing Conditions Lead to Ohio Water Main Rupture, Sinkhole

A water main break sparked by cold temperatures in southwest Ohio caused a sinkhole that engulfed the front end of a pickup truck. WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News report the water main break occurred in Dayton early Tuesday and …

‘Polar Pig’ Threatens Coldest U.S. Weather in Two Decades

The coldest air in almost 20 years is sweeping over the central U.S. toward the East Coast, threatening to topple temperature records, ignite energy demand and damage Great Plains winter wheat. Chicago’s high today won’t reach zero Fahrenheit (minus 18 …

U.S. Crops Continue Drought Battle; Freeze Adds to Woes

Scattered showers are likely late Thursday into the weekend in the central and southeastern U.S. Plains hard red winter wheat region, which will provide further relief from drought stress, an agricultural meteorologist said on Wednesday. “This will continue to add …

Systems Fixed After Pipes Burst at Tahoe Casinos

Fire officials restored all the fire protection systems at four Lake Tahoe, Nev., casinos after sub-zero temperatures caused pipes to freeze and break at each of the high rises on Tahoe’s south shore and the bitter cold that has gripped …