snowfall News

More Snow in Store for Buffalo After Blizzard ‘for the Ages’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and military police are being sent to keep people from driving in snow-choked Buffalo, officials said Tuesday as the region kept counting fatalities and strove to recover from its deadliest storm in at least two …

Southwest Under Scrutiny After Wave of Storm Cancellations

Major U.S. airlines were broadsided by the massive weekend winter storm that swept across large swaths of the country but had largely recovered by Tuesday, except for one. Problems at Southwest Airlines appeared to snowball after the worst of the …

Changing Snowfall Makes it Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

DECKERS, Colo. (AP) — Dripping flaming fuel as they go, a line of workers slowly descends a steep, snow-covered hillside above central Colorado’s South Platte River, torching piles of woody debris that erupt into flames shooting two stories high. It’s …

Virginia Officials Defend Response to Snowy Gridlock on I-95

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) –A winter storm that started as rain — meaning roads couldn’t be pretreated — followed by an unusually heavy snowfall and plunging temperatures resulted in the stranding of hundreds of motorists along a stretch of one of …

California Faces Week Of Storms, Likely Travel Troubles

LOS ANGELES (AP)–Drought-stricken California is facing a week of heavy mountain snowfall and widespread rain from another series of the kind of storms that were not expected to be likely this fall and winter due to La Nina conditions in …

Stormy Weather Prompts Egypt to Close Some Classes, Ports

CAIRO (AP) — Stormy weather has prompted Egyptian authorities to suspend classes Monday in the capital of Cairo and a handful of other provinces as a precautionary measure. Authorities also closed the ports in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and …

US Weather Model Upgraded to Better Forecast Extreme Events

The National Weather Service has turbocharged its lagging forecast model to better predict extreme weather events such as hurricanes, blizzards and downpours, as well as day-to-day weather. By including much higher layers of the atmosphere, increased factoring of ocean waves …

Forecasters Say Much of the Dakotas Could Be in for Drought

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Snowfall in the region earlier this week was a welcome sight, falling on parched ground throughout the area. However, much more moisture is needed to alleviate drought conditions that prevail from border to border in North …

Holiday Storms Have Limited Impact on Drought

Holiday storms that pounded much of the U.S. with snow and rain did little to ease the overall grip of the country’s worst drought in decades. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that about 61 percent of …

Upstate New York City Digs Out After 32.5 Inch Snowfall

The digging out continues in a central New York city that got buried in nearly three feet of snow dumped by a lingering lake-effect storm. The National Weather Service reports that when it stopped snowing in Fulton Monday afternoon, 32.5 …