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  • Obama's True Priorities Won't Be Snowed Under

    02/06/2010 8:31:31 AM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies · 267+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/06/10 | CaroleL
    The historic blizzard dumping 2 feet of snow on Washington DC was evidently enough to cancel the administration's daily press briefing today but not President Obama's political activities. While the daily briefing with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was cancelled due to the storm, it didn't stop Mr. Obama from speaking to party activists at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

    02/06/2010 12:57:45 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 107 replies · 4,373+ views
    NOAA ^ | February 6, 2010 | N/A
    4 products issued by NWS for: Washington DC Blizzard Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1044 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2010 DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-018-061130- /O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-100207T0300Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CALVERT- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS 1044 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2010 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY... A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...HEAVY SNOW...ACCOMPANIED OCCASIONALLY BY THUNDER OVERNIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 30 INCHES...WITH SOME LOCATIONS IN EXCESS OF 30 INCHES. * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY...
  • Snow piles up, paralyzing nation's capital ('huddle at home' & out of the way of emergency crews)

    02/06/2010 7:08:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 328 replies · 9,287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    WASHINGTON – A blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday, with emergency crews struggling to keep pace with the heavy, wet snow that has piled up on roadways, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity. Officials urged people to huddle at home and out of the way of emergency crews. Forecasters said the storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history. A record 2 1/2 feet or more was predicted for Washington. As of early Saturday, 10 inches of snow was reported at the White House, while parts of Maryland and West Virginia were buried under more...
  • Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning (NWS Alert - warns of 20-30 inches of snowfall)

    02/05/2010 12:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 242 replies · 7,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    WASHINGTON – Shoppers jammed aisles and emptied stores of milk, bread and shovels Friday as a massive snowstorm blew into the Mid-Atlantic. Forecasters predicted a record 30 inches or more for the nation's capital, and authorities already were blaming the storm for the deaths of father-son Samaritans in Virginia. The region's second snow storm in less than two months could be "extremely dangerous," and heavy, wet snow and strong winds threatened to knock out power, the National Weather Service said. Flakes started falling around noon in Washington, where the federal government sent workers home early. The storm's wide swath and...
  • Head of NOAA urges public safety [East Coast Mid-Atlantic Region]

    02/05/2010 12:38:35 PM PST · by advance_copy · 90 replies · 2,329+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02/05/10 | CWG
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco has released the following statement: An epic snowstorm has the mid-Atlantic region in its cross hairs. At this time, personal safety must be first and foremost. National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking this storm for the past week and now that the storm is here it must be taken very seriously. Chris Strong, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Sterling, Va. just emailed CWG and other media outlets the following note: Our media partners, If you would, please ensure these points get some...
  • The Weather Outside

    02/05/2010 11:35:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 36 replies · 1,248+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Okay, so I just got back from the store...DC is close to a full-blown panic about the storm heading our way. There's an interesting race-to-the-bottom dynamic that overtakes DC when it snows. People hie to the supermarket as if a billion Chinese zombies with frickn' lasers strapped to their heads are about to invade from outer space and nobody knows the correct translation of "Klaatu burada nikto." When I lived in Adam's Morgan (the most New York City-ish DC neighborhood) I was amazed at how people would buy not just canned goods and, say, chili-fixings, but gallons and gallons of...
  • Blizzard Warnings issued for DELAWARE and NJ Coasts

    02/04/2010 3:29:53 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 51 replies · 1,218+ views
    NWS.Noaa ^ | 02/04/10 | NWS
    ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO TODAY WILL PASS OFF THE CAROLINA COAST FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEN CONTINUE TO THE NORTHEAST ON SATURDAY. SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM SOUTH TO NORTH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THEN CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF SATURDAY. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...
  • White-out Christmas [Oklahoma Blizzard closes all highways]

    12/24/2009 11:08:16 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 23 replies · 1,978+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | Friday, December 25, 2009 | Andrew Knittle
    Published December 25, 2009 12:15 am - A blizzard for the ages plowed through Norman and much of the state Thursday, leaving about a foot of snow on the ground and stranding motorists and emergency responders all over the city. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol shut down all of the interstates in the state, including Interstate 35 through Norman. White-out Christmas [All Oklahoma Highways Ordered Closed by Governor] By Andrew Knittle A blizzard for the ages plowed through Norman and much of the state Thursday, leaving about a foot of snow on the ground and stranding motorists and emergency responders all...
  • Winter storm forces interstates, turnpikes closed in Oklahoma [Every highway closed]

    12/24/2009 7:46:51 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 23 replies · 2,027+ views
    CNN International ^ | Friday, December 25, 2009 | Sean Morris and Mallory Simon
    (CNN) -- Oklahoma's governor ordered every state highway, interstate and turnpike closed Thursday night, hours after declaring a statewide emergency because of a major winter storm battering the state and the rest of the central U.S. "I am urging all Oklahomans to take winter storm precautions and stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary," Gov. Brad Henry said earlier in the day after declaring a state of emergency. "This is a very serious winter storm, and we want Oklahomans to stay safe." Heavy snow and limited visibility has left treacherous road conditions in Oklahoma on Christmas Eve, snarling...
  • State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma as Winter Storm Hits (No Global Warming)

    12/24/2009 1:35:10 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 42 replies · 2,070+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 24 December | Staff
    A winter storm bludgeoning Oklahoma today has been responsible for at least three deaths so far, and Gov. Brad Henry declared a state of emergency, officials said. Christmas Eve in OKC All interstates closed in Oklahoma City; H.E. Bailey... 12/24/2009 EL RENO — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed eastbound Interstate 40 at U.S. 81 in El Reno because of several weather-related wrecks. Troopers closed... One person died in a weather-related crash on Interstate 44 near Geronimo, Comanche County officials said. At least two people died in a weather-related crash on State Highway 51 near Sand Springs, Assistant Police Chief Mike...
  • Could the Track Be Changing Again? Updated look at the Christmas Week Storm

    12/22/2009 12:19:18 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 12 replies · 1,248+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 12/22/09 | Dale Bader
    Last night, the models were all in pretty good agreement with taking this storm system from north-central Texas up through western Missouri and then into Minnesota which lead me in the direction of providing you the information in the latest post. Things may be on the change again. Not a huge surprise to me, though. As I had previously mentioned until the storm system really moves into the U.S. the upper air data would not be that great and that would influence the model outputs.
  • Christmas Week Storm Becoming Clearer

    12/21/2009 7:54:10 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 20 replies · 1,362+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 12/21/09 | Dale Bader
    It is appearing more likely that the heaviest snow, in excess of 6” and as much as 2 feet, will be falling Wednesday through Christmas Day from the Panhandles of Texas/Oklahoma to Wisconsin. Some cities that will be affected includes:
  • Oh my: Lieberman out of town before crucial Senate vote as snowstorm moves in (Perfect storm?)

    12/18/2009 5:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 141 replies · 5,154+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Supposedly he’s in Connecticut for the Jewish sabbath, but come on. We all know he’s in Barbados. Laughing his ass off. Already, they’ve wheeled in the cots for members and staff who choose to slumber party the night away in the Capitol, or Senate offices. But tomorrow, bright and early, all of them could need to be on hand for procedural reasons. For instance, Democrats expect to have to waive a budget point of order they expect Republicans to raise against the defense appropriations bill. That requires 60 votes… “After being assured by Democratic and Republican leaders that his vote...
  • No vote without Joe: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    12/19/2009 3:06:54 PM PST · by lightman · 101 replies · 4,359+ views
    self | 19 December AD 2009 | lightman
    Senator Joe Lieberman is snowed in up in Connecticut--which means no vote on Řbama "Care" until he can make it back to DC! In honor of this fortuitous blizzard Oh the healthcare reform is frightful Status quo is so delightful And since there’s no vote sans Joe Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! The Dems don’t show signs of stopping Our tax rates will soon be popping Cancer screens will be cut real low Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! If Joe finally leaves tonight How he'll hate going out in the storm! But...
  • Thousands freed from Channel Tunnel after trains fail

    12/19/2009 1:57:19 AM PST · by darkside321 · 17 replies · 808+ views
    More than 2,000 people spent hours trapped inside the Channel Tunnel after four Eurostar trains broke down due to cold weather. The trains failed as they left the cold air in northern France and entered the warmer tunnel. Some passengers were evacuated to car shuttle trains, while others remained on the stranded trains overnight. Eurostar say the four trains have been moved from the tunnel and passengers are being transferred to England. Meanwhile, more snow and freezing temperatures are expected for parts of Scotland and south-east and eastern England. Heavy snowfall caused travel chaos, forced schools to close and cut...
  • Winter Storm Coverage: I-77 shut down, I-81 traffic not moving in some areas

    12/18/2009 11:19:34 PM PST · by Darnright · 57 replies · 3,834+ views
    wsls.com ^ | 12/19/09 | WSLS
    1:54 a.m. The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office says Interstate 77 between Wytheville and West Virginia has been shut down due to the weather, and accidents blocking the highway. All other traffic on I-81 and I-77 is moving slowly with only one lane of traffic open. National Weather Service says Roanoke has received a foot of snow. Blacksburg at 11.2 inches. VDOT says multiple sections of Interstate 81 are not moving, on both the northbound and the southbound side from Rockbridge County through Wythe County .
  • Pending I-95 Blizzard, Also a look at Christmas Week Potential Storm

    12/18/2009 1:48:28 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 12 replies · 954+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 12/18/09 | Dale Bader
    Lot going on so did a video blog post today. Wish quality was better. Will give it a try again tomorrow but hopefully it helps get the ideas across.
  • Blizzard hits Copenhagen (with video)

    12/17/2009 8:28:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1,305+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/2009
    I knew that the Copenhagen conference would be a time to break out the shovels. I just didn’t realize that they would be snow shovels. Well, actually I suspected it would. The Copenhagen Post: “Bitter cold and steady snowfall has paralyzed the country’s roads and public transport since yesterday, and the icy cold weather is expected to get even worse over the next couple days.” What have I been saying? On Sunday night, the forecast was for record cold today in Copenhagen. Later that was upgraded to cold. Now, 4 inches of snow have fallen on the Church of Global...
  • Tempers boil as delegates wait in freezing weather (A Blizzard on Loan from God in Copenhagen)

    12/17/2009 5:16:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,713+ views
    Inquirer.net ^ | 12/18/09 | Michael Lim Ubac
    Tempers boil as delegates wait in freezing weatherBy Michael Lim Ubac Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 04:43:00 12/18/2009 COPENHAGEN — Coffee or tea? Police officers serving warm drinks to civilians is definitely not part of the job description of the Philippine National Police, or police forces in other parts of the world. But Danish police officers known here as “politi” had to assume this rather odd role as delegates braced themselves for long queues just to get inside Bella Center, the site of the UN climate conference here. It’s like being public servants literally. Below zero On Monday, with the...
  • More than 100 motorists stranded on Thruway

    12/11/2009 8:37:20 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies · 1,816+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/11/09 | Lou Michel and Peter Simon
    More than 100 motorists are stranded on the Thruway between Dunkirk and the Pennsylvania border, locked in by blowing snow since 1:30 a.m. when the Thruway closed. State police have managed to make contact with many motorists, and "there are no medical emergencies at this time," one trooper told The Buffalo News. Many motorists stuck in the snow have been in contact with state police by cell phone. State police on ATVs and Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies on snowmobiles are trying to reach the stranded motorists. "We can't get aviation up in the air because of the poor visibility. But...
  • Travel Not Advised In Southern Minn.

    12/08/2009 6:41:22 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 726+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/8/09 | Mike Augustyniak
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has advised no travel Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon in southern Minnesota due to severely poor driving conditions. The much-talked about snowstorm made its arrival in southwestern Minnesota and could bring more than a foot of snow to parts of southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin Tuesday night and Wednesday. WCCO-TV meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said the steady snow began falling in southwestern Minnesota Tuesday morning. Light snow had started to fall over the Twin Cities metro just after noon. The snow will continue throughout the afternoon, and an inch of snow is expected to be on...
  • Blizzard Warning(Northeast Colorado)

    10/29/2009 5:17:32 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies · 938+ views
    NOAA.gov ^ | Oct 29, 2009
    Blizzard continues across northeastern colorado Strong north to northwest winds and moderate to heavy snowfall will continue across the northeast plains of colorado tonight. At sunset the heaviest snow extended from northeastern Weld County across morgan county to the limon area. Further east the snow Intensity was increasing...and periods of heavy snow are expected In those areas as well during the night. Northwest winds at 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph and visibilities of 100 to 200 yards Were common. The center of this storm will move slowly eastward from far Southeastern colorado into western kansas by...
  • Sam Raimi To Direct 'Warcraft' Movie

    07/22/2009 2:03:13 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 39 replies · 813+ views
    "Spider-Man" and "Evil Dead" trilogy director Sam Raimi is set to enter the world of "Warcraft." Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announced Tuesday that Raimi will be at the helm of a live-action movie based on the blockbuster PC game franchise. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. "At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," said Raimi. "I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen." "Warcraft" debuted in 1994 and quickly developed a loyal following around the globe. It has since expanded to include several bestselling,...
  • "World of Warcraft" CEO Talks the Economy of the Video Game Industry - Video 7/9/09

    07/09/2009 2:50:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 530+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video interview with the CEO of Activision Blizzard Inc., Robert Kotick, whose company owns such huge names in the video game industry as Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft. He discusses how the economy is impacting the video game industry. He says video games are actually doing very well since it is a relatively cheap form of entertainment. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Blizzard warning includes Wichita

    03/27/2009 5:59:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 956+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Stan Finger
    The winter storm bearing down on Kansas could deliver a foot or more of snow to the Wichita area and as much as 20 inches in western parts of the state today and Saturday, forecasters warn. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for southwest Kansas that began at 1 a.m. today and will extend until 7 a.m. Saturday. A second blizzard warning has been issued for south-central Kansas, including Wichita, from 7 a.m. today to 1 p.m. Saturday. Snowfall estimates for the Wichita area range from 6 to 15 inches, depending on the forecaster. "This could rival the...
  • Blizzard shuts down parts of Wyoming, South Dakota

    03/23/2009 10:05:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,428+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/09 | Bob Moen - ap
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A blizzard shut down major highways Monday in Wyoming and South Dakota, and meteorologists said one mountainous area might get as much as 40 inches of snow. Mount Rushmore National Memorial closed because of the icy, blinding weather in South Dakota's rugged Black Hills. Temperature plummeted as the storm moved eastward and wind gusted to more than 60 mph. Some residents of hard-hit northeast Wyoming said they had heeded forecasts and stocked up on groceries. "We are well prepared for a day or two of blizzard conditions,"
  • Hansen’s Coal and Global Warming protest may get snowed out (yet another Gore Effect Alert)

    03/02/2009 4:04:13 AM PST · by Delacon · 29 replies · 1,228+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Monday, March 2, 2009
    Many WUWT readers have heard about this:[2] Here is my IntelliWeather [3] Monday and [4] hour by hour forecast for Washington, DC.[5] WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST MONDAY Includes the Counties: District Of Columbia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria Includes the cities: Washington, Alexandria, Falls Church TonightÂ…Snow. Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Brisk with lows in the lower 20s. North winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.[6] MondayÂ…Cloudy. Snow likely in the morningÂ…Then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation around an inch. Total...
  • A Foot of Snow Is Predicted for New York City

    03/01/2009 4:12:24 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 96 replies · 3,524+ views
    New York Times ^ | Mar. 1, 2009 | EMILY S. RUEB
    Following a brief thaw last week, New Yorkers will have to pull their sweaters back off the shelf — and a shovel out of the garage — as the season’s first major snowstorm bore down on the region. The National Weather Service predicted about a foot of snow for New York City overnight, with the heaviest snowfall starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. Monday. Periods of snow were likely to continue throughout Monday afternoon. “It’s the first of March, which you know is the month that we say comes in like a lion and...
  • Storm drops central Ind.'s biggest snow since 1996 (OBAMA'S FEMA NOT WORKING)

    01/30/2009 10:46:15 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 35 replies · 1,087+ views
    ABC Local 7 ^ | 01/30/09
    The winter storm that hit southern and central Indiana is being blamed for at least two deaths, including that of a 62-year-old Seymour area man who suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday while shoveling snow.
  • Winter storm causes massive Kentucky outage (OBAMA'S FEMA FAILING THOUSANDS!)

    01/30/2009 10:43:21 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    The brutal winter storm that caused havoc from Texas to Maine has paralyzed swaths of Kentucky, now working to cope with what it says is the worst power outage in the state's history.
  • 14 tons of spilled Oreo cookies snarl Ill. traffic

    05/19/2008 7:13:51 PM PDT · by devane617 · 32 replies · 195+ views
    BayNews9 ^ | 05/19/2008
    Police say a trailer loaded with 14 tons of double-stuffed Oreos has overturned, spilling the cookies still in their plastic sleeves into the median and roadway. Illinois State Police Sgt. Brian Mahoney says the truck's driver was traveling from Chicago to Morris on Interstate 80 around 4 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into the median. "The boxes came out of the trailer and boxes were ripped open," he said. The crash about 50 miles southwest of Chicago remains under investigation. Mahoney says no charges have been filed but both lanes of traffic remain closed...
  • Spring Blizzard of '08 shuts down region

    05/03/2008 2:48:07 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 25 replies · 102+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | Friday, May 02, 2008
    Rapid City mayor Alan Hanks is telling residents to stay home and be safe today, and authorities in the Northern Hills and Rapid City closed off traffic completely except for emergencies. “Please, stay off the roads until the weather clears. The wind is still gusting to 50 mph with heavy snow,” he said. “There are very few businesses that are going to open, so take a day off and enjoy it.” Meanwhile, police said they would cite any motorists who got stuck in the numerous drifts citywide and were traveling on any non-essential business. Wind gusts in Rapid City were...
  • SOS, Chinese city isolated by blizzard needs help!

    02/01/2008 7:01:08 AM PST · by badguy2200 · 82 replies · 229+ views
    cn.chinareviewnews.com ^ | 1st,Feb | colorwolf2000
    SOS,Chenzhou City need help! the city isolated from heavy snow need your help! "my wife tells me that what she wish most is a warm-water bath,but now it is a mission impossible!", Huang, a local citizen, told the reporter. All Shops and Banks Closed. Since snowsnow assaulted the city in 24th,January, all water and electricity supply to Chenzhou city has been off for 6 days and 6 nights. Some citizens here have ate up their food stock. Even the electricity supply to hospitcal now is off. Most shops and bank are closed. All ATMs are not available anymore either. The...
  • Dozens killed in Iran blizzards (global warming alert)

    01/09/2008 8:04:47 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 35 replies · 340+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, January 9, 2008
    At least 28 people are reported to have died in Iran's heaviest snowfall in recent years. Eight people froze to death as severe blizzards left 40,000 people stranded in their cars, authorities said. Although most have now been rescued, another 20 people are reported to have died in car crashes caused by the weather, officials said. Tehran has declared two days of national holiday, urging people to stay at home to avoid the bitter cold. The temperature has been down as low as -24 degrees Celsius, and for the first time in living memory there has been snow in the...
  • Blizzard Warning California (first ever!?)

    01/03/2008 9:29:34 AM PST · by steveo · 48 replies · 526+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 01/03/2008 | NWS
    Blizzard Warning West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada (California) URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 613 AM PST THU JAN 3 2008 ...A SERIES OF POWERFUL STORMS EXPECTED TO HIT THE INTERIOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY... .THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF STRONG STORMS IS FORECAST TO IMPACT INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TODAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING BRINGING RAIN...WIND AND MOUNTAIN SNOW. A SECOND EVEN MORE POWERFUL STORM IS FORECAST TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WITH HEAVY SNOW AND DANGEROUSLY HIGH WINDS ON FRIDAY. THE POWERFUL WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW ARE LIKELY TO CREATE WHITEOUT...
  • California faces Sierra blizzard, heavy rains in trio of storms

    01/03/2008 4:33:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 490+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/3/08 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    Californians braced Thursday for back-to-back weekend storms that could bring more than a foot of rain to mudslide-prone canyons denuded by the fall wildfires, dump up to 10 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada and buffet the state with hurricane-force winds. The first in a trio of storms began with sprinkles along Northern California coast, but the heaviest precipitation - and possibly the most rain Southern California has seen in three years - was expected Friday night and Saturday. Forecasters issued a rare blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada, with up to 10 feet of snow expected in some...
  • New storms headed for Midwest, Northeast

    12/14/2007 3:49:38 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 8 replies · 294+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 18-18-2007 | msnbc.com
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Another wintry blast was forecast Friday for the nation's midsection, where 355,000 homes and businesses were still without power, while the Northeast dug out from heavy snow before it gets a second hit Saturday. Crews in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri worked overtime to get power back before the second storm hits later Friday. The system could complicate restoration efforts to the some 355,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri still without power after the first storm darkened 1 million customers at its height earlier this week.
  • Snow closes Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska roads

    02/24/2007 2:40:28 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 503+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 24, 2007 | Chase Squires
    Drops more than 1 foot of snow on Wisconsin A large, fast-moving snowstorm closed sections of major highways on the Plains on Saturday and dumped more than a foot of snow on the Upper Midwest. Seven deaths were blamed on the weather, all in traffic accidents on slippery Wisconsin roads. Interstate 70, a major cross-country route, was closed for about 200 miles in both directions from just east of Denver to Colby, Kan., because of blowing snow and slippery pavement, according to Colorado and Kansas highway officials. Between Denver and the beginning of the highway closure, about 35 cars collided...
  • Blizzard Warning Tonight: 10-20 Inches Expected -WI (Just in time for AL Gore's Oscar)

    02/24/2007 9:30:30 AM PST · by UB355 · 12 replies · 659+ views
    Weekend Storm Hits Wisconsin TMJ4 Staff MILWAUKEE - A major winter storm is hitting Southeastern Wisconsin with a lot of snow. Weather PLUS Storm Team forecaster Michael Fish says there will be between 10 and 20 inches of snow on the ground by the time the storm ends late on Sunday. The first wave hit Friday night and Saturday morning, with at least 3 to 7 inches in the Milwaukee area. Higher snowfall totals are expected to come in north and west of Milwaukee. The City of Milwaukee had 96 plows and salters out when the storm hit, but the...
  • Major Winter Storm Saturday - Great Lakes Live thread

    02/23/2007 10:55:47 AM PST · by Milwaukee_Guy · 33 replies · 794+ views
    NWS ^ | Friday February 23, 2007 | Milwaukee_Guy
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 1219 PM CST FRI FEB 23 2007 ...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY... .HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY. THE LATEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED ARE IN THE 6 TO 10 INCH RANGE. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM KANSAS TO WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY...THEN MOVE ACROSS NORTHEAST ILLINOIS INTO LOWER MICHIGAN THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THIS IS A FAVORABLE TRACK FOR HEAVY SNOWFALL ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...
  • Record snow fall buries Anchorage ( Global Warming )

    01/04/2007 10:53:22 AM PST · by george76 · 146 replies · 3,622+ views
    KTUU ^ | Jan. 3, 2007 | Jason Moore
    It's been snowing all day in Anchorage and it's still coming. A combination of snow, fog and ice contributed to more than 100 cars becoming stuck in ditches and snow berms across the city. The Anchorage Police Department said accidents occurred at a pace of a collision every 10 minutes today. A snow advisory remains in effect and the job of digging out is only beginning. Midtown resident Linda Rinard just returned from vacation. "I just flew in at 9:00 a.m. from Las Vegas; two weeks and sunny Las Vegas," she said. Sherri Stein picked up Rinard from Ted Stevens...
  • 29,000 Still Without Power [Nebraska Farmers]

    01/03/2007 12:00:08 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 756+ views
    KETV7 Omaha ^ | 1/3/2007 | Staff
    Farmers Ponder Future As Ice Covers Everything The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said at least 29,000 people are still without power on Wednesday morning after an ice storm hit the state over the weekend. From Lexington north to Broken Bow, northeast to Neligh and Norfolk and south to Aurora and down to the Kansas border, people are without power. NEMA and the Nebraska Public Power District said as many as 1,000 power poles are damaged. Nebraska will be getting help from 10 South Dakota electric cooperatives. The South Dakota crews will help with repairs at Dawson Public Power District in...
  • Helicopter Rescues Heart Patient Stuck at Isolated Ranch (NM Blizzard)

    01/01/2007 3:47:23 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies · 382+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 1, 2007 | Jeff Jones
    A Black Hawk helicopter touched down in their pasture to ferry a heart patient to safety. Thirty stranded travelers said goodbye after staying two nights. Fourteen others settled in for their third straight overnight stay. And four more who had spent a chilly, frightening night in their snowbound car stopped in for some cocoa before hitting the road. That was New Year's Eve at the Glover family's small ranch home between Clayton and Springer, which became the only port in the storm for dozens of northeastern New Mexico travelers caught in the Blizzard of 2006. "It's pretty quiet," Christine Glover...
  • Couple ends up with 44 house guests in storm (NM Blizzard)

    01/01/2007 3:47:12 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies · 544+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2006 | Sue Major Holmes
    Christine and Randy Glover had a full house — 44 sudden guests stranded by a blizzard along a rural highway in northeastern New Mexico.... Motorists from Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas descended on the Glovers' three-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot home after their vehicles became stuck in 3- to 4-foot deep snowdrifts on U.S. 56 highway between Springer and Clayton. ''We just were in the right place at the right time,'' said Christine Glover. The stranded motorists spent Friday and Saturday at the home. Most left Sunday as the highway was cleared... She and her husband realized motorists were trapped only 150 yards...
  • Colorado Woman Selling Snow on EBay

    12/30/2006 9:28:55 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 940+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29 | (AP) -
    As if Colorado residents don't have enough snow to dig out from, one resident is offering more for a price on eBay. Starting bids were holding steady Friday at 99 cents for snow from "Blizzard I and Blizzard II" being offered by Mary Walker. She and husband, Jim, got the idea for selling snow after shoveling mounds from two storms a week apart that together dumped more than 4 feet along the Front Range. "I figured eBay has ghosts and all sorts of weird stuff, so why not snow?" said Walker, who teaches business workshops on employee communications. How much...
  • Centennial - the Little Airport That Could ( Not just snow removal )

    12/27/2006 1:45:28 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,483+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 27, 2006 | Alan Gathright
    Snow removal a specialty of award-winning airfield. the Little Airport That Could. Centennial is an astonishing seven-time winner (plus one honorable mention) of a national snow-removal award for large general aviation airfields. That achievement gives it high-flying popularity among corporate-jetting executives who want to get where they're going quickly - and safely. "We're clearly the airport of choice... "Our crews know how to remove snow." For the record: Along with most area airports, Centennial was shut down last week for about 27 hours... What's the secret to Centennial's snow-sweeping success? "Long before the snow starts to fly out here, they...
  • DIA defends operation ( Christmas blizzard )

    12/27/2006 12:34:34 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,020+ views
    December 27, 2006 ^ | Rocky Mountain News | Lou Kilzer
    Spokesman doesn't see any reason to alter procedures. Airport officials didn't promise any changes Tuesday despite the avalanche of criticism about the 45- hour closure of Denver International Airport that snarled holiday traffic across the nation. Even a suggestion by their boss, Mayor John Hickenlooper, that some of the equipment that cleared both lanes of Peńa Boulevard might be diverted to runways was dismissed. "I don't know why we would do anything differently," DIA spokesman Chuck Cannon said when asked about plans to handle another major storm bearing down on the Front Range that might hit Thursday... Cannon... a debriefing...
  • Colorado Guard Responds to Blizzard Emergency

    12/21/2006 10:35:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 606+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2006 -- About 50 Colorado Army National Guard troops worked through the night, rescuing stranded motorists, clearing roadways for emergency vehicles and delivering American Red Cross supplies in the midst of a blizzard that’s already blanketed the state with more than two feet of snow. Colorado Gov. Bill Owens declared a state of emergency yesterday and activated the Guardsmen to respond to the blizzard. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mason Whitney, state adjutant general, told American Forces Press Service the troops were ready for the activation order. “We started preparing about two days ago. We knew this...
  • Blizzard wallops Colorado ( and much more )

    12/21/2006 12:01:09 PM PST · by george76 · 158 replies · 3,483+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 21, 2006 | John C. Ensslin
    Snowstorm dumps 20 inches, snarling roads, closing DIA. A paralyzing blizzard swept across the Front Range on Wednesday, dumping 20 inches of snow, grinding traffic to a near halt, shuttering Denver International Airport and prompting Gov. Bill Owens to declare a state of emergency. With as much as 3 feet of total snow forecast by the time the storm dies down late this morning - a blizzard warning is in effect until noon - travel may not be much better today. • Interstate 70 was closed from Airport Road in Denver all the way east to Kansas. • After numerous...
  • All Denver Flights Cancelled Due To Colo. Blizzard

    12/20/2006 9:43:31 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 81 replies · 2,086+ views
    CBS5 ^ | December 20, 2006 | CBS5
    All flights between Denver and Bay Area airports were cancelled Wednesday due to a blizzard striking Colorado that prompted Gov. Bill Owens to declare a disaster emergency for his state. Spokespeople for San Francisco International Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport and Oakland International Airport confirmed that all flights to and from Denver have been cancelled. United and Frontier airlines, the two major carriers that provide flights between the Bay Area's three aiports and Denver, said the earliest flights could resume would be Thursday evening. The holiday blizzard not only closed Denver International Airport -- it shut down major highways,...