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  • I-80 Remains Closed In Wyoming as Poor Weather Hampers Cleanup

    04/17/2015 5:52:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 4-17-2015 | Jess Baker
    A 150-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins, Wyoming, remained closed Friday afternoon, more than 20 hours after major wrecks involving dozens of semi trucks forced police to close it down. Blinding, blowing snow hit southern Wyoming Thursday, creating impossible driving conditions that police say likely led to a series of three wrecks along the interstate. More than 30 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger cars were involved. Photos show the semi trucks piled up on one another. No one was killed, but about a dozen people were hospitalized.  Poor weather continued to hammer the area into Friday, complicating...
  • Thousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours

    03/06/2015 7:27:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    AP via AOL ^ | 3/6/15 | BRUCE SCHREINER AND ADAM BEAM
    Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along a Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a bottle of Gatorade and candy until a rescue worker took him to town. "This has been a lesson of survival," said the 54-year-old Elizabethtown man, who is diabetic. Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as...
  • Federal gov't closes down as Washington paralyzed by blizzard

    03/05/2015 11:11:21 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 80 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | 3-5-15 | EFE
    The U.S. government on Thursday suspended its operations due to a blizzard that forced schools and offices in the Washington metropolitan area to close and expectations are for up to 20 cm (8 in.) of snow to blanket the region. The U.S. government, which employs some 300,000 people in Washington and its vicinity, closed its doors although it is expected that some employees will be able to work from their homes. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold a private meeting but do not have any other activities on their agendas for today and the daily White...
  • Snow for all 50 States Forecast in Next 7 Days

    02/27/2015 2:24:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Roy Spencer.com ^ | February 27,2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    The unseasonable cold is expected to continue over much of the U.S., with some interruptions, and the latest GFS model forecast shows some snow for portions of all 50 states in the next seven days. (Graphic courtesy of Weatherbell.com, click for full-size):
  • RARE SNOWSTORM HITS JERUSALEM

    02/20/2015 12:31:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Briefly.Today ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Inez McMullan
    Jerusalem residents were greeted with a rare snowfall Friday, as a storm dumped 10 inches on the city...
  • Remembering the Blizzard of ‘78, 35 years later [on the eve of Boston being buried, again]

    02/08/2015 3:00:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2015
    Snow surrounded a car on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester during early morning hours on Feb. 7, 1978. The 1978 blizzard blanketed much of the region with snow on Feb. 6 and 7, with 27.1 inches accumulating at Logan Airport. [snip] Gandolf, an Irish setter, watched Martine Carroll, 14, walk down Trenton Street. [snip]
  • Fire destroys New Hampshire town’s snow plows

    01/31/2015 10:04:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2015 12:09 AM EST
    A fire has destroyed a fleet of snow plows in the small New Hampshire town of Henniker, as another storm approaches that could dump up to a foot more of snow. The fire broke out at the Henniker Highway Department on Friday night after the plows had finished clearing snow from the streets. The state fire marshal’s office said five dump trucks used as snow plows, one road grader and several other vehicles that were stored in the town garage were destroyed. The damage could exceed $1 million. “This puts the town in a bad spot,” Henniker Fire Chief Steve...
  • Blizzard 2015: Snowblower Attack Leads to Arrest of 61-Year-Old Woman

    01/28/2015 9:44:09 AM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1-2015
    A Massachusetts woman was arrested during the blinding blizzard that walloped New England after she attacked her neighbor with a snowblower, police said today. The incident took place as the freezing winds and snow continued to fall at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police were called to a home in Boston's upscale suburb of Arlington to find a 60-year-old woman suffering from lacerations to her foot. Her alleged attacker, Barbara Davis, 61, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, violating a restraining order, and mayhem. Anderson had a long-standing dispute with the victim, who was not seriously...
  • World's first limousine snowplough for hire

    01/25/2015 3:44:06 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 25 Jan 2015 10:34 GMT+01:00
    A businessman in central Sweden is advertising what he claims is the world’s first Hummer limousine snowplough for hire on Blocket, Sweden’s version of eBay. Håkan Andersson, who runs the Haga Limo company in the tiny town of Töreboda, is leasing out the unlikely machine on the site under the slogan “plough in style”. "We have given an incredible number of tours with our limousines to everyone from students to the municipality's director, all of them swilling bubbly, so now we're taking it a step further and offering ploughing in a little style," Andersson told the local Skaraborgs Läns Tidning...
  • Huge storm to dump over 2 feet of snow on NYC (Global Warming Alert)

    01/25/2015 1:37:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 239 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | C.J. Sullivan and David K. LiJanuary
    A double dose of snow makes its way toward NYC Driver miraculously survives pileup between two big rigs Motorists angry over alternative-side parking rules during snowfall New York braced for one of the biggest blizzards in “the city’s history,” with over 24 inches of snow expected to blanket Gotham on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. “We are facing one of the largest storms in the city’s history,” Mayor de Blasio said. “This could be a storm…the likes of which we have never seen before.” Snow is expected to begin falling just before sunrise on Monday before the serious blizzard kicks...
  • Major Blizzard to Shut Down Boston, NYC Area

    01/25/2015 6:06:13 AM PST · by dirtboy · 41 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1/25/2015 | Brian Lada
    major winter storm will unfold across the Northeast early this week, eventually becoming an all-out blizzard over parts of New England and the New York City area. Those in the Northeast should prepare for the storm now rather than wait until the snow starts to fall, especially for those across eastern New England. "While the storm from Saturday may have been a mere nuisance to travelers and a delight to skiers, the storm Monday night into Tuesday could be far more disruptive in terms of travel and daily activities," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. The greatest impacts are expected...
  • 150 Car Pile-Up on Michigan Highway I-94(i-94 WATCH SCARY 150 CAR PILE UP BATTLE CREEK)

    01/11/2015 5:20:25 AM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 79 replies
    Doctor Proctor Youtube Acount Holder ^ | Published on January 9, 2015 | Doctor Proctor Youtube Acount Holder
    WATCH SCARY 150 CAR PILE UP VIDEO BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN
  • Snowstorm forces closure of 132-mile stretch of NY Thruway

    01/09/2015 9:22:01 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | January 09, 2015
    Severe weather has shut down a 132-mile stretch of the Thruway in western New York for the second time since the epic November snowstorm. The Thruway Authority closed Interstate 90 at midnight Thursday from Exit 46 outside Rochester to Exit 61 at Ripley, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southwest of Buffalo.
  • Global Warming Update for Nov. 20, 2014 - Buffalo, Sandra Fluke (hosted by Adam Taxin)

    11/20/2014 5:48:30 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    Adam Taxin on YouTube ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    8-minute audio segment Plenty of coverage of the biblical-type snowstorm in Buffalo (and, remember, it's over a month until the start of winter ... and plenty of Thanksgiving turkeys are at this point still alive). Also, Sandra Fluke tweets about global warming.
  • Niagara University Women's Basketball Team Rescued After Being Stranded for 24 Hours

    11/19/2014 6:27:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/19/14
    Dozens of vehicles, including a bus carrying the Niagara University women’s basketball team, were stranded, and even snow plows got stuck in the deep snow. "It started to get bad fast at about 2 a.m. [Tuesday morning] and we came to a dead stop and haven't moved since," Niagara coach Kendra Faustin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday night. "It was a rough weekend for us on the court and it just won't end."
  • Snow causes chaos in parts of US

    11/19/2014 5:24:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2014 Last updated at 07:55 GMT | BBC
    Extreme cold weather is gripping large parts of the United States, with temperatures of freezing or below recorded in many parts of the country. Four people have died as a result of the conditions in New York state and the bad weather has spread as far south as Alabama and Florida. Alpa Patel reports.
  • Calling All Gore ... Central Iowa digs out/Windy conditions become an issue

    11/16/2014 6:26:36 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 24 replies
    KCI ^ | 11/15/14 | KCCI Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa —Central Iowa is digging out after a Saturday storm dropped around 3 inches of snow for people to deal with. Check road conditions before you travel.
  • Bus Driver Fired for Using Her Own SUV 'Was Strictly Thinking about the kids'

    03/06/2014 11:10:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    CTV News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014
    Calgary residents are throwing their support behind a local school bus driver who was fired for picking up a group of students in her own SUV. Kendra Lindon was fired by First Student Canada after she picked up six junior high students in her own vehicle last month, after discovering that her bus wouldn’t start. There weren't enough seat belts for two of her passengers, but Lindon said, at the time, she was more concerned about the students waiting in the extreme cold. The temperature that morning was in the minus 20s. She also said she wasn't sure a replacement...
  • [WATCH] Philly newscaster gets rocked by snowplow

    03/03/2014 6:06:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 3-3-2014 | Melissa Quinn
    March 3, 2014 [WATCH] Philly newscaster gets rocked by snowplow Melissa Quinn It was a classic case of newscaster versus snowplow. And unfortunately for reporter Steve Keeley, the snowplow claimed an epic victory.Keeley, a reporter with Philadelphia’s FOX 29, was out in Woodstown, N.J., covering the snowstorm that hit the northeast Monday. The veteran newscaster was standing roughly 20 feet from the road around 6:30 a.m. when a snowplow charged past him, taking all the snow — and Keeley — with it.The Philadelphia reporter, obviously taken by surprise, was blasted with a wall of snow as it swallowed him up....
  • Severe winter weather threatens East Coast energy infrastructure

    02/13/2014 11:57:49 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | 2/13/2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The National Weather Service predicts that the major winter storm that dropped significant snowfall and ice on the Southeast yesterday will intensify as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard today. The accumulation of ice can damage the electric distribution system and make road conditions unsafe, which could hamper power restoration efforts. As of 3:30 p.m. yesterday more than 450,000 customers were without power from Florida to Pennsylvania, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Assurance Daily. States of emergency have been declared in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides...
  • I-95 Corridor Target of Sunday-Monday Storm

    02/01/2014 7:06:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | February 1, 2014 | Mark Leberfinger
    Another storm is poised to bring disruptive snow Sunday night into Monday to the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, with lesser amounts expected in New York City. A low pressure system will track along the cold front that brought milder air into the mid-Atlantic on Saturday and strengthen, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said. It will throw snow Sunday night into the mountains north and west of Washington, D.C., and just in time for the morning rush hour in the nation's capital and Philadelphia. The storm may cause hazardous road conditions in the mountains and I-95 Corridor...
  • News: The real story you're not hearing about the Atlanta Ice Down

    01/30/2014 4:55:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Bad storm. Terrific people.The whole country is talking about the Atlanta Ice Down, and I know you've all heard the stories of people being stuck in traffic for 11 hours. The way the story is being told, it must sound like those of us in the Southeast have no idea what to do when a few snowflakes start coming down. But the main national stories didn’t tell the whole story about what happened. The problem was not that two or three inches of snow fell. Believe it or not, southerners can handle driving in two or three inches of snow....
  • Atlanta Snow Jam Proves Citizens can Accomplish What Big Government Can't

    01/30/2014 12:07:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Matt Towery
    It was a winter storm response described as an "epic failure" of government by one national news network. A midday winter storm struck Atlanta's metro population of nearly 6 million on Tuesday. By early afternoon, hundreds of thousands of commuters had taken to the streets, all at once, in a desperate effort to get home. At the same time school systems dismissed an army of students, many on buses. Government got into the act too, telling workers to hit the road. But by the time everyone started out, what began as flurries became several inches of snow on the highways...
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Calls Winter Storm That Snarled Atlanta 'Unexpected.' Really?

    01/30/2014 5:51:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 1/30/14 | Eric Zerkel and Chris Dolce
    In a briefing late Tuesday night, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal deflected criticism for the traffic nightmare plaguing Metro Atlanta saying in part that the crippling weather was "unexpected" and that government officials made preparations based on forecasts that called for "the majority of the effects of the storm" to be "south of here." "We have been confronted with an unexpected winter storm that has hit the metropolitan Atlanta area," the governor said.  But a timeline of winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories paints a different picture, one that shows that the governor and other government officials had nearly a day to prepare...
  • Teachers at their best in Atlanta snowstorm

    01/29/2014 1:52:09 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.today.com ^ | 1/29/2014 | Lisa Flam
    When snow descended on Atlanta and it became too dangerous for kids to get home, E. Rivers Elementary School principal Matt Rogers threw his students the sleepover of a lifetime. More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched movies, ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. Lindsay Treharne More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched "Free Willy," ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. After movies and pizza, he used tablecloths and even his own...
  • Polar Vortex 2.0 Arrives.So What Will The Explanation Be This Time?,Product Of Global Warming?

    01/21/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    During the first week of January,we were all laughing and ridiculing "The Usual Global Warming Suspects".And yet since the first Polar Vortex,G.W. Supporters never gave up explaining on various news programs that the first record cold wave was caused by Global Warming.Now,as we all know by now,"Polar Vortex 2.0" is forecast to actually be either colder,and/or longer than the first one from week of Jan.3.So does anyone expect to hear from Al Roker,Al Gore or even "The Weather Channel"?,Maybe at least once this winter someone will declare that G.W. is a hoax? And why wont anyone on the Weather Channel...
  • Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News

    01/21/2014 3:27:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 78 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST | Erik Ortiz and Henry Austin, NBC News
    A wintry double whammy has descended on the Northeast, bringing as much as a foot of snow and another blast of arctic air. The latest blow to a weather-beaten region has snarled airports and interstates, closed schools and shuttered much of the nation's capital. Initially f … Article Link: Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22381468-winter-storm-set-to-go-bananas-across-northeast?lite)
  • Federal Gov't Closes Due to Threat of Snow

    01/21/2014 7:12:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 88 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JAN 21, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Federal Gov't Closes Due to Threat of Snow Why? Because the forecast calls for snow. (Currently there is no snow falling or on the ground.)
  • Ice storm reawakens Toronto’s inner wimp

    01/03/2014 7:47:59 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | January 3, 2014 | Christie Blatchford
    What fun to begin a new year with a bout of wrist-slashing, but it’s either that or sell the house, pack up the dog and the leaky-eyed cat and move to Alberta, or Manitoba, or Newfoundland, anywhere that is not Toronto, Ont. Consider how 2014 has started here in the centre of the world. Hold your applause, but the civic authorities are yet again considering asking for the army to be brought in. Well, that’s not entirely accurate, because the city has so many civic authorities, it’s hard to know for sure. There’s the elected mayor, Rob Ford, who, having...
  • Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet (Mars)

    01/01/2014 7:47:51 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies
    cbc news ^ | January 1, 2014
    Parts of Manitoba hit -53 C, colder than Mars In terms of astonishing weather facts, it doesn't get much more impressive than being as cold as a distant planet for a day. Grounded planes It's so cold that one airline has decided not to fly in or out of Winnipeg. ExpressJet, a partner of United Airlines, cancelled some flights Monday night and Tuesday morning. Passengers are being moved onto flights operated by other airlines and rerouted through other cities. ExpressJet says the unique combination of extreme low temperatures and ice crystals exceed safe operating guidelines for their aircraft. A spokesperson told CBC News...
  • 95K without power in Northeast due to ice storm

    12/22/2013 5:45:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2013 8:43 AM EST
    A winter storm bringing ice and whipping winds to upstate New York and northern Vermont knocked out power to thousands of customers as officials urged motorists to avoid traveling in dangerously slick conditions. More than 95,000 utility customers woke up without power Sunday morning in New York, Vermont and Maine because of widespread ice accumulations. In New York’s St. Lawrence County, almost 2 inches of ice had accumulated early Sunday, coating tree limbs and power lines, county dispatch operations supervisor Jim Chestnut said. …
  • Wisconsin Roads Being Thawed with Cheese Brine

    12/22/2013 12:06:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    KARE TV11 ^ | December 17, 2013 | KARE TV11
    DRESSER, WI - Wisconsinites embrace winter almost as much as they love their cheese. It was only a matter of time until someone combined the two. "Only in Wisconsin," laughs Polk County plow driver Kevin Jensen. A flip of a switch and his truck starts dispensing a mix of salt and cheese brine, straight from a local dairy plant. "I've gotten ribbing from other counties," admits Moe Norby, the Polk County Highway Department technical support manager who came up with the idea. Norby contacted F & A Dairy Products in Dresser which bathes its mozzarella and provolone cheeses in tanks...
  • Jerusalem locked down by "historic" snowstorm

    12/13/2013 8:40:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ERUSALEM - The hilltop city of Jerusalem was paralyzed on Friday by a snowstorm of "historic" proportions, with its mayor calling out the army to help stranded motorists. "We are battling a storm of rare ferocity," Mayor Nir Barkat said in a statement as snow in the Holy City piled up to around 37 centimeters, while outlying areas had much deeper drifts. One weather forecaster described the snowstorm as "historic" on public radio. Temperatures in the city were predicted to reach a high of two degrees Celsius during Friday and drop below freezing at night, with snowfall that started on...
  • Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

    10/07/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 306 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2013 7:10 PM EDT | Chet Brokaw
    A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard. Meanwhile, utility companies were working to restore power to tens of thousands of people still without electricity Monday after the weekend storm that was part of a powerful weather system that also buried parts of Wyoming and Colorado with snow and produced destructive tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa. At least four deaths were attributed to the...
  • From the Cheap Seats: Snowstorm Buries Global Warming Presser

    04/09/2013 2:25:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | April 9, 2013
    Environment Colorado, also known as the Colorado chapter of the National Association of the Irony Challenged, is to release a report this week about how global warming – keep that word “warming” in mind – is endangering Colorado. ... The junior geniuses at Environment Colorado had planned to unveil their map about global warming at a really big press conference – but something unexpected occurred. The press conference was canceled and the map is to be unveiled via a telephone conference because of, wait for it … oh yes, you did indeed see this coming: No press conference because of...
  • Global Warming Snow Hits Northeast

    02/09/2013 6:49:34 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 32 replies
    2-9-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    Friday evening the largest Global Warming snow ever hit the Northeast. The storm had been predicted by Al Gore and other patients for years. Scientists had first thought the snow was the ordinary H2O type of snow that has fallen for years. However, closer investigation indicated that the snow was not regular snow but solidified carbon dioxide, (aka dry ice). Drs. Mann, Jones and Hansen speculated that the carbon dioxide had built up quickly because the coal fired electric generator plants had been working at full capacity because of the recent Artic cold spell. What triggered the consolidation and solidification...
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    02/08/2013 8:39:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 104 replies
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  • Winter Storm Nemo; Historic Blizzard Looms

    02/07/2013 5:06:12 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 159 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 02/07/13 | Dolce, Erdman
    Here we go with another freak out about a winter storm. From naming it like a hurricane to generate more angst, to the continuing reminders that it "COULD" be a top ten storm in all time history, the weather guessers are doing the hype dance. Granted, this one looks particularly nasty, but most sane people will grab some extra milk and get home early Friday before the main bands hit. Take cover NE FReepers and keep us updated on how it's coming along. Post lots of pics from your yards and neighborhoods so we can all OOOOH and AHHHH...
  • Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It

    The Winter Storm Team has named the upcoming winter storm NEMO based on the following potential impacts. Meaning of Nemo: A Greek boy’s name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin. Time Frame- Thursday through Friday Night Location- Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes Thursday to New England Friday through Friday night Impacts- Swath of moderate snowfall from Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes with as much as 6 to 8 inches in parts of Lower Michigan. Very heavy snowfall across New England Friday through Friday night. Significant impacts to travel including places like Boston and New York City....
  • Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week (Unfortunate weather graphic)

    02/06/2013 1:23:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 175 replies
    Accuweather ^ | February 06, 2013; 3:15 PM | Alex Sosnowski
    Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow. The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend. Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation. Strong winds will not...
  • Officials Want Military to Take Over Power Restoration on Long Island

    11/09/2012 10:30:39 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Nov 9, 2012 | Greg Cergol
    Some officials are calling for the U.S. military to take over the managerial structure of the Long Island Power Authority until power is restored on Long Island, where more than a quarter million homes and businesses are still in the dark after Sandy and a snowstorm. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and U.S. Rep. Peter King will ask the federal government for help, a spokesman for King tells NBC 4 New York. ... LIPA was warned as long ago as 2006 that it was not prepared to handle a major storm, that it badly needed to replace outdated technology and...
  • Record snowfalls, new power outages, flood warnings as storm slams Northeast

    11/08/2012 8:34:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/8/12 | Ian Johnston
    A winter storm battered the Northeast coast Thursday after cutting power to at least 115,000 homes and dumping record snowfalls in the New York City area. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast, “minor to moderate” flooding from storm surges, and more snow, particularly in New England, early Thursday. More than 600,000 people were without electricity as a result of superstorm Sandy and the new storm. NBCNewYork.com reported that more than 198,000 Long Island Power Authority customers, 55,000 Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County, 197,560 Jersey Central...
  • Monster Winter Storm Takes Aim at One-Third of U.S. (Live Thread)

    01/31/2011 8:40:09 PM PST · by metmom · 516 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | January 31, 2011 | | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A monster winter storm took aim at a third of the nation Monday, threatening to lay a potentially deadly path of heavy snow and ice from the Rockies to New England, followed by a wave of bitter, bone-rattling cold that could affect tens of millions of people. Cities including St. Louis, Kansas City and Milwaukee could be hardest hit, with expected midweek snowfalls of up to 2 feet and drifts piled 5 to 10 feet. Even hardy Chicago could be in for its third-worst blizzard since record-keeping began. "I wouldn't want to be on the road in...
  • Coming storm could be bigger than the blizzard of ‘67

    01/31/2011 4:52:45 AM PST · by sleeper-has-awakened · 69 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 01-30-2011 | Paul Biasco
    Chicago meteorologists plan to bring cots and a change of clothes to work this week as a massive blizzard is expected to dump up to 20 inches of snow starting Tuesday. A blizzard watch will be in effect starting Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon for all of northeastern Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. Current forecasts predict about 20 inches of snow for portions of southern Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties and 18 inches for most of northeastern Illinois. “I wouldn't want to be trying to get anywhere,” said Bill Nelson, Observation Program Leader for the National Weather...
  • Snow Men

    01/28/2011 12:19:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 1 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 28, 2011 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    The scene: Near midnight, January. Wednesday. Times Square, NYC. One of the world's busiest crossways. A fresh blanket of heavy, wet, billowing snow across the most populous city in the U.S., the city's sixth major snowstorm in the still-young winter season. Even though we are muffled and layered, furred and gloved, booted and hatted, the wind whips compact particles of ice and stinging snow into our faces at a curt clip. The temperature is below freezing. Even a few minutes out in the unending white slathers our clothing with an inch-deep packing of rime, like crusty shaving cream, only less...
  • Not again! Another snowstorm hits East Coast

    01/26/2011 8:50:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/11 | Karen Matthews - ap
    NEW YORK – Schools closed, governments sent workers home early and planes were grounded Wednesday in an all-too-familiar routine along the East Coast as another snowstorm swept over a region already beaten down by a winter not even half over. ... Millions of people got that oh-no-not-again feeling as the wet and sloppy storm engulfed the Northeast, where snowbanks in some places were already so high that drivers couldn't see around corners. In Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands of customers lost electricity, as heavy snow toppled power lines.
  • Obama motorcade stuck in snow as monster snowstorm slams DC area during height of rush hour

    01/26/2011 3:11:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 131 replies
    FR / Radio in Northern Va. | rabscuttle385
    Just heard on radio. Have been stuck in this mess for over 3 hours now. Family at home reported 7" snow in 3 hours. F U Al Gore!!!
  • Another Snowstorm to Pound New York City Starting Tonight

    01/11/2011 12:12:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1/11/11 | Alex Sosnowski
    The same storms that hit the South and Midwest over the weekend will come together in the Northeast tonight into Wednesday, producing a broad-scale, very disruptive snowstorm and a blizzard in part of the region. The snowfall, which will be the heaviest from New Jersey up through southeastern New England, will lead to school closings, major travel problems and even a daycare crisis over much of the Northeast. Along Interstate 95, from Philadelphia through New York City, this will be a major snowstorm, but probably not an all-out blizzard. However, it will be worse than this past Friday-Saturday snow event....
  • Putin says Russian officials must spend dark New Year's Eve

    01/01/2011 8:40:24 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 31, 2010
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday three top Russian officials should spend New Year's Eve in the dark after failing to fulfill their promise to repair damaged power lines. "You said everything would be fine by 1800 (1500 GMT)," Russia's de facto number one said in nationally televised comments to the three. "You should not have said anything if you were not sure," he added during a meeting that included the governor of the Moscow region as well as federal energy minister and the head of the local power utility. The televised comments were followed an hour later by news...
  • Bloody Snow

    12/30/2010 4:55:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 362+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 30, 2010 | Staff
    Big Labor: A New York City councilman has exposed that labor bosses don't need "On the Waterfront"-style corruption to kill innocents. Sometimes all it takes is a snowstorm. It is well over a half century since Elia Kazan revealed the dark underside of organized labor in his Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando and Lee J. Cobb, based on a lengthy Pulitzer-Prize-winning series of articles by New York Sun investigative reporter Malcolm Johnson about true events on the union-run Manhattan and Brooklyn docks. All these years later, you don't need a mob-backed Johnny Friendly bullying people to play "D-and-D" and not...