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Austin Mayor: 'The City Let Its Citizens Down'

More than 120K customers in city remain without power as severe winter storm sweeps Texas

(Newser) - Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power—and in many cases heat—in a deadly winter storm, while a new wave of frigid weather rolling into the Northeast led communities to close schools and open warming centers. Wind chills in some higher elevations...

The Ice Man Groundeth 1K Flights in Texas

Southwest is not having a particularly cheery day again

(Newser) - Winter weather brought ice to Texas and nearby states Tuesday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and delaying nearly as many more. Numerous auto collisions were reported in Austin, with at least one fatality. In Travis County, Texas, which includes Austin, police and sheriff’s deputies have...

California's Volatile Weather Isn't Over Yet

Governor warns deadly rain and winds may be worse this week

(Newser) - Californians steeled Monday for the latest of a series of powerful storms that have shuttered schools, toppled trees, flooded roads, and left tens of thousands without power. The National Weather Service warned of a "relentless parade of atmospheric rivers"—storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out...

After Buffalo Storm, Complaints of 'Embarrassing' Response

County executive calls out the mayor, who suggests his critic is too stressed

(Newser) - In Buffalo, the driving ban is now lifted, the region's death toll from its historic blizzard has risen to 37, and the snow has stopped falling. The blame game, however, appears to be just starting. Amid questions about how Buffalo, of all places, has been so slow to dig...

In Buffalo, Helpless Families Lost Loved Ones Trapped in Cars

3 storm victims died in their cars, says an Erie County official

(Newser) - There are tales of amazing rescues out of Buffalo , but also stories of the other type: the tragic deaths of people who became stuck in their cars and couldn't be rescued amid a historic blizzard. NBC News has the stories of families who are mourning lost loved ones. Stasia...

In Buffalo's Epic Storm, Survival Stories Emerge
Buffalo-Area Couple Takes in
Bus of Stranded Tourists
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Buffalo-Area Couple Takes in Bus of Stranded Tourists

Survival stories emerge from city slammed by blizzard of historic proportions

(Newser) - In almost every story about Buffalo's blizzard—perhaps the worst in city history —is a quote along these lines: “I’ve lived here my whole life, and this is the worst storm I’ve ever seen." That one is from 48-year-old Trisha LoGrasso, who has been...

In Buffalo, First Responders Had to Save Fellow First Responders

'When the rescuers have to be rescued, I'm not certain what else we could have done,' official says

(Newser) - The 2022 holiday season will be remembered throughout much of the US for a massive storm and Arctic blast, but Buffalo may have been hit hardest of all. According to the New York Times , conditions there were so bad over the weekend that rescuers needed rescuing, not to mention thousands...

As Snow Buries US, Japan Faces Similar Deadly Plight

At least 17 are dead, dozens injured in large portions of the nation

(Newser) - Heavy snow in large swaths of Japan has killed 17 and injured more than 90 people and left hundreds of homes without power, disaster management officials said Monday. Powerful winter fronts have dumped heavy snow in northern regions since last week, stranding hundreds of vehicles on highways, delaying delivery services,...

10 Dead, 2M Without Power Across US
12 Dead,
2M Without
Across US

12 Dead, 2M Without Power Across US

This winter storm is relentless

(Newser) - A battering winter storm left nearly 2 million homes and businesses without power across the United States on Saturday, as millions more people were left to worry how the prospect of further outages would effect holiday and travel plans. The blinding blizzards, freezing rain, and frigid cold that enveloped much...

Megastorm Slamming US Is No Joke
US Is No Joke

Megastorm Slamming US Is No Joke

Holiday travel is disrupted, experts warn of frostbite, and lizards may soon start falling in the South

(Newser) - Temperatures are plummeting rapidly around the nation in what could be one of the coldest Christmases in memory. NBC News reports that 200 million people in the US, or around 60% of the population, have been hit with a weather warning or advisory. The National Weather Service notes that the...

How to Prepare Your Home for a Rapid Temperature Drop

Protecting the pipes is essential

(Newser) - Temperatures across the US are dropping hard and fast as a massive cold front rolls across the nation, and authorities are urging people to be ready for conditions like those seen in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the temperature dropped a record 40 degrees in just 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon. Over...

Have Yourselves a Merry Little 'Bomb Cyclone'

Rapid temperature drops, wind chills as low as -70 expected into holiday weekend

(Newser) - Parts of the US are in for "the coldest Christmas in four decades," the BBC reports, noting a "once-in-a-generation" cold snap will evolve into a "bomb cyclone" ahead of the holiday weekend, throwing a wrench in travel plans for millions of Americans. A bomb cyclone—a...

Blast of Frigid Weather Set to Snarl Holiday Travel

Some areas will see blizzard conditions on the first day of winter

(Newser) - A large swath of the US braced for a dangerous mix of sub-zero temperatures, howling winds, and blizzard conditions scheduled to arrive Wednesday and disrupt plans for millions of holiday travelers. The blast of frigid weather landing on the first day of winter and lingering through Christmas will initially hammer...

Storm System Lashes Huge Area of Central US

It brought tornadoes to Oklahoma and Texas, blizzard threat to Plains region

(Newser) - A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes that wrecked homes and injured a handful of people in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced for blizzard-like conditions. An area stretching...

Winter Storm Will Be 'Coast to Coast, Top to Bottom'

After battering West Coast, system is set to dump snow on Plains, Midwest

(Newser) - Americans in the lower 48 states who haven't already been affected by a massive winter storm making its way across the country should brace for some wild weather, forecasters say. A storm system that hit the West over the weekend will "bring significant, widespread weather hazards from severe...

Atmospheric 'Bowling Ball' Hits California, Rolls On

And storm is heading across the country

(Newser) - An atmospheric river that's also being described as an atmospheric "bowling ball" hit California over the weekend, dumping heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada and more than 7 inches of rain in some parts of southern California, and triggering flood watches across large portions of the state and...

Powerful Storm Brings Snow, Ice, Even a Tornado

Severe winter weather across wide swath of US leaves 350K homes, businesses without power

(Newser) - About 350,000 homes and businesses lost power across the US on Thursday as freezing rain and snow weighed down tree limbs and encrusted power lines, part of a winter storm that caused a deadly tornado in Alabama, dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest,...

East Coast Digs Out After Storm
East Coast
Digs Out After Storm

East Coast Digs Out After Storm

Massachusetts towns got 30 inches of snow

(Newser) - The sun shone on much of the East Coast on Sunday, a day after a vicious nor'easter brought blizzard conditions to many areas and left more than 100,000 customers without power for a stretch that could last into Monday. Winds that had gusted to more than 80mph on...

Major Winter Storm Slams East Coast
Major Winter Storm
Slams East Coast

Major Winter Storm Slams East Coast

Blizzard warnings issued in 10 states, thousands of flights nixed as snowstorm rages Saturday

(Newser) - People from New York City to Maine awakened Saturday to half a foot of snow, and forecasters warned that could more than quadruple as a powerful nor'easter kicked up blinding blizzard conditions with high winds and the potential for widespread power outages and coastal flooding. Parts of 10 states...

Beware, East Coast, Here Comes Kenan
Beware, East Coast,
Here Comes Kenan

Beware, East Coast, Here Comes Kenan

Major nor'easter could dump a lot snow on New York City, New England

(Newser) - The East Coast is bracing itself for a major nor'easter this weekend, with heavy snow, high winds, and cold temps expected to impact 75 million people from South Carolina to Maine. The Weather Channel reports that the winter storm dubbed Kenan—set to form off the Carolinas on Friday,...

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