Winter storms force delays and cancellations at Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO, Fla. — Passengers at Orlando International Airport are facing delays and cancellations on Monday because of the winter storm hitting other parts of the country. Snow and ice have pummeled much of the Northeast and parts of the Midwest, making air travel more difficult. On Monday, flights were delayed and at least 40 flights were canceled at OIA. Channel 9 also spoke with a passenger who is stranded in Orlando for a couple of days after her flight home got canceled. I was going to try to look for another flight on one of the other airlines, but too expensive,” Torres said.wftv.com
Winter storm snarls travel, gives some schools the day off
APTOPIX Winter Weather New York Snow covers a statue of composer and entertainer George M. Cohan, in New York's Times Square, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Schools in Boston closed, and Providence, Rhode Island, public schools switched to distance learning, but New York City kept the nation’s largest public school system open. 2022 is off to a bang, but I suppose we were overdue.”A driver died at about 7:30 a.m. when a car went off Route 140 in Freetown, Massachusetts, state police said. The storm also affected coronavirus testing sites, many of which have been overwhelmed with long lines and waits for days. Some testing sites in Rhode Island delayed their openings until later in the day, when the storm was expected to start tapering off.wftv.com
2 still missing in Colorado fire; cause under investigation
The inferno broke out last Thursday, unusually late in the year following an extremely dry fall and amid with hardly any snow. “It’s complicated and it’s all covered with a foot of snow,” Pelle said of the scene where the fire started. “The outcome of that investigation is vital — there is so much at stake. We are going to be careful.”Rex and Barba Hickman sifted through the ashes of their Louisville home with their son and his wife. It is a difficult task.”Other investigators were trying to determine if the missing people might have made it out but did not contact their families or friends, Pelle said.wftv.com
2 missing; survivors count blessings after Colorado fire
It came unusually late in the year following an extremely dry fall and amid a winter nearly devoid of snow. In hard-hit Louisville, Susan Hill walked her dog in the well-below freezing chill Sunday morning down a snowy street. "A day late and a dollar short," Hill said of snow, which scientists said typically prevents winter fires that spread in dry grass. But Boulder County spokesperson Jennifer Churchill said the reports of three people missing were later discovered amid the scramble to manage the emergency. The search for the other two missing people was complicated by still burning debris and the snow,.wftv.com
3 missing; survivors count blessings after Colorado fire
It came unusually late in the year following an extremely dry fall and amid a winter nearly devoid of snow. In hard-hit Louisville, Susan Hill walked her dog in the well-below freezing chill Sunday morning down a snowy street. "A day late and a dollar short," Hill said of snow, which scientists said typically prevents winter fires that spread in dry grass. But Boulder County spokesperson Jennifer Churchill said the reports of three people missing were later discovered in the confusion of the scramble to manage the emergency. The search for the missing was complicated by still burning debris and the snow, officials said.wftv.com
'So difficult': Winter snow, cold slam Northwest and Sierra
Snow, ice and unseasonable cold in the Pacific Northwest and the Sierra Nevada are continuing to disrupt traffic, cause closures and force people to find refuge in emergency warming shelters. Snow showers began in the Northwest on Sunday from the Gulf of Alaska, dumping up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) across the Seattle area. In Multnomah County — home to Portland — about a half dozen weather shelters were open. On Tuesday, county officials said a resident died from exposure to cold temperatures on Saturday, KGW-TV reported. At Donner Pass in the Sierra, officials with the University of California, Berkeley's Central Sierra Snow Laboratory on Monday said recent snowfall has smashed the snowiest December record of 179 inches (4.6 meters), set in 1970.wftv.com
Government Contractor Indicted for Bribing Public Official
According to court documents, William F. Snow, 70, of Jamestown, worked for a government contracting firm that previously provided professional staffing services to BBG. In exchange, the BBG contracting officer took official actions that benefitted Snow, the contracting firm, and another executive, Rita Starliper, who previously pleaded guilty for her involvement in the scheme. Snow is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services mail fraud, one count of bribery, and three counts of honest services mail fraud. If convicted, Snow faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services mail fraud, fifteen years in prison for bribery, and twenty years in prison for each count of honest services mail fraud. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S.justice.gov
One dead as powerful typhoon batters the Philippines
Philippine Coast Guard officers wade through the chest-deep flood in Cagayan de Oro City in the southern Philippines to rescue a one-month-old baby. Heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rai caused a creek to swell and flooded some areas, triggering rescue operations to evacuate remaining residents trapped in their flooded homes.news.yahoo.com
Powerful storm drenches Southern California with heavy rain
California Storm A pedestrian fends off wind and rain while walking along Second Street in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Motorists spun out on whitened mountain passes and residents wielded umbrellas that flopped in the face of fierce winds as Northern California absorbed even more rain and snow Monday. Light rain and snow that started falling over the weekend was turning heavier on Monday. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal via AP) (Alan Dep)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Rain drenched Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful storm slid down the state, snarling traffic as vehicles spun out and raising the threat of mudslides in areas scarred by wildfires. Associated Press writer Christopher Weber contributed from Los Angeles and Associated Press writer Terence Chea contributed from Oakland, California.wftv.com
Powerful storm drenches Southern California with heavy rain
Rain drenched Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful storm slid down the drought-stricken state, snarling traffic as vehicles spun out and raising the threat of mudslides in areas scarred by wildfires. Nearly 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain fell before dawn in one area of Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles, the National Weather Service said. Residents of communities near the Alisal Fire burn scar in Santa Barbara County were ordered Monday to evacuate over concerns that heavy rains might cause flooding and debris flows that could inundate hillside homes. A similar order was issued for people living in several communities near another burn scar in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.news.yahoo.com
Radio City Rockets returning for ‘Christmas Spectacular’ after forced COVID-19 pause
Radio City Rockettes In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, the Radio City Rockettes rehearse for the 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular,' featuring dazzling dance numbers and costumes, classic favorites and the debut of 'Snow.' Showrunners announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, the production's return following the 2020 cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” is poised to return to Radio City Music Hall on Nov. 5, following a pause forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asbury Park Press reported. The 2020 spectacular was canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the production’s first pause in its 87-year history. “The Christmas Spectacular IS the holiday season in New York for so many families - and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back to Radio City Music Hall this November,” James Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment, stated.wftv.com
Stepfather of Texas firefighter found dead in Cancun says son's actions were 'out of character'
When Elijah Snow, 35, didn't return to his hotel room on Sunday night, his wife, Jamie, notified Mexican police, who discovered his body early Monday trapped in a bathroom window in another hotel.news.yahoo.com
Chicago’s ‘taste of winter’ continues with snow showers, overnight freeze warning
The Chicago area’s “taste of winter” should extend through Thursday morning, with snow showers likely throughout the day and sub-freezing temperatures expected overnight, according to the national weather service.chicagotribune.com
Dry, sunny start to Chicago weekend to give way to sloppy start to workweek
“Whether we like it or not, it (snow) is going to come back at some point, so ... you still want to have those boots handy and the brush for your car handy, just in case we do see some accumulation,” Borchardt said.chicagotribune.com
Up to 3 feet of snow: Potentially historic storm expected on the Front Range this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s going to feel like early summer in Central Florida this weekend, but winter will rage on out west. Weekend winter stormThe heaviest snow is expected to fall in the Front Range of the Rockies over the weekend. As much as 3 feet of snow could fall in this area. Isolated higher amounts could even be possible as this storm slowly lifts into the Upper Midwest late in the weekend. This part of the country certainly receives its fair share of snow, but amounts like these will be historic to parts of the Front Range.
Five times Florida saw snow in March
That doesn’t mean it doesn’t snow in Florida. Florida has plenty of moisture given the subtropical environment, but it’s usually the lack of cold temperatures that keeps snow at bay. In order for snow to fall the air has to be at freezing, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or below. According to their records, that amount of snow was the highest total for Florida within a 24-hour period. For Florida, not pictured below, the superstorm produced up to four inches of snow along the panhandle.
What is an ice dam? How do they form? And what to do about them
Ice dams caused by melting snow can cause water to leak into houses. The best way to deal with ice dams is to prevent them from forming. Snow from the Presidents Day storm and a heavy winter has taken a heavy toll on area roofs.chicagotribune.com
Most of U.S. covered with snow after massive winter storms
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rounds of significant winter weather have forced most of the US into a deep freeze. Following a historic snowstorm earlier in the week that brought heavy snow from Seattle to Texas and into the Great Lakes region, nearly 75 percent of the country has snow on the ground. AdThe snow made it all the way down to the Gulf Coast in Texas Monday. pic.twitter.com/Lj3eWUf2y0 — Justin Stapleton (@KPRC2Justin) February 15, 2021More snow and ice will be likely across the Deep South and Mid Atlantic through the upcoming weekend. How many inches of snow fell in your area?
7-year-old boy dies after homemade igloo collapses
BERLIN – A 7-year-old boy has died in eastern Switzerland after a homemade igloo collapsed on him and his father, police said Wednesday. The accident happened Tuesday in Tarasp in southeastern Switzerland. Police in Graubuenden canton said the collapse buried the boy and his father under snow. The father was able to extract himself and searched for his son with help from others. The boy was found after about 15 minutes and was flown to a hospital in Chur, where he died.
A ferocious winter storm dropped 18 inches of snow on Chicago. As residents begin to dig out, winter fatigue sets in.
The new snow, which sometimes fell at whiteout rates, piled onto already deep drifts following weeks of accumulation and a dangerous cold snap. Chicagoans are used to snowy winters, but fatigue set in as Tuesday marked the ninth straight day of more than a tenth of an inch of snow, tying the record for the longest stretch of days with snowfall since the start of record-keeping in 1884, according to the weather service.chicagotribune.com
Snow totals from 147 area weather stations — and how this February stacks up vs. history
With 12 days of the month remaining, 2021 has seen 19 inches of snow in Chicago — far above the normal for February of 9.1 inches. The record was set in 2011, the year of Snowmageddon, when 29 inches fell in February.chicagotribune.com
Tornado kills 3 in North Carolina; bitter cold sweeps Plains
AdNorth Carolina's Brunswick County had little notice of the dangerous weather, and a tornado warning was not issued until the storm was already on the ground. Texas officials said more than 400,000 doses due now will not arrive until at least Wednesday because of the storm. The tornado that hit North Carolina's Brunswick County was an EF3 with winds estimated at 160 mph (257 kph), the weather service said on Twitter. Several cities had record lows: In Minnesota, the Hibbing/Chisholm weather station registered minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 39 degrees Celsius). Sioux Falls, South Dakota, dropped to minus 26 Fahrenheit (minus 26 degrees Celsius).
In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations
Snow covers the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Tuesday, Feb.16, 2021. The snow, an unusual sight in the Greek capital of more than 3 million residents, also stopped most public transport services. The snow arrived as Athens and several other parts of Greece remain in lockdown to curb coronavirus infections. In neighboring Turkey, heavy snow and blizzards forced the closure of a highway in northwest Turkey. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with emergency response leaders to assist residents in blacked-out areas and villages cut off by the snow.
S&P 500 closes slightly lower as investors grow concerned about surging bond yields
The S&P 500 reversed lower in volatile trading on Tuesday, slipping from a record high as rising bond yields kept investors on edge. "Higher yields, while good for banks, are hitting the bond surrogate sectors like REIT's, Utilities and Staples," said Art Hogan, National Securities chief market strategist. "The market can digest rising yields, especially when they are going up for the right reason, but not when they go up in a linear fashion." The Dow has gained 5.1% in February, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have rallied 5.9% and 7.5%, respectively. The S&P 500 has raked in ten record closes in 2021.cnbc.com
Massive winter storm hits US: Power cut across Texas; snow, ice blanket southern Plains
“This event was well beyond the design parameters for a typical, or even an extreme, Texas winter that you would normally plan for. In Kansas, where wind chills dropped to as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 34 degrees Celsius) in some areas, Gov. At DFW, the temperature was 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius) — 3 degrees (-16 degrees) colder than Moscow. In Houston, officials said Bush Intercontinental Airport runways would remain closed until at least 1 p.m. Tuesday, a day longer than previously expected. The southern Plains had been gearing up for the winter weather for the better part of the weekend.
Winter storm warning goes into effect early Monday, with 8 to 12 inches of snow possible and wind chill values near minus 20
The warnings come after the weather service reported snow totals of 2 to 4 inches across most of the Chicago area, including 3.3 inches at O’Hare International Airport and 3.6 inches in Joliet during the weekend. Lake-effect snow in northwest Indiana bumped up the count to 7 inches in Chesterton and 6 inches in Portage, meteorologists said.chicagotribune.com
Wintry weather blanketing US making rare dip to Gulf Coast
"Typically, we just don’t have quite this much cold air in place that far south,” said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. AdChenard said significant ice and up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow were expected across parts of the southern Plains into Monday. Winter weather conditions are affecting large portions of the U.S., but it is rare for them to extend so far south, Chenard said. The airline said the storm was also affecting their flights across the region, with operations reduced and canceled at airports across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Utilities warned of the likelihood for additional power outages due to falling tree limbs.
Winter keeps stranglehold on much of U.S. with coast-coast snow, ice and bitter cold
ORLANDO, Fla. – This will be one of those weeks of winter when the rest of the nation looks at Florida with disgust. While much of the nation is dealing with an Arctic outbreak, Florida will sit this round of winter out. This storm will then dive south into the Southern Plains bringing with it more snow and ice. Snow and ice will once again be likely the Mississippi River Valley and Mid Atlantic as a result of the same storm Monday and Tuesday. Florida may get in on the winter fun by next weekend with a little more cold spilling down the peninsula.
How cold has February been? The data shows so far it’s one of the coldest. (You may have also noticed the snow.)
When it comes to snow, 2021 is also ahead of the curve, with a total of 7.6 inches. Normally there would have been only 3.5 inches. It will take some work to catch up to the record snowiest February: 29 inches in 2011, the year of the “Snowmageddon” blizzard.chicagotribune.com
Dutch will extend coronavirus curfew until March 3
Snow covers a houseboat in Amsterdam, as snow and strong winds blanketed much of the Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)THE HAGUE – The Dutch government announced Monday it is extending the country's curfew until March 3, declaring that was necessary to slow the spread of the more infectious coronavirus variant first detected in Britain. The country's 9 p.m.-to-4:30 a.m. curfew was introduced Jan. 23 and triggered days of riots in towns and cities across the Netherlands. However, the unrest has since subsided and the vast majority of residents adhere to the curfew. Last week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended most of the country's tough lockdown measures, already in force since mid-December, until March 2.
Heavy snowstorm pounds Germany, upends travel
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)BERLIN – A snowstorm and strong winds pounded northern and western Germany on Sunday, forcing trains to cancel trips and leading to hundreds of vehicle crashes. The German Weather Service DWD urged people to stay at home and authorities brought homeless people into warm shelters amid the sub-freezing temperatures. AdThe Bundesliga soccer game between Arminia Bielefeld and Werder Bremen was called off hours before kickoff Sunday because of the snowstorm. In Wuppertal, in western Germany, firefighters had to rescue six passengers out of the city's famous elevated railway after a train stopped moving due to the icy conditions. AdIn the Netherlands, snow blanketed much of the country, forcing the government to cancel a weekly crisis meeting to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.
Snow storm to hit Northeast on Super Bowl Sunday
Forecasters are warning of heavy snowfall in the Northeast on Super Bowl Sunday, days after several feet of snow fell on some parts of the region. Some areas along the East Coast are now under Winter Storm Warnings, including Philadelphia and the D.C. and New York areas. During the height of the storm, snowfall rates will be between 1/2-1 inch per hour, CBS Boston reports. All said and done, it'll be about 8-10 hours of snow to the area before clearing begins for Monday. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect in Massachusetts for the Cape and Islands, along with Bristol and Plymouth County.cbsnews.com
‘Love triangle’ leads to fatal shooting at Volusia facility, sheriff says
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday morning at the Volusia County vehicle maintenance facility in an apparent “love triangle” dispute, according to Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Everyone involved is a Volusia County employee, according to the sheriff. He is now charged with first-degree murder in this case and remained in the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond. Volusia County government officials said they are cooperating with the sheriff’s office. “Our immediate concern is for the safety and welfare of our employees,” Volusia County Manager George Recktenwald said in a statement.
2 dead in crash with tractor-trailer on US 27 in Lake County
CLERMONT, Fla. – Two people were killed early Thursday in a crash in Lake County, forcing a major roadway to close for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash involved multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, according to troopers. An image tweeted by the FHP shows at least two vehicles crashed into the side of a jackknifed tractor-trailer. AdRecord show the 68-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer lost control for an unknown reason, which caused the vehicle to jackknife across the northbound lanes. The 53-year-old Orlando man driving the SUV and the 56-year-old Davenport man driving the sedan both died at the scene.
First interfaith vaccination site opens in South Florida
Ron DeSantis announced a new Florida vaccine site Thursday that will be located at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. pic.twitter.com/2PRjbbwpH5 — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 4, 2021The vaccination site is one of Florida’s first sites located at a synagogue. It will also be one of the first interfaith vaccination sites for seniors from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. “And that’s vaccinated over 13,000 individuals.”The new site will be the first vaccine faith event that incorporates multiple faiths. In Central Florida, DeSantis said that he wants to do more with the vaccination site at The Villages.
Death investigation underway near Old Winter Garden Road
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A death investigation is underway Thursday morning near Old Winter Garden Road, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. [TRENDING: Injunctions filed against girl slammed by deputy | SpaceX launches satellites | OK to dream: Snow in Florida?] Authorities have not provided any further information about the nature of the death investigation, including identifying information about the victim. Check back for more information on this developing story.
It’s OK to dream as the Euro snowfall forecast goes wild near the Florida-Georgia line
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – About two or three times each winter, the global forecast models (Euro and GFS) fly off the rails. This year’s crazy story is coming from the Euro Global Forecast Model. AdThe result is to stream onshore moisture while there is just enough cold air to allow for snow in Southern Georgia. The 00z Wednesday Euro Snowfall Forecast rides off the rails over Southern Georgia. Just like the movie “Dumb and Dumber” when Jim Carey asked what were his chances of becoming Lauren Holly’s boyfriend?
Snow buildup causes partial wall collapse at Aragon Ballroom, sends debris near CTA ‘L’ structure
The collapse occurred on the northern end of the building’s west wall, Ald. James Cappleman, 46th, said. Snow caused part of the roof parapet to collapse, which also damaged the fire escape below it. Cappleman reached out to owners of the building but had not heard back yet by Tuesday afternoon, so he was unsure if the damages were structural or cosmetic.chicagotribune.com
New Jersey governor calls snowfall an "all hands on deck storm" as COVID vaccinations remain on hold
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy called the snow storm pummeling Northeast an "all hands on deck storm," as crews continued to clear roads Tuesday morning. Along the Jersey Shore, the storm brought on coastal flooding, leaving roads under water and impossible to pass, CBS New York reported. As of Tuesday morning, the state had administered 824,028 COVID vaccinations and hospitals were currently treating 2,892 COVID patients, Murphy said. During the storm Monday, 254 COVID patients were discharged from New Jersey hospitals, while 297 were admitted, Murphy said. Murphy said that one "big, positive surprise" was the low number of power outages throughout the storm.cbsnews.com
The Latest: Wet snow turns to sleet in northern New England
A sprawling, lumbering winter storm has walloped the Eastern U.S., shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit. In its second day in the Northeast, a snow storm left nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in parts of New Hampshire. The Yale New Haven Health system, which runs several hospitals in southern Connecticut, said its vaccination sites were closed Tuesday and staff were contacting people to reschedule appointments. In New England, nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in southeast New Hampshire, and the mountains were getting heavy snow as well. The National Weather Service reported 30 inches of snow fell in parts of Sussex and Morris counties on Monday.
Vaccinations resume as not-quite-historic snowstorm fades
Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeastern U.S. are getting back up and running after a two-day snowstorm that also shut down public transport, closed schools and canceled flights. Some vaccination sites in New York City remained closed, but others, including those run by the public hospital system, were open Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeast ramped back up Tuesday after a two-day snowstorm that also shut down public transport, closed schools and stranded travelers with canceled flights. Some vaccination sites in the city remained closed, but others, including those run by the public hospital system, were open Tuesday. Tom Wolf declared a disaster emergency after snowfall of up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) throughout central and eastern regions.
Wisconsin sees snow totals not seen in 10 years with up to 10 inches in some areas
“That’s more snow than we’ve seen in a decade,” said Chris Stumpf, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sullivan. He said the last time the area had 15-inch snow depth totals was in the 2010-2011 winter season, the Journal Sentinel reported.chicagotribune.com
Major snowstorm heads to Northeast after blanketing Midwest
It was already impacting coronavirus vaccinations in New York and New Jersey, with appointments for Monday needing to be canceled and rescheduled. The storm system blanketed parts of the Midwest in the most snow some places had seen in several years. In Wisconsin, snow depths in some counties near Lake Michigan had reached more than 15 inches (38 centimeters), and the snow was still falling. AdThree to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) of snow arrived in central Ohio by early Sunday, making for some slippery roads. Much of the region could see blizzard-like conditions, with a foot to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) of snow.
Massive winter storm expected to bring snow, ice to Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
Up to two feet of snow is possible in parts on the northeast. ORLANDO, Fla. – The winter storm that extends from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico is ramping up for parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Future radarUp to two feet of snow is possible from Southeast Pennsylvania to New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. A winter storm watch covers all of Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine with the potential for heavy snow arriving late Monday. This snow and ice is part of a system that will bring another blast of cold air to Central Florida Monday.
Winter storm warning declared as heavy, wet snow 5-9 inches deep to blanket Chicago area Saturday into Sunday
The snow is expected to mainly hit northern Illinois late Saturday evening, with 5 to 9 inches predicted in the Chicago metro area. It will start light in the afternoon, but after 1-3 hours the heavier snow will reach rates greater than 1 inch per house during its peak and last until around midnight. There will also be a risk of minor lakeshore flooding in Illinois due to high waves from the gusts.chicagotribune.com
Feb. 8 snowstorm map: How much did it snow near you?
Most of northern Illinois is facing an ongoing pattern of multiple snow events and single-digit air temperatures with wind chill values well below zero, said Ricky Castro, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Following a dusting of snow Monday morning and ahead of another potential 1 to 3 inches that could fall during the evening commute, he said not much will change with the cold and snowy forecast for the next week, at least, or possibly two.chicagotribune.com
100″ of snow in a week: Atmospheric river bringing rounds of heavy snow to Sierra Nevada mountains
A series of storms will ride down the West Coast of the U.S. bringing lower elevation rain and heavy mountain snow to California. An atmospheric river (narrow green stripe) will set up on the West Coast of the U.S. by the middle of the week producing heavy rain and mountain snow for much of California. An atmospheric river is a narrow flowing column of moisture responsible for producing significant rain and/or snow. These are most common along the West Coast of the U.S. with developing Pacific storms. West Coast StormAn upper-level low sliding down the California coast will induce the atmospheric river allowing for continuous heavy rain and snow for days.
Germany discovers new Covid variant among 35 hospital patients
A possibly new variant of the coronavirus has been discovered at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen hospital. Samples are currently being examined at the Charité hospital in Berlin, the hospital announced on Monday. Germany is the latest country to discover a new mutation of the coronavirus, with a new variant identified among a group of hospital patients in Bavaria. Local news outlets first reported on Monday that an unknown variant of the coronavirus had been discovered among 35 patients at a hospital in the Bavarian ski town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southeast Germany. Officials said the variant is different from recently discovered variants in the U.K. and South Africa.cnbc.com
Snowcat Ridge, Florida’s only snow park, closes for the season
Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park is closing for the season Monday after opening on Nov. 20. Florida’s first snow park can only operate while temperatures remain low enough to keep the snow frozen. Less than a month after opening, Snowcat Ridge was shut down due to health and safety violations. Inspectors issued violations to the snow park concerning its use of temporarily modified shipping containers in the Alpine Village, the company said. A Snowcat Ridge official said the park will reopen in November but the exact date is to be determined.
Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche
In Switzerland, a skier who had been buried by an avalanche over the weekend died in a hospital of his injuries, authorities said Monday. Temperatures dropped to minus 28 degrees Celsius (minus 18 Fahrenheit) in some Polish areas overnight, the coldest night in 11 years. Just across Poland's southwestern border, the Czech Republic experienced the coldest night this year with temperatures dropping below minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in many places. In eastern Albania, temperatures dipped as low as minus 13 degrees Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) in Peshkopi, 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of the capital, Tirana. The Nordic region also saw snow and subfreezing temperatures, with the coldest temperatures predictably recorded in the Arctic.
‘What you see is what you get:’ Forecaster says as steady snowfall is expected to continue most of Sunday
Predictable pockets of snow will accumulate, measuring as much as 2 inches near downtown Chicago and between 2 to 4 inches near and south of Interstate 80, according to forecasters. It comes after city residents already endured a weekend of rain and occasional snow.chicagotribune.com
Light snow expected all weekend in Chicago area; 2 inches could accumulate
More snow was predicted for Sunday, with up to 2 inches expected in the southern chunk of the Chicago area. That evening, temperatures are also expected to dip into the teens and remain so for the next two nights, the weather service said. But there will be more sunshine starting Wednesday too.chicagotribune.com
Flash floods, the warmest summer on record and 15 tornadoes spawned in one day: Chicago’s extreme weather during 2020
“It is not common for airplanes to induce snow, though it does happen under the right conditions. Provided sufficient moisture and a source of rising motion, snowflakes develop when the air temperature is below roughly -10 °C (14 °F). When the air temperature is close to but not below those temperatures, we instead end up with little water droplets that easily freeze when shaken up or disturbed, such as when a plane flies by. It’s not easy to sustain these sorts of conditions for long periods of time. However, when they do occur, most areas actually see freezing drizzle (as those water droplets fall) and airplanes often experience icing as they fly through the cloud layer with the water droplets.”Share quote & linkchicagotribune.com
First major winter storm to hit Chicago area this week: Snow and ice Tuesday through Wednesday, then maybe another round on New Year’s Eve.
The storm late Tuesday is expected to see its worst winds, which could reach up to 25 mph, heading into Wednesday morning, but it should be followed by warmer air. “So the threat of icing should diminish during the day for most of the area,” according to the weather service.chicagotribune.com
Book excerpt: "One by One" by Ruth Ware
With a nod to Agatha Christie, Ruth Ware creates a deadly mystery in "One by One" (Scout Press). It is 1:52 p.m. Outside the window the sky is iron gray, and the snowflakes swirl hypnotically past. Excerpted from "One By One" by Ruth Ware. Copyright © 2020 by Ruth Ware. Excerpted with permission by Scout Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.For more info:cbsnews.com
40 inches of snow: Snowstorm buries parts of the Northeast
Reports of the snow that fell from Wednesday's snowstorm. ORLANDO, Fla. – Those who were dreaming of a white Christmas in the Northeast got closer to their dream Wednesday. The bullseye with this storm was interior Pennsylvania and New York, where more than 40 inches of snow fell. Snow reports in the Northeast from Wednesday's storm. With Christmas a little more than a week away, most of these areas should hang on to the snow to achieve a white Christmas.
More than 70 million affected by winter storm with heavy snow in Northeast
More than 70 million affected by winter storm with heavy snow in Northeast More than 70 million Americans have been affected by a big winter storm overnight. Parts of the Northeast region have gotten more than 2 feet of snow. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN with the latest.cbsnews.com
Snow continues to fall on Northeast US, with vaccines in tow
A woman waits for a Long Island Rail Road train in the Queens borough of New York as snow falls at the start of an oncoming snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – Snow continued to fall Thursday during a key period in the coronavirus pandemic, days after the start of the U.S. vaccination campaign and in the thick of a virus surge that has throngs of people seeking tests daily. Snow fell from northern Virginia to parts of New England on Wednesday. But we are on it and following it,” he told Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”The need for vaccines prompted New Jersey Gov. The National Weather Service reported that parts of Centre County were hit with as much as 13 inches (33 centimeters) of snow by Wednesday night.
Major storm hits East Coast with heavy snow and fierce winds
Major storm hits East Coast with heavy snow and fierce winds Some areas along the East Coast could see more than two feet of snow in the season's first major storm. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports from Maryland and CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN from New York City's Central Park, where heavy snow is piling up quickly.cbsnews.com
Florida’s first snow park to reopen after shutdown for safety violations
One day after being shut down for health and safety violations, Florida’s first snow park has been given the go ahead to reopen Friday afternoon. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park located in Dade City first reported the shutdown on its Facebook page on Dec. 10 after a Pasco county inspector discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations. Inspectors issued violations to the snow park concerning its use of temporarily modified shipping containers in the Alpine Village, the company said. Full Screen 1 / 11 Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. “Our team worked all day yesterday and through the night to come to a resolution on these issues with Pasco County.
Officials shut down Florida’s first snow park for health and safety violations
Dade City, Fla – Less than a month after opening, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park has closed its doors after a Pasco county inspector discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations. The park has not requested any inspections for the other outstanding permits” government officials explained. Full Screen 1 / 11 Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. Snowcat Ridge officials said they weren’t provided any documentation or written explanation of the violations. “Further, Pasco County has failed to recognize our State of Florida amusement ride approvals and will not allow us to open Snowy Slopes,” the Facebook comment went on to explain.
You can now snow tube in Florida
DADE CITY, Fla – Floridians no longer have an excuse to say they have never seen snow. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City has officially opened. A snow park in Florida, right?“ said Adam Thomas from Florida sports coast. Full Screen 1 / 15 Snow tubing at Snowcat Ridge in Dade City, Florida is now open. A snow park in Florida.
Historical Armistice Day Blizzard Has Lasting Impacts
This Veteran’s Day marks 80 years that the Armistice Day blizzard roared through the Midwest, killing over 150 people, changing forecasting efforts forever. Nov. 11, 1940: Nearly 150 deaths were blamed on the Armistice Day Blizzard, which left a path of devastation 1,000 miles wide through the country and generated snowdrifts up to 20 feet tall. Chicago was the forecast hub for the Tri-State area, but after the Armistice Blizzard, the need for more monitoring hours and branch offices was apparent. Twenty-four-hour weather coverage was implemented. All of these changes resulted in more accurate, localized coverage of major weather events in order to ultimately save more lives.
Halloween in the pandemic: Costumes and candy, at a distance
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties and haunted houses were canceled due to bans on large gatherings and concerns that spooky celebrations could spread the coronavirus. In the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Tomeka Ray took her 4-year-old daughter, Diamond, trick-or-treating in the afternoon. Caden Korchuk, 11, and friend Jayden Schoning, 10, both dressed as skeletons, also appreciated getting their candy delivered from a distance.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards
Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. (AP Photo)SUNRISE, Fla. – Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit “Con Calma,” which featured the 1990s artist Snow. His honors included the hot Latin song aware, and song of the year honors for streaming and airplay and digital platforms.
Record snowfall hits the Upper Midwest
TWIN CITIES, MN – Record-breaking snowfall hit parts of the Upper Midwest Tuesday. The National Weather Service Twin Cities bureau showed Minneapolis, Minnesota racking up 7.9″ of snowfall beating the record of 3 inches of snow that fell on that day in 1916. Snowfall records set on Oct 20, 2020 from NWS Twin Cities. Another October blizzard event for the record books happened on the 19th and 20th back in 1916. Many residents in Duluth and the Twin Cities still talk about the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
Snowy slopes and igloos: Florida’s Snowcat Ridge begins pre-season ticket sale
Tickets are now on sale to the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park. Arctic Igloo, guests can build snowmen or snow castles out of real snow. (WKMG-TV)Officials said the park will feature magical music and a light show on the slopes nightly which can be seen from the Holiday Market at the park’s Alpine Village. According to the company website, The Alpine Village will have a variety of food vendors offering hot and cold beverages, beer, wine and food. Alpine Village, which features its own Holiday Market (WKMG-TV)Tickets for Snowcat Ridge start at $24.95.