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  • Penn. city of Harrisburg is STILL plowing snow from January blizzard despite it being 70 degrees

    03/11/2016 2:38:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/10/16 | Myriah Towner
    Pennsylvania city of Harrisburg is STILL plowing snow from January blizzard despite it being 70 degrees A Pennsylvania city is still clearing snow left from a record-breaking blizzard that occurred two months ago despite it being 70 degrees. An estimated 15,000 tons of snow from the city of Harrisburg and surrounding municipalities was piled high on City Island following a 30-inch snowfall in January. And for the last three weeks, city employees have been using gas-powered burners to help melt the remaining piles of snow before its baseball team's opening day in April, according to Pennlive.
  • State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

    01/22/2016 2:11:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton's personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal "oversight." In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton's emails believed to be work-related. The emails, thousands of which have been released on a monthly basis since last year, have become a constant headache for Clinton's front-runner Democratic presidential campaign. More than 1,300 of the emails from...
  • The Miracle in the Snow

    01/26/2016 8:48:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Whether or not Planned Parenthood and the mainstream media ignore them, there will ALWAYS be busloads of students ready to head to March for Life protests, even when getting back home means getting through the generation’s worst blizzard. Miracle searchers don’t have to delve into the long ago past searching for miracles from Above. They only have to go back to Sunday past when a ‘Miracle in the Snow’ proved that not even the worst blizzard of a generation can blow out the candle of faith. With high winds driving 30 and more inches of snow, Winter Storm ‘Jonah’ blew...
  • Photos: Sunny, Bo and a White House covered in snow

    01/25/2016 2:20:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    National Sun Times ^ | 1/24/16 | Chad Merda
    White House photographer Pete Souza captured the happy pair frolicking in the snow as everyone else tried to bury themselves out....
  • Obama jokes: 'I shoveled all this stuff!' [40 Dead in Blizzard, But Hussein is Having Fun]

    01/25/2016 2:16:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/24/16 | Kevin Liptak
    He may be the country's most famous federal employee, but [Hussein] wasn't partaking in the government-wide snow day on Monday. Instead of padding around the White House in sweatpants and slippers [Hussein] suited up for a [photo-op] at Walter Reed National Medical Center... As he strode across a snow-free White House South Lawn toward his helicopter, Obama joked he'd cleared the wide swath of grass himself.
  • Snowzilla: That’s Mighty White of You

    01/25/2016 5:51:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-25-2016 | MOTUS
    Snowzilla took the entire eastern seaboard down.Les Nessman reported the breaking news: (H/T: Jonah Goldberg.)Barry used the anthropogenic climate disaster to take a little time off from his usual Sunday work day to appear on CBS' "Sunday Morning" where he revealed that - rumors to the contrary - he didn’t plan on running for a third term. Because A) he’s tired: President Barack Obama says he wouldn't run for a third term even if he could. He says the presidency takes a toll on family life, and the office "should be continually renewed by new energy and new ideas." B)...
  • Shutdown: House Will Hold No Votes This Week Because of Storm That Has Passed

    01/24/2016 8:28:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2016 | 5:31 PM EST | (Staff)
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced that the U.S. House of Representatives is postponing votes it had expected to hold on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and will not hold votes until Monday, Feb. 1--as a result of the heavy snowstorm that hit Washington, D.C. on Friday and Saturday. ...
  • When These Pro-Life Students Got Stuck in a Blizzard They Bore Witness to Their Faith

    01/24/2016 4:43:29 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 24th, 2016 | CR Wire
    Over 500 Catholic school students from the Midwest, left the annual March for Life in DC early on Friday.  The reason for leaving was to get away from the impending blizzard, Winter Storm Jonas.  They didn't make it out in time, and got stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike West, in the mountains of Pennsylvania, for over 24 hours.  During that time they bore witness to their faith in amazing ways. Reports are that the students shared their food, their shelter (busses), and more with stranded travelers.  While their fellow travelers were inside warming up and finding nourishment, the students decided to...
  • March for Life groups stranded for hours in northeast blizzard

    01/24/2016 9:13:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    March for Life organizers had pledged that neither a blizzard forecast nor icy cold temperatures would keep them from descending on the nation’s capital Friday for the annual pro-life event - but returning home is proving to be a more difficult task. A massive winter storm that rolled through the mid-atlantic and Northeast Friday night has reportedly left busloads of march participants stuck on the side of major highways. Six buses carrying a group of 330 students and chaperons who traveled to the District of Columbia from Omaha, Nebraska have been stuck on the Pennsylvania turnpike for 11 hours due...
  • March for Life Group Stranded in Storm, Prays Mass on Altar Made of Snow

    01/24/2016 5:20:10 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 23, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    A post on Facebook describes the scene: Amazing site from Pennsylvania. Dowling Catholic [High School, in Iowa] students stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike meet kids on the bus from Missouri. They have a priest. And create a snow altar for mass in the middle of this stand still. Very proud of all you Dowling Catholic students.WBAY from Green Bay reports on another stranded band of marchers: A group of 150 people from the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, mostly students, is stranded in their buses by the East Coast blizzard.The group was in Washington, DC, for the "March for...
  • NYPD: 'We Will Arrest You' If On the Road

    01/23/2016 7:14:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 95 replies
    Martial law has been decalred in New York City. This comes in response to this year's biggest snow storm. The New York Police Department is threatening to arrest anyone on the road. They are calling it a "travel ban." "After 2:30 p.m and you're on the road, we will arrest you @NYPDChiefofDept says," NYPD says. "Stay off the road, @NYPDChiefofDept says. We don't want to have to arrest you."
  • National Guard, Salvation Army Helping People Stranded On Turnpike

    01/23/2016 4:02:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 84 replies
    CBS Pittburgh ^ | 1-23 | CBSPit
    A messy portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been shut down do to snowy conditions, and several groups are rushing in to help. The Turnpike is closed in both directions between the Breezewood exit and the New Stanton exit so that crews can clear the roads. Additionally, all commercial vehicles are banned between the New Stanton exit and the Delaware River Bridge, and on the Northeastern Extension between the Mid County exit and the Pocono exit. There are a number of vehicles stuck on the closed section of the Turnpike, and the National Guard has been called in to help....
  • State Dept. would like to delay releasing some of Hillary's emails

    01/23/2016 12:28:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    I’ve seen snowstorms take the blame for all sorts of things over the years, but this one may be a first. The State Department is due to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails at the end of the month (before the voting begins) but they’re asking a judge for an extra month to complete their work. One of the reasons for the requested extension is apparently the snowstorm. (The Hill) The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton's personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as...
  • Gov. Cuomo issues travel ban as killer blizzard wallops New York; storm could be one of five worst

    01/23/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/23/16 | Meg Wagner
    Gov. Cuomo issued a travel ban Saturday, shutting down roads and some train service as a killer blizzard bears down on New York City. New York City and state roads will close to all traffic except emergency responders at 2:30 p.m. Metro-North and Long Island Railroad service will stop at 4:00 p.m., the governor said. MTA will also shutter service for exterior subway routes at 4 p.m., Cuomo said. The massive blizzard will go down as one of the five worst in city history, Mayor de Blasio said Saturday. The storm - which killed at least nine people as it...
  • 31 of the Most Interesting Signs at the March for Life

    01/23/2016 8:01:48 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 23 January 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    An enthusiastic crowd showed its support for the pro-life movement by attending the 2016 March for Life despite frigid Friday weather and an impending blizzard in our nation's capital. A number of demonstrators brought their own handmade signs displaying why they choose to be pro-life. The March for Life in Washington, D.C., is held annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the country.
  • Blizzard Live Thread: Northeast Freepers please check in

    01/23/2016 12:02:03 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 368 replies
    01/23/2016
    Dear Northeast Freepers: Please check-in to let us know that you're safe. If you want to share your blizzard experiences- whether funny or scary - we're listening. If you need something, please say so. Maybe we can help or get word to someone who can. ~Signed, Your Friends at Free Republic.
  • D.C. is Shutting Down because of Snow, But Look At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier…

    01/22/2016 6:29:43 PM PST · by xzins · 85 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | January 22, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    Washington D.C. is currently being bombarded with snowfall, so most government employees thought it would be best to take the day off. I mean, if it's dangerous, then sure - take the day. But it's pretty typical of the government to do nothing while others go about their business, isn't it? Check out what's happening during the blizzard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, VA...
  • #WHYWEMARCH: March For Life 2016

    01/22/2016 7:54:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The March for Life 2016 is on Friday — even in a blizzard. The march’s social media campaign — #WhyWeMarch — provides a glimpse of how the pro-life movement and the choice for life has made a difference in the lives of thousands of men and women.
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • 50 Million Americans Prepare For "Potentially Historic" Winter Storm

    01/19/2016 3:56:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/19/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the exception of a handful of one-time events, it had been such a mild winter across most of the U.S. that numerous retailers have been complaining how negatively impacted their topline has been as a result of the warmer weather (clearly having forgotten how they complained about precisely the opposite in prior years). All that is about to change, and all those warm weather-slammed retailers are about to get just the top line-boosting gift they have been waiting for because according to AccuWeather, the Northeast - from Charleston all the way to Boston - is about to be...
  • Texas FReepers! Please check in if you can! Major storms and tornados.

    12/26/2015 5:19:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 294 replies
    BTLD | 12/26/15 | BTLD
    I am seeing all kinds of Breaking News stories about severe weather in Texas. Is everybody OK? Please check in, if you can. Be safe!
  • Blizzard Conditions Expected for Parts of Upper Midwest

    03/03/2015 5:06:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 3, 2015, 7:29 AM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter. Heavy snow is expected Tuesday in parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A band from west-central to northeastern Minnesota could see the heaviest amounts, 4-6 inches. Blizzard conditions are expected in south-central and west-central Minnesota as well as across south-central to northeastern South Dakota.
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • Blizzard watch Eastern Mass.

    02/12/2015 6:13:10 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 54 replies
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON ,MA ^ | 2/21/2015 | Nat. Weather Svc
    Blizzard Watch from 2/14/2015 7:00:00 PM to 2/15/2015 7:00:00 PM ...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARD TYPES...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...INCLUDING HEAVY SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES. * TIMING...SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD MAKE TRAVELING DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS MAY CREATE PROBLEMS FOR UNCLEARED ROOFS. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO...
  • MBTA GM Beverly Scott spared no expense on trips, record review shows

    MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott jetted off at taxpayer expense nearly every month during her two-plus-year tenure sometimes several times a month to conferences and meetings around the country, even as the troubled transit system was collapsing around her, a Herald review shows. A review of Scotts monthly expense reports provided by the MBTA as part of public records request shows she spent 106 days traveling out of state while at the helm of the T, taking 30 trips in 24 months. During that time, Scott, who announced yesterday shes stepping down in April, racked up $56,753 in...
  • Global Warming Is Snowed Out

    01/29/2015 3:10:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, the New York Times predicted the end of snow. This week, its employees had trouble getting to work because of a travel ban caused by the blizzard. And those New Yorkers still subscribing to the print edition of the Old Gray Lady of Eight Avenue were even more out of luck.
  • 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...
  • Why the Blizzard Forecast Missed Its Mark

    01/27/2015 4:56:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 1/27/15 | Robert Lee Hotz
    National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said. Rather than rely on their own forecasting systemupgraded in recent weeksthe federal experts placed their faith instead on a well-regarded European computer model that predicted the worst of this storm would squarely hit New York City. That system earlier had outperformed the U.S. forecasting system in predicting the path of superstorm Sandy. This time, the European forecasting model was wrong, several commercial forecasters said. That model,...
  • Global warming could make blizzards worse

    01/27/2015 2:27:31 PM PST · by detective · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    Were on the verge of another historic blizzard, with as much as two or three feet of snow expected in parts of the Northeast. Already, the press is throwing around terms like Snowmageddon to describe whats coming. Next comes politics: Whenever the East Coast sees an extreme snow event, the weather is perfect for snow trolling e.g., trying to use one cold event to refute a warming climate trend.
  • There Is Basically No Snow In New York But, Absurdly, The Entire City Is Shut Down

    01/27/2015 8:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2015 | HENRY BLODGET
    I haven't seen official snowfall totals yet, but judging from a glance out the window, it looks as if New York City might have gotten about 6 inches Monday night. Meanwhile, the entire city is shut down. Schools, government, public transportation, private transportation, and by virtue of the lack of transportation most offices and businesses. It's just absurd. I've lived in New York for almost my whole life 48 years and counting. I have seen the city weather many actually large snowstorms, including a 26-incher just a few years go. The city stayed open through all of...
  • EPA director warns of vanishing snow due to global warming as historic blizzard approaches

    01/27/2015 6:20:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In politics, much as with a Broadway chorus line, timing is everything. That’s a lesson that current EPA Director, Gina McCarthy will probably take to heart after this one. As the northeast braces for what is being described as a potentially historic snowstorm, Ms. McCarthy spent the beginning of her weekend huddling with environmental activists with a clear message. These climate change deniers will ruin the ski industry because we’re going to run out of snow. The Environmental Protection Agency, Aspen Skiing Co., and a pair of Olympic snowboarders teamed up Thursday to help spread the word about climate...
  • Abortion giant cancels Day of Action due to blizzard

    01/26/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Planned Parenthood has cancelled a Day of Action that was planned for January 26 because of the incoming blizzard. The largest provider of abortion in the country planned the Day of Action to kickoff the 2015 New York State Legislative Session. As our state representatives start their work, well be there to greet them and make sure they know that issues such as Family Planning Funding, Reproductive Health Care Access, and Paid Family Leave must be a priority in 2015, Planned Parenthood of New York City Action wrote on their events page. In cancelling the event, the group posted this,...
  • Blizzard expected to bring New York to a standstill, subway to shutdown

    01/26/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 83 replies
    Los Angeles Atimes ^ | Monday, January 26, 2015 | Tina Susman, and others
    Snow and powerful winds swept into the Northeast on Monday as a storm predicted to grow into a major blizzard prompted mass transit shutdowns, highway closures, thousands of airline flight cancellations and a ban on driving in New York City and on major roads across the region. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of New York Citys subway and bus system as of 11 p.m. Monday, the first such closure since Superstorm Sandy hit the region in the fall of 2012. With the closure of all mass transit, and the citywide driving ban as of 11 p.m., Cuomos...
  • Major winter storm could bring blizzard conditions to Massachusetts *Daily Mail Photos in thread

    01/25/2015 6:28:28 AM PST · by mkleesma · 162 replies
    Daily Mail Photos; WCVB-TV Boston ^ | 1/25/15 | WCVB-TV Boston
    BOSTON Winter is making up for lost time. A storm that is potentially historic is now in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    12/24/2014 5:52:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2014 12:15 AM EST
    A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Global Warming Explorers Stuck in Blizzard (HA HA HA)

    03/19/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    globalwarming101.com ^ | 03/19/2007 | milwguy
    Yesterday I posted this quote from Elizabeth from the Will Steger Foundation global warming expedition to the artic.............. It felt so good to be back on trail. The weather was relatively warm for this time of year, there was little wind and the sun was shining. The mountains plunge dramatically to the ice on all sides. The U-shape of the head of the fiord ahead of us gave us a clue to the glaciations that sculpted this land, grinding away the granite to leave sheer walls of bare rock. I felt like I was inside an I-Max movie. I couldn't...
  • Video Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Texas & Oklahoma

    04/13/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13APR2014 | Robert Felix
    Snow beginning tonight with BRIEF near blizzard conditions possible across the North Texas & Western Oklahoma Panhandles, according to Chris Morris with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas Also hard freeze warnings in effect! In mid April!
  • The first-ever film of a New York City blizzard

    02/06/2014 4:58:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    What storm is this?The horrific blizzard that hit New York onFebruary 17, 1902. It would be considered the worst snowstorm to hit the metropolitan area sincethe Great Blizzard of 1888.(Read all about ithere.) I assume we're actually in the aftermath of the blizzard here, as the snow shovels are out, and the kids are playing. What area is being filmed?Madison Square Park (near 23rd Street),with theWorth Memorialin the background of some angles Who made this? Edison Manufacturing Company. Their Manhattan studio was nearby, at41 East 21st Street. Who's the director?The head of Edison's film divisionEdwin S. Porter, considered by most...
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, its no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • 125 years ago, deadly 'Childrens Blizzard' blasted Minnesota (January 11, 2013)

    01/09/2014 3:31:55 AM PST · by beaversmom · 32 replies
    Minn Post ^ | January 11, 2013 | Alyssa Ford
    Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyNobles County native Morton Bassett: "It was a beautiful day for mid-winterand no one even thought of what a change an hour's time could bring." The winter of 1887-1888 was ferocious and unrelenting. November vacillated between ice storms, snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. December dumped mountains of snow: 20.2 inches in Moorhead, 39.5 inches at Morris, 33 inches at Mankato. Then on Jan. 5, 1888, a massive sleet storm coated the snowy drifts with treacherous ice, putting scores of restless farmers and schoolchildren under house arrest but for the most essential chores. Finally, though, on Jan....
  • Southern Illinois' basketball team is stuck in snow

    01/05/2014 9:42:37 PM PST · by SeminoleCounty · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 5, 2014 | Scott Coleman
    The bus driving Southern Illinois' basketball team home from a road game got stuck in a ditch along Interstate 57 on Sunday night. Illinois has been pounded by snow since New Year's Day. According to an ESPN report, the bus got stuck after the driver pulled off the road with hopes of waiting out the snowstorm. Once the driver tried to get the bus back on the road, it was immovable. The highway was closed at this point, and they were unable to get a tow. They likely won't get back to campus until Monday morning after taking on Illinois...
  • Residents brace for winter storm expected to wallop Northeast (Live Thread, weather reports

    01/02/2014 4:04:50 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2014
    Northeast residents are bracing for a cold welcome to 2014 due to a winter storm predicted to bring snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region. Though snow began falling overnight in parts of New England and New York, forecasters say the full storm would not hit until later Thursday. As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, the National Weather Service said. "There will be travel problems," said Hugh Johnson, a National Weather Service...
  • Kerry forces Israels moment of decision

    12/17/2013 8:38:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/16/2013 22:49 | Caroline B. Glick
    There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerrys visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off. Tens of thousands of Jerusalemites and residents of surrounding areas were locked down in their houses, without power, heat, telephone service or water. And all of the sudden, out of nowhere, Kerry appeared. As Hamas-ruled Gazans begged the supposedly hated IDF to come and save them from the floods, and as Israel took over rescue operations for stranded Palestinians living under the rule...
  • Storm Batters Buffalo?

    11/27/2013 8:58:06 AM PST · by gasport · 46 replies
    Buffalo Rising ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Queenseyes
    This morning at 6am CNN reported that a winter storm had delivered a leveling blow to Buffalo. The reporter was stationed on what looked to be Delaware Avenue in the city, where there appeared to be no sign of battering. The reporter then stated that more snow was on the way. Then, the same reporter ended up in Amherst at 8am, showing the debilitating effects that the storm had caused. When he reached down to the grown, there might have been three inches of light fluffy snow. There are also reports of patches of slick black ice, stated the reporter,...
  • INCREDIBLE RESCUE OF ELDERLY COUPLE BY HEROIC WOLF DOG

    10/20/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    Dog Heirs, Where Dogs Are Family ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | Martha
    [This story is an oldie but goodie and takes place in New York State} There are plenty of stories of dogs performing acts of heroism, saving their guardians from house fires, wild animals and other dangers. But the story of Shana, a wolf and German Shepherd mix and her rescue of Eve and Norman Fertig one fall night, stands out as one of the most remarkable acts of loyalty and heroic bravery of a dog, ever. Back in 2006, the Fertigs, both 81 years old, were tending to the injured animals in their forested animal sanctuary in Alden, New York...
  • Disposal pits opened in South Dakota for livestock killed by blizzard

    10/17/2013 4:09:47 AM PDT · by Freeport · 2 replies
    my FoxDC.com ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | N/A
    Pennington County has opened two large disposal pits for western South Dakota ranchers with cattle killed in an early October blizzard. Up to 4 feet of snow fell in the Black Hills area during the storm, killing tens of thousands of cattle. Alexa White with the Pennington County Emergency Operations Center says 139 animals were picked up from county rights of way and dumped in the pits over the weekend. She says the 20-feet-deep pits have plenty of room for ranchers' cattle. State officials say at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock died, but the number will likely rise...
  • The 2013 Fall Blizzard of Western South Dakota

    10/06/2013 7:27:03 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 6, 2013 | Bob Ellis
    The guns have been silent at American Clarion for the past two days, laid low by a devastating fall blizzard in West River South Dakota. Power has been intermittent and completely out during that time. The snow started Friday morning with overnight rain transitioning directly into snow. It was sticking and becoming slushy right away, and not long after daylight Friday morning, the power started to come on and go off, come on and go off. By late Friday afternoon, the snow was starting to pile up: more than a foot in many places in the Rapid City area. At...
  • Wildfire, Tornado, and Blizzard All in One Night, in One 50-mile Area

    04/09/2013 4:40:18 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/2013 | Ben Brumfield and Jim Kavanagh
    A wildfire due to extreme drought, a possible tornado touchdown and a blizzard warning all within a 50 mile radius -- the weather in northeast Colorado must have gone crazy overnight.
  • Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount Snow

    02/10/2013 8:33:02 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 10, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount SnowBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York City --- February 10, 2013 Mount Snow, in West Dover, Vermont will be attracting thousands of skiers in the coming days. After Blizzard Nemo blanketed the mountain with over a foot of fresh snow, all trails are expected to be open on a sunny Sunday. Ski towns in Vermont were hit with wind gusts of up to 45 mph on Saturday, which forced Mount Snow to close certain lifts until the winds died down. Mount Snow, for example, was only about half open, though...