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  • In Cosmic First, Scientists Spy a Star's Snow Line

    07/14/2016 6:24:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | July 13, 2016 01:00pm ET | Sarah Lewin,
    For the first time, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the water snow line around a star — the point in the young star's orbiting disk of debris where snow and ice first appear. Normally, that boundary huddles too close to the star for astronomers to see it, but this particular star had a sudden burst of brightness that superheated its disk, obliterating ice further out than usual. ... A newborn star is surrounded by an orbiting pancake of gas, dust and debris — the raw materials from which its complement of alien planets will eventually form. Most stars are...
  • Snow for Blue Mountains, as Sydney shivers ...

    06/25/2016 2:48:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 June 2016 | Caity Stone
    The brutal cold snap has continued into the weekend as parts of New South Wales are blanketed by snow while Sydney braces for continuing chilly blasts. The heavy snowfall and ice buildup has caused widespread congestion on roads in country NSW, forcing the closure of stretches of highway. ...
  • Pink snow: pretty, but a troubling sign of a melting Arctic (RuH RoHhhh!! Alert!!)

    06/24/2016 3:21:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/16 | Susanna Heller
    Pink snow may be aesthetically pleasing, but scientists have found that it is indicative of the rapid pace of global warming. This snow, which thrives in high-latitude and high-altitude regions, is found in areas comparable to the Arctic, where Chlamydomonas nivalis algae, which is normally green, has a chemical reaction to the UV rays from the sun and takes on a reddish-pink hue. Scientists have been aware of rose-tinted snow since 1818, but they initially misunderstood its origins, believing it came about as a result of iron deposits left behind by a meteor. However, subsequent findings from the same year...
  • Is there snow falling in New York today, (5/15/2016)?

    05/15/2016 1:48:41 PM PDT · by The Working Man · 67 replies
    5/15/2016 | Me
    Just a Vanity here. My wife just told me that two of her friends on Facebook are reporting Snow today in Upstate New York and Ohio. May 15, 2016 Intellicast radar showed the 'blue' for snow. But I wanted to see/hear if anyone out there saw any.
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, three deputies held in contempt

    05/13/2016 2:40:03 PM PDT · by Coronal · 64 replies
    KTAR ^ | May 13, 2016
    PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three deputies were held in civil contempt in a racial profiling case on Friday. “In short, the court finds that the defendants have engaged in multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty, and bad faith with respect to the plaintiff class and the protection of its rights,” U.S. District Judge Murray Snow wrote in a 162-page ruling.
  • IS Jon Snow really dead? Millions of fans are just hours from finally finding out if Games of [tr]

    04/24/2016 5:27:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    It's one of the biggest television cliffhangers since John Ross 'JR' Ewing was shot all those years ago on Dallas. Millions of viewers are less than 24 hours away from finally learning whether Jon Snow is really dead when Game of Thrones returns to our screens. In a simultaneous broadcast with the US, the hit show will air on Sky Atlantic at 2am before being repeated tomorrow for primetime viewers at 9pm. The series is no stranger to killing off its leads, with Sean Bean's Ned Stark beheaded at the end of the very first season.
  • Denver International Airport closed until further notice, United cancels all remaining flights

    03/23/2016 4:12:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | Mar 23, 2016
    Denver International Airport announced at 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday that the airport is closed until further notice. "Weather and visibility are such that it is not safe for aircraft to arrive or depart at this time," airport officials tweeted. Airport officials said that passengers should not plan on coming to the airport until further notice and those at the airport should stay in place because Pena Blvd. is impassable. United Airlines canceled all remaining flights in and out of the airport .. Soutwest Airlines also canceled all remaining flights, ... Up to 12 inches of snow could fall at the...
  • Extreme March Weather Pattern Yields Snow in Mexico, Historic Flooding....

    03/11/2016 8:30:35 PM PST · by miami33 · 38 replies ^ | Mar 11 2016 11:00 PM EST | By Chris Dolce
    The upper-air weather pattern over North America this week has been an extreme one that has yielded record-breaking results. An area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere that pushed into California on Monday dove southward into Mexico, where it became mostly detached from the main jet stream to the north. This allowed it to stall over northern Mexico, resulting in rare March snow for parts of that country and extreme flooding in the southern United States. At the same time, the jet stream built north over southeast Canada, where an expansive area of high pressure both aloft and at...
  • 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.
  • Iditarod: The Inconvenient Truth

    03/03/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by George - the Other · 10 replies
    George F. Spicka ^ | March 3, 2016 | George F. Spicka
    You’ve probably heard all the clucking about trucking in snow for the Iditarod Sled Race, but you probably haven’t heard this - “The climate of the interior of Alaska is best described as extreme and is the best example of a true subarctic climate.” – Wikipedia “Most subarctic climates have very little precipitation, typically no more than 380 mm (15 in) over an entire year. Away from the coasts, precipitation occurs mostly in the warmer months.” – Wikepedia 1) In other words, the interior of Alaska, where Iditarod runs through, is a desert. To help visualize this, imagine California’s Death...
  • Wind turbine collapses during Michigan snowstorm

    02/26/2016 3:34:52 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 43 replies ^ | February 25, 2016 | Heather Jordan
    OLIVER TOWNSHIP, MI — A wind turbine located in Huron County fell over during a winter storm that brought wind and heavy snow to much of the state, but the cause of the collapse is unclear. The Exelon Corp. turbine is located near Gagetown and Richardson roads in Oliver Township, according to Huron County Central Dispatch. Oliver Township Planning Commission Chairman Brion Dickens lives about a third of a mile from the damaged turbine. "I'm not going to speculate. It was just a mechanical failure," he said Thursday, Feb. 25. "We don't know if it was weather related." Dickens said...
  • CALL FOR CONTACTS: Do you know these 1966 blizzard babies?

    02/25/2016 7:40:18 PM PST · by skeptoid · 10 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | By Herald Staff
    Do you recognize either of these women or their children from this Herald photo taken March 8, 1966? The Grand Forks Herald is attempting to contact them for a story.ey all have quite the story.
  • Biggest storm of season looming

    01/30/2016 8:43:00 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 29 Jan, 2016 | Cory Reppenhagen
    DENVER - A developing winter storm is taking aim at Colorado, and it has the potential to be the biggest snowstorm of the season so far, for Denver. The El Niño weather pattern has delivered storms right into our "sweet spot" a few times since November, but Denver has only officially registered more than 3 inches of snow three times. It will take about 8 inches to take the title. That would beat the 1-day storm total from the middle of December. Denver’s only storms this season to measure more than 3 inches of snow: 7.7" December 15 4" November...
  • Here’s the Story Behind ACFD’s Snow-Shoveling T-Rex

    01/25/2016 3:35:58 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 25 January 2016 | Tim Regan
    Neighbors pitch in with the shoveling in Bethesda, Md. after a major storm dumped record snowfall on the Washington, D.C. region. (Submitted photo) As the snow piled up on Saturday, a video from the Arlington County Fire Department took off. The video, tweeted out by the fire department around noon that day, showed a T-Rex clearing clearing snow from around a fire hydrant. The message was clear: If a predatory dinosaur with useless little arms can shovel snow, so can you. But here's a secret: that wasn't a real T-Rex. And the video wasn't filmed around here. "The actual video...
  • Was Laura Ingraham Snowed In?

    01/25/2016 8:40:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Self | January 25, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Was Laura Ingraham snowed in today? The are broadcasting a "best of" Laura Ingraham on her radio show today. Usually when she doesn't broadcast, she has a substitute host but not today. Does she live and work in the D.C. area? If so, that explains her absence from the airwaves today.
  • Winter Storm Jonas

    01/24/2016 2:31:57 PM PST · by huckfillary · 36 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 24, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    All in all, we ended up getting about 20 inches of snow. I'm having the time of my life. I love snow. I've spent about 12 hours shoveling snow over the past two days. I think it's the best workout ever. I feel great. I've accomplished more in the last two days than in all of my 32 years working for the federal government.
  • This teacher parodied Adele's "Hello" to beg for a snow day

    01/24/2016 1:05:10 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 8 replies
    Receiving the call that school will be closed for a snow day prompts many different emotions. For students and teachers, it's one of the best things about Winter, but for parents it means a full day huddled inside while awful conditions brew outside. We bet when the clever teacher in the video above parodied Adele's hit song "Hello" to cry out for a snow day, she didn't expect a snowpocalypse to arrive. You know how the saying goes: be careful what you wish for! So if you're dreading the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas, here's a little humor (and hours...
  • 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...
  • There's a First Time for Everything: Dinosaur Shovels Snow in Kentucky

    01/24/2016 8:23:29 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22JAN2016 | Emily Shapiro
    That's one way to bring humor to a snowy situation. A man donned a dinosaur costume to shovel snow in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His wife, Amy Saxon White, told ABC News that he got the costume for Halloween and he loves to dress up for the kids. He decided to put the costume back on in the snow to give a friend a laugh, she said. White posted the photo to Facebook around 9 a.m. today and it already has over 2 million views. "Only my hubs," the caption reads. Kentucky is one of many states that has declared a...
  • Washington, D.C., snowfall total called into question after improper measurement

    01/24/2016 12:01:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Angela Fritz
    It has become apparent this afternoon and evening, through multiple conversations with the weather observers at Reagan National Airport, that the snowfall totals submitted to the National Weather Service for that location have not been measured properly. As of 8 p.m., 17.8 inches of snow had been recorded at National - Washington, D.C.'s official weather monitoring location. That reflects just a 0.3-inch increase in the three hours since 5 p.m. during which time light to moderate snowfall was being reported at the airport. The National Weather Service has clear guidelines on how to measure snowfall for one simple reason: snowstorms...
  • This panda is having a better snow day than you

    01/23/2016 4:52:52 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    When it comes to dealing with #Blizzard2016, let Tian Tian be your guide. The cuddly 275-pound panda woke up at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, Saturday morning to find his enclosure full of snow - and couldn't be happier about it.
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Weekend Update: Buford Calloway on the Atlanta Snow Storm

    01/23/2016 4:46:37 AM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    SNL ^ | 2014
    Buford Calloway (Taran Killam) reveals how he survived the snowstorm that crippled Atlanta with a whole two inches of snow: preemptively killing his neighbor, drinking Coke and holing up in his white Escalade until the sun came out. [Season 39, 2014]
  • Blizzard Live Thread: Northeast Freepers please check in

    01/23/2016 12:02:03 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 368 replies
    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.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/21/2016 5:03:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    My husband caught a nasty cold last weekend, and promptly shared it with me. We came out of the haze just in time to hear from the NWS that our little area of the US is in the bull's eye for an official - and very rare - blizzard this weekend. We've been preparing, as we're largely concerned about a power outage. I remember a few pretty bad snowstorms when I was growing up, but a power outage was never a real problem: we lived in one of those old buildings with radiators, whose hot water/steam was powered by burning...
  • Veteran plows snow with wheelchair

    01/21/2016 2:23:11 PM PST · by snarkpup · 7 replies
    WOWT News ^ | Thu 1:14 PM, Jan 21, 2016 | Brain Mastre
    "I don't want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves," said Anderson. "I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn't seen a chair like this before."
  • 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 |
    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...
  • Britain turns into a winter wonderland: Freezing temperatures and a blanket of snow [tr]

    01/17/2016 8:07:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2016 | Emma Glanfield
    Parts of Britain woke up to a blanket of snow this morning with up to five inches falling in some regions after temperatures plummeted to -11C overnight - and forecasters warn of more snow tonight. Areas including High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, London, Kent, Surrey, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland all awoke to a coating of snow, while much of the country saw a heavy frost. The Met Office said up to five inches of snow was recorded in parts of Cumbria, the Pennines and on the Scottish borders while two inches fell in communities across west Yorkshire, including in the town...
  • Snow blankets Britain as far south as BIRMINGHAM (nice photos)

    01/14/2016 6:39:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    Parts of the UK were covered in snow today after the coldest night of the year so far saw several weather warnings issued. People in Birmingham and the Midlands found their cars and streets dusted in 3-6cm of the white stuff, while it also fell across central Scotland, northern England, Yorkshire and Humberside. Experts are predicting the chilly weather to continue with temperatures plummeting to -15C this weekend, with more sleet and snow expected in East Anglia.
  • Drought buster? Up to 10 feet of snow this week for California’s Sierra Nevada

    01/04/2016 9:27:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | 18 hours ago January 4, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Here is some good news for drought-stricken California; the latest forecast model output from WeatherBell suggests that the Sierra Nevada snow-pack will get a fresh dump of up to 10 feet of snow. The Sierra snow-pack has already been reported as above normal (at 136 percent of normal) in the most recent snow survey conducted by the California Department of Water Resources. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the heavy snowfall so far during Water Year 2016 “has been a reasonable start, but another three or four months of surveys will indicate whether the snowpack’s runoff will be sufficient to replenish California’s reservoirs by...
  • Montreal Record Busting Snow Sours the Mild Winter Climate Narrative

    12/31/2015 9:56:48 AM PST · by Signalman · 23 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/31/2015 | Eric Worral
    ON 24th December this year, Montreal was a poster child for the "new normal" - mild weather, no snow in sight. All that came to an abrupt end on the 29th, when Montreal strayed off narrative with a record breaking snowfall. From the 24th; Montreal's Christmas Eve record-breaking temperature matches Los Angeles Dec. 24 high of 16 C matches cities synonymous with sunny, warm weather at this time of year ... The balmy temperature was the last thing Anaum and Muhammed Sajanlal were expecting when the siblings arrived in Montreal from Kuwait recently. They had big plans for winter fun....
  • Biggest Storm This Season Breaks Daily Snowfall Record In Denver

    12/15/2015 12:50:18 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    CBS4 ^ | December 15, 2015 | Chris Spears
    As of 11 a.m. ... both the biggest one day snowfall so far this season and a new record for December 15. The previous daily record was 2.8" set in 1897.
  • Flight attendant accused of attacks appears in court

    12/01/2015 6:42:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 1, 2015 | TOM FOREMAN Jr.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant accused of attacking fellow crew members and two U.S. air marshals during a trans-Atlantic flight made her first court appearance Tuesday, where attorneys argued over whether she should be held in custody or released to her family. Joanne Snow wore a black shirt, black slacks and shackles as she entered a federal courtroom in uptown Charlotte. She was flanked on her right by federal defender Elizabeth Blackwood.
  • Season's first snow is Chicago's largest November snowfall in 120 years

    11/22/2015 3:39:12 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2015 | Marwa Eltagouri
    Chicago gets its largest November snowfall in 120 years. The season's first snowfall dropped as much as 17 inches across Chicago's northern suburbs, and the total of 11.2 inches at O'Hare International Airport made it the largest November snowfall in 120 years. ... According to the weather service, this was the second-largest November snowstorm, behind only a 12-inch snowfall Nov. 25-26, 1895. This month is catapulted to the fourth snowiest November on record with more than a week remaining. The three snowiest Novembers were: 1940 with 14.8 inches, 1895 with 14.5 inches and 1951 with 14.3 inches.
  • Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow - heaviest recorded November snowstorm in 100 years

    11/22/2015 3:14:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15
    Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow on the Midwest in the heaviest recorded November snowstorm for a hundred years People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped up to 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest - blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan. The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the storm. The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday,...
  • Lottery drivers take note: Heavy snow expected overnight in Denali

    09/20/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jeff Richardson
    FAIRBANKS—An early winter storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of snow into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve overnight, causing rangers to temporarily close portions of the road for travelers today. With about 10 inches of snow falling by noon at the Eielson Visitor Center at Mile 66 of the Park Road, crews closed the road to incoming traffic this morning at Mile 53 at Toklat River. The closure was lifted later this afternoon, although a winter weather advisory remains in effect through Monday morning. The conditions mean an uncertain trip for winners of...
  • Odds Increasing For A Very Snowy Winter In Colorado

    09/11/2015 8:47:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | Sep 10, 2015 | Justin McHeffey
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s 2015-2016 Winter season may be one for the record books as El Nińo conditions strengthen in the Pacific Ocean. The El Nińo forecast released by NOAA suggests a colder winter with more snowfall than normal. Ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific have been as much as four degrees warmer than average over the past few months. Historically, this setup has brought more moisture into the state during the winter months, especially southwestern Colorado, but Denver has also seen its largest snowstorms during El Nińo years.
  • Snow, winter weather temporarily close part of Going-to-the-Sun Road ( AGW : Montana )

    09/07/2015 10:52:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | Sept. 7, 2015 | DILLON KATO
    Glacier National Park, the top of Logan Pass has been temporarily shut down again, this time because of snow. Glacier announced over the weekend that a section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road between Big Bend on the west side and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side is temporarily closed because of winter weather conditions.
  • A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

    09/04/2015 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 04 Sep 2015 15:33 GMT+02:00
    It might seem like summer was only last week in Germany—and that’s because it was. With blazing sunshine and temperatures topping 30°C over the weekend, the onset of winter couldn’t have been further from most Germans’ minds. But in the Bavarian Alps, autumn has been skipped out altogether. At Zugspitze—Germany’s highest peak, at 2,962 meters—seven centimeters of snow have already fallen, reports the Münchner Merkur. …
  • Snow falls on Western Australia's Bluff Knoll for second time in weeks

    09/01/2015 3:40:46 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1 Sept 2015 | By Gian De Poloni
    Snow has fallen in Western Australia's Stirling Ranges, including Bluff Knoll, for the second time in a matter of weeks, after a chilly night in the Great Southern. ... Last month, enough snow fell on Bluff Knoll for hikers to build mini-snowmen. ....
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    08/15/2015 8:30:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2015 | KATHY McCORMACK
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.
  • Thunderstorm brings snow to Hawaii in July

    07/18/2015 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 7:53 PM EDT
    An overnight thunderstorm dropped 1˝ to 2 inches of snow on the summit of Hawaii's tallest peak in July. Cameras at Mauna Kea’s summit showed some snow still on the ground midday Friday. Mauna Kea Weather Center forecast meteorologist Ryan Lyman says it should be melting quickly. …
  • Snow causes traffic chaos amid best falls in a decade [Australia]

    07/17/2015 1:53:20 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 19 replies
    SBS news ^ | 17 July 2015 | anon
    Major roads have been closed and highway traffic is banked up as Australia's eastern states experience the best snowfall in a decade. ....
  • Boston STILL has snow piles - and they're filled with trash

    05/29/2015 2:53:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/15
    Lingering snow piles from the record-setting New England winter continue to plague the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston's Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that remains encrusted in solid ice. In Boston, 108.6 inches of snow broke a two-decade-old record this past winter.
  • Two arraigned in JP snow-crew fatal shooting

    05/05/2015 5:59:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 04, 2015 | Peter Schworm
    The two men belonged to rival Boston gangs, but told their supervisors it would not be a problem, prosecutors said. They were ready to move on with their lives, and leave the old ways behind. But soon after Donte Henley, 24, heard he had been assigned to the same snow-shoveling crew as Kenny Lamour, 21, this February, he decided “it’s him or me,” prosecutors said in court Monday.
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • 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...
  • APNewsBreak: Massachusetts seeks fed disaster aid for snow

    03/24/2015 3:34:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2015 5:32 PM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration plans to ask for federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts and piled up about $400 million in snow removal costs. An administration official tells The Associated Press the governor will be sending a letter to President Barack Obama by the end of this week asking for a disaster declaration for 10 Massachusetts counties. …
  • Iraqi immigrant watching his first snowfall shot and killed, Dallas police say

    03/06/2015 10:55:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2015 | Pat St. Claire
    (CNN)—An Iraqi man watching his first snowfall in his new American hometown was shot and killed by an unknown assailant, according to Dallas police. Authorities have stepped up patrols in the neighborhood where Ahmed Al-Jumaili lived -- and died -- in their effort to find whoever killed the 36-year-old early Thursday as he and his brother watched the snow while Al-Jumaili's wife took photos.