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  • Massive Storm Dumps 3 Feet Of Snow In Northwest Wyo; Dozens Of Travelers Rescued

    06/30/2022 6:49:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | May 30, 2022 | Wendy Corr
    A major spring snow storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow on northwest Wyoming over the Memorial Day weekend, stranding dozens of travelers on the Chief Joseph Highway. Dozens of people caught in the storm that closed Wyoming Highway 296, which connects Cody to Cooke City, Montana, and the Beartooth Highway, had to be rescued by Department of Transportation personnel, according to Cody Beers, a department public relations specialist. “There were vehicles blocked there last night and spun out on the road,” Beers told Cowboy State Daily midday Monday. “There’s at least two feet of snow up on (Dead...
  • More than 50K without power after a foot of snow in Colorado

    05/21/2022 7:27:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/21/2022 | Andrew Wulfeck, FOX Weather
    temperature drop of nearly 60 degrees in the Centennial State means rare sights from a late-spring storm that promises to cover the ground in parts of the state with snow. More than a foot of snow fell in places like Black Forest and Aspen Park. As of Saturday morning, more than 50,000 were without power. The frozen precipitation began falling across large parts of the state by Friday afternoon. Videos from communities such as Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Aurora showed the first flurries coming down.
  • Travel ‘difficult to impossible’ with snow totals up to 2 feet in parts of the Northern Plains

    04/24/2022 8:15:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/24/2022 | Heather Brinkmann, FOX Weather
    Up to two feet of snow is expected in spots across the Northern Plains this weekend. A powerful winter storm is slamming some of the same spots that were hard hit by last week’s historic blizzard.
  • “Historic Blizzard” Pounds Northern Plains With Feet Of Snow

    04/13/2022 2:29:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    NATION AND STATE ^ | 04/13/2022 | Tyler Durden
    While it’s not entirely unusual for the Northern Plains to observe a snowstorm this late in the season, it’s the intensity of the latest storm, which is battering parts of North Dakota and eastern Montana today, that is truly “historic,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS). ... NWS said a “historic blizzard” has begun to impact the Northern Plains on Wednesday and will continue through Thursday. Heavy snow and strong winds will produce whiteout conditions. Travel across parts of eastern Montana and western and central North Dakota will be severely impacted. The regional snowfall total estimates could be as...
  • At least 3 dead, others injured after pileup during snow squall in Pennsylvania

    03/28/2022 11:30:45 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 71 replies
    At least 3 dead, others injured after pileup during snow squall in Pennsylvania
  • Snow pileup damages Alaska pipeline company’s massive Valdez oil tanks

    03/26/2022 5:44:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 33 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 25 March 2022 | Nathaniel Herz, Elizabeth Harball
    The company that operates the trans-Alaska pipeline has called in backup crews to contend with massive amounts of snow piled on top of its oil storage tanks in Valdez, which has damaged infrastructure and vented petroleum vapors to the environment in what state regulators say are violations of the Clean Air Act. The incident has forced the Valdez Marine Terminal’s operator, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., to take multiple tanks out of service, though it says there have been no impacts to oil shipments so far. To try to prevent further damage, Alyeska is now sending up dozens of respirator-equipped contractors...
  • An idea to help make it easier to keep snow off of sidewalks

    02/07/2022 2:10:22 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 65 replies
    February 9. 2022 | Jonty30
    I was doing some research into finding ideas to passively heat sidewalks, to help keep them free of snow and ice and reducing the amount of work to do it. I came across an article from MIT, that I can't find at the moment, but they took an aluminum mat and sprayed it thoroughly with the blackest paint they could buy and they found that everything under it heats up three times faster under it. So, I was thinking that you could probably do the same thing with your cement steps. Clean them thoroughly and then spray them down with...
  • 'Dynamic' storm to unload up to a foot of snow across Midwest

    02/16/2022 4:14:52 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 25 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | Feb 15, 20222 | Jessica Storm
    An expansive and multifaceted storm is expected to track across the central and eastern United States this week and produce a plethora of impacts, including accumulating snow and hazardous ice. Up to a foot of snow is anticipated to fall from northeastern Kansas to the thumb of Michigan, including the major metropolitan area of Chicago, from Wednesday through Thursday. For many places in the Midwest, precipitation will start as rain and turn to snow as temperatures drop. Many, including those in the Windy City, can expect slippery roads and sidewalks on Wednesday night and Thursday, especially as bitterly cold air...
  • Plastic snow? Study finds trillions of plastic particles fall on the Swiss Alps every year

    02/07/2022 5:37:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    WSAV ^ | Feb 1, 2022 | John Anderer
    For those who love to catch the fresh falling snow on their tongues, beware, that might actually be plastic falling from the sky! Researchers from Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands estimate that close to 43 trillion miniature plastic particles land in Switzerland every year. The research focused on determining just how much plastic is falling back to Earth from the atmosphere, with study authors concluding certain plastic nanoparticles travel over 1,200 miles through the air on their way to the ground. While study authors are still uncertain about exact numbers, they estimate that as much as 3,000 tons of nano-plastics...
  • Climate change is altering the smell of snow

    02/06/2022 10:02:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 5, 2022 | By Dawn Fallik The Washington Post
    How would you describe the scent of winter? Unlike spring, summer and fall, which have strongly defined aromas (flowers in bloom, beaches, decaying leaves), the current season is marked by the scent of nothing. Nothing’s growing. Nothing’s dying. It’s a kind of olfactory pause. But snow has a scent, and researchers say that scent depends on what’s in the ground and the air. And as both the atmosphere and the land are getting warmer, the scent of snow is getting stronger. How would you describe the scent of winter? Unlike spring, summer and fall, which have strongly defined aromas (flowers...
  • Bomb cyclone set to blitz Boston with blizzard conditions

    01/26/2022 9:09:31 AM PST · by dynachrome · 90 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1-26-22 | Alex Sosnowski
    A still-developing winter storm is set to become a major nor'easter that will bombard New England with heavy snow and blizzard conditions this weekend. Areas farther south in the mid-Atlantic will not escape the storm as several inches of snow and major travel disruptions are expected. "The area that we think will be hit the hardest and will be at risk for closures will be central and eastern Long Island to New England,” AccuWeather Chief On-Air Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said. AccuWeather forecasters were growing more confident on Wednesday that southern New England will face the most significant impacts and that...
  • Greece Snowstorm: Thousands of drivers left stranded as storm hits Athens

    01/25/2022 3:14:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 01/25/2021
    More than 3,500 people were rescued on Monday, but about 300 drivers remained on the Attiki Odos motorway overnight. Parts of Athens were also hit by heavy power cuts, with grid operators working to restore electricity. Authorities say the storm...will persist until Wednesday. Overnight temperatures plummeted to -14C. Government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou told reporters that the country remained "in a very difficult phase, as the forecasts indicate that we will face difficulties again in a while". Meanwhile, officials in Athens declared Tuesday a public holiday, with public offices closed and all private business in the city, except for supermarkets, pharmacies...
  • 45 years ago: The day it snowed in Miami.

    01/21/2022 6:14:00 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 1.19.2022 | Jessee Ferrell
    The weather stole the headlines in Florida 45 years ago with a startling feat that has not been repeated to this day. On the morning of Jan. 19, 1977, something very unusual happened in South Florida: It snowed. Residents grabbed their film cameras to document the unusual event, and newspapers ran headlines in the biggest font they could muster. The Miami News even issued a special souvenir edition titled "The day that couldn’t happen: Snow in Miami!"
  • Winter system brings heavy snow, ice, severe weather to the East

    01/16/2022 6:43:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    Fox weather ^ | 01/16/2022 | Steven Yablonski, Heather Brinkmann and Hillary Andrews Facebook Twitter Flip
    Snow continues to change over to rain along the coast. By late Monday, FOX Weather meteorologists forecast almost no snow on the ground for much of the Washington Metro area, Philadelphia Metro area, New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and the Boston Metro area. Much of Upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire and Maine will see up to a foot of snow before the storm is over. Higher elevations, the Great Lakes and the Southern Tier of New York could see up to two feet of snow.
  • BREAKING: WA state refused assistance to clear snow from roadways due to county not mandating vaccines for their employees

    01/12/2022 5:00:14 PM PST · by VikingMom · 31 replies
    Post Millenial ^ | 1-12-2022 | Ari Hoffman
    BREAKING: WA state refused assistance to clear snow from roadways due to county not mandating vaccines for their employees
  • tips for the coming snow storm for southerners

    01/12/2022 10:59:48 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 113 replies
    self ^ | 01/12/2022 | racebannon
    being an old yankee, this is a tip for those who are going to experience this storm and do not live in areas where they always get snow
  • Pakistan: Many dead as heavy snow traps drivers in their vehicles

    01/08/2022 8:37:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    As many as 1,000 vehicles became stranded as would-be tourists reportedly rushed to view the winter snowfall in the hilltop town of Murree. A policeman, his wife and their six children, as well as another family-of-five, are among the dead, according to local emergency services Rescue 1122. The military is attempting to clear roads and rescue those still trapped. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said the crisis had been caused by the number of people travelling to the area, north of the capital Islamabad. More than 100,000 cars had arrived in the colonial-era town in recent days, with social media in...
  • Critics quick to blame Glenn Youngkin for icy I-95 crisis -- despite not being in office yet

    01/05/2022 7:05:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    FOX ^ | January 5, 2022 | Charles Creitz , Dom Calicchio
    Virginia's Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin doesn't take office until Jan. 15 – yet some critics Tuesday tried to blame him, instead of the commonwealth's outgoing Democratic incumbent, for a 179-mile-long traffic mess on Interstate 95. Hundreds of travelers – including U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. -- were stranded in their vehicles overnight Monday into Tuesday in frigid conditions along the northern third of the highway in Virginia. However, one of the stranded motorists – New Jersey parent Joseph Catalano -- told Fox News he reached out to the actual sitting governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, while he and his family were...
  • Some libs are blaming Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin for the ongoing humanitarian crisis on I-95 in northern Virginia. Who wants to tell them?

    01/04/2022 10:04:45 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01 04 2022 | Staff
    As we told you earlier, there’s an ongoing humanitarian crisis on I-95 in northern Virginia where thousands of motorists were stranded overnight in the aftermath of Monday’s snowstorm and frigid temperatures. SNIP
  • Drivers trapped overnight on I-95 [Virginia] after major snowstorm [ed]

    01/04/2022 7:09:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    Washington Exmainer ^ | January 4, 2022 | Christopher Hutton
    Drivers were stuck on an interstate near Washington, D.C., after a major snowstorm struck the East Coast. Hundreds of drivers were stuck on Interstate 95 in Virginia for hours, with some claiming to have been there for over 19 hours after one of the state's largest snowfalls in years. The jam was so bad that "some people were seen abandoning their vehicles in snow-covered travel lanes, walking down I-95 to parts unknown," according to WTOP traffic reporter Dave Dildine, describing the incident as a "worst-case scenario."