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  • EV Fail: Rivian Electric Truck Owner’s ‘Honeymoon Phase’ Ends When It Gets Stuck in Snow

    03/25/2023 2:22:56 PM PDT · by CFW · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/23 | Lucas Nolan
    The owner of a Rivian R1S electric SUV was overjoyed to have his dream electric vehicle after waiting for years. But after owning the car for just days, it got stuck in the snow and immobilized by a safety feature, leading to a $2,100 bill to transport it to a repair facility. Business Insider reports that a recent incident involving an owner of a Rivian R1S has forced the maker of the electric vehicles to examine its customer service more carefully and think about making changes to improve the user experience. The owner of an R1S truck, Chase Merrill, encountered...
  • Half Of Antelope In Rawlins-Red Desert Could Die As Brutal Winter Hammers Wyoming Wildlife

    03/20/2023 2:38:44 PM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | 3/20/23 | Mark Heinz
    The Red Desert and the larger area surrounding Rawlins is usually a winter haven for wildlife – one of the few places elk, deer and antelope can migrate to where large patches of ground afford at least some forage. That’s not happening this year, and as many as half of the antelope in the area, as well as significant numbers of mule deer, are expected to die as a result, some Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials said. Radio collars are telling a heart-wrenching story in some areas. Game and Fish frequently captures animals to be fitted with radio collars...
  • Roofs may collapse with 'little or no warning,' Tahoe officials warn

    03/09/2023 7:21:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 9, 2023 | by Suzie Dundas
    Officials throughout the Sierra Nevada warned North and South Lake Tahoe residents to prepare for potential roof collapses and flooding ahead of the storm forecast to hit the Tahoe region midday Thursday. "Snow accumulations can fall and harm/kill you, depending on their size," warned the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District via Facebook on Tuesday evening. "Be aware that a roof may collapse with little or no warning," it added. The next storm is expected to hit the Lake Tahoe area Thursday afternoon, bringing warmer and wetter conditions than past storms. Areas below 6,000-7,000 feet — including Truckee and most...
  • 4 CA ski resorts reach 600 inches of snow this season with more on the way

    03/08/2023 8:09:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | March 8, 2023
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Parts of California have seen record-setting snow this year. The statewide Sierra snowpack is 192% of the average right now, the Northern Sierra is at 154%, the Central Sierra is 197%, and the Southern Sierra is at 230% of the average for this date. The following ski resorts already have more than 600 inches of snow this season. China Peak: 606 inches Boreal: 610 inches Sugar Bowl: 605 inches Dodge Ridge: 612 inches The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab is reporting that "this is the ninth snowiest year since the Snow Lab was built in...
  • Rick Derringer Edgar Winter Ringo Starr Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo [youtube video link]

    03/07/2023 8:43:35 PM PST · by FLNittany · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 2014 | Rick Derringer
    From the youtube description: Rick Derringer tearing it up with Ringo Starr and Edgar Winter in concert playing Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo including an amazing Rick Derringer Solo.
  • Residents in 22 states preparing for potentially record-breaking winter storm

    02/21/2023 8:44:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-21-2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    A massive storm is set to bring a wintry mix of snow, rain and strong winds to more than 20 states across the country this week. Millions of residents in 22 states from coast-to-coast are under winter weather alerts, with at six of those states also under blizzard warnings. The storm — named Winter Storm Olive — may also bring record-high levels of snowfall to the upper midwest, where “this event could very well break top five snowfalls in the Twin Cities dating back to 1884,” according to the local National Weather Service. The Twin Cities region may see up...
  • ‘Coast to Coast’ Winter Storm to Hit Millions With Blizzard Conditions, Icing

    02/21/2023 4:05:35 AM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 20, 2023 | Jack Phillips
    The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday warned that a "massive winter storm" is anticipated to impact a large portion of the United States this week and present a range of hazards. ... The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday warned that a “massive winter storm” is anticipated to impact a large portion of the United States this week and present a range of hazards. The arctic blast is starting to hit the Pacific Northwest and then push across the northern Rocky Mountains and onto the Great Plains. It will bring heavy snow and strong winds, the National...
  • Mount Washington experiences record-setting wind chill

    02/04/2023 9:50:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2023 | Mark Pratt
    The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region, including a record-setting wind chill of –108°F (–78°C) on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Temperatures got so low that authorities in Massachusetts took the unusual step of keeping the South Station transit hub open overnight so homeless people had a safe place to sleep. Several cities in the Northeast set or tied record low temperatures for the date, while the high winds brought down a tree branch on a car in western Massachusetts killing an infant....
  • Austin mayor apologizes as city struggles to restore power

    02/03/2023 3:25:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2023 | By PAUL J. WEBER and DAVID SHARP
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Widespread power outages in the Texas capital stretched into a third day Friday for thousands of residents following a winter storm that was spiraling into a management crisis as city leaders remained unable to say when all the lights would come back on. Impatience among frazzled, freezing and fed-up families in Austin escalated even as milder weather returned. On Friday, the newly elected mayor stood before cameras and apologized after a week of slow repairs, failed technology and lacking communication with the public. “The city let its citizens down. The situation is unacceptable to the community,...
  • Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

    02/02/2023 2:42:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2023 | By PAUL J. WEBER and KEN MILLER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in their homes Thursday after more than a day without power, including many in the state capital, as an icy winter storm that has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths lingered across much of the southern U.S. Even as temperatures finally pushed above freezing in Austin — and were expected to climb past 50 degrees (10 Celsius) on Friday — the relief will be just in time for an Arctic front to drop from Canada and threaten northern states. New England in particular is forecast to see the coldest...
  • Tesla owners share videos of their cars failing in arctic freeze

    12/29/2022 11:11:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2022 | By Olivia Land
    Furious Tesla owners are blasting the company over how their high-end cars are not functioning in extreme weather, as the recent Arctic freeze left their door handles frozen shut and the electric vehicles unable to charge. “Bet ya didn’t think of ice in the Tesla design,” Canadian meteorologist Rachel Modestino wrote alongside a now-viral video of her Tesla door handle refusing to budge. The footage was shared on Dec. 23, when temperates in Ontario hit a low of 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Other Twitter users came to her aid and quickly shared some tips in the comments of her video, which...
  • Armed Buffalo Citizens Decided To Take Matters Into Their Own Hands When An “Army” Of Looters Ransacked Their Stores

    12/26/2022 3:42:53 PM PST · by thegagline · 65 replies
    Defiant America ^ | 12/26/2022 | Mack Cogburn
    At least 39 people have died from the wintry weather wreaking havoc across the U.S. over Christmas weekend. The highest number of fatalities is in New York state, where 17 people have died in the wake of a massive snowstorm, according to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. In the middle of this wintery devastation, certain individuals decided this was an opportunity to destroy local businesses by looting them. At approximately 1730 EST, reports began to emerge in local media of looting incidents in Buffalo, NY, where residents are becoming desperate after three days of intense snowfall and cold temperatures. New...
  • Buffalo is plunged into chaos with brazen looters destroying stores as death toll from devastating blizzard rises to at least 27: Gov. Hochul declares a state of emergency amid deadliest storm in 50 years

    Buffalo has been plunged into chaos as brazen looters wreak havoc on storefronts amid a historic blizzard that dumped six feet of snow on the northern New York city. It has become the deadliest storm to hit the western part of the state in 50 years, with at least 27 people reported dead as scores of others remain trapped in their houses and cars. Roads in the city remain impassable under several feet of heavy snow, as first responders struggle to reach those who remain trapped days after the storm hit.
  • New York Governor Declares State Of Emergency

    12/26/2022 2:55:16 PM PST · by entropy12 · 35 replies
    breaking911 ^ | December 26, 2022 | B911
    Governor Kathy Hochul today provided an update to the ongoing response to the historic winter storm which brought blizzard conditions over the course of the weekend to many parts of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions.
  • Texans-Titans kickoff delayed due to rolling blackouts in Nashville

    12/24/2022 9:48:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies ^ | December 24, 2022 | By Kevin Patra
    The NFL pushed back the start time of Sunday's Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans game in Nashville one hour due to rolling blackouts in the area caused by bitterly cold weather that strained the electrical grid. Kickoff for Texans-Titans is now scheduled for 2:02 p.m. ET. "Due to the extreme weather and power outages affecting our region, kickoff for today's game has been postponed one hour to 1 p.m. CT," the Titans said in a statement Saturday. "This decision was made in partnership with the NFL, Office of Emergency Management, Nashville Electric Service and the Mayor's Office in an abundance...
  • Over 200 Million Under Winter Storm Warnings or Advisories as Blizzard Blasts the U.S.

    12/23/2022 8:33:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    The arctic blast rocking the country is expected to reach its highest intensity on Friday, producing what the National Weather Service (NWS) is describing as “widespread disruptions” heading into the holiday weekend as over half the U.S. population finds itself under a winter storm warning, watch, or advisory. The blizzard, dubbed Winter Storm Elliott, has triggered dramatic temperature drops across the U.S., with some cities seeing temperatures plummet 40 degrees in less than an hour, smashing records.
  • Biden says Putin using ‘winter as a weapon’

    12/21/2022 1:54:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2022 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden on Wednesday said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is using “winter as a weapon,” remarks he made at the top of a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who is visiting the White House. “I’m delighted you were able to make the trip and be here. And, you know, it’s an honor to be by your side,” Biden said to Zelensky at their historic meeting. He added that Putin is “escalating his assaults on civilians” and trying to “use winter as a weapon.” Russia’s war with Ukraine is now stretching into its tenth month. Biden also announced...
  • Migrants Life-Endangering Arctic Blast Along Border (Trunc)

    12/21/2022 12:10:04 PM PST · by Tell It Right · 35 replies
    Breitbard ^ | 12/21/2022 | Bob Price and Randy Clark
    Migrants trying to find shelter along the Texas-Mexico border and officials are bracing for what is expected to be a life-endangering Arctic blast starting Thursday and continuing through the Christmas weekend. The cold snap could prove deadly for migrants crossing the Rio Grande in large groups. Temperatures in the border region are expected to remain below freezing beginning Thursday when overnight lows will reach 19 degrees Fahrenheit with expected wind chill temperatures in the single digits in several border cities.
  • Ice causes disruption in Germany as weather switches

    12/19/2022 10:54:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2022
    Black ice and freezing rain caused disruption in parts of Germany on Monday as a lengthy freeze gave way to milder and wetter weather, with trains traveling at reduced speed, cancellations at the country’s busiest airport and a spate of traffic accidents. The German Weather Service warned of widespread black ice across the country, except in the south and west. National railway operator Deutsche Bahn said that it had reduced its trains’ maximum speed because of freezing rain and ice. …
  • Winter surge in infections from RSV, flu, and COVID straining U.S. hospitals

    12/17/2022 1:51:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    PBS ^ | 12/15/2022 | By — William Brangham By — Courtney Norris
    The White House is warning of a surge of illness this holiday season, as the country deals with the simultaneous uptick of three, highly contagious respiratory viruses. Hospitals across the country are filling up with patients suffering from flu, RSV and COVID. William Brangham reports.