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Winter storm lingers in southern US, but relief is forecast

Feb. 02, 2023 09:48 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A mess of ice, sleet and snow lingered across much of the southern U.S. as thousands in Texas endured freezing temperatures with no power, including many in the state capital of Austin, but a warming trend was forecast to bring relief from the deadly storm Thursday. ...

Phil’s Groundhog Day prediction: 6 more weeks of winter

Feb. 02, 2023 09:08 AM EST

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration. People gathered Thursday at Gobbler’s Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil’s “inner circle” summoned the groundhog from...

US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

Feb. 01, 2023 18:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A deadly storm system lashed a large swath of the southern U.S. with bands of sleet and snow for a third day on Wednesday, grounding an additional 2,300 flights, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, forcing school closures and making already treacherous driving...

California has huge snowpack, but dry trend raises worries

Feb. 01, 2023 17:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mountain snowpack that supplies a significant amount of California's water got an incredible boost from recent powerful storms and is outpacing the state's wettest season on record, state water officials said Wednesday. But its too soon to know if the winter...

Edmunds: Why you need winter tires

Feb. 01, 2023 07:25 AM EST

It’s obvious that when temperatures drop and winter weather arrives you’ll need to put away your shorts and T-shirt and go for pants and a thick coat. But the decision to swap out your vehicle’s all-season tires for winter tires isn’t so clear-cut. Some drivers put too much faith in a...

Emergency lifted after New Zealand storm less than feared

Jan. 31, 2023 23:51 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Northland region lifted a state of emergency declaration Wednesday after an overnight storm didn't turn out as bad as feared. A heavy rain warning for Auckland was also lifted, although a state of emergency remained in place for the...

Wintry weather scrubs more than 1,000 flights in US

Jan. 30, 2023 22:08 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — More than 1,000 flights were cancelled and many more delayed Monday with more expected in coming days as Texas and nearby states dealt with freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation. Nearly 350 flights were canceled at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and...

New Zealand's largest city braces for more rain and flooding

Jan. 30, 2023 20:03 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Residents in New Zealand's largest city were bracing Tuesday for another deluge and more flooding, four days after Auckland endured its wettest day on record in a storm that killed four people. A state of emergency was in place for Auckland, and...

What winter? NYC goes without any measurable snowfall so far

Jan. 30, 2023 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's winter, so where's the white stuff? It's not covering the ground in New York City. Since summer ended, there hasn't been any measurable snowfall in the city, meaning at least one-tenth of an inch accumulating on the ground, according to the National Weather...

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

Jan. 30, 2023 16:13 PM EST

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new study that's more pessimistic than previous...