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Cold air invades South, bringing below-freezing temperatures

Jan. 21, 2020 8:54 AM EST

A blast of cold air drove temperatures below freezing in many southern states. In Atlanta, the chilly weather system brought temperatures down to the mid-20s early Tuesday, prompting city officials to open warming shelters. In the north Georgia mountains, the temperatures were even chillier: A U.S. Forest Service...

A man photographs the Mediterranean sea during strong winds in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Two people have died as storms carrying heavy snowfalls and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday. The storm has forced the closure of Alicante airport and some 30 roads in eastern region. Six provinces are on top alert. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Winter storm lashing Spain leaves 4 dead, power cuts

Jan. 21, 2020 5:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people. Massive waves and gale-force winds smashed into seafront towns, damaging many shops and restaurants. Much of the...

South Dakotans fear a wet spring will lead to more flooding

Jan. 20, 2020 1:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Weather data indicates the flood risk is high in South Dakota this spring following widespread floods and record precipitation last year in the state. After a wet fall, rivers and the ground are already saturated with water, said Mike Gillispie, a state climatologist for the...

Ice jam causing minor flooding in central Nebraska

Jan. 20, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — An ice jam is causing minor flooding near Loup City in central Nebraska's Sherman County, the National Weather Service said. The service has issued a flood advisory that is scheduled to expire Tuesday afternoon. The flooding is occurring in low-lying areas near the Nebraska Highway...

Flooding from Montana ice jam raises foul water worries

Jan. 20, 2020 12:30 PM EST

MISSOULA Mont. (AP) — A central Montana town has issued a boiled water notice after flooding from an ice jam raised worries about residential wells being contaminated. KECI-TV reports about two dozen homes in Choteau that use private wells were asked to boil their water as a precaution. The ice jam along...

Man suffers frostbite, hypothermia in cold-weather crash

Jan. 20, 2020 12:23 PM EST

DYER BROOK, Maine (AP) — A man who crashed his car on Interstate 95 suffered from hypothermia and frostbite, in addition to crash injuries, after having to seek help in bitter cold weather. Richard Matthews ran about a mile in subzero temperatures to get help after his car went off the interstate and into...

Army Corps studying weather network to help control flooding

Jan. 20, 2020 11:53 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is studying the possible construction of an $11.1 million network of weather stations to improve flood control across the Upper Missouri River Basin, officials said. Stations are being upgraded for proof of concept in Bozeman at Montana State University...

2019 saw fewer passengers on Washington State Ferries

Jan. 20, 2020 10:52 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Ferries saw ridership fall 3.2% last year, held down by February’s snowstorm and ongoing waterfront construction and alternative ferry service from Kitsap Transit. The Seattle Times reports that State Ferries tallied 23.9 million passengers in 2019, down about...

A gull overflies the Mediterranean sea during strong winds in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Two people have died as storms carrying heavy snowfalls and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday. The storm has forced the closure of Alicante airport and some 30 roads in eastern region. Six provinces are on top alert. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 3 dead

Jan. 20, 2020 10:45 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday, killing at least three people and prompting five provinces to go on top emergency alert. The storm forced the closure of Alicante Airport and some 30 roads in the eastern region. Some 10,000 people in and around the...

In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, photo, a dust cloud billows over a street in Dubbo, Australia, 400 kms (248 miles) west of Sydney. Wind gusts of 107 kilometers an hour (66 mph) were recorded in Dubbo as the dust storm descended over the town. (Ian Harris via AP)

Hail, floods, dust hit Australia amid raging wildfires

Jan. 20, 2020 4:19 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dust storms, hail and flash floods have battered beleaguered Australian cities in recent days, extreme weather that has diminished the threat from scores of wildfires that continue to blaze across the country’s southeast. A hail storm in the national capital Canberra on...