Latest Winter weather News

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Mar. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that's blamed in three deaths so far, with...

Idaho rancher under investigation in death of cows

Mar. 23, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho rancher says 29 of his cows died in winter storms in Washington state, but investigators suspect he let them starve. James Peter Marek, 42, of Slate Creek, Idaho, appeared in Franklin County Superior Court last week after being arrested for investigation of animal cruelty, the...

Colorado Springs saw record wind gust during blizzard

Mar. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The National Weather Service says winds reached a record 96 mph (154.5 kph) in Colorado Springs during last week's blizzard. The 96-mph gust was measured at 1:04 p.m. on March 13 during the bomb cyclone storm that hit the state. The previous wind gust record was 78 mph (125.5...

NTSB: Plane didn't slip, it entirely missed Maine runway

Mar. 22, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report Thursday indicates the 50-seat Embraer 145 approached to the right of the runway on an aborted first...

Unemployment inches up in February in Minnesota

Mar. 22, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's unemployment rate increased slightly in February for the second consecutive month as brutal winter weather idled more than 6,000 construction workers. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development says the jobless rate last month was 3.1 percent, inching up from...

Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

Mar. 21, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday. The annual mean air temperature in the...

Couple sues neighbors over snow piled in driveway

Mar. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — February's record-breaking snowstorms brought a longstanding dispute between rural Deschutes County neighbors to a head after one couple allegedly blocked their neighbors' driveway with 20 feet (6 meters) of snow. The Bulletin reports a lawsuit filed by Mary and David Carper against...

Winter storms: Crews clear, reopen Virginia's Skyline Drive

Mar. 21, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

CROZET, Va. (AP) — Crews are finally digging out a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of Virginia's scenic Skyline Drive after a series of winter storms closed it for more than four months. Shenandoah National Park spokeswoman Sally Hurlbert said Wednesday that the southern portion of the road should be open...

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Mar. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross-country ski race in Minnesota for years. Fixing problem spots on the Vasaloppet's route often meant braving the freezing temperatures and frigid winds that have always defined this state....

Forecasters say spring could bring unprecedented US flooding

Mar. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the spring flood threat in the U.S. (all times local): 12:05 p.m. U.S. weather experts say the stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation. In Thursday's spring forecast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says more than...