Latest Winter weather News

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...

Teen snowmobiler dies in avalanche north of Salt Lake City

Jan. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenager died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling north of Salt Lake City. Liz Sollis, a spokeswoman for the Davis County Sheriff's Office, tells the Standard-Examiner the 18-year-old was snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon when the...

All but the main arteries remain impassable in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John's is still in place, leaving businesses closed and vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out

Jan. 19, 2020 11:28 AM EST

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Canada's federal government was mobilizing the Armed Forces Sunday to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from the monster blizzard that paralyzed eastern regions of the province with record-breaking amounts of snow and as forecasts call for more. Newfoundland Premier...

Jet slides on Illinois airport's taxiway in wintry weather

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A mix of icy conditions and high wind contributed to a jet sliding along a western Illinois airport's taxiway on Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported when a Delta jet carrying 50 passengers slid at Quad City International Airport in Moline. The jet was bound for Detroit....

Snowplows back at work to clear Minnesota roads after storm

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota snowplow operators across the southern third part of the state were working Sunday to clear roads from a winter storm that blanketed streets and highways over two days. Motorists have experienced hazardous driving conditions on highways that were covered with ice and drifting...

Warmer temps, sun after region sees 2 to 4 inches of snow

Jan. 19, 2020 10:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Warmer temperatures and sun are greeting Southern New England after its first significant winter storm of 2020 brought a few inches of snow. The storm that arrived in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the late afternoon Saturday and lasted into the early morning hours Sunday...

A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago and...

Speeds reduced on some Pennsylvania roadways amid storm

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

State transportation officials have reduced speeds and imposed other restrictions on several Pennsylvania roadways amid the winter storm expected to bring several inches of snow to parts of the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the severity of Saturday's storm prompted a temporary...

A residents makes their way through the snow in St. John's, Newfoundland on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The state of emergency ordered by the City of St. John's is still in place, leaving businesses closed and vehicles off the roads in the aftermath of the major winter storm that hit the Newfoundland and Labrador capital.  (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Newfoundland asks for military help after record blizzard

Jan. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Newfoundland's premier asked for the Canadian military's help Saturday as residents of the province's capital struggled to tunnel out from homes buried by the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in St. John's. Premier Dwight Ball said he had asked for the federal government's...