Latest Winter weather News

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. University of Washington researchers left Nome on Nov. 7 on...

Flash flood watches cover much of Arizona; rain, snow on tap

Nov. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Flash flood watches have been issued for much of Arizona due to expected showers and thunderstorms while higher elevations in the north, east and south may be getting snow. The National Weather Service says a wet and cold weather pattern from a series of storm systems would begin Tuesday with precipitation...

Storm systems to drop rain, snow while crossing New Mexico

Nov. 19, 2019 9:05 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters say back-to-back storm systems will pass across New Mexico this week, bringing showers and thunderstorms starting late Tuesday and “treacherous” travel conditions in mountain passes by Thursday. The National Weather Service says the first system will...

Dozens of schools closed as freezing rain makes roads slick

Nov. 19, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Dozens of schools are closed or are opening late in Vermont as freezing rain is making roads slick. A winter weather was issued across the state Tuesday, ending at 10 a.m. in southern Vermont and 1 p.m. Tuesday in central and northern parts of the state. The forecast calls for mixed...

Alaskan city sees heat and snowfall records in single day

Nov. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans have experienced both a record high temperature and a record amount of snowfall in the same day. The Anchorage Daily News reports the Municipality of Anchorage saw snowfall of more than a foot Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967. The National Weather...

Truck donated to Food Bank of Delaware

Nov. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Even if she noticed the swirling wintry mix, Carol Bell wasn't too bothered. Her mind was primarily focused on securing food for her grandchildren, a far more pressing daily concern than the outside elements. There was no ignoring the Food Bank of Delaware's new "Drive Out Hunger" truck...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

More snow, frigid temperatures later Friday

Nov. 15, 2019 11:15 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northern New England is in for more snow and frigid temperatures early in the season. The National Weather Service says an artic front is moving into the region Friday afternoon and evening that could bring snow squalls to parts of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, including whiteout...

Man killed by falling tree as heavy snows dump on France

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A dump of heavy snow in southern France has brought down power lines and trees, killing one person, and caused widespread traffic disruption. The thick, sticky snow that started falling Thursday caused power cuts to 330,000 homes in six regions, from the Ardeche in the hills of the Massif...

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to...