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Blizzard warning of up to 10 feet of snow in the Sierra could make travel 'dangerous to impossible'

Feb. 29, 2024 00:35 AM EST

A Pacific storm packing powerful winds and heavy snow is shaping up to be the strongest of the season, forecasters say, as it pushes toward California with potential blizzard conditions in the Sierra and up to 10 feet (3 meters) of snow in the mountains around Lake Tahoe by the weekend. ...

Notable numbers capture the wild weather hitting much of the US this week

Feb. 27, 2024 16:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Wild fluctuations in temperatures are being recorded in much of the United States this week, with some cities experiencing a winter weather whiplash in which they are going from record highs to severe storms to snow and freezing temperatures in a matter of days. And...

Study says 2023's crazy Atlantic ocean heat, low Antarctic sea ice give glimpse of much hotter world

Feb. 27, 2024 11:37 AM EST

Off the charts “crazy” heat in the North Atlantic ocean and record-smashing Antarctic sea ice lows last year are far more severe than what Earth’s supposed to get with current warming levels. They are more like what happens at twice this amount of warming, a new study said. The...

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer

Feb. 26, 2024 19:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — February's end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States, with record heat allowing for golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, along with an increased fire risk across much of the Great Plains. But blinding snow in the Northwest is blowing eastward, and...

Why so much of the US is unseasonably hot

Feb. 26, 2024 19:22 PM EST

A powerful winter storm was dumping deep snow in parts of the West on Monday and much of the central U.S. was unseasonably warm: People played golf in Wisconsin and comfortably walked their dogs in Iowa, where some bulbs were starting to flower. And high winds hiked fire risks in several states. ...

Lack of snow cancels longest sled dog race in eastern United States

Feb. 26, 2024 13:52 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of the longest sled dog race in the eastern United States said Monday they are canceling the event due to a lack of snow on the ground. The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races have taken place in northern Maine for more than three...

Warm weather brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

Feb. 25, 2024 22:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A warm front swept springlike weather across a large swath of the country Sunday in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year, sending people out of their homes to enjoy the rare winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger. In Omaha,...

Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

Feb. 23, 2024 22:08 PM EST

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rainstorms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly. Park Ranger Nichole Andler said Badwater Basin at Death Valley National...

Hilary was not a tropical storm when it entered California, yet it had the same impact, study shows

Feb. 22, 2024 18:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Hurricane Hilary was actually no longer a tropical storm but essentially had the same impact when its destructive remnants entered California last August, according to a new National Hurricane Center report. Damage from Hilary was estimated at $900 million...

California's rainy season is here. What does it mean for water supply?

Feb. 22, 2024 14:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a dry start to winter, California's rainy season is finally well under way. December downpours sent water racing through streets in coastal Ventura County and the city of Santa Barbara. Flash floods hit San Diego in late January, and back-to-back...