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Heavy snow hits north and central China, disrupting traffic and canceling classes

Feb. 21, 2024 02:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy snow has blanketed northern and central China, disrupting traffic and forcing schools to cancel classes. Flights and intercity train traffic on which much of China’s commuters rely were delayed or canceled on Wednesday. Authorities in the provinces of Hebei,...

Saturated California gets more rain and snow but so far escapes severe damage it saw only weeks ago

Feb. 20, 2024 22:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of saturated California faced the threat of flooding Tuesday with winter storms blowing through, but so far the state has escaped the severity of damage from mudslides, wind and rain spawned by an atmospheric river only weeks ago. While the rainfall was...

Hiker describes 11-hour ordeal after falling on Mount Washington, admits he was 'underprepared'

Feb. 20, 2024 20:52 PM EST

MEREDITH, New Hampshire (AP) — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a ravine. His fall Saturday...

Vermont governor seeks disaster declaration for December flooding

Feb. 20, 2024 13:09 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that he has requested a federal major disaster declaration to help communities hit by severe rainfall and flooding in December. Such a declaration would allow municipalities to be reimbursed for 75% of eligible costs,...

Landslide in eastern Afghanistan leaves at least 5 people dead and 25 missing, Taliban official says

Feb. 19, 2024 22:24 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rain and snowfall buried more than two dozen houses in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five people and leaving more than 20 others missing, a provincial official said Monday. The landslide Sunday night destroyed or damaged more...

Wet winter storm hits California, closing regional airport and trapping people in swollen rivers

Feb. 19, 2024 19:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another wet winter storm swamped California with heavy rainfall on Monday, flooding the runways at a regional airport and leading to several rescues on swollen rivers and creeks. The Santa Barbara airport, on the state’s central coast, closed Monday after as...

Flood watches issued as another round of wet winter storms hits California

Feb. 18, 2024 19:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of wet winter storms blew ashore in Northern California on Sunday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds and even brief tornadoes as the system moves south over the next few days. Gusts topped 30 mph (48 kph)...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Feb. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. February 8, 2024. Editorial: Severe weather can hit at any time In a case of ironic timing, a tornado struck Lowndes County the day before Georgia’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week began. The twister, rated an EF-2 by the...

Snowy forecast prompts officials in Portland, Oregon, to declare state of emergency

Feb. 14, 2024 17:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Oregon's Multnomah County, home to Portland, said they will declare a state of emergency Wednesday evening due to potential snow. Up to 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of snow could fall in the Portland area Wednesday night through...

Erratic weather fueled by climate change will worsen locust outbreaks, study finds

Feb. 14, 2024 14:09 PM EST

Extreme wind and rain may lead to bigger and worse desert locust outbreaks, with human-caused climate change likely to intensify the weather patterns and cause higher outbreak risks, a new study has found. The desert locust — a short-horned species found in some dry areas of...