Latest Winter weather News

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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)...

It's time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

Feb. 15, 2024 00:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and causing him to evacuate tenants to safer...

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...

Pond hockey in New Hampshire brightens winter for hundreds. But climate change threatens the sport

Feb. 14, 2024 11:28 AM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Every winter, Pete Kibble and the guys he plays social hockey with in Massachusetts make the trek up to New Hampshire to play in an outdoor tournament many believe embodies the sport in its purest form. They are among the 2,200 players who descend on Meredith...