Latest Winter weather News

Microplastics increasingly found in Colorado's snowpack

Aug. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As the focus on the electron microscope resolved, Richard Reynolds found himself feeling more resigned than surprised. The slide before him was a snowpack sample collected from pristine Colorado high country. The sample revealed, at intense magnification, the...

Australian TV soap 'Neighbours' screens star-studded finale

Jul. 28, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A crowd of staunch fans braved wet winter weather in downtown Melbourne on Thursday to watch outdoors the star-studded finale of the Australian television soap “Neighbours,” which ran for 37 years. Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason...

Haines continues long recovery from late 2020 landslides

Jul. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — More than a year and half after the Haines landslides, organizations, both local and out-of-state, are still helping to repair damage from the dozens of landslides that occurred around the borough. That recovery work has evolved over time, said members of the...

NTSB: Pilots failed to see runway before 2019 plane mishap

Jul. 15, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The pilots of a regional jet that missed a runway in northern Maine failed to visually determine the location of the landing strip while relying on faulty electronic location data, federal investigators said. Several other pilots noticed faulty location...

Federal help approved for many ND counties damaged by storms

Jul. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden has issued a major disaster declaration for many of North Dakota's 53 counties which sustained damage caused during a series of snow storms in April. The declaration was approved for 40 of the state’s 53 counties, and allows for FEMA...

Deep snow delays opening of Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun road

Jul. 07, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road could have its latest opening since it was constructed in 1933 as crews continue to clear deep snows from the popular and scenic highway. Park officials said the road will be passable no earlier than July 13...

Warming world creates hazard for Alpine glaciers

Jul. 05, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Italy was enduring a prolonged heat wave before a massive piece of Alpine glacier broke off and killed hikers on Sunday and experts say climate change will make those hot, destabilizing conditions more common. Seven hikers died and several others are unaccounted for after large...

Review: A hunting trip turns deadly when a blizzard strikes

Jun. 27, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

“Outside” by Ragnar Jonasson (Minotaur) It’s reunion week in Iceland for Daniel, Armann, Gunnlaugur, and Helena, who were tight in college and like to get together every year or so to drink heavily and catch up. They all have issues. Daniel has been lying about...

Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid...

From dry to deluge, how heavy snow, rain flooded Yellowstone

Jun. 17, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Montana (AP) — Just three months ago, the Yellowstone region like most of the West was dragging through an extended drought with little snow in the mountains and wildfire scars in Red Lodge from a year ago when the area was hit by 105-degree Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius) heat and fire. ...