Latest Winter weather News

Spearfish native journeys into polar regions for research

Apr. 19, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish native has worked her way up to a pretty cool job — literally. Jennifer Mercer has worked her way from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean, doing atmospheric and snow studies. Now, she’s the Acting Section Head for the Arctic Sciences...

Derelict lobster traps, gear collected from beach

Apr. 18, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

RYE, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's commercial fishing community joined volunteers to collect lobster traps and other gear that have been washed ashore by winter storms. The 27th annual cleanup event was held Sunday in Rye Harbor and the Hampton Harbor State...

Dry tinderbox conditions raise concern about another drought

Apr. 18, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

A messy nor'easter wasn't enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials say. People are already being urged to conserve water in parts of western Massachusetts, and New...

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind...

Mets-Rockies' Friday matchup postponed, doubleheader on tap

Apr. 16, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of a spring snowstorm that blanketed the Denver area overnight. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game to start at 3:10...

Blackouts cause North Dakota oil and gas production to fall

Apr. 16, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The winter storms that paralyzed Texas and other south-central states and resulted in rolling power blackouts elsewhere caused North Dakota's oil and gas production to fall more than expected in February. The blackouts temporarily shut down...

Mississippi seeks federal disaster aid after winter storms

Apr. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is asking President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit groups recover costs from responding to winter storms that brought large parts of the state to a standstill. Gov. Tate Reeves'...

Spring nor'easter headed for northern New England

Apr. 14, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Northern New England may have had a fairly mild winter, but a spring nor'easter is on the way this week. The storm is expected to bring rain and snow to Maine starting on late Thursday night and extend all the way through early Saturday morning,...

California Highway 1 to reopen by April 30, agency says

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Highway 1 along Big Sur is expected to reopen by April 30 because work to repair a huge piece of roadway that crumbled during a storm is nearly two months ahead of schedule, the California Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The...

Snow falling in the Cascades raises avalanche concerns

Apr. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Snow is falling on Snoqualmie Pass and a Winter Weather Advisory was issued across the mountain passes in western Washington. Up to eight inches of snow forecasted in the Cascades—good news for the ski resorts including The Summit at...