Latest Winter weather News

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...

From the 70s to winter storm warning in western South Dakota

Apr. 07, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — From summer-like temperatures to a winter storm warning, the weather in western South Dakota has been all over the map in recent days. The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a winter storm warning for 6 inches (15 centimeters) or...

Late snow storm snarls traffic in Croatia, Slovenia

Apr. 07, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A late spate of wintry weather swept Croatia and Slovenia on Tuesday, causing traffic disruptions. Blizzards and strong winds in part of Croatia prompted authorities to issue warnings to travelers and close some roads for heavy trucks with...

Alaska snowstorm strands 5 on North America’s tallest peak

Apr. 05, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday. The five landed Friday...

23 Louisiana parishes eligible for disaster food stamps

Apr. 05, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People in 23 Louisiana parishes severely impacted by February's winter storms will be able to apply for disaster food stamps, with an application period that starts Monday. The application process for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 05, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. March 30, 2021. Editorial: Dan Patrick declares revolution for power grid. Texans must hold him to it Headlines are half the battle, in the newspaper business and in the politics business. Sometimes, it’s all people read. Often,...

Part of Appalachian Trail still closed for power line work

Apr. 04, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — A portion of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia remains closed as repairs continue on a power line that went down during an ice storm. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the power line went down in February. The line goes...