Latest Winter weather News

Storms expected to drop 19 to 29 inches of snow in Flagstaff

Jan. 22, 2021 6:33 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two winters storms in northern Arizona over the next five days are expected to drop a combined 19 to 29 inches of snow in the Flagstaff area. A storm from Friday through Sunday is expected to bring moderate snowfall across the region, while the second storm is forecast to deliver...

First in series of storms moves through California

Jan. 22, 2021 5:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rain and snow showers fell Friday as the first in a series of storms moved through California, marking a major change to real winter weather after weeks of scattershot precipitation that has done little to ease drought. “Winter has returned!” the San Francisco Bay Area...

Winter storm warning set for parts of north-central Arizona

Jan. 22, 2021 8:47 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of north-central Arizona, with snow and hazardous travel conditions expected in much of Yavapai County and across southern Coconino and Navajo counties. The National Weather Service said the warning for cold and wet weather will be in...

Health officials describe 'tricky' vaccine delivery process

Jan. 20, 2021 4:28 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota attempts to continue the fast pace of its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, health officials on Wednesday described a multi-step process that at times created a scramble for drivers to deliver vaccine shipments in winter weather. Health officials have not received reports of...

Forecasters: Rain, snow on tap for drought-weary Southwest

Jan. 20, 2021 12:59 PM EST

Forecasters say parts of the drought-stricken Southwest can expect some relief from off-and-on wet weather the rest of this week and into next, with rain expected in lower elevations and snow in higher terrain. The storm that passed across the region earlier this week “is just the first in a series of...

Damaged cars are covered with snow after a multiple accident on the Tohoku Expressway in Osaki city, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)

Massive car pileup on Japan highway kills one, injures 17

Jan. 19, 2021 9:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — One person was killed and at least 17 injured Tuesday in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan, officials said. About 200 people were stranded in the pileup, which forced the closure of the Tohoku Expressway in Miyagi prefecture, the...

Russian-American climber found dead on Pakistani mountain

Jan. 19, 2021 2:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead, the region's tourist police and the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Tuesday. The tourist police in the town of Gilgit made the...

A snowman, featuring a mask, is seen in Istanbul, Monday, Jan 18, 2021. Snow blanketed most of the Turkish metropolis of some 16 million that spans two continents, bridging Europe to Asia and the flurries are forecasted to continue throughout the day. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul and smog spiking as more coal was being burned to generate heat. In Switzerland, a skier who had been buried by an avalanche...

A person takes a photo with their phone during a major snowstorm in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.   (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wind, rain, heavy snow batter New England, eastern Canada

Jan. 16, 2021 3:36 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A storm lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada on Saturday with heavy rain, snow and wind, leading to power outages and slick roads. About 15,000 homes and businesses were without electricity at the height of the storm in Vermont, the hardest-hit U.S. state, and thousands of...

A woman waits at a bus stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The traffic situation is difficult after persistent snowfalls in eastern Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Avalanche warnings aired after heavy snowfall in Switzerland

Jan. 15, 2021 9:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days. Zurich's public transport company halted all tram and bus services in Switzerland's biggest city Friday, saying snow had brought down trees and...