Latest Winter weather News

Burgum declares flood emergency, looks at other measures

Oct. 21, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday declared a statewide flood emergency and said officials were looking at other measures to help residents affected by heavy rains and a blizzard that dumped record amounts of snow in some places, especially farmers. Burgum's order cleared the way...

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

Oct. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost in a snowstorm in Oregon while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Campbell was saved on Friday by a search team...

Vermont skiers cheer season's first few flakes of snow

Oct. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A dusting of snow at ski resorts has Vermont's skiers excited for the winter to come. A thin sheet of snow fell over some parts of the state while many parts of New England were getting pounded by wind and rain from a nor'easter. The Burlington Free Press reports several ski resorts in...

Burgum to ask for federal help following heavy snowstorm

Oct. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Friday he will ask for federal help in dealing with the widespread flooding that occurred in the aftermath of heavy snow that fell last week. The storm dropped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in central and eastern parts of the state. The...

Colorado pot grower loses 20K plants due to early snow

Oct. 17, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado marijuana grower has lost about 20,000 plants worth millions of dollars because of an early winter storm and says the impact is expected affect the state's legal pot supply. The Marijuana Business Daily reported Wednesday that Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms lost the plants...

Farmers encouraged to report wintry weather crop damage

Oct. 16, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Agriculture producers in North Dakota are being encouraged to contact county extension agents to report crop damage and losses associated with last week's snowstorm. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says it's critical for producers to share information with the...

Montana city pays $23K for tree damage caused by heavy snow

Oct. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Heavy snow in Montana has cost a city tens of thousands of dollars in cleanup work after widespread tree damage. Great Falls Tribune reported Monday that a record-setting September snowstorm brought more than 19 inches of snow to Great Falls causing trees to bend and break. City...

Warmup on the way to melt record snowfall

Oct. 14, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Record-breaking snow that fell for four days in North Dakota is finally in the rearview mirror. Some communities in North Dakota received more than two feet of snow with the city of Harvey in Wells County getting 30 inches. The storm came in two waves. The initial system arrived from...

Alpine areas of Going-to-the-Sun Road closed for the season

Oct. 13, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park in Montana has decided to close the alpine section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to vehicles for the season because of winter weather conditions. The road typically closes between Avalanche Creek and Jackson Glacier Overlook on or before the third Monday in...

6 grizzly bears killed in single week in northwest Montana

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Early snowstorms in northwest Montana have contributed to the deaths of five grizzly bears in one week on the Rocky Mountain Front. The Missoulian reports that a sixth grizzly was put down east of Rogers Pass for killing cattle, pushing the one-week death toll to six and the...