Latest Blizzards News

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to unleash...

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

Jan. 16, 2019 11:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said. The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene. The man, who was homeless, may have been "just trying to stay...

The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California

Jan. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A storm that's lashed Northern California with rain and high winds may have killed a man in Oakland. California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza says a tree fell on a homeless man at an embankment near a freeway Wednesday,...

California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

Jan. 15, 2019 10:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pacific storm that brought fears of dangerous mudslides and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada was less fierce than expected but hundreds of homes in fire-scarred California areas remained under evacuation orders as more rain was expected. "Please heed disaster messages and...

The Latest: Santa Barbara County lifts evacuations

Jan. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a series of California and Nevada storms (all times local): 7 p.m. Santa Barbara County, scene of a devastating fire and a deadly mudslide last year, has lifted mandatory evacuation orders that drove thousands of people from Montecito and surrounding areas. The city says a...

Father and son rescued from Mount Katahdin amid whiteout

Jan. 8, 2019 11:02 AM EST

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Officials say headlamps may have saved a father and son who got lost in whiteout conditions on Maine's tallest mountain. Baxter State Park officials say the pair was rescued from Mount Katahdin on Sunday after blowing snow caused whiteout conditions. Officials said in a statement...

Blizzard of 1949 devastated South Dakota 70 years ago

Jan. 6, 2019 11:53 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Seventy years have passed since one of the worst blizzards on record pounded western South Dakota with snow, piling up to the roofs of buildings and trapping residents for weeks. State records show the Jan. 2, 1949, blizzard brought up to 50 inches (127 centimeters) of snow to the...

Blizzard causes travel troubles in Dakotas, Minnesota

Dec. 31, 2018 8:30 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Heavy snowfall and gusty winds created blizzard-like conditions in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota the day before the new year, causing officials to close an airport and to urge caution while driving. Some sheriff's deputies had reported that falling snow combined with wind...

The Latest: Patrol says 1 killed in North Dakota crash

Dec. 31, 2018 8:23 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on blizzard-like conditions in Dakotas, Minnesota (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Authorities say one person has died in a crash in North Dakota during whiteout conditions. North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind says the accident involving three vehicles occurred...

Blizzard-like conditions in Red River Valley

Dec. 31, 2018 7:44 AM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Forecasters say blizzard-like conditions are making creating hazardous travel conditions in the Red River Valley, especially in areas with open fields. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says falling and blowing snow with gusts of 40 mph have some sheriff's deputies...