Latest Winter weather News

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

Jun. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming,...

Scientist warns of Everest dangers from pollution, melting

Jun. 4, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, a U.S. scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Professor John All of...

California snowpack 202% of average for this time of year

Jun. 2, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even larger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out of a five-year drought, California water officials said. As of Thursday, the snowpack measured 202% of average after a barrage of storms throughout winter and spring,...

Eagle chick seen on internet cam dies after California storm

May. 28, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Late-season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera . The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San...

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

May. 22, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue into the...

Wet spring delays California crops, snow elsewhere in West

May. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. The state's wet conditions come as much of the West is experiencing weird weather. Colorado and Wyoming got an...

Injured snowboarder, climbing partner rescued off Denali

May. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — An injured snowboarder and a climbing partner were rescued off North America's tallest mountain four days after the climber was injured in a snowboarding accident. Denali National Park's helicopter pilot and rangers conducted the airlift of the two climbers Sunday off the mountain...

Colorado University graduation proceeds in snow

May. 10, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — It was caps, gowns and snowsuits for students as snow fell during spring graduation ceremonies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students wore ski goggles while wet snow fell on the outdoor event at the university's football stadium, Folsom Field, on Thursday. Folding chairs and...

Autopsy: Missouri fisherman who died in Montana drowned

May. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed drowning as the cause of death for a Missouri fisherman whose boat capsized on a Montana lake during a spring snowstorm. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton tells the Independent Record the April 28 death of 63-year-old Craig Bristle of Pacific, Missouri, is...

Parts of Germany see sprinkling of late-season snow

May. 4, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Parts of Germany have experienced a sprinkling of snow just weeks before the meteorological start of summer. A thin layer of snow greeted residents of central Germany's Harz mountains above altitudes of 700 meters early Saturday. The German meteorological service DWD said the cold front would...