Latest Winter weather News

Lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

Aug. 18, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker who doesn't believe humans are causing climate change is nevertheless leading a push to ensure Nebraska farmers are better prepared for extreme weather like the blizzards and flooding that hit the state this year. The Legislature's Agriculture Committee will look for changes...

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Aug. 15, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Snow piled up in the mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire restrictions unnecessary. But the wet weather can be misleading. Climate change means the region...

Warm weather forces early closure of Alaska sled dog camps

Aug. 15, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska company has closed its sled dog camps early due to warm weather that has caused poor snow conditions, a report said. An unusually small amount of remaining winter snow prompted Coastal Helicopters to close the camps, The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday. A high rate of...

Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows

Aug. 1, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On a sunny summer day in the United Kingdom, cast and crew can be found inside a studio — sprinkled with snow. It's the seasonal disorder of television shows and films. In order to offer endless winter holiday fare, productions must create Christmas in July. But with high July...

More school districts join no snow days pilot project

Jul. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — More school districts are joining a South Carolina experiment to have kids learn at home on days when roads are too icy for school buses. The Independent Mail reports that there weren't enough snow days last year for the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee to decide whether...

Greenwood Utilities a good fit for longtime employee

Jul. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Mike Nix says the most used app on his phone is The Weather Channel — for good reason. On Thursday (July 11), with rain and wind in the forecast for the weekend and beyond, Greenwood Utilities' vice president of electric operations had already met with his team that morning...

Eastern Sierra's Mammoth ski season won't make it to August

Jul. 16, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Mammoth Mountain resort in the Eastern Sierra had hoped a winter of epic snowfall would allow skiing into August, but instead will end its season this month. The resort says weather has been heating up and the remaining snow is melting fast. The last day for skiing and...

Ski resorts not just for winter anymore

Jul. 3, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Ski resorts are not just for winter anymore. In an effort to expand revenue opportunities in shortening ski seasons, mountain resorts have started offering more activities for the warmer months. Ski resorts have always drawn people to the mountain for summer hiking, biking and horseback riding. Now you can ride a...

Regulators: Michigan energy supply ample, improvement needed

Jul. 1, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Regulators say Michigan's energy supply and delivery systems are adequate to meet demand, but improvements should be made after extreme winter weather led to electric and natural gas emergencies. The state Public Service Commission on Monday submitted an initial 247-page energy...

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road back open

Jun. 25, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The high-elevation road through Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is back open after a rare summer blizzard left ice and deep snowdrifts. Trail Ridge Road opened Tuesday after plows were able to clear drifts up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep. The popular...