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California sees more late-spring wintry weather

May. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but California is heading toward the holiday with rainy, windy and snowy weather. A winter weather advisory is in effect Wednesday for the mountains of San Bernardino and Riverside counties east of Los Angeles. The National Weather...

Trump signs disaster declaration for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation and directed that federal officials provide aid as reimbursement for expenses stemming from a major snowstorm and subsequent flooding in late February. The White House announcement Wednesday said...

Disaster declaration to free up funds for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in response to severe storms earlier this year. The Navajo president's office announced the declaration Tuesday, saying the move will free up federal funds to reimburse emergency spending related...

Heavy snow closes Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota

May. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow has forced the Mount Rushmore National Memorial to close in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Blaine Kortemeyer, assistant chief of interpretation at Mount Rushmore, says the park closed Tuesday morning for the safety of visitors and staff. Kortemeyer says park...

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...

The Latest: I-70 in Colorado partially reopened after slide

May. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a late spring snow storm in the Rockies (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Interstate 70 in western Colorado has partially reopened after a rock slide. Eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of I-70 were open to vehicles Tuesday in Glenwood Canyon. The state transportation department...

Farmers report increased planting following wet conditions

May. 21, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Some Colorado farmers say they are planting more this year following the winter snow and spring rain. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Monday that farmers in southeastern Colorado had left large amounts of land unplanted last year to guard against likely crop losses from the dry...

Late spring Rockies snow cancels flights, downs limbs

May. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A late spring storm has dumped heavy, wet snow in Colorado and Wyoming, cancelling flights and snapping newly greened up tree limbs. The check in lines were long at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning with travelers from earlier canceled flights hoping to fly out. In western...

Spring storm expected to dump snow in Colorado, Wyoming

May. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials are warning drivers traveling through a broad swath of central Colorado and Wyoming to be prepared for snow and ice as a late spring storm passes through. The National Weather Service issued winter weather warnings Monday from central Wyoming south through Colorado to the New Mexico...

Late spring wintry weather brings more snow to California

May. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late spring wintry weather has brought rain, wind and snow to California, including a dusting of white on mountain peaks east of Los Angeles. The National Weather Service says there were small accumulations of snow Monday in Southern California mountains. To the north, winter-like...