Latest Cold waves News

Record rain in Vegas, half-foot of snow in Tahoe mountains

Nov. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Emergency Crews rescued two people from a wash flowing with runoff from record rain in Las Vegas, and up a to half-foot of Sierra snow (15 centimeters) triggered chain controls around Lake Tahoe as a cold front moved across Nevada on Wednesday. The National Weather Service also issued a...

Cold snap kicks off stranding season for sea turtles

Nov. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Several sea turtles have washed ashore along Cape Cod Bay since frigid temperatures hit the area. The Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary says 18 sea turtles have washed ashore, mostly in Eastham, and hundreds more cold-stunned turtles are expected...

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to...

Bitter cold sets new record low temperatures in South

Nov. 13, 2019 2:25 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A blast of bitterly cold weather has set new records in the Deep South, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday. The overnight temperature late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning dropped to 18 degrees (-8 Celsius) in Birmingham, Alabama, breaking the previous low record of...

Cold snap may be your signal to get new tires for winter

Nov. 13, 2019 12:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — With the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. shivering through an early blast of arctic air, it’s time to start thinking about whether your car’s tires will get you safely through the winter. Italian tiremaker Pirelli last week started a campaign telling people that winter tires...

Cold temperature records snapped in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia

Nov. 13, 2019 9:04 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cold temperature records have been snapped in two of Pennsylvania’s biggest cities as a bitter cold snap continues to batter the state. The National Weather Service says the temperature at Pittsburgh International Airport dropped to 12 degrees just before 7 a.m. Wednesday. That...

Cold blast keeps Wisconsin temperatures in single digits

Nov. 12, 2019 5:48 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An icy airmass moving through Wisconsin is keeping temperatures in the single digits with additional snow forecast for parts of the state. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Vilas County in northern Wisconsin where 3 to 6 inches of additional snow was expected...

Cold front sets record lows in 6 Kansas cities

Nov. 12, 2019 12:47 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cold front that froze much of Kansas set at least six records for low temperatures. The National Weather Service reports Wichita, Salina, Russell, Dodge City, Garden City and Medicine Lodge set low temperature records early Tuesday The lowest temperature was in Garden City, which...

School opening late as cold blast invades Alabama

Nov. 12, 2019 10:17 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Schools and businesses as far south as the Gulf Coast states were opening late or closing because of the brutally cold weather invading the region. About 20 school systems delayed opening across north Alabama on Tuesday because of the threat of wintry precipitation, including all...

Like January in November: Much of US braces for record lows

Nov. 9, 2019 12:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Air from Siberia — yes, Siberia — is heading toward a huge chunk of the United States and it could set record-low temperatures from Texas to New England. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said Saturday that the weather service's National Digital Forecast...