Latest Cold waves News

Cold front brings snow, rain, showers to California

Oct. 18, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cold front passing through drought-stricken California brought snow to the northern Sierra Nevada and rain, showers and drizzle elsewhere, the National Weather Service said Monday. The Sierra snowfall was significant enough to impact travel...

3 Sierra passes to close Thursday ahead of winter storm

Oct. 06, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — California highway officials say they will close three mountain passes near the Nevada line between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park on Thursday as a precaution ahead of an early winter storm that’s expected to bring rain and snow to the Sierra. ...

Cold front eases record-breaking heat in North Dakota

Sep. 29, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A cold front moving through the region has eased record-breaking heat this week in North Dakota. According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday's reading of 100 in Dickinson appears to be the latest in the year that the state has recorded a...

Study: Warmer Arctic led to killer cold in Texas, much of US

Sep. 02, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes the central and eastern United States in killer cold, a study finds. The study in the journal Science Thursday is the first to show...

Texas utility settles over sky-high energy bills from freeze

Aug. 30, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

The electric utility Griddy Energy has reached a settlement with Texas officials over crushing electric bills its customers received after the deadly February winter storm and cold wave, the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. Griddy Energy sold power to...

Wildfire smoke from out-of-state fires darkens Utah skies

Aug. 06, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Smoke filled the skies of Utah Friday as a cold front swept wildfire smoke into the state. The front moving in from the west picked up smoke from fires in California and Oregon, including the growing Dixie Fire that leveled a small California town...

Brazil scrambles to shield homeless people from biting cold

Jul. 30, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A fierce cold snap is bearing down on homeless people in Brazil, and authorities, activists and religious leaders are doing what they can to limit suffering on the streets. Temperatures in some areas of southern Brazil has dropped below freezing, and...