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Blustery, cold storm adds to California's big snowpack

Feb. 06, 2023 10:34 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blustery weekend storm added to California's big mountain snowpack, leaving icy conditions in the Sierra Nevada early Monday. Chains were required on sections of Sierra highways, but a backcountry avalanche warning for the greater Lake Tahoe area expired...

Greece: Snow reaches Acropolis, halts services

Feb. 06, 2023 03:53 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — High winds and a cold snap in Greece halted ferry services and highway traffic and dusted the Acropolis and other ancient monuments in Athens with snow on Monday. The inclement weather prompted authorities in greater Athens in close schools and courthouses and...

Northeast temperatures soar a day after bone-numbing cold

Feb. 05, 2023 15:27 PM EST

Temperatures in many areas of the Northeast U.S. climbed to the mid-40s Fahrenheit on Sunday, a day after the region suffered through temperatures that plummeted into the negative teens and felt like minus 45 to minus 50 degrees with the wind chill. Atop 6,288-foot Mount Washington...

Kitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

Feb. 03, 2023 22:04 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kurt Kitayama is starting to feel more comfortable each time he gets in contention on the PGA Tour, and the Californian can only hope that's the case going into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kitayama opened with 10 straight pars before...

Half Moon Bay farmworkers processing shooting as jobs resume

Feb. 03, 2023 20:05 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Barely a week after their colleagues were fatally shot, workers were back picking mushrooms at a farm in northern California. They say they have practical and emotional reasons for such a quick return -- they need to earn a living and find strength being with people...

Winter storm warning for Sierra, Tahoe starts Saturday night

Feb. 03, 2023 17:58 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Lake Tahoe and much of the Sierra Saturday night through Sunday night as another storm packing up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow and winds gusting in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) makes its way into the area. ...

New England knows winter, but why so dangerously cold?

Feb. 03, 2023 16:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New Englanders are used to cold temperatures, but a combination of extreme cold accompanied by powerful winds is downright dangerous, and enough to send even bundled-up skiers scampering indoors. It’s that potentially deadly combination that sparked worries...

Mississippi House seeks to control Jackson sales tax revenue

Feb. 02, 2023 17:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House voted Thursday to further restrict how the capital city of Jackson, which has struggled with water problems, can spend money from a 1% local sales tax — the latest effort in the Republican-led Legislature to control actions of the Democratic-led city....

California has huge snowpack, but dry trend raises worries

Feb. 01, 2023 17:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mountain snowpack that supplies a significant amount of California's water got an incredible boost from recent powerful storms and is outpacing the state's wettest season on record, state water officials said Wednesday. But its too soon to know if the winter...

Emergency lifted after New Zealand storm less than feared

Jan. 31, 2023 23:51 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Northland region lifted a state of emergency declaration Wednesday after an overnight storm didn't turn out as bad as feared. A heavy rain warning for Auckland was also lifted, although a state of emergency remained in place for the...