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Blizzard 'as bad as it gets' hits California and Nevada. I-80 shuts as winds and snow whip mountains

Mar. 02, 2024 11:55 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A powerful blizzard howled Saturday in the Sierra Nevada as the biggest storm of the season shut down a long stretch of Interstate 80 in California and gusty winds and heavy rain hit lower elevations, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. More than 10...

Firefighters face difficult weather conditions as they battle the largest wildfire in Texas history

Mar. 02, 2024 10:32 AM EST

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — Firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Texas history face increasingly difficult weather conditions on Saturday. The Smokehouse Creek Fire that began Monday has killed at least two people, left a charred landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle and...

Stretch of I-80 shut down as monster blizzard dumps snow on mountains in California and Nevada

Mar. 01, 2024 22:18 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — California authorities shut down 100 miles of Interstate 80 on Friday as the biggest snow storm of the season bore down on the Sierra Nevada, where residents were urged to take shelter and stay off roads as they prepared for up to 10 feet of snow in some areas and damaging...

Texas battles historic wildfires as snow covers scorched land in the Panhandle

Mar. 01, 2024 10:04 AM EST

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — A dusting of snow covered a desolate landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle and burned out homes in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday, giving firefighters brief relief in their desperate efforts to corral a blaze that has grown into the largest in state history. ...

Blizzard warning, avalanche watch as storm packing up to 10 feet of snow moves into Sierra Nevada

Feb. 29, 2024 22:29 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The most powerful Pacific storm of the season started barreling into the Sierra Nevada on Thursday, packing multiple feet of snow and dangerous winds that forecasters say will create blizzard conditions likely to close major highways and trigger power outages into the weekend. ...

Fresh from a deadly cholera outbreak, Zambia declares drought a national emergency

Feb. 29, 2024 13:18 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Thursday declared the country’s debilitating drought a national disaster and emergency, saying it has devastated food production and electricity generation as the nation battles to recover from a recent deadly cholera outbreak. ...

Climate change cost U.S. ski industry billions, study says, and future depends on emissions

Feb. 29, 2024 09:47 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — U.S. ski areas lost $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change and could lose around $1 billion annually in the 2050s depending on how much emissions are reduced, a new study found. People “may not care about the loss of the species...

Notable numbers capture the wild weather hitting much of the US this week

Feb. 27, 2024 16:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Wild fluctuations in temperatures are being recorded in much of the United States this week, with some cities experiencing a winter weather whiplash in which they are going from record highs to severe storms to snow and freezing temperatures in a matter of days. And...

Study says 2023's crazy Atlantic ocean heat, low Antarctic sea ice give glimpse of much hotter world

Feb. 27, 2024 11:37 AM EST

Off the charts “crazy” heat in the North Atlantic ocean and record-smashing Antarctic sea ice lows last year are far more severe than what Earth’s supposed to get with current warming levels. They are more like what happens at twice this amount of warming, a new study said. The...

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer

Feb. 26, 2024 19:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — February's end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States, with record heat allowing for golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, along with an increased fire risk across much of the Great Plains. But blinding snow in the Northwest is blowing eastward, and...