Weather

Tens Of Millions To Face Triple Digit Heat This Week

CNN reports: In the coming week, about 70% of the US population will see temperatures in the 90s, and almost 20% of people in the country will experience temperatures greater than 100 degrees. Many major metro areas, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta, may experience temps near or above 100. More than 100 high temperature records …

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Heat Wave Kills Thousands Of Cattle In Kansas [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Intense heat that baked Kansas over the weekend is being blamed for killing thousands of cattle — a toll documented in striking images on social media. In widely seen video footage, rows of carcasses are shown lined up along the edge of a farm field. State officials are blaming a heat wave that sent temperatures higher than 100 …

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Miami Floods After Storm Dumps Foot Of Rain [VIDEO]

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: Portions of South Florida were experiencing the impacts from Potential Tropical Cyclone One from major rainfall across the area. The National Weather Service reports 11.8 inches of rain fell over the downtown Miami as of 9 a.m. Saturday. South Miami has record just over nine and a half inches while Kendall recorded nearly seven and …

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Florida Gets Season’s First Tropical Storm Warning

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical storm warnings have been issued across the southern half of the Florida Peninsula and the Keys ahead of the likely formation of a Gulf tropical storm that will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to those areas into the weekend. An area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of Fort Myers, Florida, is …

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NOAA Forecasts Up To Six Major Hurricanes For 2022

Via press release from NOAA: Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30, predicts a 65% chance of an above-normal season, …

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“Strong Nor’Easter” To Bring Heavy Wet Snow Tuesday

The New York Times reports: An early spring storm is expected to bring heavy snow to the interior Northeast, particularly New York, on Monday into Tuesday, raising the potential for downed trees, power interruptions and difficult travel, forecasters said. In New York State, which is expected to get the brunt of the storm, snowfall of up to six inches is …

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Tornado Strikes New Orleans, Extensive Damage

CNN reports: Search and rescue teams were combing through debris and damaged neighborhoods in the New Orleans area overnight after a tornado slammed the region Tuesday. A tornado touched down in the Lower Ninth Ward and New Orleans East communities just before 8 p.m., New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a statement. One person was killed in the hard-hit …

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Tornado Hits Florida Home Of “Don’t Say Gay” Author

Florida Politics reports: Rep. Joe Harding’s Ocala home was among those damaged by severe weather in Central Florida Saturday. The Ocala Republican was not at home, though family was. No injuries were reported. “We are blessed,” he said. “It could have been a lot worse.” Harding said a tornado touched down in his Ocala neighborhood. His next-door neighbor’s home was …

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Eastern US Braces For Another “Bomb Cyclone”

USA Today reports: Tens of millions of Americans are in the path of a winter storm that’s forecast to wallop much of the eastern U.S. with snow, rain and wind over the next couple of days. Winter weather alerts were in place from Texas to Maine for the storm, which is expected to reach bomb cyclone status on Saturday. “A …

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Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

Go Erie reports: After spending last year in quarantine due to the pandemic, Punxsutawney Phil was back at it again celebrating Groundhog Day with thousands in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. The great weather-predicting groundhog could not be stopped, forecasting six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow during the annual spectacle at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. Back to normal for …

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Texas Governor Warns Of Possible Power Outages

Austin’s CBS News affiliate reports: Despite spending the past few months asserting his confidence the power grid won’t fail and the power will stay on in any weather event, Gov. Greg Abbott backtracked from his normal confident boasts Tuesday when discussing whether or not he expects anyone to have their electricity cut off during this week’s forecasted winter weather across …

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Thousands Of Weekend Flights Canceled Due To Storm

The Hill reports: According to FlightAware, 3,049 flights have been cancelled for Saturday with airliners JetBlue, Republic and American Airlines having the largest percentage of cancelled flights. The cancellations are mostly impacting airports along the East Coast, including New York City’s John F. Kennedy International airport, Boston’s Boston Logan International airport, and Newark Liberty International airport. JetBlue cancelled 50 percent …

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Blizzard Warnings Issued For Most Of Northeast Coast

Axios reports: Blizzard warnings are in effect from coastal Virginia to eastern Maine as a powerful and potentially historic winter storm is set to slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Friday. The storm will bring an array of hazards, from zero visibility amid hurricane force wind gusts and heavy snow to coastal flooding that will erode vulnerable beaches and threaten …

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Boston Area To Face Brunt Of Weekend Nor’easter

The Weather Channel reports: Winter Storm Kenan will develop into a powerful nor’easter over the western Atlantic beginning late Friday, bringing heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding to parts of the East Coast. Winter storm watches have been issued by the National Weather Service for Friday night and Saturday from parts of southern New England southward through the coastal …

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Coming Nor’Easter May Grow Into “Bomb Cyclone”

The Weather Channel reports: A strong storm forecast to develop off the East Coast by this weekend will grow into a powerful nor’easter, bringing heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding to parts of the Northeast. The setup begins Friday with a cold front moving across the Northeast that will haul in a fresh blast of chilly air prior to …

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2700+ Flights Canceled As Winter Storm Hits US East

Reuters reports: Airlines canceled over 2,800 U.S. flights on Sunday as a winter storm combining high winds and ice was poised to hit the U.S. East Coast over the holiday weekend. The flights canceled by 12:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT) on Sunday included over 2,800 entering, departing from or within the United States, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.com. Over …

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Sub-Zero: Rare Frostbite Warning Issued For NYC

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports: An arctic airmass is slated to blast the tri-state area for the next two days at least. Wind chills will be near or below zero through the frigid span. The core of the cold air sinks in overnight, bringing feels-like temperatures below zero Tuesday morning, including in New York City. A wind chill …

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Snowstorm Crash Strands Hundreds On VA Interstate

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: Drivers have been stuck on Interstate 95 in the Stafford County, Virginia, area for more than 15 hours after multiple trucks crashed amid a major snowstorm that left snow and ice packed onto the road. Many drivers are out of gas. Some don’t have food or water. Some say they have kids, pets and …

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Feds Shutter DC Offices Ahead Of Major Snowstorm

The Associated Press reports: A winter storm packing heavy snow was blowing into the nation’s capital on Monday, closing government offices and schools with fierce winds and as much as 10 inches of snow forecast for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland through the afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area …

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Travel Woes Continue: 2500+ Flights Canceled Today

Reuters reports: Over 4,000 flights were cancelled around the world on Sunday, more than half of them U.S. flights, adding to the toll of holiday week travel disruptions due to adverse weather and the surge in coronavirus cases caused by the Omicron variant. The flights cancelled by 8 pm GMT on Sunday included over 2,500 entering, departing from or within …

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