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Winds delaying flights at Las Vegas airport, power outages ongoing

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About 700 people were without power across Nevada around 3 p.m. Sunday, with about 600 concentrated in Southern Nevada.

Over 34,000 people were without power across Nevada on Saturday as a massive blizzard moved through northern California and Nevada.

Outages peaked Sunday around 10:40 a.m. when 2,600 southern Nevadans were without power, ...Read more

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Blizzard warning extended, roads impassable as Tahoe tries to dig out

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A blizzard warning has been extended until 4 a.m. Monday as mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada attempt to dig out from the biggest snowstorm of the year.

The Reno National Weather Service originally expected its warning to lapse at 10 a.m. Sunday, but the storm has persisted longer than expected. Although meteorologists say the early ...Read more

Wind advisory still in effect for Las Vegas Sunday, with 2.6K impacted by outages

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About 2,700 people were without power across Nevada around 10:40 a.m. Sunday, though 2,600 outages were in Southern Nevada.

Over 34,000 people were without power across Nevada on Saturday as a massive blizzard moved through northern California and Nevada.

Temperatures in Las Vegas were expected reach a high of 63 Sunday with a low of 41 ...Read more

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Powerful California blizzard shuts roads to Tahoe, Mammoth; 190-mph winds reported

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LOS ANGELES — The most powerful California blizzard of the season pounded the Sierra Nevada with gusts of up to 190 mph, while heavy snow Saturday forced the closure of key roads to the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.

The main road to Mammoth Mountain ski resort, Highway 395, was shut down in both directions — to the south, toward ...Read more

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Powerful California blizzard shuts roads to Tahoe, Mammoth; 190-mph winds reported

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LOS ANGELES — The most powerful California blizzard of the season pounded the Sierra Nevada with gusts of up to 190 mph, while heavy snow on Saturday forced the closure of key roads to the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.

The main road to Mammoth Mountain ski resort, Highway 395, was shutdown in both directions — to the south, toward ...Read more

Powerful California blizzard shuts Tahoe, Mammoth roads; 190-mph winds reported

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SAN FRANCISCO — The most powerful California blizzard of the winter sent gusts of up to 190 mph to the Sierra Nevada, and heavy snow and strong winds forced officials to shut some roads in the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.

Roads that were forced to shut overnight into Saturday morning included a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 80 ...Read more

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This winter was the warmest on record for US lower 48, AccuWeather says

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The contiguous U.S. just experienced its warmest winter on record, a development fueled by climate change and El Niño, according to commercial forecaster AccuWeather Inc.

Three states — Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin — all posted records for meteorological winter, which runs from Dec. 1 to February 29, the company said. El Niño, a ...Read more

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High avalanche danger, winds topping 100 mph as blizzard slams Tahoe, Mammoth, Sierra Nevada

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A treacherous, life-threatening blizzard was strengthening over California’s mightiest mountain range Friday, already bringing 100- to 110-mph gusts at the higher elevations, with conditions expected to deteriorate dramatically by the evening.

A gust of 145 mph was recorded Thursday night at Palisades Tahoe at an elevation of 8,700 feet above...Read more

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'You can't see anything': Blizzard closes most Tahoe ski resorts and Yosemite National Park as winds hit 143 mph

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Jeremy Fuentes and Jarad Baldwin packed up their Ford Explorer and left the San Francisco Bay Area Friday morning as the blizzard in the Sierra Nevada was taking hold. With winds howling and snow blowing sideways, they hit white-out conditions near Donner Summit on Interstate 80. But the white-knuckle payoff was sweet.

When ...Read more

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Epic blizzard hitting Tahoe, Mammoth, Sierra Nevada 'with a vengeance'

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A treacherous, life-threatening blizzard was targeting California’s mightiest mountain range Thursday, already bringing 100- to 110-mph gusts at the highest elevations, with conditions expected to deteriorate dramatically by Friday night.

“It’ll arrive with a vengeance,” said meteorologist Amanda Young of the National Weather Service’...Read more

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Rare blizzard warning for Mammoth, Tahoe: 'Not the time to gamble with ... your family's lives'

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A rare blizzard warning was issued for the Sierra Nevada, including ski resorts at Mammoth Mountain and around Lake Tahoe, as officials urged people to avoid travel during treacherous weather Thursday through Sunday.

Up to 8 feet of snow could fall, the latest forecasts say. The blizzard warning was in effect from Lassen Volcanic National Park ...Read more

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From Mammoth to Tahoe, powerful blizzard could sock Sierra with up to 12 feet of snow

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A powerful storm taking aim at California starting Thursday could bring the strongest blizzard of the winter for the Sierra Nevada, potentially dumping 5 to 12 feet of snow at elevations 5,000 feet above sea level.

"Even by Sierra standards, this is shaping up to be a highly impactful, major winter storm," the National Weather Service office in...Read more

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The latest unfounded conspiracy theory: Cloud seeding is to blame for California's storms and flooding

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LOS ANGELES — When a water agency for most of California's Inland Empire and parts of Orange County started a pilot program to seed clouds in the region in November to see if it could increase water supplies, officials expected to face some questions and skepticism.

What officials didn't expect was to be wrongly accused by conspiracy ...Read more

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Another storm is coming to Southern California early next week. How big will it be?

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LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians can brace for another round of wet weather, with a storm expected to hit the region early next week to cap off a month of historically wet weather.

The slow-moving storm is expected to reach the Los Angeles area by Monday night or Tuesday morning before tapering off later Tuesday, according to the National ...Read more

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The Atlantic is record-warm right now. What does that mean for hurricane season?

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TAMPA, Fla. — Hurricane season is still months away, but warm winter waters in the Atlantic Ocean are already concerning some forecasters.

Water temperatures in the north Atlantic Ocean currently rival those normally seen during the summer months. By some estimates, this type of heat would only be seen once every 142,000 years.

Researchers ...Read more

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The rain's not over -- a new storm is brewing for Southern California next week

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LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians should brace for more wet weather next week — a new storm is brewing in the region to cap off a historically wet month.

The National Weather Service predicts that another storm is coming between Sunday night and Monday night. It's not expected to be as significant as past storms, with the most likely ...Read more

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Denver weather: Cold front brings rain, snow chances overnight

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After another warm day Wednesday, a weak cold front moving into the Denver metro area overnight will bring some light snow chances through Thursday.

Temperatures Wednesday could get as high or higher than Tuesday, with a high of 66 degrees, then the cold front will drop temperatures Thursday and Friday to the low 50s.

The mountains will get ...Read more

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Another storm pounds Los Angeles County, triggering flood watch and fears of mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — Southern California is on watch for potential mudslides, debris flows and flooding this week as yet another storm hit a region already waterlogged by weeks of heavy rain.

As of Tuesday afternoon, downtown Los Angeles has received about 17.5 inches of rain since the water year began on Oct. 1 and around 12 inches just during ...Read more

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Another storm pounds Los Angeles County, triggering flood watch and fears of mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — With a storm lingering again over Los Angeles County, experts warn that even its modest rainfall could elevate the risk for mudslides, debris flows and flooding because the ground is already waterlogged from the monster storms earlier this month.

“In normal winters where we haven’t had as much rain, this type of rainfall ...Read more

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As rain pelts soggy Southern California, residents are urged to stay vigilant for mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — A slow-moving winter storm that pelted Los Angeles with steady rain Monday was expected to subside briefly Tuesday before roaring back at nightfall with heavy downpours, strong winds and the possibility of thunder and lightning.

Authorities, fearing the effect of additional rain on hillsides and creek beds already saturated by a...Read more