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New York soaks as winter storm halts flights, causes outages

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The worst of the winter weather is winding down along the U.S. East Coast after a quick-moving storm swept northeast, leaving thousands of customers without power and grounding flights.

Rain started to taper off in Washington, D.C., and in New York’s Central Park, where temperatures reached 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5 Celsius) Monday, according ...Read more

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Winter storms can bring power outages. Here's what you can do now to be prepared

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Power outages are likely during winter weather, especially when large amounts of snow or ice are involved.

Keep these tips in mind if you lose power:

▪ If you have a generator, never run it inside your home or garage. Carbon monoxide fumes can build up and become deadly.

▪ You should also never use a charcoal grill or ...Read more

More than 1,200 flights canceled at Charlotte airport as storm dumps ice, snow

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While the Carolinas slowly sunk Sunday under snow and ice, Charlotte Douglas International Airport was a sea of red — red as in hundreds of canceled flights stretching into Monday.

The airline hub, one of the busiest in the country, was also the hardest hit by a powerful winter storm that swept across the South starting ...Read more

Snow and ice slam parts of North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Snow and ice have blanketed parts of North Carolina on Sunday as a winter storm moves through the region.

Much of the state is under a winter storm warning as of the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, while some eastern parts of the state are under a winter weather advisory.

A winter storm warning is issued...Read more

More than 1,100 flights canceled at Charlotte airport as storm dumps ice, snow

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While the Carolinas slowly sunk Sunday under snow and ice, Charlotte Douglas International Airport was a sea of red — red as in hundreds of canceled flights stretching into Monday.

The airline hub, one of the busiest in the country, was also the hardest hit by a powerful winter storm that swept across the South starting ...Read more

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Airlines canceling some Sunday flights ahead of winter storm

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ATLANTA — Airlines are canceling flights scheduled for Sunday in Atlanta in anticipation of the winter storm to hit the Southeast.

More than 180 Atlanta flights scheduled for Sunday in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on multiple airlines were canceled by Saturday afternoon, according to flight tracking website FlightAware....Read more

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Hundreds of thousands likely to lose power when winter storm sweeps through NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The winter storm arriving in North Carolina overnight is expected to bring a combination of snow, ice and wind that will lead to “nearly impossible” travel conditions on Sunday and power outages that could affect hundreds of thousands of people, forecasters and state officials warned on Saturday.

More than 30 flights ...Read more

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Earth experienced 6th hottest year on record in 2021, but 4th hottest for United States

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The year 2021 was marked not only by extreme weather events nationwide and in the West — it was also the Earth’s sixth hottest year on record, federal officials announced Thursday.

The planet’s average land and ocean surface temperature last year was 1.51 degrees higher than the 20th-century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...Read more

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A Washington town is running out of places to put its record-breaking snowfall

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — Do you have any extra space? Would you like some snow? Leavenworth might be in touch.

The faux-Bavarian alpine town on the eastern slopes of the Cascades was still struggling to dig itself out Monday, after more than 4 feet of snow fell in less than 48 hours last week, clogging streets, shuttering businesses and causing ...Read more

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Hot December puts Georgia's fruit growers on edge

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On Alex Cornelius’ nearly 300-acre farm west of Waycross, Georgia, confused blueberry bushes have already started blooming, about two to three weeks earlier than normal. Other varieties, which require longer exposure to cool temperatures, have not received the cold hours they need for a productive crop.

As temperatures soared to near 80 ...Read more

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Natural disasters caused $145 billion in damages across US in 2021

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Natural disasters killed 688 people across the U.S last year and caused more than $145 billion of losses, the third-highest tally in records going back to 1980, a government report showed.

There were twenty disasters that exceeded $1 billion of losses each, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. They included last ...Read more

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More than 3,000 PG&E customers still waiting on power 2 weeks after Sierra Nevada storm

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers are still without power two weeks after a severe winter storm brought several feet of snowfall to the Sierra Nevada and its foothills.

On Sunday afternoon, PG&E spokeswoman Karly Hernandez said that 3,198 customers were still without power. In Nevada County, 1,978 were ...Read more

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NYC's first big snow blankets region, hobbles transportation

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A quick-moving nor’easter inundated New York City with its first deep snowfall of the season, making a mess of the morning commute and tying up air traffic across the region.

The storm, which stretched from Virgina to Maine, dumped upwards of 5 inches (13 centimeters) on New York City before tapering off by midmorning. In Boston, where school...Read more

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California is suddenly snow-capped and very wet. But how long will the water rush last?

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LOS ANGELES — The dusty hills of Griffith Park are sprouting shades of green. In Pasadena, water is streaming through arroyos that only weeks ago sat caked and dry. And from the perfect vantage point downtown, the distant San Gabriel Mountains are gleaming with crowns of snow.

After one of the driest years in recent memory, Los Angeles — ...Read more

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December tornadoes on the rise as 'tornado alley' appears to shift east

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ST. LOUIS — Few people expect tornadoes in December, let alone one strong enough to collapse the 11-inch-thick concrete walls of a sprawling, new Amazon warehouse.

But the EF3 tornado that wrecked the facility near Edwardsville, Illinois, last month — one of several twisters that caused widespread damage in six states and more than 90 ...Read more

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Newsom declares storm-related state of emergency in 20 counties, including LA

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Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in 20 California counties on Thursday as winter storms continued to lash the state with record snow and rainfall that have knocked out power, shut down major roads and freeways, and caused debris flows, among other hazards.

According to the proclamation, the following counties are under a state of...Read more

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The cost of this year's 10 worst climate disasters: $170 billion

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Ten of this year’s most destructive weather events cost a combined $170 billion in damages, according to a new study.

Hurricane Ida, a tropical storm that pummeled much of the eastern U.S. with lashing rain in August, killed at least 95 people and cost the economy $65 billion. A month earlier, floods in Europe caused 240 deaths and an ...Read more

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Snow has arrived in the Seattle area, with more to come as temperatures sink

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SEATTLE — A long-anticipated snowfall that started in many locations in the Seattle area Saturday was expected to pick up overnight, and drop between 2 and 7 inches over Puget Sound and Western Washington by Monday.

The flakes will fall as showers, creating “highly variable snow accumulations” across the region, says the National Weather ...Read more

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A hotel holiday: Pa. families displaced by Hurricane Ida on what it's like spending the holidays away from home

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PHILADELPHIA — Virginia Tharp stood in the back of the conference room at the Hammock Inn & Suites in Exton, smiling as she watched 5-year-old Avayah Harris belt “Jingle Bells” into the microphone.

“Sing it baby girl!” cheered Tharp, 47.

Tharp closed her eyes and smiled, and for just a moment, everything felt normal.

But then she ...Read more

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Atmospheric river brings heavy rain to Northern California, snow to Sierra. Here's how much fell

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FRESNO, Calif. — A storm warning for the Sierra Nevada remained in effect Tuesday after an atmospheric river pounded the region overnight, leaving some roadways flooded, and dumping a bounty of snow in higher regions.

The storm front left behind some eye-popping rainfall totals, most noticeably 5.71 inches at the Bass Lake Marina, as well as ...Read more