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Federal Offices in DC Close as Major Snowstorm Heads East

Federal Offices in DC Close as Major Snowstorm Heads East

Man clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink in Chicago. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — Federal offices in Washington, D.C. will be closed on Wednesday as the nation’s capital prepares to be hit by what could be the biggest snowsto…

Thousands of Flights Grounded Ahead of Northeast Blizzard

Thousands of Flights Grounded Ahead of Northeast Blizzard

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The 2013 winter storm expected to pound areas of the Northeast with as much as two feet of snow this weekend is snarling travel in the Northeast. As of early Friday evening, 4,740 U.S. flights had been cancelled thro…

As Nation Digs Out, Even More Snow On the Way

As Nation Digs Out, Even More Snow On the Way

Comstock/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — While communities from the Midwest to the Northeast and even the Southern U.S. are digging out after a massive storm blanketed much of the country, the Northeast is now bracing for more snow over the weeken…

Holiday Storm Dumps Snow on Northeast

Holiday Storm Dumps Snow on Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The powerful winter storm that pounded the Midwest is expected to drop more than a foot of snow on some parts of the Northeast, bringing more travel plans to a screeching halt with high winds, snow and sleet.Overnight, the storm d…

Severe Winter Weather Upends Holiday Travel Plans

Severe Winter Weather Upends Holiday Travel Plans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Snow, wind and rain have disrupted holiday travel plans across the Midwest, South and Northeast over the past two days, prompting reports of 200 severe weather incidents and four tornadoes.Lashing winds and blowing s…

Winter Storm Batters the Rockies, Midwest

Winter Storm Batters the Rockies, Midwest

Comstock/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — As millions prepare to hit the roads or skies ahead of Christmas Day, a winter storm is plowing through several parts of the country Thursday morning, threatening to hamper many travelers’ plans.Nearly 20 i…

Winter Weather Advisory for East Idaho

Winter Weather Advisory for East Idaho

  EAST IDAHO – Jack Frost is expected to make his mark on eastern Idaho today. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and winter weather advisory for the eastern Idaho region. The advisory remains in effect through 4 a.m. Friday. Higher elevations are expected to see one to three inches of […]

Nor’easter Sets Back Recovery from Superstorm Sandy

Nor’easter Sets Back Recovery from Superstorm Sandy

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Many Northeast residents still reeling from superstorm Sandy were left in the dark again on Wednesday after a nor’easter blew over the region.For many frustrated residents in New York and New Jersey, who had just re…

Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

ABC News (NEW YORK) — After an early spring, a late season Nor’easter will move up the East Coast Sunday through  Monday bringing torrential rain, strong winds, high waves and snow.Parts of 10 states are under flood watch advisories from Ne…

Is Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice Causing Harsher Winter Storms?

Is Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice Causing Harsher Winter Storms?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — New research suggests disappearing sea ice at the top of the planet is playing a “critical” role in driving colder, snowier winters here in the United States.Retreating Arctic sea ice, according to the res…

5-Year-Old Avalanche Survivor Released from Hospital

5-Year-Old Avalanche Survivor Released from Hospital

ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images(RESTELICA, Kosovo) — A 5-year-old girl rescued from an avalanche in Restelica, Kosovo, Saturday that killed her parents, her 2-year-old brother, her paternal grandparents, an aunt, and uncle has been released from the ho…

Cold Weather Continues to Plague Europe; Over 260 Dead

Cold Weather Continues to Plague Europe; Over 260 Dead

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — While the U.S. basks in relative warm weather this winter, Europe is having one hellacious season.Reports say a cold snap has left over 260 people dead across the continent, including 122 deaths in Ukraine alone with some…

Winter Storm Blasts Colorado, Heads East

Winter Storm Blasts Colorado, Heads East

Hemera/Thinkstock(DENVER) — After blasting parts of Colorado with up to 6 feet of snow, the strongest storm of the winter season is now on track to pummel the central plains.A winter storm warning was issued for parts of western Nebraska, northeastern…

Winter Storm Could Bring Three Feet of Snow to Colorado

Winter Storm Could Bring Three Feet of Snow to Colorado

Comstock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Record-setting snowfall is accumulating across the Midwest where areas of many states are under winter weather warnings, advisories, or even blizzard warnings until at least Friday evening. The snow began early Friday mor…

Heavy Snowfall in Japan Kills 52, Injures Hundreds

Heavy Snowfall in Japan Kills 52, Injures Hundreds

Comstock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Heavy snowfall has crippled much of Japan’s western coast, killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 600.The worst snowstorm in five years has dumped more than 10 feet of snow in the hardest-hit regions, causin…

Winter Storm Brings Second Major Snowfall of Year to Northeast

Winter Storm Brings Second Major Snowfall of Year to Northeast

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The second major winter storm of the season rolled into the Northeast today causing some dangerous driving conditions and headaches for many airport travelers.The storm, is dumping up to 6 inches of snow in Chicago earli…

Baby Born in Stuck Elevator after Snowstorm Delays Hospital Arrival

Baby Born in Stuck Elevator after Snowstorm Delays Hospital Arrival

File photo. (Photodisc/Thinkstock)(TACOMA, Wash.) — A newborn baby boy in Washington State can already lay claim to having survived two unexpected disasters: one of the worst winter storms to ever hit Washington State, and being delivered in a hospita…

Washington State Walloped by Rare Snow Storm

Washington State Walloped by Rare Snow Storm

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Schools were closed across Washington state Wednesday as a freak snowstorm knocked out power and blocked major roads.The state capital of Olympia got 12 inches of snow in a matter of hours Wednesday morning, ac…

Seattle Snowstorm: City to Receive Less Snow Than Forecasted

Seattle Snowstorm: City to Receive Less Snow Than Forecasted

Comstock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Seattle residents are bracing for a snowstorm that is expected to leave a messy commute Wednesday morning.Forecasters downgraded their initial predictions of at least 8 to 12 inches of snow to hit the Pacific Northwest c…

Seattle Prepares for Worst Snowstorm in a Decade

Seattle Prepares for Worst Snowstorm in a Decade

Comstock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — On average, Seattle sees about 5.9 inches of snow in a year, but over the next 24 hours the Emerald City, nicknamed for its lush green landscapes, will be stuck in a snow globe, with parts of the city expected to receive…

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