May 30, 2016

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Thousands of homes damaged, thousands more evacuated after flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began last week, and the National Guard has rescued nearly 3,300 residents. Two fishermen have been missing for Read More…

Storms blow through Midwest, East Coast, with snow and tornadoes

WAVERLY, Va. — Storm systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast — killing four in Virginia — heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds of thousands across several states in the dark. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday night after tornadoes damaged Read More…

Counties contend with first major snowfall

So much for our mild winter. Mother Nature hit with a vengeance Wednesday night and into Thursday — an unofficial total of 3.8 inches of snow was dumped on Northeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be hazardous the next few days. Wind chill advisories or warnings could be issued today and Read More…

As work week begins, East Coast digs out from blizzard

NEW YORK — East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning Read More…

Blizzard of potentially historic proportions bearing down on Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON — The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation’s capital like the UFO from “Independence Day.” Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land Read More…

Let it snow! Let it snow!

While lake-effect snow warnings were in effect for other counties along Lake Erie, Lorain County’s experience with snow Sunday was normal, according to law enforcement officials. About 6 p.m., the Ohio Highway Patrol said the accident levels so far were normal for the conditions. “We’ve had about 10 accidents so far today, which is normal Read More…

Warmest December means salt to spare

At this point, many people might be dreading a white Easter since Mother Nature eschewed a white Christmas this year. Average temperatures for December are usually lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, but with two days left, the Cleveland area is set to have the warmest December on record, with average temperatures Read More…

After storms sweep through, rare winter flooding on Mississippi River

ST. LOUIS — Warm and wet weather over the last several weeks followed by storms that brought a deluge of rain in recent days have produced a severe threat of flooding along the Mississippi River, where water could reach record high levels soon in some places. The winter flooding is unusual and could portend even Read More…

It came upon a midnight clear (and warm): Weather patterns lead to spring-like temperatures for Christmas

SEATTLE — Astrid Rau just baked 16 kinds of Christmas cookies, including a batch in the shape of snowflakes. But she’s nevertheless having trouble getting in the holiday spirit, thanks to forecasts that have the temperature in her hometown of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, hitting 72 degrees on Thursday. “I associate cold with Christmas,” the 55-year-old says. Read More…

Weekend deluge swamps South Carolina; at least seven dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues. At least seven weather-related deaths have been blamed on the vast rainstorm. Heavy rain kept falling Read More…