A massive winter storm (named Gandolf) will bring snow, strong winds, extremely low temps across a broad expanse of the West and Northern Plains into this weekend.
A winter storm is producing significant snow in the northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Rockies this weekend. A dip in the jet stream has dug south into the norther Plains causing snow in the central and southern Rockies, northern Plains and upper Midwest and will continue through early Monday. more »
Britain is facing a weather front dubbed the "Beast from the East" next week – with heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures. Temperatures could plummet as low as -6C around London as icy winds blow in over the eastern coast. Forecasters are also predicting "lots of snow" for Monday. By more »
Heavy snow has caused extensive damage to the mediaeval walled town of Urbino and further deteriorated the Colosseum in Rome, already badly in need of repair, Italian newspapers reported Tuesday. Partial collapses have been reported at the convents of San Francesco and San Bernardino in Urbino and the roof of more »
Romania is halting electricity exports and limiting supplies to industrial consumers in a bid to meet rising household demand due to freezing temperatures, according to the government. The decision, valid from February 16 to March 15, is meant as a precaution in case freezing temperatures continue to pressure energy resources, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, the prime minister, said.
Snow drifts reaching up to rooftops kept tens of thousands of villagers prisoners in their own homes Saturday as the death toll from Europe's big freeze rose past 550. More heavy snow fell on the Balkans and in Italy, while the Danube river, already closed to shipping for hundreds more »
In the quiet after the storms, streets and cars had all but disappeared under piles of snow. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service for the first time in 30 years. Snow plows struggled to push the evidence off of major roads. Hundreds of thousands of Washington metropolitan residents grappled more »
Zoos in Germany are struggling to keep their animals safe in a 10-day-long cold snap freezing most of the Europe. Zoo workers working diligently to bring small animals such as meerkats into warm enclosures. Even the penguins couldn't take the cold, said André Stadler, a curator at the Wuppertal more »
Helicopters ferried food and medicine to iced-in villagers Wednesday as Europe's 12-day-old cold snap tightened its frigid grip on the continent, where more than 400 have died as a result. Eastern countries such as Poland and Ukraine account for more than half of the death toll, and dozens more more »
c The homeless population has borned the brunt of the suffering with many freezing to death in unheated areas. Sunday, French authorities found the body of a homeless man, bringing the death toll of cold-related deaths to 306. Hospitals are working overtime to treat the multitude of people with more »
More than 120 people have died and thousands more are still trapped in their homes as cold and icy weather has brought parts of Europe to a standstill. In Serbia, at least 11,000 villagers are reported stranded in their homes by heavy snow and blizzards which have hit remote more »
For a few hours this weekend, it looked like the weather monitoring station at Jim River Maintenance Camp in north-central Alaska might have broken the record low temperature for the whole United States. The thermometer Saturday on the unmanned device read 79 degrees below zero — just one degree more »
A cold front that killed 30 people in the Ukraine over the past five days spread Tuesday to eastern and central Europe with record lows. Heavy snow was reported in Bulgaria and Switzerland and parts of Italy. Emergency services in Ukraine reported most of those who died were homeless more »
It has just been learned that heavy snow has left 53 dead and hundreds injured in western and northern Japan. The deaths were primarily along the Sea of Japan in the Tohoku region. Reported injuries have already surpassed 574 as a strong cold air mass sweeped across the region. more »
U.S. scientists say unusually warm summers in arctic regions can trigger harsh winters.