Weather

Deadly Twisters Rip Through Midwest — with More Storms on the Horizon

At least one person has been killed and 21 injured in Oklahoma as a severe storm system generated several tornadoes Sunday in Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa, leveling neighborhoods and sending frightened residents scurrying for shelter as extreme conditions are expected to linger across the Midwest. The tornadoes, high winds and hail were part of a massive, northeastward-moving storm system that… Read more →

Texas tornadoes: 6 dead, dozens injured

Photo: (Mike Fuentes/AP) Officials and residents in north Texas had to wait until daybreak to assess the damage caused by a string of tornadoes that touched down Wednesday night, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. In Granbury, Texas, about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, about 50 people were injured, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said. Of… Read more →

Amazing, Historic Snowstorm From Texas to Michigan

The list containing the number of locations that have received record May snowfall from a storm that brought up to 2 feet of snow over the central Rockies continues to grow. The storm is still going on Thursday and could reach even more unlikely locations over the Plains, Midwest and the South before it is all said and done. Omaha,… Read more →

Flooding threatens already drenched Midwest, South

(CNN) – A powerful spring cold snap brings more rain and snow to a soggy U.S. heartland Wednesday, putting more pressure on riverside communities from the upper Midwest to the Deep South. The residents of Grafton, Illinois, north of St. Louis, will see the worst of the floodwaters through Friday as the Mississippi River peaks at more than 11 feet above… Read more →

Big freeze in Poland

http://www.euronews.com/ Heavy snowfall has caused chaos in Poland. Up to 100,000 homes in central and western parts of the country had to go without electricity after a combination of the snow and falling trees caused power cuts. Authorities said road conditions remain difficult, although all main roads are passable.

Germany Faces Coldest March Since 1883

Photo: DPA Complaining about the weather has reached epidemic proportions in northern Germany this “spring.” And with good reason. With Easter just around the corner, meteorologists are telling us this could end up being the coldest March in Berlin and its surroundings since records began in the 1880s. Easter, after all, may be upon us. But spring weather most definitely… Read more →

Welsh farmer digs sheep out of 5ft snow drifts

The heavy March snowfall has been a “disaster” for rural communities, says sheep farmer Gareth Wyn Jones as he desperately tries to dig his flock out of five-foot high drifts. Mr Wyn Jones, from Bryneglwys, Corwen, said it was “unbelievable” that some sheep were still alive under the packed snow. The heavy snowfall comes at the start of the lambing… Read more →

‘Historic’ Snowstorm May Cause Northeast Outages, Delays

Heavy snow, travel disruptions and power failures are possible from a “historic” nor’easter that threatens to drop 2 feet of snow starting tomorrow across eastern Massachusetts and almost a foot in New York City. Boston may receive 24 inches (61 centimeters) of snow as the coastline is pounded by high waves and wind gusts as high as 50 miles (80… Read more →

Around 5,000 schools closed amid snow chaos across Britain

Forecasters predicted freezing temperatures and further snow showers today would add to commuters’ woes. This morning ice and snow grounded planes, left roads impassable and caused severe delays to the rail network. Icy road conditions led to the death of one man in Essex last night while a woman in her 20s was discovered dead having collapsed in the snow…. Read more →