Tag: Weather

Atmospheric River Brings Rain and Flooding Threat to California

Rain from an atmospheric river was falling in parts of California early Monday, as a new storm began to test the state’s preparedness weeks after a deadly deluge caused power outages and destructive mudslides. Flood watches were in effect for millions of people, mostly in California, through Wednesday as the possibility of thunderstorms, strong winds […]

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Winter Storm Forecast: Parts of the Northeast Could Get a Foot of Snow

A winter storm is expected to move through the Northeast starting on Monday and lasting into Tuesday, bringing up to a foot of snow in some areas stretching from central Pennsylvania to the Catskills and Hudson Valley in New York, forecasters said. As of Saturday, the storm was over the Southern Plains in the southwestern […]

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How Ford’s F-150 Lightning, Once in Hot Demand, Lost Its Luster

In July Michael Puglia drove home with what seemed like the coolest vehicle he’d ever own — a Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. It was big enough to haul around his children and all their hockey gear. He’d never have to gas it up, and the ride was exhilarating. “It’s unbelievably fast and responsive,” […]

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In Los Angeles, a Growing Sense That ‘Historic’ Weather Is Becoming Normal

Californians have long joked that their state has three seasons: wildfire, earthquake and flood. But as an atmospheric river parked itself over Los Angeles this week, knocking out power and dumping record rainfall, there was a serious coming to terms. “The weather seems more extreme on every level,” Fred Rosen, a retired entertainment executive, said […]

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Southern California Braces for Potential Mudslides Even as Rains Slow

A ferocious atmospheric river storm that has battered California for days began to taper off Tuesday, but officials warned that even small amounts of additional precipitation could set off landslides in rain-drenched Southern California. Between Sunday and Monday, the storm dumped record-breaking amounts of rain on the Los Angeles basin and prompted millions of residents […]

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Tragedy, Resilience and a Miracle at Chile’s Burned Botanical Garden

On Friday afternoon, several hundred people were roaming the idyllic grounds of Chile’s national botanical garden, mostly unaware that, just across some hills and a highway, a raging wildfire was galloping toward them. The danger quickly became clear. Rangers began racing around the park on motorbikes, shouting for visitors to flee to the exits. But […]

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Summer Has Long Stressed Electric Grids. Now Winter Does, Too.

For decades, managers of electric grids feared that surging energy demand on hot summer days would force blackouts. Increasingly, they now have similar concerns about the coldest days of winter. Largely because of growing demand from homes and businesses, and supply constraints thanks to aging utility equipment, many grids are under greater strain in winter. […]

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Many Southern California Schools Will Remain Open Despite Floods

Most school districts in Southern California, including Los Angeles Unified, the second-largest in the country, were planning to keep most classrooms open on Monday, officials said, even as the state battled heavy rain, flooding and mudslides. Many students depend on schools for basic nutrition, the Los Angeles superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, said at a news conference […]

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Los Angeles Area Sees Mud Slides and Floods as Rain Lingers

Mudslides and severe flooding were reported in Los Angeles on Monday, as a storm that made its way to Southern California after pummeling northern areas of the state was forecast to bring more heavy rain and winds for another day. “The major wind and power outages will be the less dangerous part of the storm, […]

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Incendios forestales en Chile causan 99 muertos y desaparecidos

Días después de que devastadores incendios arrasaron la costa del Pacífico de Chile, asolando vecindarios enteros y atrapando a personas que intentaban huir en sus autos, las autoridades informaron el domingo de que al menos 99 personas habían muerto y cientos permanecían desaparecidas, y advirtieron que el número de muertos podría aumentar considerablemente. “Esa cifra […]

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Forest Fire on Chile’s Coast Kills At Least 64 and Leaves Hundreds Missing

Days after devastating wildfires swept through Chile’s Pacific Coast, officials said on Sunday that at least 64 people had been killed and hundreds remained missing and warned that the number of dead could rise sharply. “That number is going to go up, we know it’s going to go up significantly,” President Gabriel Boric said on […]

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Southern California Faces ‘High Risk’ of Excessive Rain and Flooding

Parts of Southwest California on Sunday braced for heavy rains — potentially as much as an inch an hour — that could lead to life-threatening floods, officials said, prompting evacuation orders in some places and at least one school district to cancel classes for Monday. The Weather Prediction Center issued a rare “high risk” prediction […]

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Atmospheric River Drenches California, With More Storms on the Way

A powerful storm known as an atmospheric river swept over California on Thursday, soaking the state with rain and leaving a trail of damage that has become familiar to residents in recent years: fallen trees, flooded roads and snarled travel. Though the storm was not expected to cause the kind of chaos that was sown […]

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Coastal Cities Brace for Climate Change

Over the past few weeks, flooding from storms has battered cities in the South and the East Coast, from Louisiana to New Jersey. Overlapping atmospheric rivers over the West Coast have brought heavy rains that are likely to come back in the next few days. So far this week, Californians have not seen the kinds […]

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When the Storm Online Is Worse Than the One Outside

Last week, as Californians braced for heavy weather, forecasters found themselves engulfed in a sudden online storm. “WARNING: Meteorologists are currently debating whether California is about to get hit by something that they’ve been dreading for a long time,” an emergency preparedness enthusiast named Danielle Langlois cautioned on X. “They’re not certain (yet), but it […]

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California Weather Forecast: 2 Atmospheric Rivers To Bring Heavy Rains

Forecasters have warned California residents that unsettled weather through Thursday is likely to bring heavy rains, strong winds and mountain snow as another atmospheric river moves down along the West Coast. Another storm will threaten the region early next week. While forecasters warned on Tuesday to begin preparing for inclement weather, the National Weather Service’s […]

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Colombia, Normally a Wet Country, Battles Widespread Wildfires

Helicopters hauling buckets of water fly toward the mountains where fires burn, a thick haze periodically covers the sky, and residents have been ordered to wear masks and limit driving because of the poor air quality. For a full week, firefighters have been battling fires in the mountains around Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, as dozens of […]

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More Atmospheric Rivers Are on the Way. Here’s What the West Can Expect.

The Western United States and Canada are likely to see excessive rain and heavy snowfall from a sequence of back-to-back atmospheric rivers beginning this weekend and continuing into next week. An atmospheric river is like a powerful fire hose with only one person holding it. It often has a narrow path of the heaviest and […]

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After Freeze Grips Much of U.S., a Warm Respite Beckons

In Dallas, where temperatures dropped as low as 10 degrees last week, highs were forecast to reach the 60s on Wednesday. In New York City, where the low dropped to 17 on Wednesday, unseasonably high temperatures in the 50s were expected by Thursday. And in St. Louis, which was covered in ice on Monday, a […]

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Storm Isha Sweeps Britain With Powerful Winds, Disrupting Travel

A powerful storm was moving away from Britain on Monday morning after battering the country overnight with a top gust of wind of 99 m.p.h, according to the Met Office, the country’s weather service, which said that a yellow warning would remain in effect until midday. “It is rather unusual in bringing impacts to most […]

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As Switzerland’s Glaciers Shrink, a Way of Life May Melt Away

For centuries, Swiss farmers have sent their cattle, goats and sheep up the mountains to graze in warmer months before bringing them back down at the start of autumn. Devised in the Middle Ages to save precious grass in the valleys for winter stock, the tradition of “summering” has so transformed the countryside into a […]

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Want to Help the Buffalo Bills Reach the Super Bowl? Grab a Shovel.

At 2 p.m. on Friday, Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., home to the Buffalo Bills, was covered in snow. Mounds of white powder were piled high across the stadium, obscuring signs, burying seats and blocking the tunnels that lead from the locker rooms to the field. But the Bills, set to face the Kansas […]

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The Debate Over January

I’m trying to catch some of the optimism from Steven Kurutz’s recent paean to January. Winter friends — those who, contrary to all hedonic and circadian sense, love dark days and black ice — have been forwarding the story to me, triumphant, as if once and for all it’s been settled, the pointless, perennial battle […]

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Snow and Cold Temperatures Forecast As Arctic Air Moves East

Another round of cold air will filter east on Friday and Saturday, and ahead of this Arctic air, cities like New York will get another dusting of snow on Friday, most likely making for slippery commutes, especially in the evening. A few inches of snow will fall in parts of the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic States […]

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Tesla Drivers in Chicago Confront a Harsh Foe: Cold Weather

Charging stations in Norway see longer lines in the winter than summer, since vehicles are slower to charge in colder weather, but that has become less of an issue in recent years since Norway has built more charging ports, Mr. Godbolt said, citing a recent survey of members. Also, the majority of people in Norway […]

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NYC Gets Its Biggest Snowfall in 2 Years

New York City finally got its snow back. The most significant snowfall in nearly two years began covering the city late Monday, with neighborhoods expected to see an average of three inches by late Tuesday morning, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. As of 7 a.m., there was 1.4 inches of snow […]

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Cold Weather Forecast: Arctic Blast to Bring Frigid Temperatures Across U.S.

A blast of Arctic air was expected to reach into the Deep South on Tuesday morning, potentially breaking or tying low-temperature records for the day from Texas to Mississippi, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. Forecasters predicted the system would bring “dangerously cold,” below-zero wind chill temperatures across much of the Rocky Mountains, […]

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