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Baby, It’s Cold Outside Residents Cope With Outages; Homeless Shelters Nearly Full

Bundled up against the cold, Richard Norris makes his way through the snow on Wall Street in downtown Spokane on Monday. He said there wasn’t enough snow Monday to require …


Wind Damages 5 Jetliners In Miami

A windstorm with gusts up to 61 mph damaged five jetliners parked at gates Monday at Miami International Airport. No one was injured and passengers were scheduled on other flights.


Snowstorm Leaves Portland Reeling `There’s Been About 8 Zillion Accidents,’ Police Report

Up to 10 inches of snow brought traffic to a virtual standstill in the state’s largest city Sunday as a winter storm blasted Oregon on the heels of a week …


Chilly Forecast Gives Farmers The Shivers `I’D Like To Throw A Blanket Over My Wheat Crop,’ Says Plaza, Wash., Farmer Bob Kjack

This is a farmer’s worst nightmare. With an Arctic express threatening the Inland Northwest, grain and fruit growers can only pray that $2 billion in winter crops aren’t wiped out …


Torrential Rains Flood Iran

Torrential rains have flooded parts of south and central Iran, submerging farmland and cutting off dozens of villages, Tehran radio reported Monday. The broadcast, monitored in Cyprus, said several rivers …


Arctic Blast Continues To Hold Its Grip On Much Of The East Records Falling With The Low Temperatures

Waiting for a bus in Buffalo, N.Y., was no fun Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Groundhog Lied: Eastern States Brace For Blizzard Associated Press

One day after Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog predicted an early spring, people from West Virginia to New York stocked up Friday against the threat of snow. “It’s unbelievable the way …


Sea Fauna Headed North, Seen As Proof Of Global Warming

Scientists studying 60 years in the life of a California tidal zone will report today that whole populations of sea creatures, including snails, crabs, starfish and anemone are migrating northward …


Most Of Idaho Swims In Above-Average Precipitation

Above-average precipitation in January boosted snow levels in the central Idaho mountains to their highest levels in more than a decade. At Mores Creek Summit above Boise the snow was …


January Going Out Like A Lamb

The last day of January is going to feel more like the first day of spring as mild air moves into the region from the southwest this week. High temperatures …


Fog Disrupts Travel In Midwest, East

Heavy fog forced cancellation or delays of hundreds of airline flights in the Midwest and Northeast on Thursday, stranding travelers and leading to a “big old slumber party” at Chicago’s …


Wall Of Fog Causes Deadly Pileup

Truck drivers crossing Arkansas under clear skies before dawn Monday ran into a “wall of fog” that caused a nine-vehicle pileup. Five people were killed. Truckers issued warnings on their …


Snowstorm Sends Drivers Skidding, Closes Part Of I-90

A snowstorm passed through Eastern Washington on Saturday, injuring several drivers with at least one in critical condition. The most snow was reported between 2 and 3 p.m. when visibility …


Cold Snap Is Deadly In Bangladesh

More than 100 people have died from exposure in Bangladesh’s coldest winter in 30 years. January lows in this tropical nation normally are around 60 degrees. But temperatures dropped to …


Heavy Snow Lures Skier To Eiffel Tower

The strongest snowstorm in years blanketed Paris with enough snow to bring one sportsman to the Eiffel Tower for some skiing Friday. Police stopped the skier, who was enticed by …


Storm Swamps Southern California Electricity Knocked Out, Roads Closed, Homes Flooded

After presenting a vivid, blue-sky New Year’s Day to the world via television, Southern California got its weather comeuppance Wednesday as the second day of an Alaskan storm knocked out …


Snowpacks Exceed Longtime Average

It has not snowed much in recent weeks, but Idaho’s mountain snowpacks still exceed the longtime average for this time of year. “This looks like the best January snowpack we’ve …


50 Vehicles Involved In Chain-Reaction Wrecks

Two semi-trucks jackknifed on a snowy interstate Wednesday, causing a series of chain-reaction wrecks with about 50 vehicles, police said. One person was killed and 14 others injured. The wreck …