Dangerous weather conditions are dampening Christmas for millions out West, with residents from western Washington and Arizona facing flash flood warnings. Heavy rain and mudslides sparked evacuations in Southern California while the Pacific Northwest braces for rare snow and freezing temperatures. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports the Christmas forecast for Weekend TODAY.
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- Tacoma News Tribune
A wall of water 60 feet high could hit some coastal areas of Washington state.
- The Weather Network
It’s the middle of winter, but one rogue system near Hawaii could try to become the earliest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the eastern Pacific.
Parts of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic are bracing for a storm that will bring snow and ice from Friday into Saturday morning. The storm will affect a narrow zone, one that centers around the Atlantic coast this time, with the likelihood of major travel disruptions along portions of the Interstates 85 and 95 corridors of Virginia and the Carolinas, AccuWeather meteorologists warn. Winter weather advisories, winter storm and ice warnings were in effect for dozens of counties from South Carolina
- The Post-Crescent
A fireball lit up the sky above Wisconsin on Thursday morning. More than 100 sightings were reported across the Midwest
Hundreds of people across the Midwest reported seeing a “fireball event,” according to the International Meteor Organization.
- The Progress-Index
The National Weather Service now thinks a maximum three inches could fall from the skies onto Petersburg and environs
Trees are torn down and buildings ripped apart following Saturday's tsunami triggered by a volcano.
- Charlotte Observer
He was found in an area so rugged, rescuers could not land their helicopter.
- Austin American-Statesman
On Thursday comes a wintry mix "that gradually spreads across the remainder of South Central Texas during the day into the evening," forecasters say.
- WDSU - New Orleans
New Orleans area under Winter Weather Advisory. Here's what you need to know.
- The State
Another winter storm is headed to South Carolina. This time, the Midlands could see snow.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
An arctic front is packing very cold temperatures for North Texas.
- The State
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency as a second severe storm in less than a week bears down on the Columbia area.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
It’s the same county where a devastating wildfire burned more than 32,000 acres in 2011.
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- Associated Press
A kickoff temperature of about 25 degrees is forecast for the United States’ World Cup qualifier against El Salvador at Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 27, with a wind chill index approaching what the U.S. Soccer Federation’s health guidelines call “high risk for cold-related illness.” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter, who plans to announce his roster Saturday, expects a home-field advantage.
Lisala Folau says he swam for more than a day, clinging to a log at sea, to survive the tsunami.
- Tallahassee Democrat
A cold front moving through the Tallahassee area Thursday and Friday will bring high rain chances both days followed by freezing low temperatures.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
'It will be nasty.' Temperatures, wind chills to plummet as blast of arctic air hits metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin
A cold airmass that was up around the Arctic Circle a couple days ago is making its way toward Wisconsin, forecasters say.
- Palm Beach Daily News
In 1977, before weather events were analyzed, dissected and politicized, it was just snow in South Florida, and it was wonderful.
- Redding Record Searchlight
It hasn't rained since Jan. 7 and no more rain is forecast for the next seven days.