Rain clears out of southeast Texas on Saturday night and mostly sunny skies will provide more opportunities for outdoor activities during the second half of the weekend. Another cold front on Tuesday will bring strong to severe storms across Houston. Overall the pattern for January changes from a very warm start to a much cooler end.
A fast-paced storm that will spawn severe weather across the southern United States will also have a snowy side as cold air clashes with the northern flank of the system. AccuWeather meteorologists say that although it is not foreseen to be a significant snowstorm, it could cause headaches for travelers and disruptions to the daily routines of millions of residents. It has been a topsy-turvy start to February across the Midwest with temperatures dipping below zero across most of Minnesota, Wisco
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Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, recorded the coldest wind chill in the history of the United States on Saturday morning when an arctic air mass hit New England.
Forty-five years ago, to the day, a historic blizzard rocked the Northeast, leaving Boston and surrounding suburbs paralyzed for a week.
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Heavy rain, severe storms and snow are expected this week from a storm system that will develop across central states before it heads east.
Rescue efforts are ongoing following the earthquake which struck on Monday morning.
Record-low temperatures chilled New England on Friday, leading to a cold-weather phenomenon that's rarely seen in the United States. A handful of folks in Burlington, Vermont, caught sight of a funnel over Lake Champlain Friday afternoon, but this was no waterspout. The funnel instead drew in steam fog, also referred to as sea fog, creating what is referred to as a "steam devil." These foggy funnels occur during periods of cold weather much like the Arctic blast that New England recently experie
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Such a quake would be 'so powerful that it causes widespread damage and consequently affects lives and livelihoods of all southern Californians,' a report says.
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Heavy, wet snow and other wintry weather is on the way for central and northeast Wisconsin Wednesday night into Thursday.
ISKENDERUN, Turkey (Reuters) -A fire that engulfed hundreds of shipping containers at Turkey's Iskenderun Port after massive earthquakes in the region have been extinguished, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, but it was not clear when operations would resume at the port. Turkey's maritime authority said on Monday that the port, located on the Mediterranean coast in the southern province of Hatay, was damaged due to the earthquake that struck Turkey and neighbouring Syria. Turkish shipping agency Tribeca said earlier on Tuesday some cargo areas of Limak port at the Iskenderun complex were still on fire.
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A winter weather advisory is in effect for Oregon's high mountain passes from Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
- The Telegraph
The earthquake’s epicentre was in southern Turkey, near the city of Gaziantep, but the impact spread across the border deep across the north of Syria.
- USA TODAY
'Like we woke up to hell': 7,700 dead in quake-battered Turkey, Syria; baby rescued after being born under rubble: Live updates
The death toll continued to rise in Turkey and Syria as a frantic search for earthquake survivors pressed on. Amid the horror came small victories.
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STORY: Drone footage captured by Reuters gave a bird's-eye view of Hatay's landscape littered with mounds of rubble from collapsed buildings, while others stood precariously on an angle with long cracks and fissures slashing across their facades.Rescue teams worked early on Tuesday to reach people trapped in the rubble of buildings in southern Turkey as the death toll in the country from Monday's (February 6) earthquake continued to rise. The magnitude 7.8 quake hit Turkey and northwest Syria, toppling entire apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving thousands more people injured or homeless.Nearly 8,000 people have been rescued from 4,758 buildings destroyed in the tremors a day earlier, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in its latest statement.
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Thousands of Texas customers could be waiting days for power to be restored after last week's freeze
It may feel like spring in Texas, but some of the state's most populated regions are still reeling from last week's freezing temperatures. More than 350,000 customers were without power in Texas on Friday due to the massive ice storm that brought freezing rain and sleet to much of the South, which weighed down power lines and trees. The destruction caused by the inclement weather prompted Texas.
Forecasters say the parade of winter storms put a major dent in the drought, which could impact the seasonal spring warmup and wildfire risks this summer.
- Miami Herald
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and 7.5 magnitude aftershock flattened buildings, killing and injuring thousands.
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STORY: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing about 300 people and injuring hundreds as buildings collapsed across the region, triggering searches for survivors in the rubble.The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.
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More than 7,200 have died in Turkey and Syria following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake Sunday and dozens of powerful aftershocks. It was the worst earthquake to hit that region in over 100 years.
- Out Traveler
More than 5,000 are reported dead in a succession of quakes that have rocked the country.
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Here’s what’s to expect this week in weather.