Noon Weather Update Jan. 17
- Fresno Bee
Snowfall totals from this storm could reach 30 inches at elevations about 8,000 feet.
- The Hill
Bitter wind chills as low as more than 100 below zero are being recorded in the Northeastern United States this weekend as cold continues to blast the region. The combination of low temperatures and strong winds caused what was likely the U.S.’s lowest-ever reported wind chill of negative 109 degrees Fahrenheit at Mount Washington in…
- Fox Weather
The FOX Forecast Center said a building ridge of high pressures is expected to lead to temperatures that could be 10 to 20 degrees above normal.
A wave capsized a boat off the coast of Oregon as a crew tried to save a stranded mariner, who police said was a suspect in an incident in which a dead fish was left at a house used in the movie The Goonies.Video released by the US Coast Guard (USCG) shows a student rescuer in training jumping into choppy surf six miles west of the mouth of the Columbia River, it said.As the rescuer swims towards the boat, a giant wave crashes onto it, capsizing it and sending the boater tumbling into the water.The USCG said multiple units responded to a mayday call from a disabled 35-foot vessel Sandpiper, which was taking on water on Friday morning.The rescue swimmer, a student of the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School, was deployed to the water where twenty-foot waves and extremely high windspeeds were reported, the USCG said.The boater was rescued by the swimmer after the wave hit and both were hoisted to safety. The boater was taken to hospital with minor injuries.Astoria Police Department later said they had arrested the boater, who they named as 35-year-old Jericho Labonte.Police said Labonte had posted a video of himself on Facebook earlier that week placing a dead fish on the front porch of a house that featured in The Goonies. Labonte was wanted on charges of theft, endangering another person, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and criminal mischief. Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful
Other wild winter weather in the Northeast included sea smoke and steam devils.
- Fox Weather
A polar air mass that swept over Canada helped form icicles and snow-capped rocks at the base of Niagara Falls on Friday.
A drier weather pattern will settle in for California coming days. However, the transition will still come with its own host of hazards as AccuWeather meteorologists say bouts of gusty winds will impact Southern California through the week. The change in the weather pattern across the western U.S. will come on the heels of a storm the dove southward across the region on Sunday. This storm first approached the coast of California on Saturday before pushing a wave of heavier precipitation inland.
Videos from Turkey show collapsed buildings and rubble in the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed at least 98
Officials fear a significant number of casualties will be discovered as a result of the earthquake, which was followed by a 6.7 aftershock.
- The Herald News
This mild winter will get a dangerous jolt of bone-chilling weather as a blast of arctic weather will roll into the Southcoast on Friday night.
- Miami Herald
Miami and Fort Lauderdale received over four inches of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.
- USA TODAY
Homeowners around the Outer Banks or in St. Augustine, Florida, are just some of those along the East Coast feeling the slow power of sea-level rise.
- Reuters Videos
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.
- Fox Weather
A midweek storm is setting up to dump more snow across the northern tier of the U.S. This is the cold side of the storm threatening flooding rain across southern states. Late Tuesday through Thursday watch out for inches. A reinforcing shot of snow finishes up the week too.
- The Weather Network
Saturday morning's wind chill at the Mount Washington Observatory shattered a previous benchmark for the site -- reaching an incomprehensible -78. By all accounts, this is the coldest wind chill ever recorded in the U.S.
Icy conditions ended January and lingered into the first days of February across the south-central U.S to the Ohio Valley. Now, AccuWeather meteorologist say a springlike weather pattern will turn things around, with risks of both flooding and severe weather on the docket for the same area. The most recent extreme weather event to strike the center of the country was when days of dangerous ice struck in late January into early February. The widespread ice event halted travel in half a dozen stat
- The Weather Network
Some residents in Kimberley, B.C., reported shaking from the minor earthquake on social media late Saturday evening local time.
- LA Times
One California water manager says Colorado River reservoirs aren't likely to refill. Scientists agree that the region needs to plan for a drier future.
- ABC News
A fire Sunday morning in a laundry room at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a 90-minute ground stop on all United Airlines flights to Houston, officials said. The FAA issued the ground stop shortly before 5:30 a.m. local time and lifted it about 7 a.m., officials told ABC Houston station KTRK. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. in the airport's Terminal C in an employee laundry room, airport officials said on Twitter.
- The Hill
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a disaster declaration on Saturday for seven counties, including Austin, that were hit particularly hard by last week’s winter storm. “Through this disaster declaration, we will be able to provide additional assistance to Texans and communities who have experienced property damage and localized power outages from this ice storm,”…
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