After severe weather and strong winds ripped through Lithia Springs Thursday, crews are working to clean up and assess the damage left behind. A power pole fell on top of a car stopped at an intersection and a local business lost an entire wall on Thornton Road and Oak Ridge Road.
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
- Fox News
Heavy rain, severe storms and snow are expected this week from a storm system that will develop across central states before it heads east.
- The Hill
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.
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
- The Courier & Press
The National Weather Service is using the adjective "dynamic" to describe the storm system that will move into the Tri-State on Wednesday.
- The Post-Crescent
Heavy, wet snow and other wintry weather is on the way for central and northeast Wisconsin Wednesday night into Thursday.
Turkey's deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake was so strong that its energy could power New York City for more than 4 days, seismologist says
The energy released by the earthquake was 32 petajoules, Januka Attanayake told the New York Times, equivalent to nearly 8 million tons of TNT.
- LA Times
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.
- Statesman Journal
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Oregon's high mountain passes from Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
There’s a part of America located on the West Coast that’s essentially one giant storage area, filled with millions of square feet of things sitting and waiting to be distributed to the rest of the country. I’m referring to Southern California’s Inland Empire. While this region may be booming to some, that comes at a high price; the L.A. Times reports on the environmental impact of these mammoth buildings and the millions of trucks that traverse the region’s roads to and from the ports.
- LA Times
The homes in Canyon Country were yellow-tagged by a Santa Clarita city building inspector. Residents can still access their homes but cannot sleep there.
- Miami Herald
A local man looked into the backyard and “did a double take,” officials said.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Devil’s Cigar” is one of the world’s rarest mushrooms, officials said.
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
“Anyone ever seen or caught anything like this?”
- 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.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
Her name is Sable and she’s nearly 11 feet long. Here is where she’s hanging out.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The treeless spot of bare dirt and rock is visible from the road over Black Mountain in Harlan County, which has become a popular drive and tourist destination.
- Sacramento Bee
Here’s what’s to expect this week in weather.