Highs top out in the upper 30s and low 40s
- CBS News
2 people have been confirmed dead in the Pacific island nation so far, but communications are still patchy, and the scale of the damage is just starting to become clear.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
“Winter weather systems can cause drastic changes in water levels,” the Coast Guard says.
- USA TODAY
Tonga avoided widespread disaster many had feared, and tsunami waves rose only to about 2.7 feet. See before and after photos of the island nation.
As a new wave of Arctic air settles in late this week, a winter storm with snow and ice could cause major travel disruptions across the southeastern United States. AccuWeather forecasters are warning that the system could take aim at the Northeast next, but they are still analyzing different scenarios that may unfold. The fresh injection of Arctic air, which will come right on the heels of another dose of wintry weather, is likely to penetrate deep into the South. A bigger winter storm than the
- Charlotte Observer
Some towns in North Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi saw more snow than parts of the Northeast on Sunday, Jan. 16.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Get ready for another chilly night, a slightly warmer few days, and more near-freezing temperatures Thursday and Friday.
- Democrat and Chronicle
How can animals cope with such extended bitter cold conditions? Nature is a wonderful provider.
Satellite images published by the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNSOT) on January 17 show the impact of a volcanic eruption near Tonga on the Pacific Island nation and the volcano.The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on January 15, causing disruption to communications to Tonga and producing tsunami warnings in multiple pacific rim nations.The Australian Defence Force and New Zealand’s Air Force sent aircraft to Tonga to assist with damage assessments on January 17.These before and after images analyzed by UNSOT show where potential damage appears to have occurred in communities, and the extent of the blast’s impact on the volcanic island. Credit: UNSOT via Storyful
Up to 80,000 people could be affected after tsunami waves caused "significant damage" to Tonga.
When the huge eruption happened over the weekend, a fleet of spacecraft overhead gathered key data.
- AFP Videographics
Videos captured by Tongan geologists show a huge ash cloud rising over the island nation during a powerful volcanic eruption that caused a tsunami in the Pacific.
- USA TODAY
Forecasters are eyeing more snow and winter storms that could affect millions starting Wednesday and Thursday from the Ohio Valley to the East Coast.
- Democrat and Chronicle
Here's how much snow has fallen so far in our area.
Satellite and aerial images show impact of eruption of underwater volcano near Tonga island chain.
- NBC News
Deep in the Southern California desert, a massive drill rig taps into what could be the energy of the future.
- Business Insider
A Pacific volcano erupted with an explosive force more than 600 times the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, scientists said
Scientists say the underwater volcano's eruption may be the loudest since Krakatau, a devastating eruption that killed thousands in 1883.
- Austin American-Statesman
In response to the fire, officials have closed Texas 21 East at South Shore Lake Bastrop and Texas 21 East at FM 1441.
Researchers are moving rapidly to understand what drove Saturday's huge eruption near Tonga.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) -All the homes on one of Tonga's small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said on Tuesday in its first update since the disaster struck. With communications https://tmsnrt.rs/3qzVPyy badly hampered by the severing of an undersea cable https://www.reuters.com/markets/funds/undersea-cable-fault-could-cut-off-tonga-rest-world-weeks-2022-01-18, information on the scale of the devastation after Saturday's eruption had so far mostly come from reconnaissance aircraft. But the office of Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni said in a statement that every home on Mango island, where around 50 people live, had been destroyed, only two houses remained on Fonoifua, and Namuka island had suffered extensive damage.
- The Burlington Free Press
A snow storm over MLK Day weekend brought up to 13 inches of snow in some areas of Vermont, as reported by residents and the National Weather Service.