Heavy snow totals and difficult to impossible travel expected
- Good Morning America
The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption last week caused widespread damage to the Pacific Island nation of Tonga, with a huge mushroom plume engulfing the kingdom and nearly 50-foot tsunami waves crashing ashore, devastating local villages. The volcano's second eruption triggered a tsunami that was felt around the world. The Tongan government issued its first official communication via partially restored communications networks on Jan. 18, calling the eruptions and subsequent tsunamis an “unprecedented disaster.”
- CBS News
The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 1 at Rio Road just outside of Carmel-by-the-Sea due to the fire.
- 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.
An Arctic air mass responsible for the lowest temperatures of the season so far in parts of the Midwest and East will run its course this weekend, but more waves of frigid air will follow, along with threats of snow and slippery travel conditions, AccuWeather meteorologists say. Energy demands will remain high due to the extreme cold, and motorists and airline passengers should anticipate periodic delays from snow and icy conditions in the weather pattern. "This is typically the coldest time of
- Democrat and Chronicle
With temperatures plunging during the next few days, many car owners are asking: How often should I start my car to warm it up?
- USA TODAY
A winter storm was forecast to bring a miserable mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the Southeast on Friday and into early Saturday, meteorologists warned.
As the calendar gets deeper in January and eventually February, AccuWeather forecasters warn that winter isn't going anywhere anytime soon. A large portion of the United States is going into an extended deep freeze, potentially sending temperatures to the lowest levels they have been in years. But how low does the temperature have to be for certain things like your smartphone or road salt to stop working? Road salt is a staple for most winter maintenance deicing programs, but at a specific tempe
TOKYO (Reuters) -An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 jolted southwestern Japan early on Saturday morning, injuring 13 people, the authorities and local media said. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake struck with an epicentre 45 km (30 miles) deep at 1:08 a.m. (1608 GMT on Friday) off the coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. The quake caused shaking in Oita and Miyazaki prefectures that measured 5+ on Japan's seismic intensity scale, which has a maximum of 7, the agency said.
Lisala Folau says he swam for more than a day, clinging to a log at sea, to survive the tsunami.
- IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star
The snowfall could be the first accumulation of the season for Indianapolis.
Eighty-year-old Sabino Leal Jeronimo returned to his home on Spain's Canary Island of La Palma for the first time in four months on Friday after a volcanic eruption forced him to flee. Lava streams may no longer threaten to burn down his house in the hilly town of Las Manchas, but what greeted him was still daunting - three-metre (10 feet) mounds of black ash piled around his home and in the surrounding streets, forcing him to clamber up hills and pick his way down a filthy staircase to access his home by the back door. Jeronimo kept faith that his home - which was built by his grandparents and where he was born - was not among the around 3,000 buildings that were destroyed by the rivers of molten rock.
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The National Weather Service canceled the region's winter storm warning, freeze warning and wind chill advisory.
- The Desert Sun
The advisory is in effect for large areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Allen Martin reports on a large tree that tell Friday, damaging two cars in the South Bay as high winds howled across the Bay Area (1-21-2022)
- USA TODAY
A section of California's famous Highway 1 was closed Saturday morning due to a fire near the Pacific Ocean.
- Redding Record Searchlight
It hasn't rained since Jan. 7 and no more rain is forecast for the next seven days.
- KNXV - Phoenix Scripps
Rain and snow chances are in the forecast for Arizona this weekend.
The cloud of ash and water vapour climbed 55km (35 miles) into the sky, satellite data suggests.
- Good Morning America
Another storm is barreling through the South Friday, bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow to some areas already hit hard by winter weather. A winter weather advisory has even been issued for Pensacola, Florida, where freezing rain could leave a layer of ice behind. Heavy ice and snow are expected for the Carolinas and Virginia.
The deaths of 23 tourists in their cars during a blizzard in Pakistan earlier this month were caused by government failures including delays in moving snow ploughs and a lack of warnings to people that harsh weather was coming, an inquiry has found. The tourists were stranded in the hill resort of Murree, 64 km (40 miles) northeast of the capital Islamabad, where thousands of families had flocked to enjoy the snow. The inquiry was carried out by a committee consisting of civil servants and set up by the government on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan.