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01/17/2021 01:12 AM
Persistent wintry weather to pester the northeastern US
Winter lovers in the northeastern United States have been disappointed by a generally mild January thus far, but a return to wintry conditions has commenced and will continue into midweek. Areas of snow and flurries that persisted from Sunday night to Monday morning were part of the old storm that affected the region over the...
01/18/2021 08:26 AM
Extreme cold sends temperatures plummeting to minus 73 in Siberia
If you’re someone who’s not a fan of cold weather, chances are you won’t be taking any trips to the Russian city of Yakutsk anytime soon. The city is currently in the midst of an abnormally long period of harsh subzero cold that is considered unusual even for Siberia’s standards. The temperature in portions of...
01/18/2021 04:13 AM
Strengthening storm could bring a blizzard to parts of the UK around midweek
Several far-reaching storms impacting northern and western Europe this week will bring widespread rain, wind and snow. As the worst of the storm hits the United Kingdom, a blizzard can unfold across portions of England and Scotland.  "There will be a total of three storms to impact the region through Thursday," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler...
01/18/2021 06:08 AM
Widespread high winds to rattle California, raise wildfire danger
An unusual combination of weather systems will result in a one-two punch of wind events that will buffet much of California, including the Los Angeles region, which is typically sheltered from the notorious Santa Ana winds that frequently howl across the southern portion of the state. In some extreme circumstances, AccuWeather forecasters are warning that...
01/16/2021 08:00 PM
How the weather factored into Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.‘ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons...
01/16/2021 01:29 AM
How's the weather shaping up for Inauguration Day?
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, alongside Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The upcoming Inauguration Day will look much different than it has in past years, but one normal thing the limited...
01/14/2021 03:37 AM
New FEMA tool shows risk of weather disasters in different parts of US
Many people living across the United States are well aware of the risk of the weather disasters that are most likely to strike their area. Los Angeles resident Morgan Anderson has experienced earthquakes and, more recently, wildfires. "It's just that constant reminder, 'Oh yeah, we live somewhere where there's natural disasters and they can strike...
01/17/2021 03:52 AM
More snow falls across hard-hit areas of Japan
Areas of sea-effect snow showers returned to areas that have been hit hard by snowfall in recent weeks. While these snow showers many not bring the same magnitude of snowfall as late December or early January, a winter storm early this week can cause snow totals to rise rapidly. A couple of storms brought milder...
01/18/2021 01:58 AM
Potent storm to bring flood threat, gusty winds to Hawaiian Islands
The entire island chain of Hawaii is being put on alert for downpours heavy enough to trigger flash flooding along with gusty winds into the middle of the week. “A cold front will stall between Maui and the Big Island Monday and Tuesday of this week,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney said. “The combination of...
01/14/2021 07:36 PM
Deadly earthquake leaves nearly 1,000 injured, buildings leveled in Indonesia
Indonesia’s Sulawesi island was rocked by a powerful earthquake early Friday which set off landslides, left buildings in ruins and killed dozens of people, according to local authorities. Residents were sent fleeing from their homes as the 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck around 1 a.m. local time. Darno Majid, chief of the disaster agency in West Sulawesi,...