Power outages, flight cancellations, thundersnow: Brutal snow, ice storm slams South

The entire Eastern USA was under a weather siege Sunday as a furious winter storm packing heavy snow, ice, gale-force winds and tornadoes rolled out of the Midwest and continued its unforgiving march across the nation. The impact of the storm varied greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood. Jackson, Mississippi, saw trace amounts of snow early Sunday while 25 miles to the northeast, the hamlet of Goshen Springs was … Continue reading Power outages, flight cancellations, thundersnow: Brutal snow, ice storm slams South

Another winter storm is coming. Here’s a breakdown of its impact across four regions

It feels like the aspirin just wore off from this week’s travel headaches and the last thing you’ll likely want to read about is another impactful winter storm potentially snarling transportation across the nation. Unfortunately, this is once again the reality many are facing from the Tennessee River Valley through the I-95 corridor. The whole gamut of winter precipitation is on the table, from freezing rain to heavy … Continue reading Another winter storm is coming. Here’s a breakdown of its impact across four regions

What a nightmare! Drivers snowed-in all night as I-95 shuts down in Virginia

Road crews struggled to reach hundreds of motorists on Tuesday after they were stranded all night in freezing temperatures along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia where tractor-trailers jackknifed in the ice and snow, state police said. Both directions of traffic on I-95 came to a standstill Monday between Ruther Glen, Virginia, in Caroline County and exit 152 in Dumfries, Prince William County, … Continue reading What a nightmare! Drivers snowed-in all night as I-95 shuts down in Virginia

‘Significant’ storm next week threatens Thanksgiving travel

A “significant storm” and “strong cold front” could hit the US Northeast and Midwest next week — potentially wreaking havoc on Thanksgiving travel plans, forecasters warn. The large-scale weather pattern is expected to start over the weekend and extend into early next week, according to the National Weather Service’s prediction center. The full extent and path of the storm hasn’t yet been nailed down, but forecasters … Continue reading ‘Significant’ storm next week threatens Thanksgiving travel

Ida to hit New Orleans as Category 4 hurricane, powerful enough to rival Katrina

Hurricane Ida is expected to grow into a Category 4 storm by the time it makes landfall near New Orleans on Sunday — the 16th anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Crescent City as a Category 3 storm.  “The forecast track has it headed straight towards New Orleans. Not good,” said Jim Kossin, a senior scientist with The Climate Service. With the city … Continue reading Ida to hit New Orleans as Category 4 hurricane, powerful enough to rival Katrina

Flash flood in Tennessee leaves at least 22 dead, including baby twins ripped from dad’s arms

A catastrophic flash flood in Tennessee has left at least 22 people dead — including infant twins swept from their father’s arms — and dozens more missing, officials and kin said Sunday.  “Things are moving fast, and we are finding people left and right,” said Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rob Edwards to the New York Times. Among the fatalities were 7-month-old twins, identified as Ryan and Riliegh by … Continue reading Flash flood in Tennessee leaves at least 22 dead, including baby twins ripped from dad’s arms