On the Radar: Weather, Middle East, Fort Hood, New Year
Spc. Daniel Logrosso of Springfield, Illinois, removes ice from a Humvee windshield Tuesday. About 500 Illinois National Guard members were called out to deal with the snowstorm.
February 3rd, 2011
10:41 AM ET

On the Radar: Weather, Middle East, Fort Hood, New Year

Severe weather

Bitter cold, with some more snow and ice mixed in, will follow the monster storm that dominated much of the country earlier in the week. Wisconsin can expect wind-chill values between 20 and 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, and parts of Maine and New Hampshire can expect several inches of new snow, the National Weather Service said. Sleet and freezing rain are expected along the Gulf Coast. All of this is coming as vast areas try to clear streets and restore electricity after the massive storm that brought as much as 2 feet of snow to some locales.

Australians are still feeling the effects of Cyclone Yasi, whose torrential rain and high winds have knocked out power to large portions of the country's northeast.

Middle East protests

Demonstrations continue in Cairo, Egypt, after anti-government protesters held their ground overnight in the capital city's Tahrir Square. Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said Wednesday's attacks on demonstrators would be investigated.

Meanwhile, in Jordan, the main Islamist  group says it plans further street demonstrations Friday in the capital to protest the appointment of a new prime minister by King Abdullah II. The Islamic Action Front, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, has rejected talks with new Prime Minister Marouf al Bakhit, who is forming a new government. But several of its representatives will be meeting the king later Thursday.

And in Yemen, thousands of anti-government protesters gathered near Sanaa University, indicating many in the country were not satisfied with President Ali Abdullah Saleh's recent announcement that he would not seek re-election. About a kilometer away, a large crowd of government supporters gathered for a demonstration.

Fort Hood report

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins will hold a news conference at noon to release their bipartisan report on the failures of the U.S. government to prevent the November 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood Army Post that killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

Chinese New Year

Today marks the beginning of year 4709 on the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Rabbit. Celebrations were taking place across Asia.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. richard gere

    its cold here in new hampster,butt my gerbil is warm.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Howard

    Al Gore is a charlatan who lined his pockets, with profits resulting from his global warming scam. Like Obama, he was also showered with undeserved awards, like the Nobel Prize. I guess the upside down concept of 'every kid should get a trophy', has traveled up hill to our undeserving leaders ... with the dangerous result of power in the hands of the inept and incompetent.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Beam me up Scotty

    Mother Nature is just chemistry, biology and physics. That's all she is. You cannot sweet-talk her. You cannot spin her. You cannot tell her that the oil companies say climate change is a hoax. No, Mother Nature is going to do whatever chemistry, biology and physics dictate"

    "Mother Nature always bats last, and she always bats 1.000"

    -Rob Watson

    February 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lena

      very nice comment

      February 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Aljazerraistrulythebest

    fort hood... War tribunals about a bigot army with a failed worldwide dj shoe polish agenda.. A clown military of never ending clown headlines like a lieberman who hates a helen thomas veteran.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |