Flakes sprinkle Northeast winter wonderland
December 16th, 2013
04:01 AM ET

Flakes sprinkle Northeast winter wonderland

The storm that whipped the Northeast over the weekend with six to 16 inches of snow has blown off to Canada, but more snow is on its way - maybe just enough to bring out some of that holiday spirit.
The flakes sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast on Monday and Tuesday aren't expected have the heft of the fast-moving storm that preceded them but are predicted to add a couple of inches to the wintry landscape.

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April 8th, 2013
09:42 PM ET

Winter weather just won't quit

A "major winter storm" was developing over the western Plains on Monday evening, promising "a plethora of interesting weather conditions," The National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center said.

"Blizzard conditions are likely over parts of Wyoming, Colorado, western Nebraska and western Kansas" beginning late Monday and lasting through much of Tuesday, the weather service said.

The Denver metro area could see as much as a foot of snow, and the foothills and mountains can expect even more than that.

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March 21st, 2013
05:25 PM ET

Snowy car pileup causes 100 injuries

About 100 people suffered minor to moderate injuries in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday south of Edmonton, Canada, Alberta Health Services said on its Twitter feed.

According to official road reports, a snowstorm has made the roadways extremely dangerous. The snowy conditions and smoke from multiple crashes caused by those conditions have resulted in delays of six hours or more, reports say. Snow plow trucks have been pulled off of the roadway because of poor visibility.

Alberta Health Services, Alberta's provincial health authority, lowered its initial estimate of 300 injuries in the pileup in Leduc, south of Edmonton. Most of the injuries were minor, it said, with six considered moderate and one serious.

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March 6th, 2013
08:47 AM ET

Storm keeps at least 900K students from class

A snowstorm that set snowfall records in Chicago yesterday is now giving an unscheduled day off for nearly 1 million students in states to the east.

More than 905,000 public school students are not going to classes Wednesday because of the winter storm slamming the United States, according to school districts in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio.

The numbers are a reflection of major districts only, and do not include many smaller districts in the storm-affected area.

The storm could dump as many as 20 inches of snow west of the nation's capital. At least 93,406 customers were without power Wednesday morning in Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia, according to numbers provided by local power companies.

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February 28th, 2013
03:51 AM ET

Snowstorm lingers in Maine, New Hampshire

It was a winter weather tale as old as, well, modern time: car vs. the snow plow.

"There's our friend and our nemesis, the plow. Ugh," said David Bradley, whose car was buried Wednesday by a plow clearing streets in Toronto, Canada.

Forty-five minutes later, he was still trying to dig out his car from a fierce snowstorm that paralyzed parts of the United States and Canada, leaving hundreds of thousands with out power and stranding thousands more.

Similar scenes were playing from Wisconsin to Michigan, from Kansas to Texas, as thousands began digging out from a storm that began last Sunday as a blizzard in the Great Plains.


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February 25th, 2013
03:58 PM ET

Kansas traveler killed in accident on icy roads

One person died in a car accident in Sherman County, Kansas, due to icy roads from a massive winter storm hitting the Great Plains, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday afternoon.

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February 22nd, 2013
11:47 AM ET

Report: Plane skids off Cleveland runway

A plane landing at Cleveland's international airport skidded off the runway on Friday, CNN affiliate WJW reported.

This comes as snow and rain have slammed the East and Midwest.

No injuries were reported.

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Storm expected to bring blizzard conditions
February 19th, 2013
08:15 AM ET

Storm expected to bring blizzard conditions

A storm system in the U.S. West is expected to pose a triple threat to the country over the next three days, eventually bringing snow to the Southwest, a blizzard to the Central Plains, and severe storms to Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, according to CNN's weather unit.

Portions of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, especially those at higher elevations, face winter storm conditions over the next 24 hours.

Then, the National Weather Service says portions of Kansas and Nebraska could see more than a foot of snow by Thursday. Meanwhile, significant ice buildup could make travel treacherous in the southern Plains. The weather service advises postponing travel until after the storm passes if possible.

Additionally, areas farther south including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, could see severe thunderstorms with possibly strong tornadoes from this weather system, CNN's weather unit says.

Later on in the week, the storm system could dump up to six inches of rain on areas from Mississippi to Georgia.

February 11th, 2013
01:43 PM ET

Northeast digs out; storms hit Upper Midwest, South

A major winter storm whipped the Upper Midwest early Monday, just after a historic snowfall buried much of the Northeast.

The latest blizzard dumped 8 to 15 inches of snow across parts of seven states, but saved most of its fury for the Dakotas and Minnesota, the National Weather Service said.

Snow showers and blowing snow were expected to linger Monday across the area.

More than 1,000 miles away, residents of the Northeast spent the weekend digging out from a storm that dumped several feet of snow across the region.

In the Southeast, at least 15 tornadoes formed across southern Mississippi and Alabama Sunday afternoon as a cold front moved in. Major damage was caused by a tornado that struck Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Mobile, Alabama, National Weather Service Office was to begin conducting damage surveys Monday.

According to Storm Prediction Center reports, nearly 70 people were injured in Sunday's storms, with at least 61 of those in Hattiesburg.

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States declare emergencies ahead of major storm
A snowman is all smiles Friday on Boston Common.
February 8th, 2013
06:17 PM ET

States declare emergencies ahead of major storm

  • Potentially historic winter storm closes in on New England
  • Boston could get just under 2 feet; worst could hit from 5 p.m. Friday to Saturday morning
  • About 1 foot expected in New York City; heaviest snowfall there expected to start at 7 p.m. Friday
  • Check back here for the updates; full story here; see if storm affects where you live.

Up to 30 inches of snow. That's how much some predicted could be dumped on Boston by the time this blizzard was done - which would amount to a new all-time snowfall record for the Massachusetts city, one hardly unfamiliar with winter storms.

These kind of forecasts, throughout the Northeast, were matched by frequent calls by officials to hunker down. The governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut ordered cars off the roads. In Boston, that translated to largely empty streets - spare a few plows - on what would have been Friday rush hour.

That meant fewer people out to experience the elements - in the form of small, icy snowflakes blowing in winds that, in some places, gusted up to 60 mph. That intensity of snow, and wind, was expected to continue - if not get even stronger - into Saturday morning.

[Updated at 6:17 p.m.]  The storm has taken a toll on flights to and from the Northeast.

U.S. airlines have cancelled more than 4,700 flights that were to take off from Thursday to Sunday.


February 8th, 2013
12:44 PM ET

Major winter storm: Is your city affected?

The winter weather storm that's set to wallop the Northeast is a combination of two fronts: a rainy weather system coming up from the mid-Atlantic and a cold snow system coming off the Great Lakes.  It's already dumping heavy snow on the states near the Great Lakes as it makes it way toward the heavily populated northeast United States,  the National Weather Service said.

The worst snowfall is predicted in southern New England, from eastern Massachusetts to Maine, creating white-out conditions.  Airports are closing, and thousands of flights are canceled.  Blizzard warnings are in effect for most of the Northeast coastal communities from New Jersey north to the Canadian border in Maine.


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February 8th, 2013
07:49 AM ET

Friday's live events

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address before Congress on February 12.  Watch CNN.com Live for all of your political coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - U.S. winter storm preparation and briefings

12:00 pm ET - Murder suspect manhunt briefing - The search continues for ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, who is accused of killing three people.  Police update the investigation.


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Arctic blast grips Midwest, spurs snowy traffic pileups
Traffic grinds to a halt after over 50 vehicles are ensnared in a massive accident -- caused by heavy snow and low visibility -- in western Ohio, according to police.
January 21st, 2013
07:11 PM ET

Arctic blast grips Midwest, spurs snowy traffic pileups

A massive cold weather system pushed perilously cold temperatures from the Upper Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic on Monday, triggering blinding snows in spots that spawned numerous nightmare traffic pileups in Ohio alone, including one fatal accident.

Residents of 14 states, from North Dakota to Virginia, faced wind chill warnings or advisories due to frigid temperatures combined with strong winds heading into Tuesday.

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December 27th, 2012
07:45 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Winter weather

11:30 am ET - Obama returns to Washington - President Obama cuts short his Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to Washington and resume work on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Budget • Economy • Finance • On CNN.com today • Taxes • Weather • Winter weather
December 26th, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Severe weather in the Southern, Eastern U.S.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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Snow, high winds hitting areas devastated by Sandy
November 8th, 2012
07:18 PM ET

Snow, high winds hitting areas devastated by Sandy

Editor's note: A nor'easter has been hitting parts of the U.S. Northeast with heavy snow and strong winds since yesterday, cruelly complicating recovery efforts from last week's Superstorm Sandy and interrupting power for some weary residents who had just gotten it restored.

[Updated at 7:18 p.m. ET] A resident of Tom's River, a New Jersey community hard-hit by Sandy last week, tells CNN that the nor'easter's 5 to 7 inches of snow this week made things more difficult for people in the area.

Keith Paul said he's fortunate that his house still is standing, because homes a block away were toppled. His home hasn't had power since last week, and while a neighbor let him use a generator, this week's nor'easter complicated things.


November 8th, 2012
07:44 AM ET

Thursday's live events

President Obama won a second term in office this week, and will be inaugurated in January.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on all things politics.

Today's programming highlights...

Continuing coverage - Nor'easter briefings and updates

8:30 am ET - ECB interest rate briefing - Europe continues to struggle with economic problems, and the European Central Bank must make a decision on interest rates today.  The ECB president will discuss the bank's decision at a news conference.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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November 2nd, 2012
11:00 PM ET

Headaches, heartache as Sandy’s U.S. death toll rises to 106

Editor's note: Promises of help to those affected by Superstorm Sandy became more specific Saturday, as officials got a better grip on how to overcome power and fuel shortages. Facing a backlash over initial plans to run the New York City Marathon as scheduled, officials canceled the event. Here is the full story and below is the latest news.

[Update at 3:50 a.m.] The number of customers without power dropped to 2.68 million, according to utility companies in 15 states and the District of Columbia

[Update at 10:59 p.m.] Remembering some of those tragically killed - young kids and their parents, alike - by Superstorm Sandy:

[Updated at 10:51 p.m.] President Barack Obama will helm a meeting Saturday morning involving several members of his Cabinet - including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Energy Secretary Steven Chu - and the governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, a White House official said.

Top administration members will spend the day in some of the hardest-hit areas, according to the official. Napolitano will to go West Virginia and Long Island, New York; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit Brooklyn and Manhattan; Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills will head to Norwalk and Bridgeport, Connecticut; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be in the Rockaways and Breeze Point, New York. Homeland Security adviser John Brennan, meanwhile, will be among the federal officials in Staten Island, New York, as well as the New Jersey cities of Hoboken, Newark and Jersey City.


November 1st, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Signs of progress, though damage and heartache remain after Sandy

Editor's note: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy focused Thursday on a search for the missing and restoration of power. The storm's overall death toll stood at 161, including at least 92 people in the United States, two in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean.

[Updated at 4:30 a.m.] The New York Police Department said early Friday morning that the death toll from the storm had gone up four more to 41 in New York City.



October 31st, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Cuomo declares transportation emergency, free transit fares

Editor's note: Two days after Superstorm Sandy roared into the Northeast, ravaged cities are working on cleaning up from floods, wind and fire. Millions remain without power. The storm has left at least 122 dead from Haiti to Canada. Here is the full story and below is the latest news as we learn it.

Are you there? Send your stories and photos to CNN iReport but stay safe.

[Updated 1:40 a.m.] About 4.9 million customers remain without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia today, a CNN tally shows.  That number dropped by about 600,000 in six hours. FULL POST

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