- Winter Storm Dumps As Much As 22 Inches Of Snow In Oklahoma (News 9, Oklahoma, Feb 26, 2013):
OKLAHOMA CITY – A significant winter storm has brought as much as 22 inches of snow to parts of Oklahoma on Monday, according to the News 9 Weather Team.At the request of Gov. Mary Fallin, Monday afternoon, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb declared a State of Emergency for 56 Oklahoma counties due to the excessive snow and severe weather. The executive order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also a first step toward seeking federal assistance, if it’s needed.
The area just west of Alva, Oklahoma, received 22 inches of snow during the storm.
- 60 million in path of winter storm (CNN, Feb 22, 2013):
A massive winter storm spanning 20 states dumped more than a foot of snow in some places Thursday and brought life to a standstill in parts of the central United States.About 60 million people — 20% of the U.S. population — were under winter weather warnings, watches and advisories in the 750,000 square miles affected. Continue reading »
- Blizzard kills one, leaves thousands without power (Reuters, Feb 9, 2013):
A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds pummeled the northeastern United States on Saturday, killing at least one person, leaving about 600,000 customers without power and disrupting thousands of flights.
Blizzard warnings were in effect for the northeastern coast, including the New York metropolitan area, the National Weather Service said.
“Travel conditions will continue to be extremely hazardous if not impossible,” it said.
- Traveling nightmare as ‘Nemo’ targets Northeast (USA Today, Feb 8, 2013):
Tens of millions of people face travel nightmares,widespread power outages and potentially record snowfall from the fierce blizzard on track to batter the Northeast this weekend.
New England and New York are forecast to take the hardest hit, but others around the country could feel the ripple effect from canceled flights out of New York and other airports along the Eastern Seaboard.
As of Friday morning, more than 3,000 flights have been canceled.
As part of its new process of naming storms, the Weather Channel has dubbed the blizzard “Nemo.”
- The MAN-MADE blizzard: Nuclear power plant causes freak snow storm in Pittsburgh (Daily mail, Jan 24, 2013):
Pittsburgh was coated in a layer of snow last night – but not from Mother Nature.
A nuclear power plant was responsible for the incredible swath of snowfall from clear skies, as warm, moist air from the power plant combined with the unusually frigid temperatures.
The snow began falling around 5pm last night, and ended around midnight, marking an event that only occurs every few years.
- Snowpocalypse Russia: ‘Snow tsunami’ swallows streets, cars, buildings (PHOTOS) (RT, Jan 18, 2013:
Unrelenting snowfalls have caused unprecedented chaos in Russia. Over the past week, the country has seen scores of traffic accidents, flight delays and, in some cases, the complete isolation of some remote settlements and towns.
On Friday, Moscow was on a verge of traffic collapse as more than 10 inches of snow fell on the city, which is more than half of January’s average.
Thousands of passengers were stranded overnight in the capital’s major airports, as several dozen flights were delayed.
Muscovites woke up and found their cars, driveways and houses buried under a thick layer of snow, with city workers unable to get to smaller streets.
Moscow’s Yandex app showed traffic at level 10, the highest possible, as strong winds created blizzard conditions and built imposing snow drifts.
- Trapped in an icy prison: 1,000 ships stranded in frozen ocean as China is gripped by extreme cold snap (Daily Mail, Jan 6, 2013):
- China is enduring its most brutal cold snap in 28 years
- More than 1,000 ships are frozen in place in Shandong province
- Travel across the nation has been severely affected
Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, cold enough to freeze coastal waters and trap 1,000 ships in ice, official media said at the weekend.
Since late November the country has shivered at an average of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius, 1.3 degrees colder than the previous average, and the chilliest in 28 years, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday, citing the China Meteorological Administration.
- Snowstorm leaves fifteen dead in the US (RT, Dec 27, 2012):
Fifteen people have died in the powerful winter storm that triggered tornadoes in the American South and is now burying the Northeast in snow. With hundreds of flight delays, post-Christmas air travelers still remain stuck at US airports.
Since Tuesday, 15 have died in weather-related incidents across the US, including a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old who were killed in a car accident. While many of the victims lost their lives during traffic accidents caused by the rough weather, others were crushed to death by falling trees.