Doug Stanglin and Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 12:29 PM EST Jan 11, 2019 A winter storm system packing snow, sleet and ice is bearing down on more than 20 million people this weekend, with heavy snow expected along a 1,500-mile path from Denver to New York City. Among the big cities in the path of the storm: Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore. A lingering winter storm is expected in parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. Snow is forecast to slip quickly eastward early in the weekend, and may linger into Monday in some areas. The heaviest snowfall accumulations – up to 10 or 12 inches in some areas, including St. Louis – are expected across northern Missouri and central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. The storm will most likely disrupt travel in the mid-Atlantic as it settles in on … [Read more...] about Winter storm likely to dump heavy snow from Denver to New York City
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Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 9:37 AM EST Dec 31, 2018 Grab those umbrellas, and in some cases snow shovels and heavy coats, for your New Year's Eve celebrations tonight: A massive storm will bring both wintry and wet weather for millions of revelers tonight, all the way from the Rockies to the East Coast. Heavy snow, strong winds, ice and dangerous travel are forecast Monday from the Rockies to the northern Plains and Upper Midwest, the National Weather Service said. Blizzard warnings have been posted in the Dakotas and Minnesota. The heaviest snow is likely from western South Dakota to northern Minnesota, where as much as 3-6 inches of snow is possible in total, AccuWeather warned. Along with the snow will come bitterly cold temperatures: Wind chills will reach hazardous levels (from 0 degrees to as cold as 40 degrees below zero) from Montana through Nebraska today through Tuesday morning. Even the Desert Southwest will be on the chilly side as wind … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve weather forecast: Where will snow, rain ruin your fun?
Kristin Lam USA TODAY Published 7:44 PM EST Dec 30, 2018 Five, four, three, two ... it's almost New Year’s Eve. That means it's time for about one million people to gather in New York City’s Times Square for the iconic ball drop. Another 198 million Americans and one billion people around the world will watch the nearly six-ton sphere descend on television, marveling at its 2,688 crystal triangles illuminated by 32,256 LEDs. The ball, while hangs year-round but doesn't become a focal point until New Year's Eve, features 192 new Waterford Crystal triangles forming small rosette cuts flowing into each other. The ball-lowering tradition from One Times Square started in 1907, although the building owners began rooftop New Year's celebrations three years before. This seventh version of the ball — with a 12-foot diameter — made its debut in 2008 after the … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve 2018: Times Square isn’t the only place to ring in 2019
Gregory Korte and Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 8:59 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — A pre-winter storm blamed for five deaths moved slowly across the Midwest, Appalachian mountains and into the East Coast on Thursday, leaving a trail of closed schools, traffic headaches and power outages across much of the country. Power outages were reported throughout the snow's path. As of early Thursday, roughly 350,000 customers were without power, mostly in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, according to poweroutage.us. In Cincinnati, at least 82,000 people woke up without power on Thursday. Utility companies blamed a combination of the wet snow, heavy winds and the early-season timing of the storm — with trees still clinging to their leaves in the late fall — for the falling branches. In Mississippi om Wednesday, a tour bus bound for a casino overturned, leaving two people dead and 44 others injured. And in the Little Rock, Arkansas, … [Read more...] about Winter storm moves from Midwest to East Coast, bringing power outages
Editors USA TODAY Published 4:02 AM EST Nov 14, 2018 CMA Awards: Paisley, Underwood host Country Music's biggest night Who else were you expecting? Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year Wednesday night. As in years past, the duo will do a monologue drawn from current events – a tricky task, with headlines full of wildfires, mass shootings and political unrest. "This is an escape and that’s what people need right now. You're not up there to do anything too biting," Paisley said. "Broken Halos" singer Chris Stapleton leads in nominations with five. Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line all have three each. The show will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC (8 p.m. ET/PT). Prince Charles, Britain's future king, turns 70 Prince Charles, the longest-serving heir to the British crown in history, turns 70 on … [Read more...] about CMA Awards, Prince Charles is 70, MLB Awards: 5 things to know Wednesday