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
Doug Stanglin USA TODAY Published 1:33 p.m. UTC Jun 16, 2018 A dangerous combo of high temperatures and high humidity has triggered excessive heat advisories and warnings in Chicago and St. Louis this Fathers' Day weekend as forecasters warn of blistering heat in northern tier states spreading to the East Coast by next week. The National Weather Service forecasts hot and muggy conditions across much of the Southern and Central Plains, as well as the Midwest, over the next few days, with high humidity and afternoon highs generally ranging from the 90s to low 100s. "This may increase the risk for heat exhaustion or stroke for susceptible individuals," the weather service warns. The forecast for a weekend bake-off includes Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis, with the large mass of hot and humid air moving to the Eastern Seaboard — including New England and the Mid-Atlantic — by Monday. Chicago is expected to swelter in the … [Read more...] about Dangerous mass of hot, humid air triggers heat advisories in Midwest, targets East
Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 6:25 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Time to break out the flip-flops, fans and cool beverages, as some of the hottest weather of the season so far will scorch areas from the Midwest to the Northeast this Father's Day weekend and into early next week. Blistering heat is forecast to bake much of the U.S. with widespread temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s as far north as Wisconsin. It will feel like the middle of the summer in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, AccuWeather said. "Heat of this magnitude is not uncommon for this part of the season, but intense June sunshine can make if feel worse than a similar hot and humid spell in August or September when the sun is weaker," AccuWeather meteorologist Bob Larson said. Excessive heat advisories and warnings have been posted in both Chicago and St. Louis. The National Weather Service in St. Louis called it … [Read more...] about ‘Dangerous’ heat wave forecast for Father’s Day weekend in central, northeast U.S.