A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause power outages and flight cancellations between Monday and Wednesday.
The Earth was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. Continue reading
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the systems on the station. As … Continue reading
Heavy rain, snow and wind has been pummeling California over the past week in one of the strongest storms to hit the West Coast in years. But the downpour won’t be enough to chip away at the state’s persistent drought, which is now entering its fourth straight year. Continue reading
Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. The unusual weather phenomenon usually happens every few years, but this is the second year in a row.
More than 650,000 people were evacuating from coastal villages in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit made landfall early Saturday, causing downed power lines and trees and canceling more than 150 fights. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Super Typhoon Hagupit, shaping up to be one of the most powerful storms of 2014, is on a collision course with the Philippines.
The Northeast was hit with a mix of rain, snow and sleet on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many travelers tried to re-arrange travel plans, both on the road and in the air, in order to get a headstart on the storm. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Mayerowitz of the Associated Press about why airlines are preemptively canceling flights. Continue reading
Parts of Erie County, New York have been buried in over 5 feet of snow — and they may get another 3 feet by Friday. Here’s what you should know about the storm. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Sunni tribal leaders to urge them to defend the city of Ramadi from Islamic State forces. Also, the prime minister of Nepal pledged to establish an early warning system after a blizzard killed at least 29 people trekking through the Himalayas. Continue reading