A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S.
By Paul J. Weber, Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press
U.S. weather officials are predicting a mostly warmer than normal winter, but they are also worried about a worsening drought.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Wintry storms, including a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon affecting California and Oregon, are expected to cause difficulties for holiday travelers throughout much of the country.
By Jeff Baenen, Colleen Slevin, David Koenig, Associated Press
As much as 18 inches of snow has fallen in parts of South Dakota. Whiteout conditions were reported in northwest Kansas and western Nebraska.
By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
By John Antczak, Associated Press
More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update.
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