Winter storm may become 3rd nor’easter to target Northeast | Fox News

March 12, 2018 wpanews 0

The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said while there is still some uncertainty about the track, an area from the mid-Atlantic to New England could be affected by the storm. “The best prospects for accumulating snow will be for the southern and central Appalachians and interior portions of New England,” the agency said. “If the nor’easter tracks closer to the coast, then high winds and coastal flooding will be an […] READ MORE

Nor’easter hits Philadelphia: The snow’s effect on travel, utilities, closings – latest updates – Philly

March 7, 2018 wpanews 0

Snow and high winds are going to make for one messy Wednesday, with schools closing and travel expected to be “very difficult to impossible.”It is starting to snow harder in Philadelphia as the region feels the effects of the second nor’easter to roar up the coast in less than a week. A snow band that appears to be moving from southwest to the northwest has arrived in Center City and dropping heavy, […] READ MORE

Mon Wharf will remain closed Monday for cleanup | TribLIVE

March 5, 2018 wpanews 0

The Mon Wharf parking area Downtown will continue to be closed on Monday, and until further notice, the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh said Sunday. A flood advisory has ended and water has receded from the wharf along the Monongahela River, the authority said, so cleanup efforts can begin. Source: Mon Wharf will remain closed Monday for cleanup | TribLIVE

Boston streets flooding as nor’easter pounds New England – CNN

March 4, 2018 wpanews 1

(CNN)For the second time in two months, the people of Boston are putting on their high waders. Only twice in the last century has a high tide in Boston Harbor topped 15 feet — during the blizzard of 1978 and January 4, during a savage storm that sent water sloshing through the streets of Beantown. But thanks to the nor’easter that’s wreaking havoc on the East Coast, the city may suffer through […] READ MORE

High winds knock down trees, power lines across area | WPXI

March 2, 2018 wpanews 0

Allegheny County officials and power companies are reporting numerous issues across the area as winds gusting up to 50 mph knock down trees and power lines on Thursday night. Channel 11 received reports of strong winds from North Huntingdon to West Mifflin, as well as a tree falling into a house in Fairywood. West Penn Power is monitoring the weather and crews are ready should any outages occur. TRENDING NOW: […] READ MORE

Dangerous nor’easter targets East Coast with snow, rain, wind – CBS News

March 1, 2018 wpanews 0

Damaging winds, moderate to major coastal flooding, rain and snowfall are in the mix BOSTON — A powerful, windswept nor’easter is headed to the Northeast to kick off the volatile month of March. Damaging winds, moderate to major coastal flooding, rain and snowfall are in the mix, CBS Boston reports. For the first time since a blizzard hit the region in early January, New England will see “bombogenesis” — signifying an intense and […] READ MORE

It’s above freezing at the North Pole

March 1, 2018 wpanews 0

  Temperatures in the North Pole soared above freezing this week to a balmy 35°F (2°C). To understand how unusual it is for polar temperatures to climb that high, consider Cape Morris Jesup, about 400 miles south of the pole. Located within the Arctic Circle on the northern tip of Greenland, it’s the world’s northernmost weather station. As Robert Rhode, a physicist at Berkeley Earth pointed out on Twitter, so far this year, […] READ MORE

Dormant desert sign of life possibilities on Mars

February 27, 2018 wpanews 0

It might rain once every decade or less in South America’s Atacama Desert, yet minor bacteria and microorganisms survive there, implying at the possibility The desert, which traverses parts of Chile and Peru, is the driest non-polar desert on Earth and may contain nature most like that of the Red Planet, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Lead specialist Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an educator and planetary […] READ MORE

Parts of the Arctic Spiked to 45 Degrees Above Normal – The Atlantic

February 27, 2018 wpanews 0

Meanwhile, Europe is bitterly cold. In December, a team of U.S. government scientists released a “report card” on the Arctic. Their top conclusion was pithy, comprehensive, and bleak. The Arctic, they said, “shows no sign of returning to [the] reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” Now, it’s almost like the environment is trying to prove them right. Though the sun hasn’t shone on the central Arctic for more than four […] READ MORE

SNOW TOTALS: Record-breaking snowfall at Minneapolis airport – Story | KMSP

February 26, 2018 wpanews 1

A second snowstorm in three days brought record snowfall to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Saturday night into Sunday morning, the National Weather Service recorded six inches of new snowfall at MSP Airport, setting a new record for the date of Feb. 24. Source: SNOW TOTALS: Record-breaking snowfall at Minneapolis airport – Story | KMSP

Severe weather pummeling southern U.S. kills at least four people – NY Daily News

February 25, 2018 wpanews 0

Four people have been killed by the torrential rain and powerful tornadoes laying waste to the South over the weekend. Two killed as severe weather rages through Kentucky, Tennessee A man was killed in his car when extreme flooding washed it away in Simpson County, Ky., ABC News reported. And firefighters in Henderson discovered a body inside a car that was submerged in a flooded ditch. Source: Severe weather pummeling […] READ MORE

Flood warning in effect in Western Pennsylvania through 4:30 p.m. | TribLIVE

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A flood warning is in effect in the Pittsburgh region through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning applies to Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties, along with southern Beaver County, southwestern Armstrong County, northern Fayette County and southwestern Indiana County. Communities expected to experience flooding included Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Ross, McCandless, Penn Hills, Bethel Park, Monroeville and Moon in Allegheny County; Peters in Washington County; […] READ MORE

2 more Pittsburgh roads close after landslides | WPXI

February 19, 2018 wpanews 27

Sections of two more Pittsburgh roads closed Sunday after landslides caused by heavy rains last week. Engineers are evaluating those areas and trying to devise solutions, the city said. Slides are expected to continue, and while teams are ready to respond to them, the city warned drivers to use caution when encountering debris on the road. In better news, the “bathtub” portion of I-376 westbound has reopened after being flooded […] READ MORE

At least 10 people hit by Swiss avalanche – BBC News

February 18, 2018 wpanews 5

  An avalanche sweeps away at least 10 people on a mountain in the Valais area, east of Geneva. It happened at an altitude of 2,500 metres in an area called the Col de Fenestral, the spokesperson said. A search is currently under way but there are no further details, he added. The Alpine region is in the south of the country, towards the French border. Earlier in the day, […] READ MORE