PennDOT is scrambling to fill plow and salt truck driving positions before winter moves into Pennsylvania.
Nearly 1,600 people died when Mount Agung last erupted in 1963.
So far, there have been no changes to flights in the region despite the eruption.
La Niña has arrived and is likely to linger through the winter, the National Weather Service announced Thursday morning.
Friday afternoon will see a slight warm-up with afternoon temperatures in the mid-to-upper 20s. Friday’s highs will likely be reached at midnight as temperatures continue to fall behind the cold front. Friday afternoon and evening will both be dry.
Natural gas prices are expected to increase 12 percent, home heating oil will rise 17 percent, electricity will go up 8 percent and propane 18 percent, according to the2017 Winter Fuels Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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HARTFORD, Conn. — A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England.
NOAA produces seasonal outlooks to help communities prepare for what’s likely to come in the next few months and minimize weather’s impacts on lives and livelihoods. Empowering people with actionable forecasts and winter weather tips is key to NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation.
Drought likely to persist in northern Plains
- Hurricane Nate makes second US landfall as a Category 1 storm around 12:30 a.m. CT
- Nate triggered hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge warnings through a swath of the Gulf states
It is forecast to hit the central Gulf Coast region as early as Saturday evening.
Peter Geiger, the editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, tells the KDKA Morning News: “I think you’re going to get at least your average [snowfall], which I think is 42 or 45 inches of snow. Cold and average snowfall is what we are saying as an overall.”
Geiger says they are predicting five major East Coast storms during the winter, but isn’t sure how many, if any, will reach Western Pennsylvania.
Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico Wednesday unleashing destructive winds, which knocked out power to the entire island, and “catastrophic” flooding.
About 1.8 million homes and businesses in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were without power Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Irma’s winds thrashed South Florida. As of 3:30 p.m. in Miami-Dade, 845,100 customers didn’t have power, according to FPL’s data. In Broward, 608,070 were without power.
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That bill cleared the Senate Thursday and headed back to the House
Miami-Dade County ordered a mandatory evacuation, its first in 12 years, for more than 100,000 residents of mobile homes, barrier islands and low-lying mainland areas. The orders, which take effect at 9 a.m. Thursday, affect areas considered particularly vulnerable to storm surge, including Key Biscayne and Miami Beach.
Tuesday morning, NOAA Hurricane Hunters found the storm’s maximum wind speeds are 175 mph. It now ranks among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasts suggest it will reach southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho — The U.S. Geological Survey said a moderate magnitude-5.3 earthquake has rumbled through southeast Idaho.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement.
Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston.
Now a tropical storm, Harvey’s immediate effects are not expected as devastating as a Category 4 hurricane that first blasted Houston and other parts of Texas beginning last Friday. But it still packed potentially deadly and disastrous torrents of rain that have left Texas with a punishing toll: at least 22 people known dead and possibly more, tens of thousands left homeless and storm-ravaged areas that could take months or longer to bounce back.
HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) — People affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent storms in the Houston area can apply for federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced.
According to a statement from FEMA, applicants could possibly receive rental payments for temporary housing, unemployment payments, loans to cover residential losses not covered by insurance, and grants for home repairs and replacement of personal property, as well as other disaster-related needs.
Two people were reportedly killed in flooding in Houston, raising the death toll from Harvey to three.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated 3,000 federal and state guard members and said 18 counties are now under the disaster declaration Sunday.
The White House announced President Donald Trump plans to travel to Texas Tuesday.
Houston’s Hobby airport will be closed until at least Wednesday due to flooding on the runways and roads.
All of the Houston Independent School District’s schools and offices will be closed for the week.
Dallas is preparing its convention center to become a “mega shelter” for evacuees.
The National Weather Service warned of “catastrophic” and potentially “historic” flooding in the metropolitan area of the country’s fourth-largest city.The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched five helicopters and Houston is expecting about 40 additional boats to find those in need of help, Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a news conference. More than 66,000 homes were without electricity.
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. —A telephone pole struck a teenage girl after high winds knocked it over at a football game in Ellwood City.
The pole also fell on an ambulance that was on stand by in case anyone was injured at the Ellwood City Wolverines game at Helling Stadium.