Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared a travel ban for all non-emergency vehicles starting on early Saturday evening, citing the worsening winter storm that is affecting much of the U.S. East Coast. (more)
Winter storm Jonas moved into some of the nation’s largest cities, with gale-force winds spewing snow into Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. More than 8,000 flights into, out of, and within the U.S. because of the East Coast blizzard causing record snowfall and serious coastal flooding. On Friday, airlines canceled 3,100 flights, with another 4,256 canceled on Saturday morning. Cancelations for Sunday have already topped 1,200.
Washington, D.C., and Baltimore were battening down under a blizzard warning on Thursday as a state of emergency was declared in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, as the East Coast prepares for a weekend winter storm that could bury them under two feet of snow. (more)
New data shows that 2015 was the United States' second-warmest year on record. Every single state experienced warmer than average weather. The data that was released on Thursday shows several states, like Florida, Montana, Oregon and Washington, experienced record warm temperatures.
A 5-mile long section of the Mississippi River has been shut down on Tuesday by the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the agency, hazardous conditions caused by rising river levels in Missouri have led to the decision. Centered near St. Louis, that portion of the river has been closed off to all vessel traffic.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for much of the Chicago metropolitan area on Monday as a wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet, and wind gusts of up to 60 mph create icy conditions on roadways. More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled.
Prime Minister David Cameron visited northern England Monday as clean-up operations began following several days of heavy rain and flooding in the region. 500 soldiers have been deployed to assist. 27 flood warnings remain in place.
As residents of north Texas surveyed the destruction from deadly weekend tornadoes, the storm system that spawned the twisters brought winter storm woes to the midwest on Monday and amplified flooding that is blamed for more than a dozen deaths.