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Man injured when tornado touches down on Colorado golf course

Severe weather pounded eastern Colorado on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and spawning several tornados, one of which injured a man on a golf course near Denver, authorities said. A line of storms marched along a 130-mile stretch of the Colorado Rockies’ front range and eastward onto the High Plains, said…

Storms kill 21, tornado roars through Mississippi city

On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday destroying homes and businesses, according to witnesses and emergency officials. At least one person was killed in Tupelo, a city…

Anti-Muslim bigots freak out when Texas TV station warns of oncoming haboob

Texas television station KCBD kicked up a cloud of anti-Muslim bigotry Tuesday night by sharing an alert from the National Weather Service on its Facebook page. “Haboob northwest of Lubbock as seen from the Science Spectrum,” the NWS warned. “If you must drive west of Lubbock, plan for near-zero visibility…

Deadly winter storm pounds the East Coast

(Reuters) – A deadly and intensifying winter storm packing heavy snow, sleet and rain pelted a huge swath of the U.S. East Coast on Thursday, grounding flights and shuttering schools and government offices. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from Georgia up to Maine, and the powerful system…

‘Polar vortex’ descends — the freeze is on

Much of the United States’ Midwest was braced on Sunday for a blast of Arctic air that could bring some of the coldest temperatures in two decades before heading to the Northeast. A so-called “polar vortex” will affect more than half of the continental US over the next couple of…

Severe snowstorm slams northeastern United States: ‘These circumstances are dangerous’

Snow, high winds and a glacial chill hit the northeastern United States on Friday as a blast of brutal wintry weather bore down on many states and major cities, snarling air traffic. Temperatures in New York were expected to drop to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 13 degrees Celsius), according to…

Snowstorm bears down on northeastern United States

The northeastern United States prepared Thursday for snow, high winds and frigid temperatures, as a gust of wintry weather bore down on New England and surrounding states, cancelling flights. Temperatures in New York were expected to drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 degrees Celsius) with a windchill factor of…

Winter storm threatens Thanksgiving travel in south and eastern US

A powerful storm blamed for eight deaths in the western United States is surging eastwards and threatening to disrupt Thanksgiving travel plans across swathes of the country. The arctic mass churned through parts of Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico on Sunday, unleashing wind, ice and snow which forced road…

Violent tornadoes kill 6 and injure dozens in the midwest

Residents in several US midwestern cities sifted through piles of rubble Monday as they recovered from violent tornadoes that ripped through the region, killing at least six and injuring scores. Flights were grounded Sunday and tens of thousands of homes lost power as intense winds overturned cars, uprooted large trees…

‘Essential’ but unpaid National Weather Service employees insert secret message into nightly bulletin

Someone at the National Weather Service’s Alaska bureau has a message for those who have shut down the government: “PLEASE PAY US.” As is evident from the image above — taken directly from the National Weather Service’s bulletin log — someone in the Anchorage office encoded the nightly weather forecast…

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