Storms

Atlas jumps for a snowball in Zach Dysart's hand on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Spencer Park in Sioux Falls. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 6:01 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A fierce winter storm that created blizzard conditions in parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota shut down interstates, led to hundreds of vehicle crashes and brought a metropolitan area of more than 200,000 people to a standstill on Monday morning. Residents in the...
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In this image made from video, an aerial scene shows fires burning and smoke rising close to properties in Bundoora, Victoria state, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. New Year’s Eve fireworks in Australia’s capital and other cities have been canceled as the wildfire danger worsens in oppressive summer heat, and pressure was building for Sydney’s iconic celebrations to be similarly scrapped. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 7, Channel 9 via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 4:18 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Sydney will set off its iconic New Year's Eve fireworks after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban Monday, with other Australian cities canceling their celebrations due to a worsening wildfire risk. Pressure had built for Sydney's spectacle to be scrapped before...
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In this image made from video, an aerial scene shows fires burning and smoke rising close to properties in Bundoora, Victoria state, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. New Year’s Eve fireworks in Australia’s capital and other cities have been canceled as the wildfire danger worsens in oppressive summer heat, and pressure was building for Sydney’s iconic celebrations to be similarly scrapped. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 7, Channel 9 via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 3:08 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Sydney will set off its iconic New Year's fireworks display after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban Monday as other Australian cities canceled their celebrations due to the worsening wildfire risk in the oppressive summer heat. Pressure had built for Sydney's...
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Vehicles are diverted off the northbound 15 Freeway to Kenwood Ave. on-ramp as Cajon Pass is shut down due to heavy snowfall in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major interstates reopened in Southern California on Friday after lengthy closures caused by a cold storm that drenched the region and blanketed mountains and desert areas with heavy snow. The notorious Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in towering Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles...
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This photo provided by Johnny Lim shows a snow covered northbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Lim, of Corona, said he's been stuck in his vehicle for about five hours on his way to Las Vegas. A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes. (Johnny Lim via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 2:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and...
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This photo provided by Johnny Lim shows a snow covered northbound I-15 in the Cajon Pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Lim, of Corona, said he's been stuck in his vehicle for about five hours on his way to Las Vegas. A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes. (Johnny Lim via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 1:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and...
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Residents walks beside an outrigger and playground equipment that were damaged by Typhoon Phanfone along a coastline in Ormoc city, central Philippines on Thursday Dec. 26, 2019. The typhoon left over a dozen dead and many homeless. (AP Photo)
December 26, 2019 - 9:09 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and...
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Traffic on the northbound side of the I-5 freeway is diverted off at Parker road in Castaic, Calif., as snow on the Grapevine has made the road impassable Thursday, December 26, 2019. The CHP had no estimate as to when the freeway would re-open. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 26, 2019 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles...
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A resident checks his home damaged by Typhoon Phanfone in Ormoc city, central Philippines on Thursday Dec. 26, 2019. The typhoon left over a dozen dead and many homeless. (AP Photo)
December 26, 2019 - 7:54 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 20 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the...
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A resident checks his home damaged by Typhoon Phanfone in Ormoc city, central Philippines on Thursday Dec. 26, 2019. The typhoon left over a dozen dead and many homeless. (AP Photo)
December 26, 2019 - 6:23 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 20 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the...
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