Winter weather

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, ice skaters take advantage of unseasonable warm temperatures to ice skate outside at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage, Alaska. New U.S. weather data shows that the Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record, with plenty of open water where the ocean normally freezes. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday, March 6, the extent of Arctic sea ice in February was 62,000 square miles (160,000 square kilometers) smaller than last year's record low. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter at the top of the world wimped out this year. The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record. And sea ice hit record lows for this time of year, with plenty of open water where ocean water normally freezes into thick sheets of ice, new U.S. weather data show...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, ice skaters take advantage of unseasonable warm temperatures to ice skate outside at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage, Alaska. New U.S. weather data shows that the Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record, with plenty of open water where the ocean normally freezes. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday, March 6, the extent of Arctic sea ice in February was 62,000 square miles (160,000 square kilometers) smaller than last year's record low. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter at the top of the world wimped out this year. The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record. And sea ice hit record lows for this time of year, with plenty of open water where ocean water normally freezes into thick sheets of ice, new U.S. weather data show...
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March 05, 2018 - 9:13 pm
KIRKWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A mother and her 7-year-old son died after they were discovered buried under snow just feet from their front door in what Northern California authorities are calling a "freak accident." The Alpine County Sheriff's Department said that Olga Perkovic, 50, of San Francisco and...
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In this photo provided by the Heavenly Mountain Resort, fresh snow covers most of a table and chairs Friday, March 2, 2018, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. A blizzard warning was in effect for parts of the Sierra Nevada, where snow was piling up and travel was difficult due to repeated highway closures and the need for chains in many places. The snow will help the Sierra snowpack, which is vital to the state's water supply and has only been about a quarter of its normal depth for this time of winter. It's also a boon for skiers and snowboarders. (Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dramatic video taken by a snowboarder shows the aftermath of an avalanche in Northern California, with people furiously digging out a man buried alive under snow. One of the videos, released to The Associated Press on Monday, begins with a woman lying on the encased man, Evan...
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March 05, 2018 - 10:36 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waves nearly 30 feet (9 meters) high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. territory. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and...
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Traffic moves down a snow covered street in Bismarck, N.D., Monday, March 5, 2018, as snow falls. Freezing rain, heavy snow and strong winds are blowing into the northern Plains, impacting travel, schools and government offices. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 10:34 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A large storm is bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and strong winds to a large swath of the Midwest, snarling traffic and forcing the closure of some schools and government offices. The National Weather Service says parts of the Dakotas are expected to get more than a foot of...
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March 05, 2018 - 9:13 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waves nearly 30 feet (9 meters) high from a U.S. winter storm are slamming into Puerto Rico, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families. The Department of Public Safety said Monday that coastal roads in San Juan and other areas remain closed as large waves are...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, leaves a snow covered meadow after conducting the second snow survey of the season near Echo Summit, Calif. Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack. California water officials were trooping into the mountains Monday, March 5, for the latest in their regular manual measurements of the year's snowfall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 05, 2018 - 2:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Monday after a massive winter storm slowed the state's plunge back into drought. The storm piled snow by the foot in the mountains, forcing Department...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, leaves a snow covered meadow after conducting the second snow survey of the season near Echo Summit, Calif. Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack. California water officials were trooping into the mountains Monday, March 5, for the latest in their regular manual measurements of the year's snowfall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 05, 2018 - 2:55 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome snowdrifts await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack. California water officials are trooping into the mountains Monday for the latest regular manual measurements of the year's snowfall. The snowpack historically has...
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In this photo provided by the Heavenly Mountain Resort, fresh snow covers most of a table and chairs Friday, March 2, 2018, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. A blizzard warning was in effect for parts of the Sierra Nevada, where snow was piling up and travel was difficult due to repeated highway closures and the need for chains in many places. The snow will help the Sierra snowpack, which is vital to the state's water supply and has only been about a quarter of its normal depth for this time of winter. It's also a boon for skiers and snowboarders. (Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heather Turning was snowboarding with her boyfriend when she heard someone scream "Avalanche!" Then Turning, 39, saw "a cloud of snow coming down." The avalanche that hit Friday at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort caught five people — one day after a snowboarder died there during a...
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