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"FebruBURIED:" Popular destination has measured more than 300 inches of snow this winter!

> -- Breckenridge Resort (@breckenridgemtn) February 24, 2020The storm that sent Breckenridge over 300 inches on the season was just one in a long line of snowstorms to hit the Colorado Rockies this season."We've had a persistent storm track from the Pacific, down through the Rockies and down into the southern Plains," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Bowers said. "It's just been one [storm] after another, essentially all winter long.""What has been remarkable about it is its persi...
Tags: Science, Colorado, California, Washington, New York City, United States, Pacific, Accuweather, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Philly, Bowers, Breckenridge, Jack Dempsey, Breckinridge, Breckenridge Colo


Researchers unearth 46,000-year-old specimen in one of Earth's coldest locations

46,000-year-old ‘Icebird' (Kennedy News/Love Dalén) In 2018, local fossil ivory hunters tunneled into permafrost in northeastern Sibera and they came across a remarkable discovery.What they unearthed nearly 500-lateral feet (150 meters) and 23-feet (seven meters) deep underground was the carcass of a bird, and animal to be 46,000 years old.The frozen bird was then given to paleontologist Love Dalén and other researchers at the Swedish Museum of Natural History to understand more about the...
Tags: Asia, Science, Russia, Arctic, Antarctica, Siberia, Greenland, Accuweather, Mongolia, Andrews, Yakutia, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Jim Andrews, Belaya Gora, Tom Koerner, Love Dalen


Yearly rainfall totals may be surpassed in Madagascar as more tropical rainfall looms

Meteorologists are monitoring more tropical development near Madagascar which could trigger flooding and also cause some locations to surpass their average yearly rainfall totals less than a quarter of the way into 2020.The island is no stranger to an abundance of wet weather, including the threat of tropical downpours.Much of central and northern Madagascar has been hit the hardest in the region since the start of the year; this includes a flooding event that took place at the end of January.> ...
Tags: Science, Africa, Madagascar, Accuweather, Indian Ocean, Northwest Madagascar, Christina H Koch, DirecTV Frontier, Jason Nicholls, Tamatave, Cyclone Belna


This year's warm winter could set a record 141 years in the making

A runner makes her way along a path near the Charles River in the Charles River Esplanade park, in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, during unseasonably warm weather. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Following the warmest January in recorded history, February's expected above-normal global land/ocean surface temperatures could result in the warmest meteorological winter in 141 years of record-keeping.Meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which began on Dec. 1, 2019, and will end Feb. 29, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Boston, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Alaska, Arctic, Great Lakes, North America, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, Arctic Circle, Anderson


Tumultuous weather pattern to renew river flooding fears in US

Even though rain has become less frequent over portions of the South and the Ohio Valley in recent days, a stormy pattern during the first week of March may aggravate the flooding situation in some areas.The stormy pattern will evolve as cold air that has settled over the eastern half of the United States late this week begins to retreat northward. A large portion of the South Central and Southeastern states as well as the lower part of the Midwest has been targeted by relentless rainfall thi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Kentucky, US, Indiana, Indianapolis, United States, Missouri, Maine, Tennessee, New York Times, Ohio, Jackson, Accuweather


Cherry blossoms may bloom early in Japan due to mild winter

The weather pattern has lent itself to a mild winter across much of Japan, where many cherry blossom trees bloom each spring. This year, however, tourists may need to revise their visiting plans to see the trees earlier than usual.Temperatures are running above normal this winter, which may lead to the cherry blossoms blooming earlier than usual. Tokyo reached the freezing mark only once this winter, on Feb. 7, which typically occurs at least a few times each winter.Overall, temperatures since t...
Tags: Japan, Science, Washington, China, United States, Tokyo, Accuweather, Tokyo Japan, Shinjuku Gyoen, Koji Sasahara, DirecTV Frontier, Dave Houk, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden


Weekend storm to bring end to record heat, but not to expanding drought in California

The end of a brief stretch of record heat will not come with any meaningful rainfall across California this weekend, as the state continues its need for a thorough soaking.In what has been a lackluster wet season, this month is set to become the driest February on record in several locales, including Redding, Sacramento and Ukiah.The latest outlook from the United States Drought Monitor shows that abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions are affecting around 1.35 million California resident...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, United States, Accuweather, Sierra Nevada, Thompson, Southern California, Southwest, Travelers, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Brian Thompson, Donner Pass, Tejon Pass, DirecTV Frontier


2 winter storms joined forces sending deadly blow to Midwest

Two winter storms formed a band of heavy snow that created treacherous travel conditions across the Midwest, resulting in one death in Missouri on Wednesday.The storm's impacts stretched from the central Plains, across the Great Lakes and into southern Ontario and Quebec.Snowfall totals managed to get as high as 7 inches in 24 hours. Michigan has experienced the highest snowfall totals since Tuesday with Clarke Lake picking up 8.5 inches. Arnold, Nebraska, also reached 6.5 inches. Winter ...
Tags: New York, Science, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois, St Louis, Detroit, Accuweather, Ontario, Midwest, Hastings, National Weather Service NWS, Ashland


Two winter storms joined forces sending deadly blow to Midwest

Two winter storms formed a band of heavy snow that created treacherous travel conditions across the Midwest, resulting in one death in Missouri on Wednesday.The storm's impacts stretched from the central Plains, across the Great Lakes and into southern Ontario and Quebec.Snowfall totals managed to get as high as 7 inches in 24 hours. Indiana saw the highest snowfall totals all above 6 inches, while Arnold, Nebraska, also reached 6.5 inches. Winter weather advisories were in effect Wednesd...
Tags: New York, Science, Indiana, Chicago, Missouri, Nebraska, Great Lakes, St Louis, Detroit, Accuweather, Ontario, Midwest, Hastings, National Weather Service NWS, Ashland, Toledo Ohio


Gusty storms to fire up across mid-Atlantic Wednesday night

As colder air begins to push into the eastern United States, a brief episode of gusty downpours are forecast to roll through areas from North Carolina to Pennsylvania Wednesday night.The storms will organize over the mountains of western Virginia, the panhandles of Maryland and West Virginia and south-central Pennsylvania late Wednesday afternoon to early Wednesday evening and then advance eastward."The pattern may behave like a mini-squall line, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek said...
Tags: New York, Science, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Canada, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, United States, North Carolina, Baltimore, Accuweather, New England, Midwest, Northeast


Brutal allergy season ahead for area that includes nearly 200 million Americans, experts say

Above-average pollen levels are expected to affect a massive area of the United States stretching from Texas to Maine this season, according to AccuWeather's annual spring allergy forecast released on Feb. 26, 2020. (AccuWeather) The arrival of spring is just a few weeks away, and many are looking forward to getting outdoors and enjoying the building warmth. But, for millions of Americans, the season of rebirth also brings a return of sneezing, sniffles, coughing and itchy eyes due to sea...
Tags: Texas, Science, Atlantic, United States, Maine, Michigan, West Coast, Accuweather, Rockies, Gulf, southern Plains, Northern Plains, Northwest and Southwest, DirecTV Frontier, Reppert, Alan Reppert


Huge portion of country to face brutal allergy season this spring

Above-average pollen levels are expected to affect a massive area of the United States stretching from Texas to Maine this season, according to AccuWeather's annual spring allergy forecast released on Feb. 26, 2020. (AccuWeather) The arrival of spring is just a few weeks away, and many are looking forward to getting outdoors and enjoying the building warmth. But, for millions of Americans, the season of rebirth also brings a return of sneezing, sniffles, coughing and itchy eyes due to sea...
Tags: Texas, Science, Atlantic, United States, Maine, Michigan, West Coast, Accuweather, Rockies, Gulf, Trenton, southern Plains, Northern Plains, Northwest and Southwest, DirecTV Frontier, Reppert


'Immediate evacuations' ordered in UK as River Severn overwhelms flood barriers

As water levels reach record-breaking levels along the River Severn, floodwaters have been pouring into towns and threatening to breach barriers in others.An unsettled pattern over the British Isles has brought rounds of rain to the region, including downpours from windstorms Ciara and Dennis.As rainfall totals climbed through the month of February, flood barrier walls were set up along the River Severn that runs from central Wales through western England.> ironbridge floods severn Ironbridge fl...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, Bbc, BBC News, United Kingdom, Anna, Worcester, Accuweather, Network Rail, Shrewsbury, Dennis, Ciara, British Isles


Quick-hitting snowfall to blanket areas from Midwest to South as meteorological winter ends

A dynamic storm packing hefty snowfall over the Midwest will pave the way for a weak storm that will spread snow farther south across portions of the middle Mississippi and lower Ohio valleys and southern Appalachians as the last days of February wind down. The storm can bring enough wintry precipitation to produce slippery travel in some areas.The storm is forecast to move eastward into a batch of cold air that will be entrenched across eastern half of the United States. The cold outbreak will ...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, New York City, West Virginia, Atlantic, United States, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Accuweather, Anderson


AccuWeather's 2020 Asia spring forecast

It's here. AccuWeather's annual spring forecast for Asia is out -- and meteorologists are expecting a warmer-than-average season for much of the continent in 2020.While a large swath is set for ample rain this season, other locations will face building drought.Additionally, coastal areas will be at risk for a few tropical cyclones. Meanwhile, a couple of early-season cold outbreaks are forecast from eastern Siberia into northeastern Mongolia and the northern Heilongjiang province of C...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Qatar, Iran, Ukraine, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan


Snowstorm to target interior Northeast as I-95 corridor remains in snow drought

A large storm will spread rain across the Interstate 95 corridor in the Northeast through Wednesday, but like so many others this winter, the storm will send snow elsewhere. In this case, forecasters say it will whiten parts of the central Appalachians and bring the heaviest amounts to the northern tier of the region.The same storm system will produce a swath of heavy snow over parts of the Midwest and southeastern Canada.The snow drought from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and...
Tags: New York, Science, Maryland, Washington, Boston, Virginia, New York City, West Virginia, Canada, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, United States, New Hampshire, Maine, Noaa, Philadelphia


Merging storms to spare Chicago its biggest snowfall of the season

Winter storm watches were in effect Tuesday from Peoria, Illinois, to Detroit and Toledo, Ohio, as two storms prepare to merge and unleash one of the biggest snowfalls of the season to the region.The dynamic storm has shifted its track farther to the southeast, causing the area's heaviest snow to pivot. Detroit is among the areas in the new bull's-eye.Back on Nov. 11 and 12, a storm brought 9.2 inches of snow to Detroit Metro Airport. The storm coming Tuesday night might not quite add up...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Canada, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Great Lakes, St Louis, Detroit, Quebec, Accuweather


Winter storm packing hefty snowfall amounts sweeps across Midwest

Winter weather advisories remained in effect Wednesday morning from St. Louis, to Detroit and Toledo, Ohio, as two storms were in the process of merging and delivering one of the biggest snowfalls of the season to the region.The dynamic storm has shifted its track farther to the southeast, causing the area's heaviest snow to pivot. Detroit is among the areas in the new bull's-eye.Back on Nov. 11 and 12, a storm brought 9.2 inches of snow to Detroit Metro Airport. The storm system through...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Canada, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Great Lakes, St Louis, Detroit, Quebec, Accuweather


Spring is coming earlier in US this year than it has since 1896

This geostationary operational environmental satellite image (GOES) East image was captured on March 20, 2019, at 8 a.m. ET prior to the equinox. (Photo courtesy NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)) Those hoping for an early spring this year will get their wish.The vernal equinox will take place on March 19 throughout the entire United States including Alaska and Hawaii, almost 18 hours ahead of when the vernal equinox occurred in 2019. Moreover, the ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Science, US, Earth, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Pacific, Accuweather, Slooh, Chester, Vilnius, Berman, Julian, UTC


Mountaintop camera captures images showcasing unusual sight in the sky

The Mount Washington Observatory posted a photo to Twitter early Monday morning that showcased an unusual cloud phenomenon: a Kelvin-Helmholtz wave cloud.KH-lenticulars, or Kelvin-Helmholtz, were named after Hermann von Helmholtz and William Thomson, who was better known as Lord Kelvin, the two scientists who discovered the atmospheric instability that leads to this phenomenon.Scientists at the New Hampshire-based observatory posted the tweet early Monday and said that the KH wave cloud "waved b...
Tags: Science, New Hampshire, Accuweather, Kelvin, Hunter, Ferrell, Vincent Van Gogh, Roanoke Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake, Kelvin Helmholtz, Mount Washington Observatory, KH, Hermann von Helmholtz, Jesse Ferrell, William Thomson, DirecTV Frontier


Don't be fooled by what decreasing flu activity means

A flu patient places a cold compress on his forehead. So far, 29 million million people in the U.S. have experienced flu illnesses. (AP Photo/David Goldman) The 2019-20 flu season is beginning its predicted decline as the second wave of flu activity decreases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, because of this year's unusually high level of flu activity, the end of this season is still more active than even the highest peak of last year's diffi...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cdc, United States, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Don, Lewis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, David Goldman, Peter Palese, Bryan Lewis, DirecTV Frontier, Biocomplexity Institute, Nevada Delaware Arizona Alaska Idaho


Coronavirus cases spike in South Korea and Italy, sparking new fears

Less than a month after world leaders told the public that the coronavirus would be contained quickly and swiftly, the virus has not only escaped mainland China but has also wreaked havoc throughout other Asian countries and claimed lives around the world.On Feb. 14, an 80-year Chinese tourist died in a hospital in Paris, the first coronavirus death outside of Asia. At the time, the man's life was the fourth claimed by the virus outside of mainland China.As of Feb. 24, the virus, officially ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Science, Milan, Cdc, China, Iran, Beijing, United States, Paris, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Seoul, Accuweather


Weather played a crucial role for Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

The name Harriet Tubman may be very well known in this day and age, but less well known is the crucial role the land, the seasons and the weather played in the dangerous trips the iconic abolitionist took, repeatedly risking her life to guide enslaved people to new lives of freedom.Tubman was born in 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Born into slavery, she escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 and went on to become the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad."I was conductor of th...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Canada, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Accuweather, Madison, Delaware, Big Dipper, National Park Service, Peter, Lewis, Eastern Seaboard, Bucktown


Weather played acrucial role for Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

The name Harriet Tubman may be very well known in this day and age, but less well known is the crucial role the land, the seasons and the weather played in the dangerous trips the iconic abolitionist took, repeatedly risking her life to guide enslaved people to new lives of freedom.Tubman was born in 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Born into slavery, she escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 and went on to become the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad."I was conductor of th...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Canada, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Accuweather, Madison, Delaware, Big Dipper, National Park Service, Peter, Lewis, Eastern Seaboard, Bucktown


Cold storm to bring burst of snow to central Europe around midweek

Portions of Germany and the Alps will face bouts of snowfall and slippery travel beginning Tuesday night and lasting through the middle of the week.A cold front will sweep through central Europe during this time frame, bringing falling temperatures and a return of wintry precipitation to the region.While precipitation will begin in the form of rain for places like Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich, Germany, as well as Zurich, Switzerland, a transition to snow is expected from Tuesday night into We...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Poland, Alps, Accuweather, Zurich Switzerland, Munich Germany, Roys, DirecTV Frontier, Nuremberg Stuttgart, Alps Roads


Winds to howl across northeastern US as pattern-changing storm sweeps through

An approaching winter storm, that will likely fall short of meeting bomb cyclone criteria, will still strengthen enough to generate powerful winds as it sweeps across the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.Two moderate storms will merge and become one strong storm while traveling from the middle Mississippi Valley to southeastern Canada this week. As the barometric pressure falls and the circulation around the storm strengthens, west to northwest winds will dramatically increa...
Tags: Science, US, Chicago, Canada, United States, Accuweather, Midwest, Brett Anderson, Huron, Mississippi Valley, DirecTV Frontier, Erie Ontario


Unsettled weather to persist across the UK as one town faces potentially historic river flooding

As the United Kingdom continues to reel from river flooding with water levels on the rise in some communities, rounds of unsettled weather will persist across the country throughout the rest of February.Downpours brought by Storm Dennis during the middle of the month set off the river flooding disaster, with rounds of wet weather further exacerbating flooding problems thereafter.Some of the worst flooding is ongoing along the River Severn in Ironbridge and Shrewsbury, England, where officials sa...
Tags: UK, Science, EA, BBC News, United Kingdom, Anna, Accuweather, Shrewsbury, Roys, Shrewsbury England, Environment Agency EA, River Severn, Bewdley, Oswestry, Shropshire Council, Clive Wright


Storms with downpours, hail rumble over lower Mississippi Valley

Thunderstorms that erupt across parts of the Mississippi Valley on Monday can pack a bit of a punch into the evening.Areas from eastern Arkansas and eastern Missouri to southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northern Mississippi are most at risk for the storms.Despite the development of the thunderstorms, an outbreak of severe weather is not foreseen, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. Showers and thunderstorms started the day Monday in much of this swath. However, w...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Gulf Coast, Illinois, Accuweather, Mississippi River, Tennessee Valley, Mississippi Valley, DirecTV Frontier, Brett Edwards


More snow coming for parts of Northeast that have snow on the ground

A strengthening storm is expected to dump snow on interior portions of the Northeast, setting up lake-effect snow that will continue even after the storm departs.After traveling through the Plains and into the Midwest, a snowstorm will press through the Ohio Valley and into southern Canada Tuesday and Tuesday Night. This will drop a swath of heavier snow from Iowa to southern Ontario.At the same time, this storm will send rain showers into the Northeast, with perhaps some wet snow mixing with ra...
Tags: New York, Science, Maryland, Washington, New York City, Nasa, Canada, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, East Coast


Could weather hold the secret to history's greatest ghost ship mystery?

An illustration of the Mary Celeste. Credit: Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800-c.1870). The "one in a million" ghost ship Alta that washed up on the shores of Ballycotton in County Cork, Ireland, on Sunday amid Storm Dennis stirred up references to the unforgettable true story of the most famous maritime mystery of all time: the Mary Celeste and her missing crew.The ship's saga and the serpentine twists of fate before and after its discovery in December 1872 captivated both the...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Atlantic, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Accuweather, Azores, Wright, Conan Doyle, County Cork Ireland, Mary Celeste, Hicks, Brian Hicks, DirecTV Frontier, Ballycotton