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Is the flu vaccine effective this year?

Flu vaccines are reducing doctor's visits for flu illness by 45 percent overall, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC notes this is consistent with estimates of flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) from previous flu seasons that ranged from 40 percent to 60 percent when flu vaccine viruses were similar to circulating flu viruses."The VE findings reported today provide important evidence that 2019-20 flu vaccines are working to prot...
Tags: Science, Cdc, United States, Victoria, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Dallas County Health and Human Services, Peter Palese, Mesquite Texas, Philip Huang, Bryan Lewis, DirecTV Frontier, Biocomplexity Institute, Joel N Myers


North Carolina prepares for wintry blast as 437-day snow drought ends

Wintry conditions began making a rare appearance in North Carolina Thursday, and the state ramped up preparations to mitigate as many hazards as possible as the rain and snow moved in. For many areas, that has meant school being canceled, businesses being closed and residents staying inside.On Thursday morning, Gov. Roy Cooper said 29 school districts in the state would be closed for the day while 55 others were releasing students early in advance of the snow.> When you haven't seen snow in ...
Tags: Chuck, Science, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Accuweather, Department Of Transportation, Raleigh, Cooper, State Highway Patrol, McNeill, Crossville Tennessee, Roy Cooper, Williamson County, Wadell


Midwest, Northeast to feel like spring again, after winter's brief visit

The cold weather settling into the Midwest and Northeast this week would normally go unnoticed by the second half of February, but amid this winter's unusually mild weather, it stands out and still commands some respect for those who must work or spend time walking outdoors for any length of time.The leading edge of Arctic air produced snow squalls, gusty winds and blowing snow in the Montreal area on Wednesday morning, which were a factor in a fatal 200-vehicle pileup. Squalls associated wi...
Tags: National Weather Service, New York, Science, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Boston, Virginia, New York City, Chicago, Canada, Atlantic, Arctic, Noaa, Philadelphia, Montreal, North Carolina


More heavy rain, wind to pound northwestern Europe as stormy pattern continues

For the past two weekends, Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis hammered northwestern Europe with damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall that contributed to devastating flooding. As residents still work to recover, another windstorm is looming on the horizon.A parade of storms has been following a track over northern Europe for the past several weeks, and forecasters say there is no indication that this will change any time soon. One storm brought a quick round of blustery rain to the United Kingdom ...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Rivers, Accuweather, Dennis, Ciara, Isles, U K, Western Ireland


Betelgeuse mystery solved? New deep-space image stirs up fresh theories behind dimming star

One of the biggest and brightest stars in the night sky has left astronomers puzzled after it has faded dramatically over the last year. Some have speculated that this is a sign of an impending supernova explosion, but new observations are pointing toward two new theories.Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located around 700 light years away from Earth that can be found glowing orange in the well-known constellation of Orion. It is so massive that if it were placed in the center of our solar sy...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Belgium, Orion, Jupiter, Accuweather, Eso, Mesa, KU Leuven, Betelgeuse, Evan Bauer, Andy Howell, Jared Goldberg, DirecTV Frontier, Montarges


One month stands out as a key indicator in AccuWeather's 2020 tornado forecast

A man talks on the phone next to a damaged postal truck at an apartment complex where a reported tornado passed through Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) An early start in a particular area of the United States for tornado-related weather could signal what's ahead for the 2020 tornado season in the U.S.AccuWeather forecasts a normal to slightly above-normal number of tornadoes in 2020 with a range of 1,350 to 1,450, according to AccuWeather meteorologist...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, Atlantic, United States, Noaa, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, South, Rockies, Midwest, Spartanburg, National Centers for Environmental Information, Paul Pastelok, Northern Plains, DirecTV Frontier, Pastelok


Whiteout conditions spark deadly 200-vehicle pileup in Montreal

A pileup involving roughly 200 vehicles killed two people and injured dozens of others on Autoroute 15 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada on Wednesday. According to the CETAM ambulance service, about 100 people were taken to three local hospitals, CNN reported.Sudden whiteout conditions with blowing snow severely limited visibility in the area likely caused the major chain reaction, Quebec's Transport Minister François Bonnardel said at a news conference.Bonnardel also later added that the area o...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Montreal, Accuweather, Mccarthy, Montreal Gazette, Rossio, DirecTV Frontier, Brett Rossio, La Prairie Québec Canada, Quebec s Transport, François Bonnardel, Sgt Marie Michelle Moore, Bonnardel, Montreal La Prairie, Simon Marc Charron


200-vehicle pileup kills 2, injuries nearly 70 in snowy Montreal

A pileup involving roughly 200 vehicles killed two people and injured nearly 70 on a highway on Autoroute 15 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada.Sudden whiteout conditions with blowing snow severely limited visibility in the area likely caused the major chain reaction, according to Quebec's Transport Minister François Bonnardel.Images and videos of the crash shared on social media show a school minibus, a tanker truck with a flammable materials sign as well as other vehicles were involved in the d...
Tags: Science, Montreal, Accuweather, CBC Montreal, DirecTV Frontier, La Prairie Québec Canada, Quebec s Transport, François Bonnardel Images, La Prairie Que Provincial


200-vehicle pileup kills 2, injures nearly 70 amid whiteout conditions in Montreal

A pileup involving roughly 200 vehicles killed two people and injured nearly 70 on Autoroute 15 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada on Wednesday.Sudden whiteout conditions with blowing snow severely limited visibility in the area likely caused the major chain reaction, Quebec's Transport Minister François Bonnardel said at a news conference."The pileup was likely the result of a snow squall that moved through between 7 and 9 am this morning. Similar to a squall line in the summertime, winds can pi...
Tags: Science, Montreal, Accuweather, CBC Montreal, Rossio, DirecTV Frontier, Brett Rossio, La Prairie Québec Canada, Quebec s Transport, La Prairie Que Provincial, François Bonnardel, Sgt Marie Michelle Moore


Pilots aboard Hurricane Hunter plane chasing a winter storm experience strange phenomenon

An experienced hurricane hunting crew chasing a winter storm came across a far different discovery this past weekend. In what is know as St. Elmo's fire, footage of the forking electric discharge was captured on Saturday by pilots as the spectacle flashed throughout the cockpit.The video, captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), was taken as pilots flew across the Atlantic Ocean amid thunderstorms. NOAA deployed the hunters to s...
Tags: Science, Greece, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Noaa, Charles Darwin, The Washington Post, Accuweather, North Atlantic, Darwin, Dennis, Atlantic Ocean, Julius Caesar, St Elmo, St Erasmus


Rain, flood and repeat likely to be the weather mantra in the South this spring

The pattern that has been unleashing excessive rainfall and reoccurring flooding is predicted to continue across the flood-weary southern United States through the spring -- and following a soaker during the middle of this week, another rainstorm is expected to roll into the region early next week.The storm this week will trigger rain across much of the Interstate 10 and 20 corridors into Thursday, and enough cold air will be in place farther north for winter to pay a visit with snow predicted i...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, Virginia, United States, Tennessee, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, North Carolina, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Gulf, Mississippi River, Piedmont


Tropical Cyclone Esther likely to develop near Australia in the coming week

Following Uesi, which remained well east of Australia earlier in February, the next tropical cyclone to develop will most likely be closer to home.The potential exists for at least one tropical system to develop near Australia will increase in the coming days, threatening northern parts of the country.Should the likely storm become a named tropical system by the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, it would gain the name Esther."The environment on the northern end of Australia is conducive for the d...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Accuweather, Northern Territory, Darwin, Esther, Nicholls, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia Bureau of Meteorology, Gulf of Carpentaria, Greater Sunda Islands, Borroloola, Carpentaria


AccuWeather's 2020 Europe spring forecast

The wait is over. AccuWeather's annual spring outlook for Europe is here. The widespread lack of cold air across Europe this winter will continue into the spring, as much of the continent faces above-normal warmth.Severe weather, building drought and periods of stormy weather will also be in the cards for many countries from March through May.Windstorms are not expected to be a major concern as the storm track shifts farther north, with only glancing blows for Ireland and northern parts of t...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Spain, Ukraine, Ireland, United Kingdom, Paris, Italy, Portugal, Poland


Lake-effect snow squalls to accompany brief blast of Arctic air in Northeast

Following another stretch of mild weather early this week, a brief shot of Arctic air will return to the Northeast during the second half of the week and be accompanied by narrow, but intense, lake-effect snow squalls.High temperatures in Philadelphia reached the 50s on Monday and 60s on Tuesday, with highs near 50 reaching as far north as Boston. Even in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, highs on Tuesday reached or exceeded the 50 F mark.However, a cold front that moved through the Northeast on Tuesday...
Tags: New York, Science, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Great Lakes, Syracuse, Cleveland, Accuweather, New England, Pittsburgh, Ohio Valley, Northeast, Syracuse New York


Intense video shows rescue after 22-year-old-man falls into icy Lake Michigan

SWAT officers rescued a young man after he slipped and fell into icy Lake Michigan on Saturday -- and the Chicago Police Department captured a video of their heroic efforts.The individual, who the police department confirmed was a 22-year-old man in an email to AccuWeather, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The rescue video, which was shared by Chicago Police Department Sunday on Facebook and Twitter, now has over 50,000 views on Facebook, and a shortened v...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Chicago, Accuweather, Paul Walker, Chicago Police Department, Walker, National Weather Service NWS, Lake Michigan, Facebook and Twitter, Lake Shore Drive, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, DirecTV Frontier, Scuba Team Chicago Police Marine


Popular 'inland ocean' is approaching record water level heights

Lake Lanier is known as Georgia's inland ocean and that ocean is rising this winter. Heavy rain has swelled the reservoir to its highest levels in over 55 years.On Monday afternoon, the lake was within 1 foot of its all-time record, set in April 1964. To avoid potential damage or injuries, authorities have asked residents to cut electricity to docks and tie them down.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPIn a Facebook comment from Feb. 13, the Lake Lanier Association wrote that they expect ...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Georgia, Gulf Coast, Accuweather, Corps, Army Corps Of Engineers, Lake Lanier, Buford Dam, Lake Lanier Association, Knittle, Jonathan Petramala, DirecTV Frontier, Danielle Knittle, Scott Kanady, Lanier Dock Watch


Rain showers to interrupt dry February across parts of India

February is typically a dry time of year for India and that has been the case this year with scant rainfall totals reported across the country. However, a change in the weather pattern will bring the return of storms later this week.Showers will start in far northern India late Thursday or Thursday night before spreading to the south and east.By the end of the weekend, northern suburbs from Delhi to Kolkata could each receive a shower or two, but the more persistent showers will occur between th...
Tags: Science, India, Delhi, Accuweather, Sri Lanka, Kolkata, Indian Ocean, Lucknow, Bay of Bengal, DirecTV Frontier, Adam Douty, Punjab Haryana Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand


Accumulating snow may be headed for parts of the South

The South has been flooded with rounds of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms as springlike warmth has returned at times in recent weeks. However, a change is coming that can have wintry consequences in some locations prior to the end of this week.Just enough cold air will sink southward from the Midwest and the Northeast to cause some trouble from Arkansas Wednesday night to North Carolina on Thursday and Thursday night.A storm will move eastward along a north-to-south temperature boundary. War...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlantic, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Miller, Midwest, Danville, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee


'It's gonna snow:' North Carolina, southern Virginia brace for brunt of winter storm

The South has been flooded with rounds of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms as springlike warmth has returned at times in recent weeks. However, a change is coming that wintry have wintry consequences prior to the end of this week.Just enough cold air will sink southward from the Midwest and the Northeast to cause some trouble as a winter storm arrives across Arkansas Wednesday night to North Carolina and southern Virginia on Thursday and Thursday night.Areas of the South expected to endure th...
Tags: Science, Virginia, New York City, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlantic, Arkansas, Tennessee, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Miller, Midwest


Officials, residents in North Carolina brace for biggest snowfall of season

Officials and road crews in North Carolina scrambled to prepare for a winter storm that AccuWeather forecasters say could dump the biggest snowfall of the season throughout much of the state. Numerous counties in the eastern portion of North Carolina and several spots in southern Virginia were under Winter Storm Warnings on Thursday as the storm moved eastward.Much of the rest of North Carolina was under a winter weather advisory or some other weather alert. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and st...
Tags: Science, Virginia, New York City, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlantic, Tennessee, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Accuweather, South Carolina, South, Miller, Charlotte, Raleigh


Lightning illuminates the sky in Sydney as powerful storms cut power, bring damage

A potent front pushed through Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday night, bringing with it an intense lightning show and powerful winds.The power was cut to many throughout the city as gusty winds brought down trees and power lines.> Whoa sydneystorms pic.twitter.com/zRNMFLCMkQ> > -- Jess Hart (@JessIntuitAU) February 18, 2020Energy company Ausgrid reported that the lightning storm was affecting the electricity network. They listed that more than 25,000 properties were without power as of 11:30 p.m. lo...
Tags: Science, Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Herald, Accuweather, Syndey, Sydney Australia, Dubbo, Sydney Airport, New South Wales Police, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, DirecTV Frontier, Jess Hart, Rural Fire Service of Hornsby Heights


'Wicked' storms illuminate Sydney skyline with lightning flashes

A potent front pushed through Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday night, bringing with it an intense lightning show and powerful winds.The power was cut to many throughout the city as gusty winds brought down trees and power lines.> Whoa sydneystorms pic.twitter.com/zRNMFLCMkQ> > -- Jess Hart (@JessIntuitAU) February 18, 2020Energy company Ausgrid reported that the lightning storm was affecting the electricity network. They listed that more than 25,000 properties were without power as of 11:30 p.m. lo...
Tags: Science, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Herald, Accuweather, Syndey, Sydney Australia, Dubbo, Sydney Airport, Rural Fire Service, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, DirecTV Frontier, Jess Hart


'We as a state are not in the clear yet:' Mississippi officials urge caution as Pearl River recedes

One day after the Pearl River crested near Mississippi's waterlogged capital city of Jackson, flash flood watches were scattered across the region Tuesday morning as more storms marched across the South.Mississippi officials expressed cautious optimism on Monday as they announced the swollen river had crested at a height lower than initially feared.The crest came after what Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called a "long weekend" due to rising floodwaters and additional evacuations throughout Ja...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Jackson, Donald Trump, Accuweather, Columbia, Reeves, Marion County, South Mississippi, Sigman, Pearl River, MDOT, Michel, Tate Reeves, Sosnowski, Willie Simmons


Door-to-door evacuations continue in Mississippi as Pearl River crests

Mississippi officials expressed cautious optimism on Monday as they announced the swollen Pearl River had crested at a height lower than initially feared.The crest came after what Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called a "long weekend" due to rising floodwaters and additional evacuations throughout the waterlogged capital city of Jackson and broader central Mississippi area.The river, which reached major flood stage over the weekend, crested near Jackson on Monday at around 36.67 feet, down slightl...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Jackson, Accuweather, Columbia, Reeves, Marion County, Sigman, Pearl River, MDOT, Michel, Tate Reeves, Sosnowski, Willie Simmons, DirecTV Frontier, Alex Sosnowski


The beginning of the end for the flu season?

Cesar Gonzalez reacts to getting an influenza vaccine shot in Mesquite, Texas. This week's flu data showed the second-highest level of activity this season. (AP File Photo/LM Otero) The latest flu data can be viewed with optimism, since it appears the flu season is starting to wind down. The data also offers a cold dose of reality: 24 United States states showed either record-high flu activity or numbers that were higher than ever for this time of year."While flu remains quite active thro...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, West, Atlantic, United States, Idaho, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Delaware, New England, South, Lewis, Northeast, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Peter Palese


Storm Dennis punishes UK, northern Europe with damaging winds and flooding rain

Rescue and recovery efforts continued across parts of northern Europe Monday in the wake of Storm Dennis which ripped through the region over the weekend. The storm is to blame for at least two deaths, devastating flooding and travel delays.Dennis swept through Ireland and the United Kingdom and into north-central Europe, spreading damaging wind gusts and areas of heavy rain.Many of these locations were still recovering after receiving the wrath of Storm Ciara just a week before.The British Army...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, British Army, Met Office, Iceland, South Wales


Rounds of rain to drench southern US, exacerbate flooding this week

For residents across the southern United States dealing with an abnormally wet weather pattern and flooding, Mother Nature will only bring more of the same this week as a parade of storms keeps the wet weather pattern in place.AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said that, while more storms are expected this week, rainfall is not likely to be as intense as that of recent storms. "Rainfall totals for all of this week should average 1-2 inches," Sosnowski said. "The past 10 days hav...
Tags: Texas, Science, US, Alabama, Georgia, United States, Arkansas, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Accuweather, South Carolina, Mother Nature, Mississippi River, Northeast, Carolinas, Jackson Mississippi


Another blast of cold air to infiltrate US this week

Cold air will dive down from Canada and greet much of the central and eastern United States by the end of the week.Following a swath of snow pushing through the northern tier early in the week, colder air will move in behind and move even farther south into parts of the south.While the temperatures expected during the middle of the week will not be as brutal as the last cold spell, it will still be a drastic change."Before the storm that moves through the eastern half of the country, places from...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, US, Atlanta, Chicago, Canada, United States, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Accuweather, New England, Pittsburgh, Midwest, Northeast, Tennessee Valley, Charlotte North Carolina


Arctic blast to send a chill through midwestern, eastern US

Cold air will dive down from Canada and greet much of the central and eastern United States by the end of the week.Following a swath of snow pushing through the northern tier early in the week, colder air will move in behind the storm and even farther south into parts of the south.While the temperatures expected during the middle of the week will not be as brutal as the last cold spell with temperatures some 5 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit higher, it will still be a drastic change.A warmup will prece...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, US, Atlanta, Chicago, Canada, United States, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Accuweather, New England, Pittsburgh, Midwest, Tennessee Valley, Charlotte North Carolina, Syracuse New York


Winter storm to dish out another helping of snow to northern US

Another wave of snow will target the northern tier of the United States, bringing mainly nuisance snow for the start of the week.The same storm will first take aim at the Rockies, whitening the ground from Salt Lake City to Denver into Monday and producing upwards of a foot of snow in the highest elevations of central Colorado. The storm will then shift north and aim for the northern Plains. "As many storms have done so far this winter, the snow will spread from the Upper Midwest through nort...
Tags: Science, Minneapolis, US, Canada, United States, Maine, Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Salt Lake City, Great Lakes, Montreal, Quebec, Denver, Accuweather