Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds hit the South

Severe weather, including tornadoes, hail and devastating wind gusts, hit parts of the south on Tuesday, threatening around 11 million people in nine states. Thunderstorms rocked the area, as the National Weather Service confirmed multiple tornadoes touched down in Mississippi. A flurry of tornado watches and warnings were also issued for parts of Alabama and … Read more

Tornadoes: Severe storms expected in the South putting more than 40 million under threat

CNN — Severe storms are expected to offer the potential for a monstrous trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail to millions of people in parts of the Southeast and the Mississippi Valley starting Tuesday afternoon, forecasters warn . According to the Storm Prediction Center, more than 40 million people from southeast Texas east to … Read more

‘A significant severe-weather event will be likely’ this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A robust new storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday is expected to bring severe storms to the south this week. The Storm Prediction Center issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe weather event” in parts of the lower Mississippi Valley on Tuesday. “This storm system will have … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest face rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holidaymakers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze onto planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could delay the return journey. Several weather systems are expected to trouble parts of the United States on Saturday and Sunday, with two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow over parts of … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel could provide headaches in the East

CNN — Thanksgiving is here and whether you’re hitting the road or taking to the skies, I hope you made it to your destination with minimal headaches. Thanks in large part to relatively calm weather so far this week, airlines have reported minimal delays and cancellations. Unfortunately, that could change in the coming days as … Read more

Avijit Roy: Killers of US blogger escape from Bangladesh court on motorbikes

Two Islamist activists sentenced to death for the murder of an American blogger critical of religious extremism escaped Sunday from a crowded court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born engineer, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 as he was returning home with his wife from a book fair in Dhaka. … Read more

Buffalo snow: Western New York digs out from up to 6 feet of accumulation

CNN — Heavy snowfall is expected to continue piling up in western New York state through Sunday after a historic storm saw the Buffalo area record record snowfall totaling more than 6 feet in some regions. Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a special weather statement warning that a … Read more

Buffalo snow: Historic storm slams western New York with nearly 6 feet of snow

CNN — A historic snowstorm hits western New York on Saturday with more than 6 feet of snow in some places, closing roads, triggering driving bans and canceling flights the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday . Extreme snowfall “will produce near zero visibility, very difficult or impossible travel, damage to infrastructure and could cripple the … Read more

New York snow: A potentially historic storm is bearing down on western New York state, bringing treacherous snowfall that could damage infrastructure

CNN — Thursday’s heavy snowfall that hit parts of western New York state will persist through Friday, when the worst of the potentially historic storm could bring down trees and damage property. “The snowfall will produce near-zero visibility, difficult or impossible travel, damage to infrastructure, and cripple the hardest-hit communities,” the National Weather Service said … Read more

New York snow: ‘Visibility will drop to near zero’ in parts of New York state getting hammered with lake-effect snow

CNN — Parts of New York state are being hit by a snowstorm on Thursday that could close roads and cripple towns for days. “This event will have the very real potential to produce crippling snowfall that could be measured in feet for the Buffalo and Watertown metro areas,” the National Weather Service in Buffalo … Read more