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Weather Service Reports Record Gust During Colorado Springs Blizzard

The National Weather Service says winds reached a record 96 mph in Colorado Springs during last week’s blizzard. The 96-mph gust was measured at 1:04 p.m. on March 13 during the bomb cyclone storm that hit the state. The previous …

Washington Blizzard Killed 1,850 Cows, Yakima Farmers Reeling

The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region’s dairy farms. The number of dairy farms in the state has plummeted from 2,500 in 1993 to 377 in 2018, …

Third Nor’easter Fouls Roads, Moods as Millions Face Cleanup

The third major storm in two weeks has lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and widespread power outages and now millions of people are facing yet another cleanup. The storm on Tuesday buried some towns beneath 2 feet …

New Hampshire Governor Requests Disaster Assistance for March Storm

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration and provide federal emergency assistance for the blizzard and severe winter storm that happened in mid-March. Sununu said that eight of the state’s …

Survey: Many Hoosiers Ill-Prepared For Disasters

A survey by a state agency has found that a majority of Indiana residents aren’t prepared to survive on their own in the aftermath of a tornado, blizzard or other disaster. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security surveyed more than …

Wyoming Event Raises $56,000 For Blizzard-Hit South Dakota Ranchers

An auction in Gillette, Wyo. raised $56,000 for ranchers in South Dakota who lost nearly 20,000 head of cattle in a blizzard last month. The Gillette News-Record reported nearly 500 people attended Saturday’s auction at the Camp-plex events center. Co-organizer …

President Signs South Dakota Blizzard Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard that closed roads, downed power lines and killed thousands of …

2nd Winter Storm in Days Blasts Central U.S.

The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation’s midsection on Feb. 26, dropping a half-foot or more of snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. Gusting winds blew drifts more than 2 feet high and …

Storm Leaves 135K Still Without Power In Arkansas

A Christmas Day blizzard that dumped more than 15 inches of Arkansas on the state, causing massive damage to power lines have affected more than 200,000 customers, has left more than 135,000 residents still without power. Word from the state’s …