Glacier Blood? Watermelon Snow? Whatever It’s Called, Snow Shouldn’t Be So Red.

Researchers are starting to investigate the species that drive alpine algal blooms to better understand their causes and effects.

#algae, #alps-mountains, #french-alps, #frontiers-in-plant-science-journal, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mountains, #research, #snow-and-snowstorms, #your-feed-science

Save Snow Days!

Haven’t kids lost enough this year?

#bowman-jamaal, #children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #teachers-and-school-employees

Lockdowns Cut South Asia Smog. They Could Fill Reservoirs, Too.

Coronavirus restrictions reduced pollution that makes snow melt faster, which could help water supplies for 300 million last longer this year.

#air-pollution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #reservoirs, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-asia

Colorado Snowstorm Knocks Out Power to Thousands and Snarls Travel

The storm, which brought heavy, wet snow to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, resulted in road closings, canceled flights and downed trees and power lines.

#colorado, #denver-colo, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wyoming

Colorado Braces for a Major Snowstorm This Weekend

Denver could see up to two feet of snow, while areas north could see four feet. Gov. Jared Polis has activated the Colorado National Guard.

#colorado, #denver-colo, #fort-collins-colo, #nebraska, #polis-jared-s-1975, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wyoming

Photos of Snowflakes Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Whether made with setups using sapphire and carbon fiber or an old mitten and a standard camera, these photographic approaches allow close-ups of the tiny masterpieces formed when snow falls.

#cameras, #komarechka-don, #libbrecht-kenneth-g, #microscopes, #myhrvold-nathan, #photography, #physics, #snow-and-snowstorms, #your-feed-science

Texas Farmers Tally Up the Damage From a Winter Storm ‘Massacre’

The state’s agriculture sector has lost an estimated $600 million or more. Crop and livestock damage could mean shortages and higher prices beyond Texas.

#agriculture-and-farming, #citrus-fruits, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #texas-am-university

F. Salt Fitzgerald and Snowbi Wan Kenobi Will Plow Minnesota. Sorry, Luke Snowalker.

More than 122,000 voted to pick eight names in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Name a Snowplow contest.

#contests-and-prizes, #minnesota, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms

Leader of Texas Utility Regulator Resigns After Extensive Storm Outages

DeAnn T. Walker, the chairwoman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, had been caught in a tide of fury that swelled after millions were left without power.

#electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #public-utility-commission-of-texas, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #walker-deann-t

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

#canada, #great-lakes, #lake-huron, #lakes, #snow-and-snowstorms, #surfing, #toronto-ontario, #travel-and-vacations

Covid-Battered Texas Faces Costly Recovery After Winter Storm

Basics remain scarce in some parts of Texas, and many already battered by a year of the coronavirus now face a costly recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #killeen-tex, #plumbing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #water

Plowy McPlowface Has a Shot in Naming Contest. ‘Abolish ICE’ Does Not.

The Minnesota Transportation Department excluded that one as too political. The public can vote on 50 finalists, including Raspberry Brrr-et, Road Carew and Mary Tyler More Snow.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #snow-and-snowstorms, #trump-donald-j

How to Walk Safely in the Snow, Ice and Slush

Walk like a penguin: Turn your feet slightly outward and take short, flat-footed steps.

#content-type-service, #falls, #ice, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

What a Texas Plumber Faces Now: A State Full of Burst Pipes

Since a winter storm and hard freeze swept through the state last week, knocking out power and heat, homeowners have swamped plumbers with urgent repair calls.

#bellaire-tex, #calazans-randy, #cinco-ranch-houston-tex, #houston-tex, #ice, #plumbing, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #water

Ted Cruz Is Going to the Dogs

What’s worse than an Irish setter on the roof?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cruz-ted, #dogs, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #romney-mitt, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

These organizations are providing food, supplies and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#blood-donation, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #homeless-persons, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

Jimmy Kimmel: Texas in Crisis, Ted Cruz Says, ‘Adios, Amigos’

“Snake on a plane, right there!” Kimmel joked. “Headed, ironically, to the very place he tried to build the wall around.”

#cruz-ted, #desusmero-tv-program, #electric-light-and-power, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #kimmel-jimmy, #mexico, #noah-trevor-1984, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program

Woman, 90, Walked Six Miles in the Snow for a Vaccine

Frances Goldman had struggled for weeks to book a coronavirus vaccination in Seattle. So when she got a Sunday appointment, she didn’t intend to miss it — even if it meant braving the elements alone.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-frances-h-1930, #seattle-wash, #shortages, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

As the freak winter storm raged, historically marginalized communities were among the first to face power outages, experts say.

#electric-light-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas

The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may be a glimpse of America’s future.

#energy-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #infrastructure-public-works, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas

Texas Winter Storm Leads to Power Outages and Angry Residents

“I’m kind of angry,” said one man whose family has been without power since Monday. A winter storm caused physical damage to the electrical grid’s infrastructure as well as a surge in demand.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #oncor-incorporated, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #weather

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

Walking (and Skating) on Thin Ice, Some in Europe Paid the Price

Temperatures that had not been seen in years brought out the playful side of people across the continent. A few who took to icy canals and ponds needed rescuing.

#accidents-and-safety, #amsterdam-netherlands, #berlin-germany, #europe, #ice, #ice-skating, #snow-and-snowstorms

A Glimpse of the Future in Texas: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids

Systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas

Icy Storm Barrels Across Central U.S., Leaving Millions Without Power

The snowstorm covered a huge part of the country, including states unaccustomed to slick roads and a deep freeze.

#national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind-power

Scenes From a Record-Setting Winter Storm

The coast-to-coast storm brought heavy snow and frigid temperatures as well as prompted rolling blackouts.

#dallas-tex, #mississippi, #ohio, #oklahoma, #photography, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #winter-season

At Least 120 Million Americans Bracing for Coast-to-Coast Storm

Widespread winter storm warnings or advisories were posted on Sunday as low temperatures, heavy snow and ice threatened huge swaths of the country.

#austin-tex, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Winter Storms Pummel U.S. With Snow, Ice and Extreme Cold

The harsh weather was a prelude to another winter storm that is expected to bring more snow, sleet and freezing rain to over 100 million Americans over the next several days.

#clark-county-wash, #northeastern-states-us, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-general-electric-company, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

Second February Snowfall Blankets New York

More than six inches fell on Sunday, and more nasty weather is expected this week, with additional snow and freezing temperatures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #grayson-edward-1976, #koch-david-h-theater, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #theater

Snowstorm to Blanket East Coast With Up to 8 Inches on Sunday

The intense but fast-moving storm promises to create havoc for travelers on Super Bowl Sunday and be followed by single-digit temperatures, forecasters said.

#east-coast-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Woman Survives Days Trapped in Van After Snowstorm

The woman, 77, said she had fallen asleep in the vehicle, where she was living, then spent most of the week waiting for help.

#ambrose-anthony-f, #baraka-ras, #homeless-persons, #newark-nj, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Ice Floe Rescues and Highway Crashes Cap a Bad Week of Winter Weather

A cold front swept through parts of the Midwest this week, wreaking havoc on highways in Iowa. Bitter cold is in the forecast.

#cedar-rapids-iowa, #great-lakes, #lake-michigan, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind, #wisconsin

After the Storm, New York Digs Its Way Out

The city was covered in 17 inches of snow after one of the heaviest winter storms in recent history.

#groundhogs, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #staten-island-zoo

New York Braces for Second Day of Snow

It won’t be nearly as heavy as Monday, but as much as 24 inches is expected to have piled up when the snowfall ends late Tuesday. 

#black-people, #museum-of-food-and-drink-brooklyn-ny, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms

20 Inches of Snow Could Fall on a City Already Quieted by the Pandemic

New York found itself in the midst of a nor’easter that was on track to be one of the city’s heaviest storms ever.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Major Snowstorm Hits New York City

In all, 18 inches could accumulate, and wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour. Officials advise that people stay inside and avoid travel.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #transit-systems, #weather

What You Need to Know About the NYC Snowstorm Today

In all, 18 inches could accumulate, and wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour. Officials advise that people stay inside and avoid travel.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #transit-systems, #weather

A Winter Storm Is Set to Wallop the Northeast: What We Know

A nor’easter is expected to stall off the coast of New Jersey and may drop more than two inches of snow an hour in some parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.

#boston-mass, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #connecticut, #east-coast-us, #massachusetts, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #rhode-island, #snow-and-snowstorms

Eleanor Holmes Norton Calls for Sledding on Capitol Grounds to Be Allowed

Washington’s representative in Congress urged the Capitol Police to allow sledding to continue on the complex’s heavily secured grounds.

#children-and-childhood, #norton-eleanor-holmes, #pittman-yogananda-d, #sleds, #snow-and-snowstorms, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Snowstorm Expected to Bring Heavy Snow and Snarl Travel

Winter storm warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York. Hazardous travel conditions and heavy snow were expected, forecasters said.

#new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Forecast: Wild Weather in a Warming World

The polar vortex is experiencing an unusually long disturbance this year because of a “sudden stratospheric warming.” Bundle up.

#global-warming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Health Workers, Stuck in the Snow, Administer Coronavirus Vaccine to Stranded Drivers

Public health workers in Josephine County, Ore., said they had walked from car to car, giving shots to drivers with vaccine doses that would expire in six hours.

#automobiles, #grants-pass-ore, #josephine-county-ore, #moderna-inc, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization

Weather in N.Y.C.: Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain

A wintry mix is coming to the region, possibly making for a tricky evening commute, and is expected to continue overnight.

#farley-james-a-general-post-office-manhattan-ny, #moynihan-train-hall-at-pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Monitoring the Weather at the Edge of the World

Marsibil Erlendsdottir runs a farm and provides weather reports from a remote outpost in eastern Iceland. The job requires vigilance and an unfailing resolve.

#agriculture-and-farming, #iceland, #sheep, #snow-and-snowstorms, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

What It Means to Look at Paintings of Snow

Today, works depicting the blankets of white that were once synonymous with the season evoke longing for a winter that never comes.

#art, #bruegel-pieter-the-elder-d-1569, #doig-peter, #gallace-maureen-1960, #kandinsky-wassily, #monet-claude, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Madrid Is Buried Under Heaviest Snowfall in 50 Years

At least three people have died after Storm Filomena wreaked havoc across Spain and blanketed the capital in more than a foot and a half of snow, paralyzing it for days.

#deaths-fatalities, #madrid-spain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spain, #weather

‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season

Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors.

#alpine-skiing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-tahoe-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-ski-areas-assn, #seasons-and-months, #shutdowns-institutional, #skiing, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spring-season, #taxation, #travel-and-vacations

Winter Storm Brings Christmas Eve ‘Travel Nightmare’

On a holiday when health experts admonished people not to travel, the weather brought its own hazards across much of the country.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #knoxville-tenn, #midwestern-states-us, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #west-virginia

Christmas Eve Brings Blizzard Warnings for Midwest

Forecasters predict blizzards in the Midwest. Freezing temperatures in the South. Flooding and power outages in the Northeast. And maybe tornadoes in Florida.

#christmas, #east-coast-us, #eversource-energy, #jacksonville-fla, #knoxville-tenn, #midwestern-states-us, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather

He Always Wanted to Be a ‘Garbageman.’ Now He’s the Commissioner.

Edward Grayson just led New York City’s Sanitation Department in clearing snow from 6,300 miles of streets: no small feat during a pandemic.

#de-blasio-bill, #doherty-john-j, #ed-grayson, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #snow-removal, #snowstorm