A winter storm dumped snow from the Midwest to New England and brought along teeth-chattering temperatures that were blamed for at least 16 deaths. Freezing temperatures with below-zero wind chills in some places complicated life for residents from Minnesota to Maine and more cold blasts were in the forecast for the weekend and Monday.
The first week of March saw a drastic contrast in weather. From the mid-Atlantic to New England, rain, snow and winds caused many areas to react.
The winter storm continues to cause several delays on the roads, in the air and on the railways.
There’s a big storm on the way – but not for us. Before we get to that storm, let’s talk about our current weather.
The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it’s another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy.
Amtrak says it has canceled all Tuesday service in the Northeast due to high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy.
This round of warm weather will come to a peak Wednesday. Temperatures will top out near 80 degrees, close to the record of 82 degrees. And even though we back off the 80s for the rest of the week, it will still remain warm and way above the average of 64 degrees.
Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor. The rail service announced Monday it will operate test trains overnight at 165 mph in four stretches from Maryland to Massachusetts.
Ocean temperatures off the northeast United States have reached a record high.
It has become a familiar but frustrating drill for farmers in the Northeast. With temperatures expected to fall near freezing, they spent Friday preparing orchard heaters, irrigation systems and frost alarms to protect fruit crops that blossomed early and are particularly vulnerable to the elements.
Thanks to high pressure to the east yesterday, much of the region saw pleasant conditions in advance of a trough that will be moving into the region today.
A Vermont judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement that would require dairy processor Dean Foods Co. to pay Northeast farmers and their attorneys $30 million to settle antitrust allegations.