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  • Head for the hills: Our snow-day guide to Mount Charleston

    By Mark Adams · January 16, 2014 · 12:00 a.m.

    Hit the slopes, make a snow angel and warm up by the cabin's fire—our guide to your escape in the snowy Spring Mountains. Read full story...

  • Digging out: Extreme cold grips snowy Northeast

    By Michelle Smith and Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press · January 3, 2014 · 7:59 a.m.

    A storm dropped a blanket of light, powdery snow across the Northeast and heralded in frigid temperatures Friday that were unusual even for cities accustomed to blasts of winter weather. The storm, which shut down major highways temporarily and grounded flights, was blamed for at least nine deaths in the eastern half of the country. Read full story...

  • All thousands want for Christmas is electricity

    Alanna Durkin and Corey Williams, Associated Press · December 25, 2013 · 10:01 a.m.

    Ted and Angela Montgomery had planned to entertain family and friends this Christmas at their home in Lapeer, north of Detroit. But an ice storm knocked out their lights and heat on Sunday — and it hadn't been restored by Christmas Eve. Read full story...

  • Enough already: Warmer weather on the way

    By Brian Nordli · December 10, 2013 · 8:47 a.m.

    Warmer temperatures are expected to return to the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday after nearly a week of freezing temperatures. Read full story...

  • Las Vegas sees record-setting cold, braces for snow

    By Tovin Lapan · December 6, 2013 · 9:28 a.m.

    Las Vegas kicked off December with a record-setting cold front and a second weather system moving in this weekend is expected to dust the western valley with snow on Saturday. Read full story...

  • Temperatures plunge into the 20s; snow in forecast

    By Jackie Valley · December 5, 2013 · 8:56 a.m.

    A cold front gripping a large swath of the country caused temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley to plummet into the mid-20s overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Read full story...

  • After fires, then floods, Mount Charleston now bracing for increased risk of avalanches

    By Conor Shine · December 4, 2013 · 2:00 a.m.

    Damage from this summer’s fire on Mount Charleston already has led to unexpected flooding that damaged homes in the area. Now, with heavy snows beginning to fall on the mountain, officials are warning the loss of vegetation could lead to an increased risk of avalanches this winter. Read full story...

  • Don’t expect the rain to stop anytime soon

    By Tovin Lapan · November 22, 2013 · 9:23 a.m.

    A slow and steady rain that contributed to power outages and more than 250 traffic accidents across the Las Vegas Valley is going to hover over the area through most of Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Read full story...

  • NWS says today is the wettest day so far in 2013

    By John Taylor · November 21, 2013 · 12:45 p.m.

    A storm system over the region saturated Las Vegas with nearly a half an inch of rain on what is officially the wettest day so far in 2013. And the precipitation isn't expected to clear out of the area until late this weekend. Read full story...

  • Blizzard ravages South Dakota's livestock industry

    By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times · October 15, 2013 · 2:00 a.m.

    Nobody expected the early-season blizzard to take such a massive toll, and now ranchers are dealing with horrific consequences. Read full story...

  • Mount Charleston blanketed with 5 inches of snow

    By Brian Nordli · October 10, 2013 · 8:36 a.m.

    Light snow continued to fall on Mount Charleston this morning at 9,200 feet, adding to at least five inches that fell overnight. The snow was measured at Lee Canyon, while the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort reported about seven inches of snow. The same storm system brought light rain to the valley, National Weather Service officials said. The rain and snow are expected to disappear by this afternoon, but the clouds and cooler temperatures are expected to remain throughout the day, officials said. Read full story...

  • First snow falls on Mount Charleston; rain expected in valley tonight

    By Ana Ley · October 9, 2013 · 4:31 p.m.

    The first snow of this year’s cooler season reached Mount Charleston this afternoon. Light snow is expected to continue through the night, possibly reaching up to 6 inches by early Thursday. Read full story...

  • Storm system ushering in cooler temperatures, snow in the mountains

    By Brian Nordli · October 8, 2013 · 8:30 a.m.

    A storm system sweeping through Las Vegas on Wednesday is expected to bring brisk fall temperatures, light rain and up to three inches of snow on Mount Charleston. Winds gusting up to 40 mph are predicted for today and Wednesday as the system moves in from the northwest, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stumpf said. Read full story...

  • Storm packing snow, tornadoes hammers Great Plains

    By Dirk Lammers, Associated Press · October 4, 2013 · 11:05 p.m.

    A deadly storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains that caused millions of dollars in damage. Read full story...

  • Heavy snow and strong winds bear down on the Northeast

    By Jay Lindsay, Associated Press · February 8, 2013 · 12:58 p.m.

    A storm that forecasters warned could be a blizzard for the history books, with a potential for up to 3 feet of snow, clobbered the New York-to-Boston corridor on Friday, grounding flights and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of customers across the Northeast. Read full story...

  • Snow flurries reported in Las Vegas Valley

    By Brian Nordli · January 28, 2013 · 8:58 a.m.

    Las Vegans were greeted Monday morning to snow sprinkling onto the desert floor. But don’t grab the shovels or snow boots. Read full story...

  • Alabama highway jammed as snow storm crosses South

    By Jay Reeves, Associated Press · January 18, 2013 · 11:18 a.m.

    Hundreds of people spent a cold night trapped on Interstate 65 in central Alabama as a winter storm dumped snow around the Southeast and caused at least one death in Mississippi. Read full story...

  • Large, powerful storm heads east; at least 6 dead

    Dan Sewell, Associated Press · December 26, 2012 · 9:16 a.m.

    A powerful winter storm system pounded the nation's midsection Wednesday and headed toward the Northeast, where people braced for the high winds and heavy snow that disrupted holiday travel, knocked out power to thousands of homes and were blamed in at least six deaths. Read full story...

  • Snow flurries reported across Las Vegas Valley

    By William D'Urso · December 26, 2012 · 8:41 a.m.

    Snow flurries were reported across the Las Vegas Valley this morning, the National Weather Service said. The west side of the valley saw the most flurries, though the snow did not stick to the ground. Read full story...

  • Snowstorm weakening after dumping snow in Midwest

    By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press · December 21, 2012 · 2:52 p.m.

    The first widespread snowstorm of the season weakened as it moved east Friday, but not before it dumped more than 1 ½ feet of snow in Michigan and made travel difficult in the Great Lakes region. Read full story...

  • Winter greets Las Vegas with sub-freezing weather

    By Dave Toplikar · December 21, 2012 · 12:10 p.m.

    Las Vegas woke up Friday morning to a chilly first day of winter — the third consecutive day of widespread sub-freezing weather. At least one more round of sub-freezing weather is expected Saturday. Read full story...

  • Travelers hope to be on their way after major Midwest snowstorm

    Associated Press · December 21, 2012 · 9:12 a.m.

    Travelers facing canceled flights and closed roads were hoping to finally head to their holiday destinations Friday as a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada. Read full story...

  • Wintry mix of weather moving into Las Vegas

    By Dave Toplikar · December 18, 2012 · 10:37 a.m.

    Get ready for an early taste of winter — a quick shot of rain and wind moves into the Las Vegas Valley later today, followed by the coldest weather of the season Wednesday and Thursday. Read full story...

  • Soaking rain to move out by midday

    By Tovin Lapan · December 14, 2012 · 9:29 a.m.

    The Las Vegas Valley received a thorough soaking during the last 24 hours, but the slow and steady rain does not pose a danger of causing floods, and the precipitation should mostly be gone by midday, according to the National Weather Service. Read full story...

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