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Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

Another winter storm to pummel eastern US with snow and sleet

Feb 22, 2015 - 9:54 AM

The system cuts a curving 2 000 mile path from southern Missouri to Maine with a winter storm warning in effect until Sunday for some states

FROZEN. NASA's Terra satellite captured this picture of snow across the eastern United States on Feb. 19 at 16:20 UTC (11:20 a.m. EST). Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

More cold, snow on the way in merciless US winter

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:39 AM

As many as 50 million people are in the path of the glacial weather which will see temperatures far more frigid than normal

CHILLY RUN. Peter Vodica runs by the Charles River during a nor'easter with blizzard conditions in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 15 February 2015. Dominick Reuter/EPA

Wintry weather sparks Thanksgiving travel havoc in US

Nov 27, 2014 - 7:43 AM

More than 4 000 flights are cancelled or delayed in the US northeast as a winter storm delivers freezing rain and snow ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

Flight departure displays indicate delayed or canceled fights at Philadelphia International Airport November 26, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images/AFP

At least 8 dead in 'historic' US snowstorm

Nov 20, 2014 - 9:08 AM

Areas east and southeast of Buffalo in northern New York state could receive a year s accumulation of snow or even more in just two days

BURIED. A home and pick-up truck are covered in snow in a neighborhood in Hamburg, New York, USA, 19 November, 2014. Mark Webster/EPA

Arctic air brings record cold to huge swath of US

Jan 07, 2014 - 3:28 PM

A shift in a weather pattern known as the polar vortex triggers a drastic drop in temperatures to lows not seen in two decades; It coincides with wind chill warnings in much of the east of the country

FREEZING DETROIT. Pedestrians cross Woodward Avenue as it snows as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

Sub-zero arctic blast strikes US

Jan 06, 2014 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED The northeast of the country and parts of Canada have been in the grip of crippling heavy snow and deadly sub zero conditions since the turn of the year

SNOWY DAY. A man snow blows on East Concord Street in the South End after a two day winter storm January 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester/Getty Images/AFP

Palau 'narrowly escapes' typhoon Pablo

Dec 03, 2012 - 8:56 AM

The island nation of Palau narrowly escaped the wrath of typhoon Pablo Bopha reports said Monday December 3 after it changed course at the last minute

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 7:00 a.m., 03 December 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.