10 photos show the beauty and danger of the ‘mammoth’ winter storm that pummeled parts of the US Southeast with over 1 foot of snow

Kathy Kmonicek/AP A massive storm pelted southern states with freezing rain, snow, and ice, over the weekend and left over 300,000 people without power across the Carolinas and Virginia Monday. Officials declared states of emergency in Virginia and North Carolina, where Gov. Roy Cooper called it a “mammoth” storm. Residents were warned against going outside, […]

Greenland’s melting snow makes new a hockey stick (graph)

Enlarge / Staring down the barrel of an ice core drill. (credit: Sarah Das / WHOI) The Greenland Ice Sheet’s unhealthy and rapid weight loss—and contribution to sea level rise—occurs by a handful of mechanisms. In short, ice at the edge of the glacier can melt or break off into icebergs, and surface snow farther […]

BBC UK weather forecast: Barrel of COLD air to bring 80mph GALES and heavy snow to Britain

Britons have been warned another area of low pressure will strike the UK tomorrow, bringing with it an abundance of unsettled weather. Commuters could see their travel disrupted as winds may reach a whopping 80mph in some areas and most will be battered by the rain. The worst of the wet weather possibly in north […]

BBC UK weather forecast: Sleet and SNOW to hit Britain – when and where revealed HERE!

A white Christmas looks more likely than not this year as snow sweeps the Southern Uplands and the Scottish Highlands this morning. In the north it will be particularly frosty, as patches of freezing fog were highlighted in satellite footage shared on BBC Breakfast. Also, there is the risk of ice on untreated surfaces, although […]

Coutryfile weather forecast: BBC meteorologist reveals SNOW in winter blast

Beginning the weather forecast at the end of this evening’s Countryfile, the BBC meteorologist predicted snow will impact certain areas of the country. As the seasons change with the new month beginning, the forecaster stated viewers could expect a change in temperatures as well as wintry conditions. “It will turn colder in Scotland with the […]

BBC UK weather forecast: Carol Kirkwood issues SNOW warning as 40MPH gusts HITS Britain

Winds of 40mph will strike the east coast of Scotland on Wednesday, as the highlands in Scotland are hit with snow. The strongest gusts will push across the northern half of the UK, however, the south should avoid the worst wind chills. Weather reporter Carol Kirkwood warned BBC Breakfast viewers: “Today we’re going to see […]

A warmer world means a greater risk rain lands on snow, triggering floods

Enlarge / Riverfront Ave. in Calgary during the Alberta floods 2013. (credit: Ryan L. C. Quan / Wikimedia) In June 2013, Keith Musselman was living in the Canadian Rockies when the nearby Bow River flooded. “We were in a valley, so we were stuck for about five days,” Musselman told Ars. “The community was devastated.” […]