• NYC Sanitation is preparing for snow starting early Monday

    Updated: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Department of Sanitation says it's preparing for possible snow. The department has issued a "snow alert" starting at 3 a.m. Monday. The move allows Sanitation to supplement personnel, load salt spreaders, attach plows if necessary and prepare tire chains. Sanitation says it's also coordinating with the city's Office of Emergency Management and Department of Transportation. The National Weather Service says rain could turn into snow around mid-morning on Monday. It says a couple of inches could accumulate in the city between then and Tuesday night, and the snow could even stretch into Wednesday night.

  • Massachusetts man hit by falling tree limb after storm dies

    Updated: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man who was struck by a falling tree limb after a snowstorm has died from his injuries. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1SCnXLa) that 48-year-old Thomas Gunning died Saturday afternoon at Boston Medical Center. Gunning was in his yard in Canton tending to an outdoor hockey rink late Friday when the tree limb fell on him. Fire officials say the branch was heavy with snow and fell from about 40 to 50 feet. Gunning is the second person in the city to die after being struck by a fallen tree limb from Friday's snowstorm. Six-year-old Kaleigh Kenyon was pinned under a large limb when it fell in her yard in a nearby neighborhood. She died Friday evening.

  • Gale warning puts dampener on Cologne Carnival procession

    Updated: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    BERLIN (AP) — Organizers are banning horses, large puppets and flags during the main procession at this year's street Carnival in Cologne because of a gale warning. The Carnival committee and city authorities said Sunday that the measures should ensure the traditional Rose Monday procession can take place despite strong winds. Organizers in nearby Duesseldorf and Mainz have yet to decide whether to go ahead with their processions Monday. Aside from the weather, authorities in Cologne have placed a particular focus on security this year, to prevent a repeat of the string of robberies and sexual assaults that occurred in the city at New Year.

  • Men's ski jump cancelled due to bad weather

    Updated: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The men's individual ski jump World Cup competition was cancelled on Sunday due to bad weather conditions. The competition started on time but there were only two jumps before a decision was eventually made to cancel the event, on a day dominated by strong wind and dense fog in the Norwegian capital. There was poor visibility during Saturday evening's team event, which was won by a Slovenian team led by the individual competition leader Peter Prevc. He will have a chance to extend his lead when the competition resumes in Trondheim on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Storm warning: Storm bringing winds, high surf to NC coast

    Updated: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — A coastal storm is bringing some wintery precipitation to eastern North Carolina and should mean high winds and high surf along the coast. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Morehead City say the storm is expected to bring sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph along the Outer Banks with gusts as high as 60 mph. The storm is also expected to bring as much as 2 inches of rain which, in combination with the winds, could mean downed trees and power lines. Winds are expected to peak early Sunday evening. There is also expected to be some significant beach erosion along the Outer Banks. Sunday morning there were scattered reports of sleet in communities southeast of Raleigh.

  • Mideast Israel Daily Life

    Updated: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Waves smash on a breakwater in the Mediterranean sea of Haifa, Israel, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Strong heavy winds, waves and rain whipped across Israel.

  • Surviving the storm: Yukon-based Canadian Valley Tech students produce children’s book

    By Bill Kramer For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Last summer, Lechelle Calderwood conceived an idea for a student project at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Holt Campus that included writing, illustrating and designing a children’s book. The class favorite was Arion Vaught’s story, “The Storm That Hit Home.” The project will be printed as a children’s book and distributed locally, Calderwood said.

  • Cold, windy Wednesday in central Oklahoma with sunny skies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Wednesday will be cold with gusty northwest winds in central Oklahoma. Skies will be sunny.

  • UPDATE: High wind gusts in Oklahoma Tuesday, caution urged

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Winds are gusting up to 40 mph in western and northwestern Oklahoma Tuesday. Winds are gusting up to 35 mph in central Oklahoma.

  • Warm, windy weather continues in Oklahoma, rain chances late Monday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Another warm and windy day is ahead in central Oklahoma Monday. There is a chance for showers overnight.

  • UPDATE: Red flag fire alert issued for central, southern and eastern Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Much of central, southern and eastern Oklahoma is under a red flag fire warning Friday. Strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will spread fires quickly.

  • High winds, fire danger Friday in central Oklahoma with temperatures near 70

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Temperatures will be near 70 degrees Friday in central Oklahoma. High winds could increase wildfire dangers.

  • DC Issues $1M in Parking Tickets After Blizzard

    Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    D.C.'s snow emergency will remain in effect through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and the city wants drivers to know it's serious about enforcing the parking bans. Since the blizzard began last Friday, the District has issued $1,078,000 worth of parking tickets and $65,600 in fines so far. It has towed 656 cars. And until the snow emergency expires, the District will continue to ticket and tow vehicles parked or abandoned on any snow emergency route (PDF), or considered to be road hazards. Crews are trying to plow streets from curb to curb, officials said, and vehicles parked in the way of plows will have to be removed.

  • Warm temperatures, strong winds to increase fire danger in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Unseasonably warm temperatures will increase wildfire dangers across Oklahoma through the weekend. The high temperature Thursday in central Oklahoma will be near 64 degrees and near 72 degrees Friday.

  • Sunny skies, warm temperatures and light winds Wednesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Sunny skies return Wednesday with unseasonably warm temperatures in central Oklahoma. Winds will be light from the southwest.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 27

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 27, 2016

  • Watch animated map of 2015 rainfall totals across Oklahoma

    Darla Slipke | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Oklahoma Mesonet combined thousands of 2015 rainfall maps to create a six-minute animation that shows rainfall amounts across the state.  Watch below to see the rainfall amounts grow. // 2015's Mesonet rainfall maps were pretty incredible, so why not combine 8,760 of them into a 6-minute animation?! The...

  • High of 48 degrees Tuesday in central Oklahoma with sunny skies, light winds

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Temperatures will be near 48 degrees in central Oklahoma Tuesday. Skies will be sunny with light winds.

  • East Coast storm expected to affect flights in Oklahoma

    AP | Published: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The blizzard that is slamming the eastern part of the United States is expected to cause some delays to flights in and out of Oklahoma. Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City says the winter storm is expected to snarl air travel on the East Coast for the next several days. As of Friday morning, five nonstop flights at Will Rogers — three to Charlotte, North Carolina; and two to Baltimore — had been cancelled. While it is anticipated that most flights will operate normally, the airport says there may be a "trickle-down" effect that could cause additional cancellations and delays.

  • Updates: East Coast winter storm

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    A winter storm slammed the East Coast in late January. Read updates below: