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Snow Returns As Midwest Braces For Yet Another Storm

AP | By JOHN SEEWER and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Pileups on the Ohio Turnpike involving at least 50 vehicles killed three people and seriously injured a state trooper on Wednesd...

Thawing Midwest Has Another Big Problem On Its Hands

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — The sunny skies that started melting the snow in earnest this week gave way to steady rain — and more melting — in Chicago Thursd...

Persistent Below-Zero Temps Visit Midwest Again

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — Another winter day, another below-zero high temperature for many parts of the Midwest — at least, it seems that way. The deep chill...

Midwest Braces For Another Brutal Cold Spell

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — An unusual weather pattern driving bitterly cold air from the Arctic Circle south across a huge swath of the Midwest is expected to s...

Polar Air Shatters Century-Long Records

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — Fountains froze over, a 200-foot Ferris wheel in Atlanta shut down, and Southerners had to dig out winter coats, hats and gloves they...

'Polar Vortex' To Blast Frigid Air Over U.S., Shatter Records

AP | CARSON WALKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The weather warnings are dire: Life threatening wind chills. Historic cold outbreak. Bitter cold temperatures. Winter is n...

Blizzard Conditions Cause Hundreds Of Crashes

AP | JEFF BAENEN | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

MINNEAPOLIS — After enduring last year's snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. Bu...

Wet Weather Soon To Stall U.S. Crop Harvest

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green

* Heavy rains seen for weekend through next week * Wet weather to slow corn and soybean harvest * Showers also seen for ...

More Rain On The Horizon?

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

* Some showers help cushion harsh drought * More heat expected in the central and southwest * Tropical storm near Caribb...

Despite Showers, Crops Still Stressed In Drought Areas

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

* Drought relief in north and east US Midwest * Crops still baking in southwest Midwest * Corn yields projected at 10-ye...

A Much Needed Reprieve

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green

* Beneficial rains for northern Midwest * Some rains in the south late in the week * Not ideal weather, but an improvement * Corn and s...

Good And Bad News For The Midwest

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

* US Midwest heat breaks as temperatures moderate * But crop ratings expected to show further deterioration * Forecast d...

Midwest Heat Wave Could Break Records

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo, June 28 (Reuters) - The Midwest cities of Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City could approa...

'Life-Threatening' Storms Feared This Weekend

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. — Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather seized the region, and fo...

Indiana Tornado Cleanup Delayed

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

By John D. Stoll WEST LIBERTY, Ky., March 5 (Reuters) - A winter snowstorm and freezing temperatures on Monday hampered clean-up effo...

Following Storm Battering, Farmers Embrace Mild Winter

AP | GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

MIDDLEBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — After being battered by flooding last year, farmers across the Northeast and Midwest can at least be thankful that a relati...

Sloppy Commute As Midwest Gets First Big Snowstorm

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Many Americans' first real taste of winter this season blew through the Midwest and Northeast on Friday, leaving ski resort oper...

Midwest Gets First Major Snowstorm Of Warm Winter

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An unusually mild winter finally gave way to the Midwest's first big snowstorm of the season Thursday, blanketing a region unfazed ...

Massive Storm Batters Midwest: Strong Winds, Torrential Rain Hit Chicago

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A massive storm with wind gusts up to 81 mph howled across the nation's midsection Tuesday, snapping trees and power lines, ripping of...

PHOTOS: Winter Storms Batter Midwest

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY 12/13 at 6:11 a.m. EST CHICAGO -- A powerful storm that unleashed snow and strong winds across the upper Midwest left behind dangerousl...

PHOTOS: 'Chiclone' Batters Midwest, Damage Widespread

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What was dubbed a "chiclone" on Twitter did not prove to be particularly brutal in Chicago. While heavy rain and strong winds caused power outages and...

Amtrak Strands Holiday Travelers For Nearly 24 Hours

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — On one of the biggest travel days of the year, hundreds of Amtrak passengers bound for holiday destinations hunkered down in waiting r...

Streams rise in Midwest following stormy weather

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Midwesterners got ready for the possibility of flooding Sunday as runoff from heavy rain and melting snowbanks bloated streams, and hi...

Midwest Levees Could Overflow If Massive Sandbagging Effort Fails

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GULFPORT, Ill. — The rising Mississippi River broke through a levee Tuesday, forcing authorities to rescue about a half-dozen people by helicopt...

Receding Cedar Rapids Floods Revealing 'Incredible Destruction'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and JIM SALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A week's work of frantic sandbagging by students, professors and the National Guard couldn't spare this bucolic college town f...