"Whiteout" is a word that you may hear in a winter forecast. It occurs when snow (or even sand) reduces visibility to next to zero. When the ground is covered in a white blanket of snow, new snow that falls from a lake-effect storm or a blizzard can cause the landscape to blend together. Add in whitish grey storm clouds and your sense of spacial boundaries can become warped quickly.
This can obviously lead to very dangerous road conditions. When your vision is impaired during a storm it's important to slow down, leave more space between your car and the car in front of you, and keep your headlights on.
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The Thomas Fire raged through Southern California for over a month, from Dec. 4 to Jan. 12. Impacts including rebuilding and mudslide threats are expected to last for years.
Flooding and ice jams led to a local state of emergency in Kent, Connecticut, earlier this week. Upcoming warm weather and rainfall may add to the concerns facing this community.
After players and fans endured blistering heat at the 2018 Australian Open late this week, a welcome change is expected this weekend and early next week.
On the heels of damaging windstorm Friederike, two new winter storms will target Germany into early next week and further disrupt travel and cleanup operations.
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Thunderstorms capable of localized severe weather will erupt from Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas Sunday evening before moving eastward into Monday.
Extreme cold in Siberia gained global attention on social media this week while a snow and ice storm blasted parts of Texas to the Carolinas.