Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 2, 2015

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to U.S. Northeast

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the U.S. Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in seven cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of ...

Feb 24, 2015

LED traffic lights just too cool for snowy Japan

Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but police are saying they might just be too cool — because they don’t melt snow. Light-emitting diodes account for around 45 percent of all stop-and-go signals in Japan ...

January was second-warmest on record globally

Feb 20, 2015

January was second-warmest on record globally

Last month was the second-warmest January on record globally, behind only January 2007, with temperatures 0.77 degree Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above the average for the 20th century, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in ...

Feb 18, 2015

Kanto told to brace for blizzard

Heavy snow is expected to fall Wednesday in wide areas in the Kanto region, including Tokyo’s 23 wards, with the weather agency alerting commuters in the capital over possible disruptions of public transportation. According to the Meteorological Agency, low atomospheric pressure is moving from ...

Heavy snow forecast for peaks in Kanto-Koshin, Kinki regions

Feb 5, 2015

Heavy snow forecast for peaks in Kanto-Koshin, Kinki regions

The Meteorological Agency on Thursday forecast heavy snow for mountainous parts of the Kanto-Koshin region, or Tokyo plus Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures, toward early Friday morning. Heavy snow is also forecast for the northern and central mountains of the Kinki region from Thursday night ...

Feb 5, 2015

Heavy snow forecast for eastern, western Japan through Friday

Heavy snow is expected in wide areas of eastern and western Japan through Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday. With a low pressure system likely to cause snow particularly in the Kanto-Koshin and Kinki regions, the agency warned the public about icy roads ...

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving 4.5 million people grappling with as much as 3 feet (1 meter) of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents, who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was ...