snow

Winter storm Uri brings snow to North Texas. But it also brings special dangers.

Winter Storm Uri’s first snowfall across Tarrant County began early Sunday morning, with the heaviest of the precipitation expected across most of the county from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow could continue into Monday, with between 3 and 6 inches expected across the region. Dallas and Fort Worth are likely to see 3-4 inches.

The continent-spanning winter storm has brought snow, icy roadways and record low temperatures to America, Canada and Mexico.

The storm is expected to bring dangerous temperatures to North Texas from Sunday to Tuesday, with wind chill values below zero degrees. Dangers of hypothermia and frost bite will become increasingly concerning as wind chill values and temperatures continue to drop, according to the National Weather Service.

Read More

Tahoe man rescued after being stranded a week in deep Sierra Nevada snow

A man who became stranded in the Sierra Nevada during a major snowstorm was found alive a week later by CHP air operations.
The view from a California Highway Patrol helicopter of the area in the Sierra Nevada where a Tahoe man was rescued after being stranded for seven days. (California Highway Patrol)

A Tahoe man survived for seven days in the Sierra Nevada, hemmed in by deep snow after being led astray by his GPS.

Harland Earls, 29, visited friends in Grass Valley the weekend before the worst of a winter storm hit, according to a Sierra County Sheriff’s Office press release.

On Jan. 24, Earls headed for Truckee by way of Highway 49. Trusting his GPS when it indicated that Henness Pass Road was a shorter route, he changed direction.

Unaware that the road is not plowed and open only in the summer, he followed the device’s instructions and soon found himself stuck as the storm dumped 6 to 8 feet of snow.

After nearly a week without word from Earls,

Read More

PA snow: Gov. Wolf urges motorists to avoid unnecessary travel due to winter storm

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Governor Tom Wolf is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel as a nor’easter continues to dump snow across the region.

“As this winter storm continues, the best plan of action is to stay home,” Gov. Wolf said. “If you are required to travel, have all the proper safety precautions in place and stay alert for rapidly changing conditions.”

Wolf is also encouraging employers to offer telework options if possible on Monday.

Get the latest AccuWeather forecast at 6abc.com/Weather

Roughly 1 to 4 inches of snow has already fallen across the commonwealth Sunday night. A coastal low moving up the coast will help fuel a heavy band of snow to parts of the region. The AccuWeather team says the heaviest snow will fall after 10 a.m. Monday.

Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph on the following roadways, according to PennDOT:

– Interstates 76, 95, 295, 476,

Read More