Tag: Great Lakes

Storm threatens Christmas Eve travel

AccuWeather reports a storm bringing heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms, a swath of snow and travel delays will converge on the Northeast, Midwest and South leading up to Christmas.


Where’s Rudolph? Christmas Eve storm threatens two dozen states

AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.


Thanksgiving travel forecast: Storm may slow early travel as 46 million take to roads

AccuWeather reports cold air will be less intense and much less widespread across the nation during the week of Thanksgiving.


Is fall weather here to stay in the East?

AccuWeather reports chilly air invaded the eastern half of the nation this past weekend, sending temperatures plummeting to readings typically seen in mid-October.


Fall allergy forecast: Ragweed to plague Southeast, Northeast to breathe easier

AccuWeather reports allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season.


State Fair to feature a fast flurry of grounds attractions

A fast flurry of activity awaits visitors to this year’s State Fair of Virginia. From the crashing, smashing Demolition Derby to the high-flying stunts of the King BMX Stunt Show riders, fair organizers are promising an action-packed 10 days.


Earth Talk: Protecting the gray wolf

The gray wolf is still considered “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). But a June 2013 proposal by the Obama administration to “delist” the animals—save for a small struggling population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico—could change that if finalized later this year.


Local author Nancy Sorrells to sign copies of new Augusta County book at Bookworks

Book signing featuring Images of America: Augusta County, by local author Nancy T. Sorrells.


New book discusses Augusta County history

Augusta County, the new addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, presents an overview history of Augusta County, Va., from its inception in 1738.


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Cooler summer? Record level of ice on Lake Superior may be culprit

AccuWeather.com reports that with no end in sight, the winter of 2014 rages on, ushering in frigid Arctic air and dumping record-breaking snow and ice on much of the nation. This season, ice coverage on Lake Superior has exceeded other measurements in recent history.


AccuWeather.com: The polar vortex about to make its retreat

AccuWeather.com reports reprieve is on the way from the frigid air and the Polar Vortex that has briefly brought life-threatening conditions to approximately 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada this week.