Some effects of the long-lasting, sub-freezing temperatures are only now becoming apparent. One surprise was the discovery that starving rats in New York City had attacked the trees in urban parks for sustenance.
Were you blindsided by this brutal winter? A climate model may be able to forecast bad winter weather months in advance.
As the sun's energy levels dipped so did temperatures in the North Atlantic, which then may have cooled the climate in Europe. Continue reading →
The heavy snows of winter 2013-14 already have earned a place in the top 5 snowiest winters ever for numerous U.S. cities. Continue reading →
With the anticipated return of frigid weather across the northern United States this week, many are wondering if this is yet another 'polar vortex' event.
See the polar vortex in action as it sank the States into a big freeze in January.
Warmer temperatures over the Arctic has slowed the jet stream, which pushes colder weather further south, experts say.
A deadly ice storm stranded scores of people on slick roads and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of U.S. homes.
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