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Topic - National Weather Service
Snow and sleet from a powerful winter storm wreaked havoc around the D.C. area on Sunday, prompting the early closure of the National Zoo, canceling holiday events and causing numerous car crashes on area roads.
Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.
The D.C. area is facing its first serious winter storm of the season this weekend, as sleet, snow and single-digit temperatures make their way into the area.
Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota's oil patch.
A dangerous storm sweeping the Western United States has caused hundreds of accidents and taken at least eight lives as it heads across the South and toward the Atlantic coast.
Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears-Ravens football game.
The D.C. area might see its first snowflakes Tuesday, weather officials said, as a cold front brings a sudden drop in temperatures
A pair of testy public exchanges this week appear to have undone whatever good will was created between the Israeli and U.S. governments during a high-profile visit by President Obama early this year.
A look back at one of the strongest and deadliest storms to ever to hit the mid-Atlantic states.
The search for people stranded from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado grew more difficult Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from the flooded areas still out of reach.
Several Colorado communities entered red-flag, near-panic mode early Friday, as the National Guard began evacuating the entire town of Lyons, and high-mobility vehicles were sent to relocate nearly 2,000 people to safety.
A late-summer heat wave in the D.C. area will keep residents sweating until the end of the week, with high temperatures forecast to be about 10 degrees above average for this time of year.
National Weather Service officials said temperatures would continue to feel like the low 100s for the next several days. The high heat poses risks in parts of Prince George's County, where a water main repair is expected to completely cut off service for thousands of residents for several days.
Thousands clustered on the Mall on a humid, warm D.C. day to celebrate the Fourth of July, while around the nation the Statue of Liberty finally reopened after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island and Boston held its first large gathering since the marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 200.