Driverless cars have a hard time in snow, too

Jan 9, 2018
They're sort of like teenage drivers who grew up in Southern California.
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Unusual freezing weather means extra costs for Southern states

Jan 4, 2018
A powerful winter storm — or bomb cyclone — is expected to engulf the East Coast today, dumping feet of snow in New England and carrying winds up to 50 miles an hour. But it’s not just the usual suspects in the Northeast who are feeling the effects of this winter weather — Southern states […]

Massive snowfall brings reprieve for businesses that need it

May 4, 2017
California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack had been minimal during the historic drought. This winter dropped a frozen deluge.
Whitewater rafters exit the Kern River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Snowpack means hope for drought-ridden farms

Jan 4, 2017
California is the largest food producer in the U.S.

A blizzard in 1888 created the modern mayor

Jan 22, 2016
The role of mayors drastically changed after a storm in 1888

Don't even think about sledding on Capitol Hill

Mar 6, 2015
From the Capitol Grounds Regulations, courtesy of the architect of the capitol's office: "No person shall coast or slide a sled within Capitol Grounds."

Tallying the economic winners of the status quo

Feb 27, 2015
There is a cost to gridlock, but there are also economic winners.

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For many workers, there's no such thing as a "snow day"

Feb 23, 2015
The pros and cons of asking workers to brave a storm.

Visitors bureau in Ithaca wins at marketing

Feb 19, 2015
Snowy upstate New York town tells visitors to check out Florida instead.

Boston's massive snowfall brings in business

Feb 11, 2015
This winter is one of the snowiest ever. and some are cashing in.