Tag: weather

Flooding in the Midwest: Why the Water Is So High

A historic snowy winter is turning into record spring flooding across a wide area in the middle of the United States, as major rivers spill over their banks, break levees and inundate towns and farms. The governors of Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have declared emergencies, and Iowa’s governor has issued a disaster proclamation. At […]

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[Update: Continued Conversation arrives] Insignia’s Google Assistant speakers now display the temperature at all times

Insignia makes a couple of popular alarm clock-style smart speakers featuring the Google Assistant. Previously, when asked about the weather, the speakers would display the current temperature under the clock face. Now, though, they’ve been updated to display that information all the time. Left: Image via Jeffrey Linton. Right: Image via u/_f0xx on Reddit. Questions […]

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Insignia’s Google Assistant speakers now display the temperature at all times

Insignia makes a couple of popular alarm clock-style smart speakers featuring the Google Assistant. Previously, when asked about the weather, the speakers would display the current temperature under the clock face. Now, though, they’ve been updated to display that information all the time. Left: Image via Jeffrey Linton. Right: Image via u/_f0xx on Reddit. Questions […]

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New York Today: New York Weather: Snow in Forecast as Winter Storm Moves East

ImageCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times We’re bringing you a special early edition of Monday’s New York Today to help you prepare for the storm. Weather: Your day is all about the snow. Five to eight inches are expected to accumulate between Sunday afternoon and 7 a.m. Monday in […]

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Snow in Forecast for a 2,500-Mile Path From California to Maine

ImageThe California Department of Water Resources conducted a snow survey near Echo Summit, Calif., on Thursday. The heavy snow that fell in the Sierra Nevada Mountains this winter has erased the drought conditions for most of California.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press By Mitch Smith and Adeel Hassan CHICAGO — Spring may be […]

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Amtrak Train Freed From Snow After Being Stranded for 36 Hours in Oregon Mountains

An Amtrak train in rural Oregon was extricated on Tuesday morning after its 183 passengers had been stranded since Sunday evening because of a winter storm that dropped a foot of snow and toppled trees, according to Amtrak. Crews from Amtrak and Union Pacific, which owns the tracks, worked through […]

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Snow, Sleet and a Wintry Mix: Expect Messy Weather This Week

It’s going to be a messy week across much of the United States and parts of Canada. A snowstorm that already pummeled the Seattle area is moving through the Midwest and heading toward the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service. Farther south, moisture moving in from the Gulf of […]

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The Real State of the Union, in Charts

My fellow Americans, the state of our union is far weaker than it should be. The economy’s growth isn’t benefiting most families very much. Life expectancy has been falling. The planet is warming. The rest of the world is less enamored of America than it has been in the past. […]

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Colonists Brought Death, Disease and Climate Change to the Americas, Study Finds

When they arrived in the Americas centuries ago, European colonists brought pestilence and death. Their arrival was so devastating, in fact, that it may have contributed to a period of global cooling, according to a new study. The research, to be published in the March issue of the journal Quaternary […]

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China deploys new rocket-launching robotic ship, but it’s not built for war

When one of the world’s superpowers deploys a robotic ship capable of launching rockets it’s safe to assume that it’s going to raise plenty of eyebrows. Well, that’s exactly what China just did, but this particular vessel isn’t concerned with protecting territory to fending off invaders. The boat, which was designed and deployed by Chinese […]

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