Initial forecasts called for a doozy of a winter, with lots of snow. But that has not materialized up north. If New York City doesn't see snow by Saturday, it will have only its third snowless December in 140 years.
Forecasters expect the Southwestern blizzard will start to lose its winter-weather characteristics as it heads east, but not before causing delays Monday in places like Dallas and Houston.
After two snowy years where over half the country woke up to snow on Christmas, this yuletide is expected to be far less white for much of the US – even with a blizzard in the Southwest.
Santa Ana winds: Pasadena is reporting hundreds of trees down and one wind-related injury. Hundreds of thousands of Southern California residents are without power from the worst Santa Anna winds in more than a decade.
The exact track of the storm is not yet clear, but snow, thunder, lightning, and downpours are all expected to be involved. Power outages could be a problem.
The Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York have weathered criticism and a bid to roust them from their Zuccotti Park home. Now, a 'nasty' Nor'easter is set to blow through Wednesday.
Hurricane Irene has now become tropical storm Irene with winds of 65 miles per hour. But officials still predict heavy rains and flooding as Irene works its way north to New England.
As hurricane Irene moves up the east coast, experts warn that even a storm downgraded to Category 1 can have major threats including tornadoes, coastal storm surges, and flooding.