The latest weather and climate news -- from hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and climate change -- from Doyle Rice, the USA TODAY weather editor/reporter.

Winter's latest salvo brings snow, travel woes to East

usatoday.com — Winter's latest storm of the season is shaping up as a monster, with freezing rain or snow stretching Thursday from North Texas to New Jersey, forcing thousands of canceled flights. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of Kentucky, which is in the bull's-eye of the storm.

Winter's last push brings snow, travel woes to East

usatoday.com — Winter's last big push of the season is shaping up as a monster, with freezing rain or snow stretching from North Texas to New Jersey, forcing thousands of canceled flights. More than a foot of snow has fallen in parts of Kentucky, which is in the bulls' eye of the storm.

Thursday's forecast: Snow for Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic

usatoday.com — A winter storm will paste portions of the eastern U.S. with snow and ice while the West gets a break Thursday. East: Some form of precipitation, be it snow, sleet, freezing rain or plain rain will fall over most of the eastern third of the country on Thursday.

Winter takes southern route from Texas to Carolinas

usatoday.com — A cold arctic blast is taking a rare southerly route Wednesday, bringing a messy mix of snow, ice and rain -- and a rash of school closings, hazardous driving conditions and airline disruptions -- from North Texas all the way to the Carolinas.

Record cold freezes entire eastern U.S.

usatoday.com — A bitter, record-setting cold air mass is keeping its icy grip on much of the central and eastern U.S., bringing subzero temperatures and showing no sign of relief next week for winter-weary residents from Florida to New England. At least 60 record low temperatures were set Friday morning, all the way from Marquette, Mich.

New ozone-destroying gases on the increase

smh.com.au — Gases continue to weaken the Earth's protective ozone layer. Photo: NASA In humanity's ongoing experiment with the Earth's atmosphere, scientists Monday warned of a growing threat from new man-made gases that are chewing away at the ozone layer. Located high up in the atmosphere, the ozone layer blocks potentially harmful ultraviolet energy from reaching the Earth's surface.

Snow to blast East Coast into Groundhog Day

usatoday.com — The national weather forecast for Saturday, January 31 calls for snow in the Rockies, a mix of rain and snow in parts of the Plains and Midwest as well as snow showers in New England.

Light snowpack doesn't bode well for parched West

usatoday.com — BERTHOUD PASS, Colo. - While much of the East Coast is still shaking off a major blizzard, the snowpack high in the western mountains is looking small and that doesn't bode well for the parched region. A new report out this week found virtually all of California remains in drought.

Meteorologists tweet apologies for 'historic' storm forecasts

usatoday.com — Historic. Crippling. Potentially the biggest in history. These were just a few of the words and phrases used in forecasts and by officials to describe the winter storm that was set to hammer much of the Northeast Monday night and into Tuesday.

Mighty storm hammers Northeast; NYC 'dodges bullet'

azcentral.com — A mighty storm smashing across the Northeast on Tuesday showed mercy on New York City and Philadelphia but relentlessly pounded Boston and many coastal areas with driving snow, high winds and flooding. More than 50 million people were hunkered down in the angry storm's path.
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Mar 05, 2015

Big temperature contrast in Georgia now: It's 86 degrees in Blackshear (in SE Ga.) and 37 degrees in Canton (in northern Ga).

Mar 05, 2015

Reports: Plane skids off runway in landing at LaGuardia usat.ly/1BLqUji via @usatoday

Mar 05, 2015

RT @SubEWL: RT @njburkett7: BREAKING: A #Delta jet has skidded off the runway at #LGA. No reports of injuries, so far pic.twitter.com/u6b3oCZ7Cl

Mar 05, 2015

A sure sign of warmer days to come: Don't forget that #DaylightSavings starts Sunday!

Mar 05, 2015

Snow jackpot: Baizetown, Kentucky, with 23 inches.

Mar 05, 2015

Winter's latest salvo brings snow, travel woes to East usat.ly/1G1x1z5 via @usatoday

Mar 05, 2015

Long-lost El Nino arrives, but too late for dry Calif. usat.ly/1BL9aof via @usatoday

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