A "bomb cyclone" slammed the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing hurricane force winds and blizzard conditions. And three days after a Boeing 737 Max airplane crashed, the U.S. announced they are grounding the planes.
The climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that for most of the lower 48 states history shows that it’s unlikely that there will be one inch of snow or more on the ground.
Inclement weather forced more than 1,600 flights to be canceled Monday, according to Flightaware.com. O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was hit especially hard, with more than 1,300 flights grounded.
The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 350 flights headed to or from the U.S. were canceled.
Tropical Storm Chantal roared south of Puerto Rico early Wednesday on a path that will see it pass over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where authorities warned of possible landslides and heavy flooding.
A storm poised to dump up to 2 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books, forecasters warned, as residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand.