The first snow storm of 2014 hit not only Maryland, but much of New England, the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast, with some regions receiving as much as two feet of snow. Several airports were closed, while flights elsewhere were delayed. Schools closed up and down the East Coast on Friday, while sub-zero wind chills took effect, leaving many to shovel themselves out in the frigid air, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
Super typhoon Haiyan killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, according to a senior police official, and destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path.
As rescuers struggled to reach villages along the coast, survivors foraged for food or searched for lost loved ones.
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One of the strongest storms Great Britain has seen in decades is expected to hit its southern half Monday. Nicknamed “Saint Jude” after the saint who is traditionally celebrated on the day the storm is expected to hit, the storm is expected to bring winds of about 80 miles per hour and heavy rain.
Firefighters in Australia continued their efforts Wednesday to contain massive wildfires raging across New South Wales. As the afternoon, around 60 blazes were still burning in the Blue Mountains, a suburban area of west of Sydney.
A typhoon wallops South Korea, the world’s largest book fair is set to begin in Germany, Diana Nyad attempts to swim for 48 consecutive hours and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 7 Photo Brief: Gymnasts compete in World Championship, extreme weather around the world and models hit the runway in Sri Lanka
Gymnasts compete in World Championship, extreme weather around the world, models hit the runway in Sri Lanka and more in today’s daily brief.
Man versus nature, 3-year-old snooker prodigy, WWII war reenactors and more in today’s daily brief.
At least one person was killed and 21 injured when Typhoon Soulik roared across Taiwan on Saturday. Thousands were evacuated in Taiwan, as well as in mainland China where residents were preparing for the typhoon’s arrival.
Whether up in Hampden or downtown at Camden Yards, Baltimore residents were greeted on Friday by a particularly distinct rainbow. Might it have been a sign from Mother Nature about the return of same-sex marriage to California, or just an omen signaling an exciting Orioles win?
Okay, okay, it was probably just a climate-caused optical phenomenon. Still pretty cool. We’ve collected photographs from Baltimore Sun staff and Darkroom readers. Share yours using @baltimoresun on Twitter or Instagram, and it could be featured here!