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January 8, 2005

Storm Hammers Sierra, N. Nevada, Calif., Deposits Snow On Las Vegas Strip; NW, B.C. Snow; Ohio River Floods; Winter Allergies; Weak El Nino In New Outlook; AMS Honors Mets; NWS Credibility Damaged; School Closing Critisism; Solar Scope To Maui?; White Noise’s Spooky Sounds; Tsunami Death Toll 150,000+; Return To Nature

Bizarre Weather Weekend: Winter Storm Hammers Sierra, Northern Nevada, Shuts Down Mountain Highways: Up to 4.5 feet of snow reported

Storm Batters California, Deposits Snow On Las Vegas Strip: First of three storms expected this weekend … Downtown L.A. could see 5 inches of rain by Monday night, and the mountains: 10 inches to 15 inches, the National Weather Service said. The storm provided a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip, where up to 2 inches of snow was reported Friday. Story From KNBC-TV 4, L.A. Features Many Image Slideshows

Resources: Weather and webcam images for San Francisco and Reno | Los Angeles and Las Vegas | Regional radar image | Current Watches/Warnings Map From National Weather Service

Heavy Snow In Eastern Washington State: Accumulations of nearly a foot in the Inland Northwest are possible by Saturday afternoon. Resources: Weather and webcam images for Eastern Washington and Western Washington

B.C. Blasted By Snow For Second Day: Snow blasted B.C. Friday, blinding motorists and blanketing streets with sheets of ice. Environment Canada said the snow and cold weather will last until next weekend. Resource: Weather and webcam images for B.C.

Ohio River Floods Friday: Schools closed in West Virginia and Ohio; historic National Road underwater in Wheeling, where the Ohio was 6 feet above flood stage Friday morning. The river was expected to rise to 9 feet above flood stage before cresting.

Warm Weather In Southeast Causes Rare Winter Allergies

7 Killed, Ferry Runs Aground As Storm Pounds Northern Europe

Other Weather News: Weak El Nino To Affect Weather For Next 3 Months: NOAA’s latest winter outlook: Cooler and wetter weather in parts of the U.S. South; drier conditions in some areas of Indonesia, Africa and Australia.

Praise: Philadelphia NBC 10, Weather Channel Meteorologists Honored By American Meteorological Society

No Praise: Weather Service Credibility Damaged

Even Less Praise (from parents, students and teachers): One Man, One Snow Storm, One Decision For 25,000: After the biggest snowstorm of the season, 105 Madison, Wisc., school districts called off classes Thursday, but Madison’s district decided to hold classes. Many parents, students and even some teachers were critical of the decision.

Space/Science News: Maui Recommended For Site Of Solar Scope

‘White Noise’ Focuses Attention On Spooky Sounds

Tsunami Update: Death Toll Passes 150,000: Some good news: The World Health Organization says no major disease outbreaks have been reported at this point.

Tsunami Reverts Beaches To Natural State

Much more on the tsunami in the entries below.

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Friday: 1. Reno 2. Vancouver 3. Los Angeles 4. San Diego 5. Las Vegas … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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