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Snowboarders Shred on Olympia Streets as Winter Storms Continue42s

Snowboarders Shred on Olympia Streets as Winter Storms Continue

Some residents of Olympia, Washington, made the most of continued snowfall on February 11 by riding their snowboards down the west end of Bigelow Avenue on the east side of the city. Self-described “weather nerd” Tony Sermonti shared this footage showing one such snowboarder riding down the residential street. The National Weather Service said two inches of fresh snow had fallen on Olympia by 11:15am, local time. Schools, parks, and many roads were closed, and state committee hearings were cancelled due to the weather in Olympia. Credit: Tony Sermonti via Storyful

Truckee Residents Clear Snow From Rooftop52s

Truckee Residents Clear Snow From Rooftop

Residents of Truckee, California, found their homes covered by large accumulations of snow on February 10. Caltrans District 3 tweeted that the summit of I-80 received 60 inches of snow in 24 hours. The National Weather Service warned of blizzard conditions in the Tahoe area. Multiple roads in Truckee were closed due to the snowy weather, the California Highway Patrol said. This video shows a resident jabbing at the snow hanging of the edge of the roof, causing it to fall. Credit: Kari Chalstrom via Storyful

Las Vegas Palm Trees Sway in Driving Snow42s

Las Vegas Palm Trees Sway in Driving Snow

Normally more associated with sunshine, palm trees in Las Vegas faced some driving snow and high winds on Sunday, February 10. The National Weather Service warned of gusts up to 50 mph and reported snow and graupel in the area. More than 10,000 residents were affected by power outages on Sunday, local media reported. Credit: Caleb Steele via Storyful

Multiple Injuries Reported in 40-Vehicle Wisconsin Pile-Up1m00s

Multiple Injuries Reported in 40-Vehicle Wisconsin Pile-Up

A pile-up involving at least 40 vehicles prompted the closure of a section of Interstate 94 near Osseo, Wisconsin, in both directions on February 10, local media reported. At least seven people were injured, with one person in critical condition, local media said. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation warned of deteriorating road conditions across northern Wisconsin. Credit: Dawn Nicole Genna via Storyful

Man Has To Dig Out Snow Blower After Heavy Fall In California53s

Man Has To Dig Out Snow Blower After Heavy Fall In California

Winter is not over! Winter is more than just a season. It’s the time of the year where the cold and the snow make us want to cocoon in our secret hideaway and drink our favorite cup of tea. Some people can handle the cold, and some people can’t. We have all been there. The snow looks fantastic and perfect from the inside, while you sip some hot cocoa in front of the fireplace. The snow makes you want to go outside and build a snowman, and enjoy the snow with some fun games. Until you go out and realize that all of that was a horrible idea and that you should have stayed home enjoying your hot cocoa. Some people say that winter is not a season, it’s a celebration. However, for the people in California that was not the case. California had some heavy snowfall, and it had caused some problems to the citizens in California, especially for people in Truckee. Check out this video and see what we mean! A man in Truckee, California, had to dig out his own snow blower on February 10 following heavy snowfall overnight. Terry Hilton shared a video of how he had to shovel his way to the machine that would help him clear the rest of his driveway, writing, “Found it!!! Had to shovel to get to the snowblower that’s buried in 3’.” One of the more strong storms of the winter hit California with overwhelming precipitation, unreasonable mountain snow, and gusty breezes. The most exceedingly bad of the storm concentrate on Central and Northern California with an elevated risk of flooding, mudslides, disintegration, control blackouts and torrential slides and street shutting down snowfall in the mountains. Residents of Truckee, California , found their homes surrounded by large accumulations of snow on February 10, 2019. Wow! Look at all that snow! Californians will have a lot of shoveling to do this year! It’s time to get to work! But, snow does not have to be that bad! If you like snow, there are a lot of snow sports spots in California where you can enjoy the snow and have fun! There are a lot of ski resorts and mesmerizing mountains where you can enjoy hiking and snow car rides! Winter is not that bad, right? What do you guys think about winter? Love it or hate it? Credit: Terry Hilton via Storyful

High Winds Down Power Lines, Trees on Kauai1m23s

High Winds Down Power Lines, Trees on Kauai

A winter storm passing north of Hawaii brought high, damaging winds to the islands on February 9, leading to downed trees and power lines. This footage shows a downed power line sparking a fire in Princeville, Kauai, according to local media. Kauai county officials warned of high winds and surf, and urged caution. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) reported power outages around the island, while Hawaiian Electric said around noon that more than 3,400 people were without power on Oahu. Credit: Saenz Ohana Breakfast via Storyful

Walls of Snow Border Truckee Home Following Heavy Snowfall45s

Walls of Snow Border Truckee Home Following Heavy Snowfall

Residents of Truckee, California, found their homes surrounded by large accumulations of snow on February 10. Caltrans District 3 tweeted that the summit of I-80 received 60 inches of snow in 24 hours. The National Weather Service warned of blizzard conditions in the Tahoe area. Multiple roads in Truckee were closed due to the snowy weather, the California Highway Patrol said. Credit: @acdmolly via Storyful

Avalanche Sends Skier Tumbling Down Mountain in Pyrenees33s

Avalanche Sends Skier Tumbling Down Mountain in Pyrenees

Two snowboarders and a skier were rescued after an avalanche sent them tumbling down a mountain and left two of them buried in snow in the Pyrenees in northern Catalonia, Spain, on February 6, officials said. Mountain guide Roger Martorell shot this video of the avalanche in the area of Tuc de la Llança, in Val d’Aran. He told Storyful that the trio had wrongly interpreted forecasts for an ongoing “weak layer situation,” and said the snowboarders stopped at an unsafe spot. Martorell said the third person, a skier, triggered the avalanche and rolled down the mountain, but was the first to start searching for the other two people. He said one of the snowboarders was half-buried and the other was fully buried. Rescue teams later arrived, removed them from the snow, and transported them to hospital. According to local media, a skier was seriously injured and was taken to hospital by helicopter. Credit: RogerMountainGuide.com via Storyful

Power Lines Spark as Wind Storm Topples Tree on Vancouver Island39s

Power Lines Spark as Wind Storm Topples Tree on Vancouver Island

A wind storm toppled trees and power lines on the southern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on Saturday, February 9, leaving tens of thousands without power. Local electricity supplier BC Hydro said on Saturday afternoon that more than 70,000 people were without power. On Sunday morning, the company said it had made “great progress overnight” and just 11,000 customers were without electricity. This footage shows a tree falling onto power lines in Langford, on the western outskirts of Victoria, causing them to spark and smoke. Local media said the downed tree shut down traffic in the area. Credit: @JVicPro via Storyful

Calves Rescued as Winter Storm Pummels Washington State4m16s

Calves Rescued as Winter Storm Pummels Washington State

Farmers rescued several calves from blizzard conditions in Ephrata, Washington, on Saturday, February 9, as a winter storm continued to blanket much of the state. Nick Cobb was among those farmers who drove out to check on the condition of their livestock as blizzard conditions persisted. He found cattle huddling together, protecting themselves from the storm, but also found some young calves in trouble. These images, shared by Cobb on Facebook on Saturday, show calves being warmed up inside a vehicle. In a comment under the photos, Cobb wrote that one calf, seen covered in snow and ice, had been nicknamed Oreo and was being cared for. “Others are in a barn hut with heat lamps and full bellies. All are alive. So far,” Cobb wrote. Local media followed up with Cobb on Sunday, and reported that Oreo and the 10 or so other calves he picked up were in good condition. Credit: Nick Cobb via Storyful

Truckee Residents Snowboard Down Street Following Heavy Snowfall48s

Truckee Residents Snowboard Down Street Following Heavy Snowfall

Residents in Truckee, California, took advantage of snowfall and went snowboarding down a a heavily blanketed roadway on February 10. Moss Halladay, a local photographer and snowboarder, said, “The mountains are shut down because it snowed so much.. we decided to get a few neighborhood laps in instead.” The National Weather Service warned of blizzard conditions in the Tahoe area. Multiple roads in Truckee were closed due to the snowy weather, the California Highway Patrol said. Credit: @mosshalladay via Storyful

Tractor Frees Police Car Trapped in Washington Blizzard37s

Tractor Frees Police Car Trapped in Washington Blizzard

It’s been a crazy winter for extreme weather this year, and this video shot on February 9th of a local farmer in Pasco, Washington freeing a police car that’s gotten stranded in a blizzard is just one more—incredibly gratifying to watch!—example of just how extreme it’s gotten. Jessica Coren Petty, who posted this video, says that she was returning home from lunch with a group of friends when they passed three trucks, one sheriff’s car, and a Pasco police car stuck in the snow. Eager to assist the stranded motorists, Petty and the rest of her party returned a few minutes later with a tractor and towed the vehicles free. Snowstorms in the area prompted highways to close and also shut down the Tri-Cities Airport on February 9th, the Tri-City Herald said, which we can’t help thinking is clearly a good idea. Just like we also think that residents willing to lend a hand to neighbors and community members in need is the hallmark of a town that’s a great place to live. It’s undeniably gratifying to watch that giant tractor pull and tug the comparatively small police car to freedom. Although, of course, police cars aren’t really small at all—easily weighing over a ton—which just goes to show how truly fearsome this particular snow storm was. That even trucks got stranded, despite all their massive size, makes this truly a snowstorm for the ages. While it’s been wonderful this winter to spend more time indoors with a cup of hot cocoa, a fire in the fire place, and some extra quality time with our friends, families, and pets, we also can’t help thinking about how nice it’s going to be when summer finally arrives and we can go outside with short sleeves and full confidence once again. Of course, the inevitable downside to all that will be the temporary end to videos like this one—which not only showcase some of the best community spirit we’ve seen in a long time, but also a gorgeous blanket of winter white covering the entire landscape. Fortunately, we can enjoy it all without actually having to venture out into the cold and the snow just by clicking the Play button, which we plan to do immediately. You should definitely do so too. Just make sure you’re snuggled up extra cozy in your favorite warm and comfortable spot before you do!

Slow Motion Video Shows Snow Falling in Seattle as City Braces for Storm51s

Slow Motion Video Shows Snow Falling in Seattle as City Braces for Storm

Snow continued to fall on Seattle, Washington on Saturday, February 9, as seen in this video shared to Instagram by Rachel Gibbs. Temperatures were predicted to drop to 16 degrees Farenheit (-9 degrees Celsius) on Saturday night, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned. A winter storm warning was issued by the NWS which would remain in place until Tuesday, February 12. “Heavy snow possible as two storm systems move across the area,” the warning stated. “The first system will move across the area Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, bringing the potential for 1 to 3 inches of new snow. “Another system will move in quickly behind this system Monday and continue through Tuesday, bringing the potential for more significant snowfall. New snow accumulations on Monday through Tuesday of 5 to 8 inches possible.” “Be careful out there,” the NWS said in a tweet. Credit: Rachel Gibbs via Storyful

Belltown Blanketed in Snow As Seattle Hit With Rare Winter Storm45s

Belltown Blanketed in Snow As Seattle Hit With Rare Winter Storm

Seattle was blanketed with snow on February 8 as Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, calling the storm “unlike one we’ve seen in many years.” This footage, shot in the early morning of February 9, shows a glimpse of the snow covering the roads of the Belltown district. According to CNN, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport saw 6.4 inches of snow on February 8, the second most snow recorded in the region since 1991. Credit: Ashley Hoffman via Storyful

Bellevue Streets Covered in White after 'Snowmageddon'2m02s

Bellevue Streets Covered in White after 'Snowmageddon'

Bellevue, Washington, was blanketed with snow on February 8 as Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, calling Friday’s storm “unlike one we’ve seen in many years.” This footage, uploaded by Joseph Dahan, shows a first-person rider view of the “snowmageddon” that hit the city. As of early morning on February 9, Bellevue saw six to ten inches of snow covering the ground. Credit: Joseph Dahan via Storyful

Snowfall Blankets Olympic Peninsula After Storm Hits Pacific Northwest44s

Snowfall Blankets Olympic Peninsula After Storm Hits Pacific Northwest

Snow blanketed Agnew on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula after the second storm in a week dumped several inches on the state on Friday, February 8. This video, originally posted to Twitter, shows a road completely covered as snowflakes fall. The uploader reported 7.5 inches were already on the ground at the time he recorded. The heavy snow has impacted traffic in Washington, including in Seattle, for the second time in a week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning covering areas stretching from Seattle to Port Angeles. The advisory warned of wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour and snow accumulations of eight inches. Credit: Steve Smith via Storyful

Storm Erik Lashes Shores of Scottish Town31s

Storm Erik Lashes Shores of Scottish Town

Storm Erik delivered strong winds to western Scotland on Friday, February 8. This footage shows the sea near the town of Helensburgh, about 30 miles northwest of Glasgow. Storm Erik made landfall at Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Friday, and winds of up to 62 miles per hour were recorded in Scotland on February 8. Credit: skyemackinnonauthor via Storyful

Time-Lapse Footage Shows Floodwater Engulf Stretch of Queensland Railway Line58s

Time-Lapse Footage Shows Floodwater Engulf Stretch of Queensland Railway Line

Heavy rain caused flooding along a section of train line serving the Mount Isa Mines, in Queensland, over the course of several days, from January 30 to February 5. Time-lapse footage issued by Queensland Rail shows the cumulative impact of heavy rainfall, which submerged a section of the railway line. A freight train with 80 wagons containing zinc, lead, and copper anode was also impacted by the weather, leading to chemicals being spilled into floodwaters, Queensland Rail’s CEO Nick Easy said. Credit: Queensland Rail via Storyful

Storm Erik Churns Up Sea Around Mullaghmore on Ireland's West Coast41s

Storm Erik Churns Up Sea Around Mullaghmore on Ireland's West Coast

Strong waves churned up by Storm Erik were dashed against the shores of Mullaghmore Head, in Co Sligo, Ireland, on the afternoon of February 8. The storm was expected to bring strong winds to Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland on February 8, with gusts of about 60 mph likely, the BBC reported. Credit: camlake_canvas via Storyful

Cute Kansas 'Trooper' Serves Up Warning About Driving in Icy Conditions1m33s

Cute Kansas 'Trooper' Serves Up Warning About Driving in Icy Conditions

A little boy in Kansas is helping to make sure everyone stays safe during the cold weather by recording a Public Service Announcement with the help of his mom. Brandi Davis shared video of her son dressed as a trooper from Kansas Highway Patrol on February 5, writing: “The BEST driving tip for bad weather!” In the video, Davis’s son, Oliver, warns people driving on the icy roads to slow down, saying: “That’s all you need to do, that’s it. Don’t go fast.” Credit: Brandi Davis via Storyful

Flood Warnings in Indiana Follow Heavy Rain50s

Flood Warnings in Indiana Follow Heavy Rain

A flood warning was in place for several parts of Indiana on February 8, with residents also warned of slick roads as a result of freezing conditions overnight. In Bloomington almost six inches on rain fell on February 7, according to Indiana Public Media. This footage shows a swollen creek in Bloomington. Credit: sunnhunt via Storyful

'It's Snowing Up': Snowflakes Fly to the Sky in Minneapolis Storm6s

'It's Snowing Up': Snowflakes Fly to the Sky in Minneapolis Storm

This video shows snowflakes flying in the “wrong direction” up towards the sky on February 7 in Minnesota. A snow emergency was declared by the City of Minneapolis on Thursday. The National Weather Service warned of snow and very strong winds in the Minneapolis area on Thursday. Credit: Sasha Ng via Storyful

Emus Beat the Heat With a Quick Dip at Dubbo Zoo43s

Emus Beat the Heat With a Quick Dip at Dubbo Zoo

A mob of emus at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales, went for a quick dip to escape sweltering temperatures on February 6. Filmed by zookeeper Steph Sims and volunteer Ruby Cullen, the emus can be seen frolicking about in the water. The keepers hadn’t seen so many emus together in the watering hole before. “Normally there’s just one or two,” a spokesperson for the zoo told Storyful. “We have had over 15 days at over 40 degrees Celsius in Dubbo since the start of the year, so you can understand why the emus have been swimming.” Credit: Steph Sims and Ruby Cullen via Storyful  Alen ZlatkovAVTOPAZAR MAKEDONIJA 36 minutes ago OPEL ASTRA 1.7 CDTI Kocani ден.3,650

Jubilant Patriots Fans Test the Ice on Boston Public Garden Lake1m15s

Jubilant Patriots Fans Test the Ice on Boston Public Garden Lake

After the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl homecoming parade hit Boston, on February 5, jubilant fans decided to test the ice at the Public Garden lake. Video shot by Andrew Hattery shows fans running the gauntlet across the frozen surface, with the ice proving too thin for quite a few of them. Fans were celebrating their team’s sixth Super Bowl win, after their 13-3 triumph over the LA Rams. Credit: Andrew Hattery via Storyful

Here's What the Interior of a Submerged Car Looks Like After it Dries Out33s

Here's What the Interior of a Submerged Car Looks Like After it Dries Out

Mitchell Lowy, of Townsville, Queensland, was heartbroken when he opened the door of his prized Subaru GC8 after it was submerged in water during the January-February floods. In this video, shared to the FNQ Flood Watch Facebook page on Thursday, February 7, Lowy tours the inside of the Subaru which is drenched in a thick layer of mud. “It’s a classic car,” he told Storyful. “But now, I’ll be taking it apart and selling it for parts,” he said. Lowy was just one of many Townsville residents devastated by severe flood weather. Over 110 mm of rain fell on the region on Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, with further wet weather predicted. Credit: Mitchell Lowy via Storyful