Local News Segment On Sledding Leads To Multiple Crashes

Today's edition of "People from the South Learning About the Cold" takes us to Greenville, S.C., where WYFF news sent a reporter into the field to do some sledding. Unfortunately, she failed to adhere to the first rule of sledding, which is to never sled face-first into a dirty-ass block of frozen snow. Actually, the… » 2/26/15 3:01pm Thursday 3:01pm

Boston Snowfall Can Only Be Measured In Athletes

It may never, ever stop snowing in Boston, where they've run out of places to dump it, and two more storms appear on the way over the next week. To illustrate the record-breaking snowfall this winter, the front page of today's Globe put it in terms every Bostonian can understand—slightly under one full Patrice… » 2/10/15 4:44pm 2/10/15 4:44pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 9:08am 1/26/15 9:08am

Watch A Scary 200-Car Pileup Happen Before Your Eyes

If you've ever read one of those "ten million car pileup on [insert Midwestern highway here]" stories and wondered how it happened, this video of I-94 near Battle Creek, Michigan from yesterday should help explain it. Visibility is so low that once a couple of vehicles wreck, the ones coming behind can't see them… » 1/10/15 3:14pm 1/10/15 3:14pm

The Bills Dispatched Snowmobiles To Get Players Out Of Buffalo

Once the NFL announced that Jets-Bills would be moved to Detroit, the Bills' concern turned toward figuring out how to actually get the team there. With a driving ban still in place—and many areas of Western New York still impassable, it's no small task to round up 50-something players, plus coaches and staff, and… » 11/21/14 3:24pm 11/21/14 3:24pm

Looks Like Sunday's Bills Game Will Be Moved [Update: Yep]

It's still snowing in Western New York. (What the fuck, snow.) The Bills remain scheduled to play the Jets, but people are dying and trapped and stranded and there's probably no real reason 70,000 people should be on the road at the same time on Sunday. It's sounding like sanity is beginning to prevail. (Update, 4:36… » 11/20/14 2:20pm 11/20/14 2:20pm

The Bills Should Pay People to Dig Out Their City, Not Their Stadium

The Buffalo Bills are offering local residents $10/hour plus game tickets if they swing by Ralph Wilson Stadium and help dig out the arena before the football game on Sunday. The Bills should pay people to dig out their trapped neighbors, not their football stadium.http://thevane.gawker.com/western-new-yo... » 11/19/14 5:28pm 11/19/14 5:28pm

The Bills Are Planning To Play On Sunday Despite Being Relocated To Hoth

The bands of lake effect snow that have buried Western New York are not done—another couple of feet will fall tomorrow, meaning parts of the region will be covered in up to eight feet of snow. There's a football game scheduled for Orchard Park on Sunday, and the Bills are going to do everything in their power to… » 11/19/14 3:10pm 11/19/14 3:10pm

Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes… » 11/19/14 7:33am 11/19/14 7:33am

Yasiel Puig Loves Playing In The Snow, Is Still A Giant Six-Year-Old

When we last checked in on Yasiel Puig's Instagram account, we found him proudly showing off all of his neat toys like a kid trying to impress the new neighbor boy. This one is mine. So is this one. Do you have this one? I got it for Christmas. Now, we find him frolicking in a patch of snow and continuing to be a… » 6/06/14 2:39pm 6/06/14 2:39pm

How Sochi Is Making It Snow in a Subtropical Resort

So far, the Sochi Olympics has had its share of difficulties. But there might be a sort of reasonable explanation for that! You see, while Sochi's organizers were letting everything else fall to the wayside, they were busy perfecting the one thing totally out of their control: the weather. Here's how Sochi—which is… » 2/06/14 4:47pm 2/06/14 4:47pm