A huge snowstorm is hammering the east coast of the US, knocking out power to more than half a million people, shutting down roads and forcing people to stay home. As much as a meter of snow could fall before it ends.
The frigid weather that moved down from the Arctic and caused temperatures to plummet in the Midwest and Northeast of the US have started to rise. The weather caused 21 deaths and hundreds of flight cancellations.
A record arctic air mass will remain over the central and eastern United States over the next several days. Several people have died in the dangerously low temperatures, which have now moved to the Northeast.
Two skiers have become the latest victims of the extreme weather hitting the Alps. The amount of snow falling has broken records in several ski resorts.
Despite carrying emergency equipment, the three German skiers have perished under the avalanche and another skier is missing. The fatalities bring the number of reported weather-related deaths to at least 24 in Europe.
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