Patrick Jones, a 49-year-old prisoner in Louisiana who was serving a 27-year prison term for a drug charge, became the first federal inmate to die from COVID-19, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced late on Saturday.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus from the country's epicenter, but he added that such a move would not affect trade in any way.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely.
From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The coronavirus outbreak sweeping through New York City has pushed its ambulance service close to the breaking point, with hundreds of personnel out ill and emergency calls skyrocketing, supervisors and rank-and-file emergency medical technicians said on Friday.
There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the coronavirus, so we took to Instagram, Twitter and Reddit to see what questions have been bugging you, our readers.Below are answers from several healthcare experts who have been following the outbreak. Please note that there is much we still don’t know about the new virus, and you should reach out to you […]
Vice President Mike Pence, heading the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, said on Saturday that he would deliver a recommendation to the president on whether to re-open the U.S. economy in the coming week.
Sean Hernandez says he covers his mouth and nose with a t-shirt or towel when he leaves his cell, the only defense he can improvise against the coronavirus outbreak now sweeping through New York’s Rikers Island jail system.
Actor Mark Blum, jazz icon Manu Dibango, country music icon Kenny Rogers, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, WWE wrestler Rocky Johnson and NBA Commissioner David Stern are among the famous people who have died in 2020.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, reaching around the globe. The virus, which surfaced in December in Wuhan, China, has killed thousands. Streets and tourist attractions are empty, as large gatherings are canceled and people are quarantined. Here's a look at the effects around the wor […]
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic is spreading across the United States. People are discouraged (even banned in some places) from large gatherings, public spaces are closing, store shelves are empty, with long lines in grocery stores, and travel is limited. Here are some scenes from across America.
DJ D-Nice’s Instagram Live virtual dance parties have been the sensation of isolation, drawing upwards of 150,000 viewers — among them, both Democratic candidates, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama, Drake, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — and helping relieve anxiety during this time of stress […] […]
Nate ‘n Al Deli, a fixture in Beverly Hills and the entertainment industry for 75 years, announced Saturday that it would be closing Sunday with no plans to reopen. It had been open for takeout and delivery since restaurants closed due to coronavirus on March 15. The Beverly Drive restaurant’s Instagram message reads, “Approximately one […]
John Callahan, a soap opera star on “All My Children,” died on Saturday morning after suffering a stroke at his Palm Springs, Calif., home on Friday. He was 66. “Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated–my great friend, co-parent partner, and loving father to Kaya,” […]
It’s easy to feel intimidated by wine. All those hard-to-pronounce names, so many vineyards to remember. That’s the world Elijah, played by Mamoudou Athie, wants to enter in the new Netflix movie “Uncorked,” about a young man who dreams of taking the brutally difficult master sommelier exam instead of taking over his family’s Memphis barbecue […] […]
High on the list of things that nobody could have predicted just a few weeks ago is the emergence of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a buzzy daytime TV draw. Cuomo’s expansive daily media briefings on the state of the coronavirus pandemic that has spread quickly through the Empire State have become national news, […]
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back home in the U.S. after they revealed they had contracted coronavirus and were quarantined in Australia. Hanks gave an update on Twitter Saturday morning, thanking everyone who had helped them in Australia and assuring people that they are still isolating themselves in the U.S. “Hey, folks…We’re home now […]
Cardi B, like most people in the world, is hooked on Netflix’s “Tiger King.” Over the past couple of days, Cardi has been tweeting about the new docu-series, which follows the bizarre story of Joe Exotic, a private zoo owner with hundreds of exotic animals who ends up in jail for hiring a hitman to […]
Nickelodeon fans’ dreams came true when the cast of “Victorious” reunited to celebrate the show’s debut 10 years ago. Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and their co-stars were supposed to get together in person to commemorate the anniversary, but due to the shelter-in-place rules around the country, the cast all hopped on a Zoom call. Grande […]
The big kahuna among this weekend’s music live-streams is a half-day marathon Saturday being put on by Twitch. The 12 hours of performances on “Twitch Aid” feature a wide array of artists from multiple genres, including Barry Gibb, Luke Combs, Marcus Mumford, Yola, Garth Brooks, Ryan Tedder, Rufus Wainwright, Diplo, Charlie Puth, Ashley McBryde, Steve […] […]
Many companies are being financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Film at Lincoln Center is the latest organization to have to lay off employees and pause some of their operations. On Friday, executive director Lesli Klainberg released a memo announcing that the center had to furlough or lay off about half of its […]
Severe weather began to erupt across the center of the country Saturday, with the dangers of hail, wind and tornadoes set to continue overnight. The atmosphere was already volatile and primed for severe weather going into the weekend, after thunderstorms produced large, softball-sized hail on Friday across parts of Missouri. The same storm that will...
Waves of wet weather will continue this weekend as drenching rain and thunderstorms spread across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Northeast through Sunday. Those itching to get outside for some fresh air this weekend will want to bring along an umbrella as rounds of rain are predicted. The same storm system responsible for severe...
The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt in the early part of 2020. After emerging in China’s Hubei province in late 2019, the number of cases skyrocketed and infected more than half of a million worldwide over a four-month span with the epicenter shifting from Asia to Europe and, as of late March, the...
Following widespread heat and severe weather in some locations this weekend, a storm system will cruise eastward with drenching rain and thunderstorms across the southern United States before March comes to a close. “A storm is forecast to make steady eastward progress across the South next week, but it will pull a significant amount of...
A storm emerging from the Rockies after burying the region under heavy spring snow will turn to the Upper Midwest with wintry weather this weekend, as it triggers life-threatening severe weather and tornadoes in the south-central United States. Winter storm watches are in effect across portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Friday morning as...
As an expansive dome of high pressure continues to remain parked over the Gulf of Mexico and the southern United States, record-challenging heat will continue for many areas that have already smashed records this week. Going into the weekend, the stretch of summerlike heat allowed, New Orleans to set daily high temperature records five days...
Close to 40 million people may be at risk for severe thunderstorms over the central United States as a volatile weather pattern unfolds into Saturday, and AccuWeather meteorologists say some of the storms will be capable of spawning strong tornadoes. The situation may become especially dangerous with as the severe weather outbreak reaches its peak...
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, many are looking for some sunshine and fresh air, even from their patios and backyards. Those hoping for calm spring conditions across southern Europe will instead get saddled with wet, and in some areas, wintry weather. Two storms will combine to bring snow and rain to central and...
Several rounds of rain will target eastern Asia through the weekend, raising the risk for flooding and some snow. Periods of rain and thunderstorms first drenched parts of China through the middle of the week as a storm system organized over the country. The storm slowly shifted into the East China Sea. The heaviest rain...
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The success of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy was due in part to one of history’s most famous weather forecasts, but new research shows this scientific success resulted more from luck than skill. Oft-neglected historical documentation, including audio files of top-secret phone calls, shows the forecasters were experiencing a situation still researched and practiced today: “decision-making […]
by Mary Glackin, AMS President In normal times, our thousands of AMS professionals and colleagues are completely dedicated to helping people make the best possible weather-, water-, and climate-related decisions. In this COVID-19 period, were not just providing critical information; we are also receiving it. We are each of us following guidance from public health […]
by Keith L. Seitter, CCM, AMS Executive Director One of the AMS Core Values is: “We believe that a diverse, inclusive, and respectful community is essential for our science.” AMS lives this value, which is articulated in the Centennial Update to the AMS Strategic Goals. We work to foster a culture that celebrates our diversity, […]
Undergrads at Penn State recently took to their cellphones to mingle with and snap pics of tiny snowflakes to reinforce meteorological concepts. The class, called “Snowflake Selfies” and described in a new paper in BAMS, was designed to use low-cost, low-tech methods that can be widely adapted at other institutions to engage students in hands-on […]
Nowhere is it more dangerous to fly in a hurricane than right near the roiling surface of the ocean. These days, hurricane hunting aircraft wisely steer clear of this boundary layer, but as a result observations at the bottom of the atmosphere where we experience storms are scarce. Enter the one kind of plane that’s fearless about filling this […]
Mountain climber Dmitry Golovchenko captured tremendous video of the February 27 collapse of a “rime mushroom” atop Patagonia’s Cerro Torre. These are bulbs of massively accumulated rime—built up in the freezing of moisture in winds pounding at the peak over time. The mushrooms increase the difficulty of this infamous climb of more than 3,000 meters, but never more so than when their […]
In recent years minimum sea level pressure (MSLP) measured in a hurricane’s eye has become “a much better predictor of hurricane damage” than the maximum sustained wind speed (Vmax) upon which the revered Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale is based. New research by seasonal hurricane forecaster Phil Klotzbach et al. finds that MSLP is also more accurately measurable […]
Even though Earth’s atmosphere is laced by more than a billion brilliant discharges of electricity every year, lightning itself never seems ordinary. But there’s a broad range of lightning, and sometimes, at the extreme, it’s possible to recognize a difference between the ordinary and amazing, even among lightning flashes. The challenge is finding and observing […]
Nothing quite like watching lift-off…here’s the video sequence from Arianespace showing the flight of the rocket carrying South Korea’s GEMS satellite instrument into space earlier this week. GEMS–the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer–is a centerpiece of the Asian contribution to a triad of geostationary satellite missions watching air quality in some of the most pollution-prone urban centers of the world. The […]
“In summary, it’s going to be bad.” That’s how Jeff Evans with the NWS in Houston/Galveston began Wednesday’s presentation, “What if Hurricane Michael Struck Houston? An Examination of Inland Wind Damage,” at the AMS 100th Annual Meeting in Boston. He was boots on the ground after Hurricane Michael slammed the panhandle as a Category 5 […]