The stories are emerging of what it was like yesterday to be on the Spillway East chairlift at Sugarloaf Mountain resort in Maine when the cable derailed -- sending several chairs falling 20 or 30 feet to the ground, injuring at least 8 people and stranding about 150 others for up to a couple hours
While Americans are focused on the after-effects of last weekend's blizzard along the East Coast and the ongoing effects of wet weather across much of California, thousands of people in Australia are rushing to get to dry ground because of "the worst floods in 50 years."
The day's weather news isn't very good for L.A."A fast-moving Arctic storm swung into Los Angeles County early Wednesday and was expected to bring powerful gusts later in the day," the Los Angeles Times writes.
A United Airlines spokesman said the wing of a cargo plane clipped the tail of a United Express jet at O'Hare International Airport, but no one was hurt. United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson told the Chicago Tribune that the United flight was pulling into the gate about 9:1
The Chicago region remains under a high wind warning until 7:00 Wednesday. Three tornadoes touched down around Chicago Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.Gilbert Sebenste is a meteorologist at Northern Illinois University.