Emergency personnel remove patients for transport to area hospitals at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 65 near Bonnieville, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The wreck shut down the southbound lanes for several hours. Several people were transported from the scene to at least two different hospitals.  (Neal Cardin/The News-Enterprise via AP)

Snow comes to the South, along with frigid temperatures and slippery roads

By Jason Hanna and Madison Park, CNN
A winter storm was dumping snow Wednesday morning from the Florida Panhandle to Maine after leaving bone-chilling and icy conditions in states behind it, snarling traffic across parts of the South and East and leaving thousands of airline customers scrambling.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017: Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017  in Houston, Texas. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

US shatters record for disaster costs in 2017

By Brandon Miller, CNN Meteorologist
2017 was the costliest year ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday, totaling $306 billion. The previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters.