Thunder Snow Is Hitting Parts of the Midwest Amid 'Historic' Spring Blizzard
Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest.
Up to 2 ½ feet (0.61 meters) of snow was expected to fall in parts of eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Winds in excess of 50 mph (80.46 kph) also were expected, creating life-threatening conditions.
国家气象局说，在南达科他州东部和明尼苏达州西南部的部分地区，预计降雪量将达到2.1英尺(0.61米)。 预计风速将超过每小时50英里(每小时80.46公里) ，造成威胁生命的情况。
“We’re calling it historic because of the widespread heavy snow. We will set some records,” said Mike Connelly, a weather service meteorologist in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
"我们称之为历史性的，因为这场大范围的大雪。 我们将创下一些记录,"南达科他州阿伯丁的气象服务气象学家迈克 · 康纳利说。
Australia election announced: 10 things to know about the poll
Australians will vote in a general election on 18 May, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.
澳大利亚总理斯科特 · 莫里森宣布，澳大利亚将在5月18日举行的大选中投票。
The poll will decide whether the conservative government wins a third term or is replaced by a Labor administration led by Bill Shorten.
这次民意调查将决定保守党政府是赢得第三个任期，还是被比尔 · 肖顿领导的工党政府所取代。
All 151 seats in the House of Representatives will be contested, and half of the 76 seats in the Senate.
The election is expected to be hotly contested in several areas including climate change and the economy.
Sakurada resigns ministerial post after controversial speech
Yoshitaka Sakurada, the minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday to take responsibility for controversial remarks he made in a speech.
负责东京奥运会和日本残奥会的大臣 yoshitaka Sakurada 在星期三向首相安倍晋三递交了辞呈，为他在一次演讲中发表的有争议的言论负责。
Earlier on the day, Sakurada attended a party in Tokyo for House of Representatives member Hinako Takahashi, who is originally from Iwate Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
“Takahashi is more important than reconstruction [from the disaster],” Sakurada said in a speech at the party.
Olympic minister Sakurada resigns over gaffe about 2011 disaster
奥林匹克部长 Sakurada 因2011年灾难失言辞职
Japan's Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials.
Yoshitaka Sakurada said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt the feelings those in the disaster-hit areas, and just retracting them would not be enough.
Sakurada, at a party earlier Wednesday for Hinako Takahashi-a ruling lawmaker from Iwate, one of the prefectures severely hit by the disaster--said Takahashi is more important than reconstruction.
Sakurada was in charge of the 2020 Games, whose main theme is to promote reconstruction of the disaster-struck region.
EU leaders, UK agree to extend Brexit deadline until the end of October
European leaders and the U.K. government have agreed to a “flexible extension” of the Brexit delay until Oct. 31.
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, says this gives the U.K. more time to find the best possible solution.
欧洲理事会(European Council)主席唐纳德•图斯克(Donald Tusk)表示，这给了英国更多时间来寻找最佳解决方案