All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Snow’

Buffalo Snow Pictures Are Either Epic Or The Stuff Of Nightmares: YOU Decide

In Buffalo, New York, there has been so much snow this past week, only pictures can accurately convey the horror. And even then, it might not be quite enough. Buffalo residents find themselves trying to dig out of nearly six feet of snow, all of which fell during the past week. The task of snow removal is a serious matter, …

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Polar Vortex: Another On The Way

Have you had enough of the cold and snow yet? If you thought the last Polar Vortex and cold spells were bad, get ready for round two. Although many areas of the country are experiencing warm weather with highs in the 60’s in some areas, a cold spell will start on Monday and last throughout the week. The Polar Vortex …

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Snowstorm Pounding Midwest, Moving East

Although it is winter and snow and cold weather is to be expected, the storms that are hitting the country are anything but normal. Record cold temps, record snowfall, as well as severe travel complications make this winter, a season that millions of people will be happy to see come to an end. The most recent storm that hit the …

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Winter Storm Nika To Bring More Snow

Have you had enough snow yet? Get ready for some more as Winter Storm Nika crosses the United States bringing a wintery mix of rain, ice and snow. Last weekend most of the country felt the wrath of Winter Storm Maximus as he brought up to 10 inches of snow to some areas. Warm weather late last week caused much …

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Bombogenesis – The Latest Storm Wreaking Havoc

First was the Polar Vortex, and now Bombogenesis – the names are getting stranger, most likely to match the crazy storms that have been pounding the northeast. The post by Philadelphia meteorologist John Bolaris announced “Old Man Winter to Drop, Bombogenesis” is what some think got this newest storm term started. Bombogenesis also derived its name from another weather term, …

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Snow Totals – The East Coast Getting Hammered

A Nor’easter is blasting the east coast as of Thursday, dumping snow, bringing strong winds and extremely frigid cold temperatures. A blistering winter blizzard covered large sections of the Northeast U.S. in snow Thursday, canceling flights, shutting down highways closing schools through Friday and causing at least eleven deaths. “There will be travel problems,” said Hugh Johnson, a weather service …

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How Is Winter Storm Hercules Affecting You?

With winter upon us, it is inevitable that the season will bring storms, ice, snow, and all-around chaos at some point during its allotted months. And 2013 is no exception. Mother Nature has mixed up a large helping of significant snowfall, freezing temperatures, bone-chilling winds and white-out blizzards, making this nor’easter a major force to be reckoned with. AccuWeather meteorologist …

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Winter Storm Hercules Set to Pound Northeast

The first winter storm of 2014 didn’t wait long before sweeping into the midwest and northeast areas of the United States. The storm, named Hercules, is predicted to hit between Wednesday and Friday, according to USA Today, with the heaviest impacts in New England on Thursday and Friday. The storm could produce blizzard conditions at times throughout the New England …

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Icebound Russian Ship Set to be Rescued by Saturday

A Russian ship carrying 74 passengers has been stranded in the icy water mass of Antarctica since Tuesday. Strong winds through the ice-covered water caused The MV Akademik Shokalskiy to become trapped near Stillwell Island, far south of Hobart, Tasmania. What started on November 28 as a commemorated voyage dedicated to the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic voyage led by …

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You Can Make Your Own ‘Snow’ With Science

Are you one of the many people around the world who had to go another year without a white Christmas? Those of us in the weather dominator-controlled state of Kentucky know it all too well as it snows a lot before Christmas, but never on the day of. If you’re in a similar situation, it turns you can make your …

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Winter Tires, Are They Worth Buying?

Winter is here, and for most of the country the roads are slick, icy and full of snow. Is it worth it to buy snow or winter tires? Many drivers who live in icy snowy winters use all-season tires throughout the year and some use chains. But winter tires or snow tires can be a better choice, if the winters …

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Winter Tire Alternatives: Green, but Effective?

As earlier reported by us, it is catching on that winter tires damage our lungs and heart more than they protect us from slipping on the highway. While this may be true, it is still pretty obvious that we need some sort of extra protection while driving over this winter’s ice and snow. Thankfully, there are options other than the …

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Snow in Cairo: Yes, You Read That Right

In wacky weather news, Cairo was slammed with a winter storm today, leaving over a foot of the white stuff all over the city. Jerusalem also received the storm’s wrath, as more than three feet of snow was dumped out on the city, trapping hundreds in their vehicles and leaving thousands without power. Getting rain in these parts is rare …

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Google+ App Update Adds Snow To Your Photos

Google is treating Google+ users to some holiday fun with the latest app update for Android. You can bring up any photo in Google+ and shake your device to make it snow. A second shake will let you share the snowy photo. How heartwarming. Image: Google

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Ice Storm Hits Majority of the U.S.

A major storm has hit the largest part of the western U.S. Thursday, and continues to wreak havoc on this country – causing flight cancellations, traffic accidents, school closings, and overall treacherous conditions that are expected to last through the weekend. “Its not only the ice and snow, but freezing temperatures have made Saturday the coldest Dec. 7 on record …

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Thanksgiving Storm Expected in Northeast

Thirteen people have tragically died from a winter storm that threatens to spread across the Northeast, and unfortunately just in time for Thanksgiving. The southern part of the United States has experienced cold rain as well as ice through the impact of Winter Storm Boreas. Numerous states (California, Oklahoma, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona) have already endured heavy snow …

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Western Winter Storm Boreas Kills 13

(image) Winter storm Boreas has already dumped up to a foot of snow in western and southwestern Oklahoma as it makes its trek across the US. The massive storm has caused mass flooding, car crashes, hundreds of flight cancellations, road closures and leading to at least 13 deaths as it trekked across New Mexico and Texas on Saturday. An improperly …

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Western Winter Storm Extends to Texas, Heads East

A deadly winter storm system that began in Southern California has extended to Texas and Oklahoma after sweeping through Arizona and New Mexico late last week. The rain set records in parts of Arizona. The 1.60 inches that fell on Phoenix made Friday the city’s second wettest November day since 1895. Near Amarillo, the storm wrecked havoc on the roads, …

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South Dakota Blizzard Devastates Livestock

South Dakota has recently experienced a horrible blizzard, which is affecting the cattle and many farmers in the state. While much of the country is still having summer or early fall-like temperatures, South Dakota has been hit early with the nasty weather that usually does not come for another couple months. Tens of thousands of cattle have been found dead, …

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N.Y.: 3 Feet Of Snow Blankets Northern Part Of State

It’s rare to see snow in May, but New York received 3 feet of snow over the Memorial Day weekend. The AP reports that Whiteface Moutain, a ski mountain on the New York border with Vermont, was hit with 3 feet of snow over the weekend. All the snow has forced the authorities to close the highway that leads up …

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1,000 Flights Canceled as Snow Blankets Chicago

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that over 1,000 Chicago-area flights have been cancelled. More than 850 flights out of Chicago O’Hare International have been cancelled and Midway Airport has cancelled at least 230 flights. The cancellations come as a winter storm is beginning to drop snow on the city. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting up to 12 …

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Nemo Blizzard To Blanket the Northeast in Snow

Forecasts for a potentially “historic” winter storm in New England have not improved since yesterday’s winter storm and blizzard watches. More severe warnings have been issued for a wider swath of the Northeast, including New York City. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is warning that the storm will blanket the Northeast in snow, including states from the Great Lakes …

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New England Blizzard Could Potentially be “Historic”

The U.S. National Weather Service is warning residents of New England that a coming winter storm could be a record-breaker. The storm will hit the Northeast and New England sometime on Friday and continue into Saturday. The storm will bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to those areas, and temperatures could drop to 10 or 20 degrees below average. Snowfall …

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Check Out This Beautiful Compilation of Wintry Weather Fails

Ah, winter. You so cray. Personally, I love winter. Everything is dead. No mosquitos, limited allergies, and obviously, it’s not so damn hot. Plus, holidays and the Super Bowl. What’s not to love? But I understand that winter weather (ice and snow) can be a real nuisance sometimes. Even dangerous. And YouTube is very good for browsing these moments of …

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Coming Winter Storm Threatens Northeast After Pummeling Midwest

A coming Winter storm has some residents in the Northeast clamoring for shelter as holiday flights and other travel plans are being canceled in anticipation of what could be a major snow storm. The storm has already flexed its might by dumping upwards of 13 inches of snow in some locations in Arkansas. The Weather Channel reports that Winter Storm …

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Here’s How Pretty Little Snowflakes Form [VIDEO]

We are all snowflakes – little expertly formed, original creations floating about the world. Except that’s not true. You’re not special. You’re not a snowflake. But real snowflakes are all different (kind of), and fascinating. This video from BytesizeScience shows how snowflakes are formed – from their humble beginnings as specks of dust inside a cloud to their magical plunge …

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Snow on Mars Found by NASA Orbiter

NASA researchers announced last week that data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has given the “clearest evidence yet” of dry ice snowfalls on Mars. Dry ice, as it is commonly known, is frozen carbon dioxide. “These are the first definitive detections of carbon-dioxide snow clouds,” said Paul Hayne of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “We firmly establish the clouds are composed …

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Google Explores Antarctica So We Don’t Have To

I absolutely love cold weather with winter being my favorite season. You may find me crazy, but I do have my limits – Antarctica being one of them. While I love the idea of a snowy wonderland, the South Pole is just too cold for my preference. That doesn’t mean that I would never want to visit, but Google has …

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Man Trapped In Snow 2 Months- Twitter Responds

Peter Skyllberg, age 44, of Sweden was found Friday trapped in his car in the snow. He was about a mile deep in the woods, and claims he had been stuck there since December 19! Details on how he became stranded, whether or not he had been reported missing, etc. are very sketchy-to-nonexistent at this point. Lots of questions are …

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YouTube Snow Effect Puts Your Videos In The Holiday Spirit

Keeping in line with Google’s Let it snow feature where your results page fogs up when you search the phrase, YouTube now has a little snow button on some of its videos that allows you to populate them with accumulating snowflakes. I’ve searched around YouTube, and found that the snow button is only available on some videos. I stumbled across …

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