All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Winter’

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s Winter Predictions Found To Be Wrong 60 Percent Of The Time

Expect spring to be a tad bit late as Punxsutawney Phil forecasted that winter is here for another six weeks. The world-famous groundhog went with his unorthodox methods to bring the forecast. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow on February 2, people can expect the winter to extend its stay. Punxsutawney …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tips To Help You Cope This Winter

Staying active can be difficult for many rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, especially during the harsh winter months. Research has shown that those who suffer from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis benefit from physical activity. Constant movement is said to ease pain, and improve body function and overall quality of life. At the same time winter is a month when many people, even …

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Winter Tires: Tips To Keep You Safe

Whether you want to admit it or not, winter is almost here and that means snow, ice and sleet in many parts of the country. As much as most of us would like to stay bundled up and inside on those cold wintery days, it just isn’t possible and travel is a daily necessity for most people. Winter can make …

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Record Early Snowfall: Winter Is Coming

Just when you thought you’d gotten the memory of a ceaseless winter out of your minds, here comes a story to remind you that it all has to happen again. A record-early snowfall has hit parts of the Midwestern United States. On Thursday morning, snow fell in parts of Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. This represents the earliest that …

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Snowplow TV Reporter: Wave of Snow ‘Videobombs’ Live Standup

Some snowplows take snowball fighting a little too far. During a live TV coverage Monday morning in Salem County, New Jersey, one of Philadelphia’s local reporters was crushed by a wave of snow. WTXF-TV Fox 29’s Steve Keeley was reporting about the trendy snowstorm hitting the east coast when a snowplow swept by, striking him with a heavy load. In the video, Keeley starts …

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I-25 Pileup in Denver Injures 30, Kills One

A vehicle pileup occurred on Interstate 25 in Denver, Colo., Saturday. The multiple-crash was first reported at 10:50 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation has determined that the 104-vehicle pileup involved two separate accidents. The northbound interstate was closed for nearly five hours while traffic was at a standstill for at least a mile long. Motorist Darrell Barber told The Denver Post that …

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Touchscreen Gloves: Many Options For Tech-Savvy Handwear

Due to the winter storms that have been making their way all across the United States these past few weeks, most people have opted to bundle up before venturing out, even for small amounts of time. Coats, hats, and scarves can make for a warmer experience, but tend to add bulk and weight that make it hard to move. Another …

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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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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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Lake Michigan’s Shoreline Is Filling Up With Massive Ice Balls [Video]

Well, everyone knows how cold it has been in Michigan for the past couple of weeks, causing many people to lose power. Recently, something that people in Michigan have come to refer to as “ice balls” have started showing up on the shore of Lake Michigan. The weather has had drastic turns in all parts of the country, but it …

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Frozen Pipes: a Fluid Ounce of Prevention

Waking up on a winter morning to a home that is still nice and toasty, thanks to a good heat pump or furnace, is certainly a good thing. Everything seems to still be fine when you make that first toilet flush of the morning, In fact, you can remain blissfully oblivious to the problem until you start to run water …

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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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Fleece Blankets: Give or Receive Their Many Gifts

Fleece blankets. Who doesn’t love a fleece blanket? Even sheep love fleece blankets, because fleece blankets are commonly made with insulating polyester blends unless it is specified to be fleece-wool. Every time a fleece blanket is manufactured, one more sheep is able to graze undisturbed in the meadows for a few seconds more. Fleece blankets are light, but serve as …

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Winter Solstice – The Shortest/Longest Day Of The Year – And So Much More…

It happens every year between December 20th and the 23rd, the first day of winter – the Winter Solstice – and this year it falls on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 17:11 UTC. This is a time when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, it is when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 …

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Winter Solstice: Prepare For A Really Long Night

Saturday night, Dec. 21st will be the longest night of the year — it will be Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that North America will get only 9 hours and 32 minutes of sunshine as the night stretches on for more than 14 hours of darkness. The solstice will begin at 12:11 p.m. on Saturday. During this …

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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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Dallas Weather Cancels Half-Marathon

On your mark, get set, no. Looks like Metro PCS Dallas Marathon runners will have to wait, as officials have decided to put a halt on the race, which is scheduled for Sunday, December 8. The Dallas area is expecting to be blasted with 1 to 2 inches of sleet accumulation, with 0.1 to 0.25 inch of freezing rain. This …

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Winter Tires Cause Health Problems, Swedish Medical Researchers Claim

At a time when Sweden will soon get hit with its usual seasonal winter weather, medical researchers are asking for a ban against winter tires. In the 1960s, these tires were first introduced to consumers in the United States. Metal studs inserted into the tire were made to enhance the friction on slippery roads, particularly those covered in snow or …

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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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Awesome Timelapse Shows Construction of Backyard Ice Rink

This is a timelapse video of a man constructing a giant backyard ice rink. So yeah, you want to watch it. Prepare to be jealous. “More than 28,000 individual photos combine to follow the construction of the ultimate backyard ice rink located outside Chicago, Illinois. Five days of labor, 15,000 gallons of water and sub-freezing temperatures,” says uploader Four Winds. …

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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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YouTube Replaces Winter With The Ski Channel

I think we can all agree by this point that Winter 2012 forgot that it had some place to be this year in the western hemisphere, so let us welcome the timely arrival of Spring 2012. In case you’re still feeling sore about being stood up by winter, though, YouTube announced today the creation of a new channel, The Ski …

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Groundhog’s Day: Twitter Reacts

So we see the shadow 6 more weeks of winter, we don’t see the shadow Spring’s around the corner. Thanks, groundhog, you’re totally reliable. If you actually believe Phil the groundhog can predict weather, go to The WeatherChannel.com and learn how weather works. He’s just an animal, but apparently hundreds of people still want to gather together at Gobblers Knob …

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