Blizzard warnings went up across wide sections of the Southwest and Great Plains Monday, two days before the official start of winter, as a major snow storm threatened to play havoc with holiday travel.
Winter weather for 2011-2012 predicting another brutally cold and snowy winter for a large part of the country, thanks in large part to La Niña... yet again. “The brunt of the winter season, especially when dealing with cold, will be over the North Central U.S.,” stated Paul Pastelok, expert long-range meteorologist and leader of the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team.
The ethereal beauty of our planet Earth becomes immediately evident when you watch this collection of time-lapse videos. It gets even better when an artist such as Michael König massages the footage using the latest digital video gear, cleaning up the pictures, taking out the noise and smoothing out the motion to the point where it’s into the realm of the surreal. Add music by Jan Jelinek, and it’s art.
While you were going about your daily business, maybe sitting in traffic or making dinner, a giant asteroid whizzed by your head, and you narrowly escaped the cold bite of death. And it’s even cooler when you discover just how close 202,000 miles really is in the grand scheme of things. For instance, the average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 239,000. So this asteroid, tagged as the size of an aircraft carrier, came between us and the Moon. It passed by Earth at its closest point around 6:30 EST.
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Snowstorm, blizzard timely preparation tips to protect you, your family, pets, loved ones, home, business...Timely preparation, including structural and non-structural mitigation measures to avoid the impacts of severe winter weather, can avert heavy personal, business and government expenditures. Experts agree that the following measures can be effective in dealing with the challenges of severe winter weather:
The group that manages Central Park estimates that the New York City park may lose 1,000 trees due to the unprecedented weekend snowstorm. Central Park Conservancy spokeswoman Dena Libner says the storm impacted about 400 acres— half of the park — below 86th Street.
Saturday’s storm damage comes six days before the New York City Marathon winds through the park. read more...
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So, why are the winds howling this week in southern California called "Santa Anas?"The origin and even the original spelling of the term "Santa Ana winds" are unclear, according to meteorologist Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather Services. Null said that during the past century both Santa Ana and Santana winds have been used, adding that the term "Santana winds" is said to have originated in Spanish California when the hot, dry winds were called "devil winds."
At least 20 homes burned down in fire fueled by 60 mph winds; Man dies from cardiac arrest...RENO, Nev. - Police in Reno went house to house in the middle of the night, pounding on doors and telling residents they had to evacuate as a roughly 400-acre blaze raged in rough terrain, destroyed homes and injured some people. At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating.
Blizzards are dangerous winter storms that are a combination of blowing snow and wind resulting in very low visibilities. While heavy snowfalls and severe cold often accompany blizzards, they are not required. Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating a ground blizzard.
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