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18

Mar

Don’t miss these incredible photos: Spring! It’s almost here … at least for some of us
The official start date for the spring equinox is March 20, but the true essence of the season may be a few weeks off depending on where you live (I’m looking at you, Chicago). If that’s the case for you, tide yourself over with these dreamy spring images that will give you hope for the impending warm weather.

07

Mar

Top 10 reasons to love winter until the bitter endWhy you should stop being such a hater when it comes to cold weather.

Top 10 reasons to love winter until the bitter end
Why you should stop being such a hater when it comes to cold weather.

06

Mar

Almost completely frozen, Great Lakes near record set 41 years agoWhile ominous looking, the freeze will help lessen evaporation on the Great lakes, and will hopefully balance out low water levels from 2013.

Almost completely frozen, Great Lakes near record set 41 years ago
While ominous looking, the freeze will help lessen evaporation on the Great lakes, and will hopefully balance out low water levels from 2013.

05

Mar

Sick of winter? Use this site to find the cities with the most pleasant days per yearThe Pleasant Places to Live web app makes it clear that southern California is the place to be. Montana? Not so much.

Sick of winter? Use this site to find the cities with the most pleasant days per year
The Pleasant Places to Live web app makes it clear that southern California is the place to be. Montana? Not so much.

24

Feb

Return of the polar vortex? Temperatures this week are not expected to plunge as low as they did in the January, but it will be much colder than the average in some areas for this time of year.

Return of the polar vortex?
Temperatures this week are not expected to plunge as low as they did in the January, but it will be much colder than the average in some areas for this time of year.

11

Feb

Preparing for an extended power outageWhat to do when the lights and electricity go out for more than a few hours.

Preparing for an extended power outage
What to do when the lights and electricity go out for more than a few hours.

30

Jan

Why is it warm in Alaska and snowing in Atlanta?Jet-stream patterns have affected the weather all across the country, meteorologists say, from the California drought to Georgia’s ‘snowpocalypse.’

Why is it warm in Alaska and snowing in Atlanta?
Jet-stream patterns have affected the weather all across the country, meteorologists say, from the California drought to Georgia’s ‘snowpocalypse.’

28

Jan

Strange snowballs invade the U.S.Fanciful snow rollers grow larger layer by layer as they’re rolled along by the wind before they land on the ground.

Strange snowballs invade the U.S.
Fanciful snow rollers grow larger layer by layer as they’re rolled along by the wind before they land on the ground.

Flaking out: How snow formsAs snow once again bombards the U.S. this winter, MNN takes a look at how Mother Nature produces something so delicate and so dangerous.

Flaking out: How snow forms
As snow once again bombards the U.S. this winter, MNN takes a look at how Mother Nature produces something so delicate and so dangerous.

24

Jan

What is thundersnow?Hearing thunder during a snowstorm is extremely uncommon. Here’s what to expect if you witness the rare weather event that made Jim Cantore freak out.

What is thundersnow?
Hearing thunder during a snowstorm is extremely uncommon. Here’s what to expect if you witness the rare weather event that made Jim Cantore freak out.