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2011-03-03 23:32:46

Polluted snow causes early runoff, stronger monsoons in Asia In some cases, soot "“ the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants "“ can pack more of a climatic punch than greenhouse gases, according to a paper published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Michigan and NOAA found that soot landing on snow on the massive Tibetan...

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2011-03-02 08:40:00

Believe it or not, the snowstorms that battered much of the US this winter and set records in Chicago and New York are the result of global warming, climate scientists at a non-profit environmental group claimed during a Tuesday press event. Speaking on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) from Washington DC, Jeff Masters, director of meteorology for the Weather Underground website told reporters, "Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet." "In fact, as the...

2011-03-01 10:30:00

BELFAIR, Wash., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even after digging out from this year's record-setting snow and ice storms, many homeowners are still dealing with the aftermath. Others are hoping to prevent future damage to their homes. Snow and ice can result in major roofing problems, including ice dams, leaking and collapse. Snow and ice on a roof exert vertical loads that can cause a roof to sag, or fail. Although powdery snow weighs little, slushy, wet snow can weigh over...

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2011-02-25 09:00:13

By Dauna Coulter, Science @ NASA NASA atmospheric scientists got an unexpected chance to study a curious phenomenon called "thundersnow" when a recent storm unleashed it right over their heads. Walt Petersen and Kevin Knupp have traveled far and wide to study winter storms. They never dreamed that the most extraordinary one they'd see "“ featuring freakish thundersnow, a 50-mile long lightning bolt, and almost a dozen gravity waves -- would erupt in their own back yards. The storm hit...

2011-02-18 13:03:00

Statement of Kate Hanni NAPA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kate Hanni, FlyersRights.org today praised the Senate's passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2011, which includes the Airline Passengers Bill of Rights, written by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) to protect passengers from lengthy tarmac delays and to ensure that "No Child is Left Unbuckled" in a new amendment #223 to the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill. "The Senate's vote...

2011-02-09 00:01:31

Severe snow and ice have plagued much of the country coupled with extremely low temperatures. A spike in news headlines and consumer interest has also directly impacted business at Warmzone. Local and national journalists have promoted Warmzone's heated driveway systems as one of the emerging trends to deal with snow and ice. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 WARMZONE was mentioned this winter season by The Wall Street Journal in an article entitled, "The New Cold Warrior" for...

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2011-02-04 07:55:24

The aggressive wolverine may not be powerful enough to survive climate change in the contiguous United States, new research concludes. Wolverine habitat in the northwestern United States is likely to warm dramatically if society continues to emit large amounts of greenhouse gases, according to new computer model simulations carried out at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The study found that climate change is likely to imperil the wolverine in two ways: reducing or...

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2011-02-03 12:49:29

Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come on time, and NASA satellite data suggests that residents in more than one-third of the U.S. are now anxious for the prediction to come true.A massive winter storm touched 30 states over the last couple of days, including Phil's home at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. where rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain this morning before it changed to snow as part of that system. Phil's town is about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Looking at...

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2011-01-26 09:40:00

A city that rarely sees snowfall, Huntsville, Ala., was blanketed the evening of Jan. 9 under several inches of snow following a winter storm that also produced a rare "thundersnow" or lightning flashes. This unique weather event allowed scientists at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville the opportunity to assemble one of the most detailed snowfall datasets on record for the deep southern tier of the continental United States. Scientists in...

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2011-01-18 11:47:56

Known by many as one of the least favorite wintertime chores, shoveling snow can also be hazardous and is associated with many serious, even fatal events among both adults and children. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that an average of 11,500 snow shoveling-related injuries and medical emergencies were treated in U.S. emergency departments each year from 1990 to 2006....


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Rare Snow Visits South Africa August 7, 8 2012
2012-08-08 09:26:03

The area in red in the above image has been experiencing winter weather which is quite rare to the region; also at this time many places are still seeing rain and snow. From the South African Weather Service, they are forecasting for the Eastern Cape “Very Cold with snow heavy at times.” The majority of the regions in red in the image are going to see more rain and snow today, and some places may see heavy snowfall. Looking at forecast models of the region they will continue to see...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-January For Austin Texas
2012-12-29 12:33:08

November 2012:  The area is going to see a warm start to the month as temps will average in the 60-70F range with a few days rising into the 80’s and also a few days in the 50’s possible. Precipitation on the whole will be around 2-4inches for the month; while there will be none in the form of snowfall. There will be a high chance for an overnight freeze during the month. December 2012:  Temps will fall for the month of December as high temps will be in the 50-70F range during the...

Record Setting Events for Dec18, 2012
2012-12-28 08:19:02

Event #1: Record Heat An island off the coast of Georgia hit a high temp of 75F, which is good enough to break their previous record. A second record setting temperature was recorded in Southern Texas as the temp hit 78F in the region. This warm air was associated with the strong southerly flow that was moving through the region yesterday. The third area to look at occurred out in Western Arizona; the location hit 78F along the slopes of the Southern Rockies as the region saw high pressure...

Winter Weather Outlook
2012-11-05 15:42:46

November 2012: A mild month in store with the chance of seeing a significant storm, however overall should be mild with the average forecasted temps to be around the 50-60F range. There is the chance of seeing 6-8 days even being warmer and also 8-10 days being colder. The month will see 0.5-1.0 in of rainfall along with 2-4in of snowfall possible. The majority of the snow may come in one event for the month. December 2012: Temps will slightly fall for the month but overall it could be a...

Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-30 14:38:21

November 2012: A warm month will start for the region, followed by a mid-month run into old man winter. Expect the average temps for the month to be around 40-50F with the potential of seeing 6-8 days above that and 6-8  days below. The month’s precipitation will include a trace to 0.25in of rainfall along with the possibility of seeing 2-4in of snowfall. December 2012. The month will be ushered in by some cooler temps with the average dropping into the 30-40F range. There is a chance...

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