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2011-10-19 19:00:00

Worst Weather in the Country is Forecast to hit Chicago and the Midwest; Agility Recoveryâs Webinar Will Focus on What Businesses Can do to Prepare Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Winter weather is around the corner, and the worst snow and cold this season is aiming straight for the Chicago area. Meteorologists are predicting up to 58 inches of snow in Chicago, with Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York City not far behind. According to Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather.com...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

Water restoration provider suggests being proactive in protecting your home from the elements as colder weather begins to be felt across the country. All it takes are a few simple steps to ward off Old Man Winter. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 With the official beginning of fall just days away, lower temperatures mean an entirely new environment for your home to exist in for the next five or six months, and environment that can lend itself to flood and water damage if not properly...

2011-07-27 13:35:52

Discovery puts scientists closer to human application Hibernation is an essential survival strategy for some animals and scientists have long thought it could also hold promise for human survival. But how hibernation works is largely unknown. Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have successfully induced hibernation at will, showing how the process is initiated. Their research is published in the July 26 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. A hibernating animal has a reduced...

2011-06-20 12:52:55

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 marks the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which...

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...

2011-02-01 12:11:21

One of the largest winter storms since the 1950s is affecting 30 U.S. states today with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. NASA satellites have gathering data on the storm that stretches from Texas and the Rockies to the New England states. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have been providing visible, infrared and microwave looks at the storm system's clouds, precipitation, temperatures and extent. Visible and infrared images and animations of the storm's clouds and movement are created...

2011-01-29 00:01:50

With the massive snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast, AccuConference extended $50.00 in conferencing credit to help those who are stranded. The snowstorm has paralyzed many roads, railways, and airports, leaving thousands of people unable to make their destinations. By allowing the people stuck in the snowstorm to use their conference lines for free, AccuConference hopes to help people carry out their important meetings as planned. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2011...

2011-01-12 07:20:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the tremendous winter storms that have plagued the nation this winter, make sure you visit http://www.OutageCentral.com regularly to keep up-to-date on outages from all electric utilities in the United States. There's also a great way to keep informed of severe weather alerts at http://www.outagecentral.com/weather! When a storm is threatening one area of the country, emergency personnel are, in addition to tracking critical...

2011-01-11 23:37:33

Study yields new model that can help managers calculate when plants will burst bud under different climate scenariosThe opening of buds on Douglas-fir trees each spring is the result of a complex interplay between cold and warm temperatures during the winter, scientists with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station have found.Their research"”which is featured in the December issue of Science Findings, a monthly publication of the station"”led to the development...

2010-12-13 08:00:00

DENVER, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado is renowned for its winter season, and each year skiers and riders flock to Colorado's 26 ski areas and resorts. Yet, there's another side to Colorado's winter season and it doesn't involve skis. Following are seven Colorado adventures that showcase the other side of Colorado's winter season to visitors seeking a different snow experience. Jeep Ice Racing. For the past 35 years, Our Gang Ice Racing has been holding Jeep ice races on...

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Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-30 13:44:17

November 2012: A mild start to the month will be followed up by a vigorous finish as temps rapidly slide. The forecasted average for the month is to be near 40-50F, while there is the possibility of seeing 7-9 days warmer than that along with 6-8 days becoming colder than the average. The month will also include a few chances of rain totaling around a Trace-0.25in. Winter weather for the month will include snowfall amounts around 4-6in total. December 2012: The month is going to be colder...

Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-08 09:29:22

November 2012: A pretty mild month is in store for the area as temps will average around the 30-40F range along with seeing 10-12 days being warmer. There is also the chance of seeing about 4-6 days being a touch bit colder. There will be multiple frost and freezes during the month along with a Trace-0.5in of rainfall for the month. The winter weather will include a special edition of snowfall in the range of 1-2in for the month. December 2012. The cold will begin to set in during the...

Winter Weather Outlook
2012-10-05 09:36:27

November 2012: The month is going to be a tad bit warm to start with and then quickly transition into a colder month with the forecasted average to be around 30-40F, with the chance of seeing 4-6 days being warmer and 4-6 days being colder. The rainfall will be around a Trace-0.25in. Winter Weather Impacts will include 1-2in of snowfall for the month. December 2012. Temps are going to drop off for the month with the averages being around 20-30F with a small window of 2-4 days being...

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Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.