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2010-11-07 07:28:30

As winter approaches, northern dwellers will get assistance from space to help them face the harsh weather. Satellite information on snow cover is now available through ESA's GlobSnow project soon after it snows. As well as posing a hazard to communities through transportation shutdowns and floods, snow cover is one of the most important elements influencing the planet's climate, meteorology and water systems. Understanding snow conditions helps us to predict floods and advance climate...

2010-02-11 10:49:00

DALLAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the world prepares to take in the sights, sounds and majesty of the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, AT&T* is joining with world-renowned recording artists -- 3 Doors Down, The All-American Rejects remix by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, Mariah Carey, Gloriana, Green River Ordinance, Hoobastank, Puddle Of Mudd, Sugarland and many more-- to create the exclusive AT&T Team USA Soundtrack for athletes as they pursue their dream...

2010-01-20 13:08:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people hibernate during winter; others defy the cold and party. For the latter group, the travel professionals at The GO Group, the world's largest airport transportation company, have scoured GO-serviced cities for the country's best winter bashes. Whether you're a local or flying in from far away, The GO Group promises these experiences will warm your heart (even if the rest of your body remains a little chilly.) Snow Days of Chicago -- Sled dog...

2009-11-02 11:18:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the thermostat drops, we start wearing coats to protect ourselves from the cold, but most people don't realize that their vehicles also need some extra protection during the winter. A few quick steps are all it takes to help your vehicle perform its best this winter. "Motorists in most of this country face harsh weather conditions for at least part of the winter," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The thought of...

2009-05-29 13:03:14

A California man on a quest to visit every Starbucks in the world said he is coffee-drinking his way through Britain this week. Rafael Antonio Lozano Jr., who changed his name to Winter said he started his project in 1997 and has so far had a cup of coffee at about 9,100 Starbucks locations, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Winter, 37, said he is currently in Britain to visit 400 locations in England, Scotland and Wales. He said he will continue his Starbucking in Spain, Portugal and...

2009-01-01 11:51:31

U.S. psychiatrists say making an effort to get some sun may help lift spirits if feeling blah and blue this winter. A team of psychiatrists from Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Northwest Hospital suggest when the sun is out it is a good idea to work by a window. Also, on those rare sunny winter days, going outside and taking a brisk walk will reap the mood benefits of exercise as well as sunlight. Making exercise a priority as well as taking a daily vitamin and staying well-hydrated may also...

2008-12-15 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross sheltered hundreds of people over the weekend who were affected by ice storms in the Northeast. Working with local partners, Red Cross chapters opened shelters in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. "Unfortunately, ice storms are par for the course during the New England winter. But the Red Cross is always ready to give people a safe and warm place to go when there are widespread power outages like...

2008-09-29 14:41:04

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Tori Amos descended on the scene in the early '90s brimming with newfound creativity, intelligence, sensitivity and an exacting literary bearing. Celebrated by critics and the public alike, that first spotlight was a heady time in the young singer/songwriter's career. On September 30, 2008, Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its wholly-owned Eagle Eye Media subsidiary, will release Tori Amos Live At Montreux 1991/1992 on both CD (16 songs) and DVD (90...

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2008-03-05 11:45:00

Scientists have discovered an Antarctic fish species that adopts a winter survival strategy similar to hibernation.  Reporting this week in the journal PLoS ONE, the online journal from the Public Library of Science, scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the University of Birmingham reveal, for the first time, that the Antarctic "Ëœcod' Notothenia coriiceps effectively "Ëœputs itself on ice' to survive the long Antarctic winter. The study showed that the...

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2006-04-07 06:05:00

The discovery of a possible hibernation hormone in the brain may unlock the mystery behind the dormant state, researchers reported in the April 7, 2006 issue of Cell. Hibernation allows animals from bears to rodents to survive unscathed -- in a state of suspended animation -- under the harshest of winter conditions. If the findings in chipmunks are confirmed, the hormone would represent the first essential brain signal governing the seasonal adaptation, according to the researchers. As...


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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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