Quantcast

Latest Winter Stories

660c924a611cad667efedfe4384720bf1
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...

2006-02-21 09:03:29

TURIN (Reuters) - Two athletes who had received a five-day race ban due to high levels of hemoglobin in their blood have been re-tested and cleared to race, the International Skiing Federation said on Tuesday. Russians Natalia Matveeva and Pavel Korosteljev who recorded high Hb levels last week and banned from racing were allowed to compete at the Turin Winter Olympics. So far 10 of the 12 athletes who had previously been suspended with high Hb levels for five days early in the Games...

2006-02-13 08:52:42

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record, cutting power to thousands of homes, closing airports but bringing joy to ski resorts. "Make no mistake about it, this is a very dangerous, big storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference. At least 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, topping a powerful blizzard on December...

c8b70eea5a87e7041f0511cc2fedb4da1
2006-02-13 07:00:00

CONCORD, N.H. -- Consider it winter warfare in the battle against childhood obesity. A growing number of schools in the Northeast are retooling their phys-ed programs to add snowshoeing, an enticement to the video game generation to get outside and make the most of the region's long, cold winters. "I hate to say we're in a crisis, but we are," Aaron Loukes, a gym teacher at Lin-Wood Elementary School in Lincoln, N.H., said recently while leading 13 first-graders on a snowshoe trek through...

2006-02-12 18:23:50

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record, cutting power to thousands of homes, closing airports but bringing joy to ski resorts. "Make no mistake about it, this is a very dangerous, big storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference. At least 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, topping a powerful blizzard on December...

2006-02-12 11:50:51

BOSTON (Reuters) - A powerful snowstorm belted the northeastern United States on Sunday with flashes of lightning and whiteout conditions, forcing airports to close, snarling traffic and bringing joy to New England's ski resorts. As much as 22.8 inches of snow fell in New York's central park, the second heaviest snowfall on record, topped only by a blizzard in 1947, said the National Weather Service. "It is quite a storm," said Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist at the National Weather...

2006-01-25 12:29:44

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Freezing weather has killed scores of people in eastern Europe and snowstorms forced the closure of the Acropolis in Athens and blanketed parts of Sicily and Turkey on Wednesday as the Arctic air pushed south. Ukraine said 66 people had died there since the freeze set in last week. Neighboring Russia has asked it to restrict gas usage as demand has rocketed during the coldest winter in a generation in the region. The Romanian Health Ministry...

2006-01-09 02:04:12

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rap-rock group Flipsyde has the upcoming Winter Olympics to thank for the relaunch of its album, "We the People," which originally came out last summer. The Interscope album's re-release in December (with new track "Happy Birthday") coincided with NBC naming lead single "Someday" the theme song of its games coverage. The infectious track is heard -- and identified -- in TV spots that began airing a few weeks ago. The music video-like ads...

2005-12-23 14:20:00

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN -- The smell of sausages, the cheery chimes of Christmas jingles and the thud of "Klezmer rap" hang heavy in the December air as Berliners huddle around the kosher mulled wine stall. Welcome to the "Chrismukkah" market. Berlin's Jewish Museum is for the first time holding its own traditional-style market of the sort that dot German cities at this time of year. But this one is for Chrismukkah -- in German "Weihnukkah" -- a merger of Christian Christmas and the 8-day...

2005-12-18 08:57:04

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ebenezer Scrooge would enjoy Christmas in America this year. Drowning out the sounds of sleigh bells ringing and children singing are the sounds of arguing. At issue is how to greet people, how to decorate main street and how to sell gifts -- all without offending someone. Religious conservatives are threatening lawsuits and boycotts to insist that store clerks and advertisements say "Merry Christmas." Countering are those who argue they are...


Latest Winter Reference Libraries

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...

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
Related