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The Polar Vortex Is Returning This Weekend

NBC News reports: Millions of Americans across the Northeast should brace for what could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade this Valentine’s Day weekend, forecasters warned Friday. The National Weather Service said the “life threatening” icy blast was set to arrive in the region Saturday, but the coldest air would not arrive until Sunday morning — with several …

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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring [VIDEO]

Last week’s record-setting blizzard aside, we still haven’t had much of a winter. And this morning Punxsutawney Phil said spring is coming early. NPR reports: A crowd gathered at Gobbler’s Knob early this morning, awaiting the emergence of the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. After a tap of a cane on Phil’s tree-trunk cage, his door was opened, and the animal …

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CALIFORNIA: Coastal Erosion Filmed By Drone [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: Dramatic drone footage has captured California homes on the brink of collapse at the edge of a cliff. Powerful weather caused by El Niño has eroded the land and left several in Pacifica buildings teetering over oblivion. The city declared a state of emergency last weekend partly due to accelerated erosion of the cliffs, …

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New York City Blizzard 2016 Time-Lapse [VIDEO]

From the Time-Lapse Group: We set out to cover New York City’s 2nd biggest snowstorm since 1869. Central Park total snow accumulation at the end of the winter storm was 26.8 inches. We started at 1am Saturday at the Brooklyn Bridge, covering the Dumbo area. We proceeded into the city shortly after and covered midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Columbus Circle, …

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Blizzard 2016: Second-Worst In New York City History

Yesterday’s blizzard came within one-tenth of an inch of breaking the all-time snowfall record for New York City. From the Daily News: The killer blizzard that forced New Yorkers to stay home amid a city-wide travel ban will go down as one of the city’s worst snowstorms in history. At least 18 people were killed as the blizzard pummeled the …

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Blizzard Wallops Gotham: Broadway Dark, Mass Transit Suspended, Record Snowfall Possible

New York City is being clobbered by the blizzard today, surprising the forecasters. The National Weather Service has increased its snowfall estimate to 24-30 inches for Manhattan, more than double the total forecast yesterday. All bridges and tunnels have been closed and the MTA has suspended above-ground service. Winds are gusting at 40-50mph in the other boroughs. Broadway will be …

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NASA’s Supercomputer Models Blizzard [VIDEO]

Watch below. Here’s how they did it: The near-real-time operational GEOS-5 system ingests more than 5 million observations every six hours producing comprehensive analyses and forecasts of the atmosphere each day at 25-km global resolution. This experimental product uses the global mesoscale capabilities of GEOS-5 to downscale the operational product to 6-km global resolution. Subsequent forecasts are launched with this …

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5100 Flights Canceled Due To Blizzard

FlightAware.com reports that more than 5100 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have been canceled nationwide due to the blizzard already underway in the mid-Atlantic. More from the Associated Press: A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm’s path prepared …

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DC Paralyzed By One Inch Of Snow [VIDEO]

This certainly doesn’t bode well for the coming blizzard. The Washington Post reports: “Horrible.” “Pathetic.” “Painful.” “Unbelievable.” “One inch of snow did this.” From every corner of the region and into the wee hours of the morning, from every highway and byway, motorists vented their anger and frustration that they were still out there — at 1 a.m., then 2 …

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Snowmageddon 2016 Allegedly Approaches

Months into the wimpiest winter in recent memory, we’re finally going to get a major blizzard this weekend. Allegedly. Meteorologists are positively giddy about having actual news to report. From the Weather Channel: Winter storm watches have been issued for 14 states from the Mid-South to the East Coast in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. In addition, blizzard watches have …

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Today’s New York City Tabloids

CNN reports that beach volleyball is underway in Central Park and skaters at the Rockefeller Center rink are wearing shorts.

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NYC Is Warmer Today Than On The Fourth Of July

It doesn’t feel much like Christmas Eve, does it? The Hill reports: Washington will see highs in the 70s on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, challenging records each day. Other cities will break their records as well — according to The Weather Channel, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Providence, R.I., and Burlington, Vt., had already broken their daily records by early Thursday morning. Temperatures …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Hot Furry Shirtless Jogger

Via Chicago’s WGN: With unseasonably warm temperatures hitting Chicago this December, many Chicagoans spent their Sunday outdoors in 60 degree temperatures. One visitor to the city, Ethan Renoe, decided to take a shirtless jog along the lakefront, and caught up with our cameras. Video of his live interview has been viewed more than half a million times. Needless to say, …

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Puerto Vallarta Escapes Hurricane Patricia

The posh Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta, long a popular destination for gay tourists, escaped Hurricane Patricia with little damage. Gay PV Magazine reports: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has escaped Hurricane Patricia. After a day of hotel evacuations, airport closures, flight cancellations and pending power interruptions the worst is over for Puerto Vallarta residents as of 11 pm CST. However, …

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Monster Hurricane Threatens Mexico [VIDEO]

With 200-mph winds, the strongest recorded hurricane in Western Hemisphere history is bearing down on the popular gay resort town of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Associated Press reports: With maximum sustained winds near 200 mph (325 kph), Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the eastern Pacific or in the Atlantic, said Dave Roberts, …

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Trump: New York Could Use Some Global Warming

Donald Trump once again displayed his grasp on climate change this morning by tweeting that New York could use “a big fat dose of global warming” because an unseasonal blizzard last night brought nine inches of snow to central parts of the state. Trump presumably is tweeting from his office in Manhattan, where the wind chill early this morning was …

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Forecast: No US Landfall For Hurricane Joaquin

It now looks like the East Coast will dodge a direct hit. Via AccuWeather: Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin will impact areas from South Carolina to Massachusetts even though the hurricane is unlikely to make landfall in the United States. People should not let their guard down due to a shifting track of the hurricane as the risk to lives and …

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Hurricane Joaquin To Hit Category 4

AccuWeather has the latest: Hurricane Joaquin is rapidly intensifying. Joaquin reached Category 3 status late Wednesday evening. The storm is now expected to strengthen into a Category 4 storm sometime late Thursday or Thursday night. After it passes just northeast of the Bahamas Thursday, Joaquin will begin to turn north and parallel the East Coast on Friday and Saturday. Virginia …

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Hurricane Joaquin Threatens East Coast [VIDEO]

AccuWeather has the latest forecast: Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to continue to gather strength just northeast of the Bahamas during the next couple of days before it begins its northward run along the East coast. The system could reach Category 3 strength. The storm will bring pounding surf, dangerous seas, strong winds, drenching squalls and flash flooding to the central …

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ATLANTA: Lightning Strike On Delta Jet Caught On Video

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A video on YouTube shows what appears to be lightning striking a Delta Air Lines plane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The video, according to YouTube, was shot by a man who identified himself as Jack Perkins. “While filming the line of planes all stacked up during a ground hold in Atlanta on 8/18/15,” he wrote …

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