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TODAY: 100 Million Under Winter Weather Warning

The Associated Press reports: Blame the polar vortex, a weather pattern that usually keeps to the arctic, but is increasingly visiting lower latitudes and staying beyond its welcome. Scientists say global warming caused by humans is partly responsible for making its southward escapes longer and more frequent. More than 100 million people live in areas covered Wednesday by some type …

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Texas Blackout Continues For Millions As GOP Flails

Yahoo News reports: As Texas on Tuesday entered its third night with sub-freezing temperatures and 3.3 million customers without electricity, the operator of the state’s unique power grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), urged Texans who still have electricity to turn off lights, unplug appliances, and turn down the thermostat. People without power took shelter elsewhere, if they …

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TX Blackouts Likely To Continue Through Tomorrow

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Texas’ power grid experienced a systemwide failure Monday morning as demand surged due to the historic winter conditions across the state. Grid managers declared an emergency after the record-breaking energy use strained utilities beyond capacity. An estimated 75% of Texas power generation capacity is impacted. The failures could last into at least Tuesday as crews …

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Groundhogs Offer Conflicting Predictions On Winter

The Weather Channel reports: Punxsutawney Phil was pulled from his burrow in Gobbler’s Knob Tuesday morning and saw his shadow, which, according to legend, means six more weeks of winter. Of course, even the organizers of the annual Groundhog Day event in western Pennsylvania acknowledge that turning to a large rodent for weather forecasting is mostly a way to break …

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Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction To Be Held Virtually

CBS News reports: The coronavirus has forced us to change the way we celebrate holidays and special occasions. And Tuesday, there will be one more tradition added to that list Groundhog Day. Don’t worry Punxsutawney Phil; the famous Pennsylvania groundhog will still make an appearance. However, there will not be any in person attendance or guests at Gobbler’s Knob on …

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Eastern States Told To Brace For “All-Out Nor’easter”

AccuWeather reports: AccuWeather meteorologists expect New York City and Boston to get a major snowfall from the storm, in the range of 6-12 inches, even if there is some mixing for a time. If the mixing does not occur and the storm tracks slightly offshore, even bigger accumulations could pile up. “As we see it at this early stage, the …

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Northeast Told To Brace For “Major Winter Storm”

The New York Daily News reports: Snow, ho, ho! The Northeast should brace for a “highly impactful” winter storm starting Wednesday — a weather wallop that could deliver enough powder to last long enough for a white Christmas, according to Accuweather. As a powerful storm slamming the West Coast travels east, it could be responsible for anywhere from 6 to …

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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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NYC Sees Warmest Day In Seven Months

Millions of New Yorkers poured into the streets and the parks this weekend to enjoy the first real break in one of the longest, coldest winters in many years. The wind chill was back down in the low 40s last night, but still!

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Out Like A Lamb

Details.

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New York City Winter Umbrella Cam

Taken yesterday afternoon just before everything turned to garbage-strewn piles of black muck.

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NYC Sees Coldest February In 81 Years

The weather has been particularly hard on restaurants and nightspots, but has been a boon for all delivery services.

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Ice Shuts Down NYC Ferry Service

The wind chill this morning was a record-setting -15.

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Tweet Of The Day

Winter 2015 in one GIF, everyone. RT @JJDodders: THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE BEST GIF. pic.twitter.com/LHXGhwybuR — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) February 18, 2015

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Groundhogs Disagree On Spring Forecast

Last year’s Staten Island Chuck (actually a female named Charlotte) died several days after De Blasio dropped her on Groundhog Day. This year Chuck was kept behind plexiglass.

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From The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel gets a lot of flack for naming winter storms, but this year’s set does have some pretty cool names. GORGON! The missing “W” storm name will be voted on by viewers.

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The Penile Vortex Is Coming

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1000+ Flights Canceled For Blizzard

This afternoon major airlines announced the cancellation of over 1000 flights in advance of the arrival of tomorrow’s nor’easter. Already, as of 2:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, more than 1,000 U.S. flights have been canceled for Friday, according to FlightAware. The bulk of that total comes at Northeast airports that are likely to see severe weather. Among those is Newark …

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Hat, Gloves, Scarf, Thermals

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