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A White Christmas in 2014?

It's certainly looking active around Christmas, find out more inside...

Much of the Northeast already experienced a “white holiday” this season, Thanksgiving, after a Thanksgiving Eve storm dropped up to a foot of snow in interior parts of the region. But the...
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What is Freezing Rain?

Learn about when "plain rain" is anything but...

With winter right around the corner, the worries for snow, sleet, and ice will soon be upon us. Although rain may seem like a blessing during the winter season, it can be treacherous if it falls as...
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A Quick Guide to Cloud Types

 Ever look up and wonder about the clouds?  Read about them here...

Clouds are described by almost every adjective in the book, from pretty to ugly to ominous and breathtaking.  Did you know that different clouds are precursors to specific types of weather? It's...
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Lake Effect Snow

How does lake effect snow form and why did southern Buffalo receive the brunt?

Lake effect snow is a phenomenon that is most common in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It occurs when cold air passes over a relatively warm lake. However, in order for lake effect to...
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Sleet Versus Hail

Why the two balls of ice are not the same...

(Above Left) Truck covered in a mixture of sleet & freezing rain, 2007 Syracuse, IN. Courtesy of the NWS Northern Indiana office. (Above Right) Quarter sized hail from Nazareth, PA. We've all...
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