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Earliest and Latest First Snowfall

When's the earliest your area had to break out salt trucks and plows?

Now that the recent first freeze of the season has ended the growing season in many places in the Northeast, many are beginning their preparations for winter. Last year’s historic October...
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Reflections on Sandy's Impact

Meteorologist Mike Mihalik writes about his experiences during Sandy.

Manasquan, NJ. Photo by Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger.


Rewinding back to the day Sandy struck NJ, Monday, October 29th, I still could not believe my own forecasts of 70 - 85 mph wind gusts across L...

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GOES-13 "Goes" Dark

Will the satellite be fixed?

Image above courtesy of the College of Dupage.  If you were monitoring weather on September 24th, 2012, chances are you were appalled to see the entire eastern US satellite imagery missing from...
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The Inevitable Fall Freeze

Learn when your area should expect the end to the growing season.

Now that most of us have bid farewell to those lazy, hazy days of summer, we start to think of autumn and those cooler days ahead. For landscapers and home gardeners, this means beginning to plan how our plants and vegetation will be affected by the season’s first frost and eventual freeze,...

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El Azizia Falls to Death Valley

The 136 degree temperature seemed unbelievable... for a reason.

The hottest place in the United States is and has been for a long time Death Valley, California. Averaging a high temperature of 115 degrees F during the month of July, frying an egg on pavement would hardly be an issue. The highest temperature ever recorded there was 134 degrees F back on July 1...

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