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2018-19 Winter in the United States

A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack
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A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack

A succession of storms in January and February dumped huge amounts of snow on the Sierra Nevada.

Published Feb 13, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Severe Storms

Wild Winter Temperature Swings
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Wild Winter Temperature Swings

The bitter cold that gripped the eastern half of the United States has been replaced by record-warmth.

Published Feb 6, 2019

Atmosphere Heat Land Severe Storms Human Presence

Arctic Weather Plunges into North America
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Arctic Weather Plunges into North America

The culprit is a familiar one: the polar vortex.

Published Jan 29, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Severe Storms

A Wintry Great Lakes Landscape
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A Wintry Great Lakes Landscape

A break in the clouds revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes.

Published Dec 10, 2018

Atmosphere Land Severe Storms

Winter Arrives in the Sierra Nevada
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Winter Arrives in the Sierra Nevada

As November 2018 came to a close, mountain areas saw their first significant snowfall of the season.

Published Dec 3, 2018

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Severe Storms

Snow Across the Midwest
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Snow Across the Midwest

A November blizzard snarled transportation and disrupted power across a wide area.

Published Nov 28, 2018

Atmosphere Severe Storms