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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Originally posted on CBS New York:

Much of the U.S. is currently facing bitterly cold temperatures from the Midwest to the South and all the way up to the Northeast.

In fact, many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

It all gives some credibility to the idea of ?Global Weirding,? a new word for the anomalies like extreme winter storms and droughts caused by climate change.

Looking across the U.S., ?Global Weirding? is definitely in full effect:

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THE NORTHEAST

The most obvious case is in Boston, where this winter has left the city within a foot of reaching the snowiest winter in its history.

This winter alone has produced 95.7 inches of snow, 11.9 inches away from the 1995-96 record of 107.6 inches of snow. And with winter weather lasting for about another three to four weeks, breaking that…

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WATCH: Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore Loses His Mind Over Thundersnow

Originally posted on New Music, Music News, Concerts, Gossip - 97.1 AMP RADIO:

By Sarah Carroll

Our friends living on the East Coast may be sick and tired of all the snow, but Jim Cantore reacted like a kid on Christmas morning during one of the recent blizzards!

The Weather Channel meteorologist was caught on video going nuts during a rare thundersnow event in Massachusetts.

Thundersnow is a strange occurrence when a thunderstorm produces snow instead of rain.

“Oh, yes! Yes! Yes! We got it baby!” Cantore exclaimed when the sky lit up in the middle of the night.

The clip has already racked up more than three million hits on YouTube and we can totally understand why…watch Cantore’s hilarious celebration above!

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Winter Storm Octavia

Winter Storm Octavia did not back down yesterday into today. Fayetteville, where I live, got approximately .29 inches of solid ice (for more snow and ice total reports, click here). Check out some pictures I took below to get a better idea of how much ice we really had. It took almost an hour for me to clear off my car!

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Another fact about Winter Storm Octavia is that this same exact day/weekend has brought winter weather to North Carolina for the past three straight years. The reason I know this is because my dog, Sable, passed away on February 16, 2013. It snowed here the day she died. Last year it snowed the same exact weekend. This year, yesterday and today, she has brought winter weather to us again. I truly think that is a sign she is looking out for me! I never get to experience this weather because I for some reason have bad luck with this – but she always makes it work the same weekend every year!

Unfortunately I did not blog about the first experience with this in 2013, but I do have a photo of the moment on my Instagram which you can see here. To read more about Sable and previous storms, click these links to go to my previous posts: Winter Storm Leon and Another Major Storm Hits the South… Winter Storm Pax!

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Sliding SUV in Virginia crash stops just inches from camera

Originally posted on KHON2:

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A Virginia news crew encountered an extremely close call during Monday’s winter weather coverage.

Or at least its equipment did.

This video was taken by our sister station, WAVY News 10, in Hampton.

The camera was rolling live when an SUV careened out of control, crashed into another vehicle and came barreling to the side of the icy road, stopping inches away from the camera.

The station’s news reporter and photographer are okay. Turns out, they were in the live news truck parked nearby when the accident occurred.

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So. Much. Snow.

I went to Upstate New York this weekend for a quick home visit. I was amazed at how much snow there was! I know they have had a rough winter (not as bad as New England), but I had no idea until I saw it myself. You can see what I’m talking about in the picture below – this is downtown Syracuse right after the SU men’s basketball loss to Duke (so depressing).

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The temperatures were insane! It felt like I was in Alaska. It was -13 degrees (it “felt like” -31) when my mom dropped me off at the Syracuse airport this morning.

Now that I’m back in North Carolina, I can only hope for some snowy and icy weather from Winter Storm Octavia

Winter Storm Linus

If only I still lived up north to experience all this crazy snow! Take a look at the history Winter Storm Linus made by clicking here.

Winter Storm Linus - Midwest Totals via weather.com

Winter Storm Linus – Midwest Totals via weather.com

Frozen!

I had to share this picture that my best friend, Sarah, sent me this morning. She lives in Rome, NY (where I’m from) and when she went got to work this morning she saw this! It was -8 degrees Fahrenheit with a “feels like” temperature of -25!

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West Coast Storm

As I always say, I am lucky to have family and friends that live all over the world! They all support my love for the weather and always send photos and videos to me when there is an extreme weather event in their area. My sister, Katrina, lives in Alviso, California and she sent me some pictures of the West Coast storm from her neighborhood. She couldn’t believe all the rain that accumulated and how much damage there was, especially because it almost never rains where she lives. Below is a slideshow of the photos she sent me… craziness!

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The damage from this storm was devastating. Click here to read about the homes that were horribly damaged by destructive debris. Hopefully a storm like this does not hit the West Coast again anytime soon. The poor state and its residents need a break!