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Deadly Monster Winter Storm Batters US Eastern Seaboard – More Snow and Ice on the Way!

by Ken Kremer February 13, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter A deadly monster storm is battering virtually the entire US Eastern seaboard today, Thursday, Feb. 13, as it moves from the Southeast to the Northeast and into the New England states, wreaking havoc and causing miserable weather conditions for over 100 […]

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Satellite Image of the “Polar Vortex” Over the US

by Nancy Atkinson January 6, 2014

If you live in the north and eastern part of the US, you’re probably experiencing some frigid weather. You’re probably also hearing people talk about something called a “polar vortex.” Just what is a polar vortex and why is it making the temperatures so cold? Remove this ad Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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A Heat Wave So Big You Can See It From Space

by Jason Major July 16, 2013

Hot enough for ya? If you live anywhere on the eastern half of the United States (like me) you’ve probably been sweating it out over the past several days in what certainly feels like the warmest week yet for the season. The cause of the oppressive weather? A large mid-level ridge centered over the Ohio Valley […]

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An Enormous Arctic Spiral

by Jason Major February 14, 2013

Looking south across the southern tip of Greenland, this satellite image shows an enormous cloud vortex spiraling over the northern Atlantic ocean on January 26, 2013. An example of the powerful convection currents in the upper latitudes, these polar low cyclones are created when the motion of cold air is energized by the warmer ocean water […]

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NASA Satellite Snaps Winter Storm “Nemo”

by Jason Major February 8, 2013

Captured by NASA’s GOES-13 weather satellite on Friday, Feb. 8, this image shows the convergence of two massive low-pressure systems that are expected to bring high winds and up to 2–3 feet of snowfall across much of New England over the next 24 hours. This is the second and most powerful “nor’easter” of the season, and […]

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