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Winter Weather

Winter weather resources, including explanations of the many forms of precipitation and storms all created by colder temperatures.
  1. A White Christmas (53)
  2. Historic Winter Storms (4)
  3. Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain, Ice (6)
  4. Winter Archives (4)
  5. Winter Storms (5)
  6. Winter Weather Safety (10)

Winter Weather - Difficult Weather to Forecast
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasting rain? Forecast difficulties, including precipitation type and amount, are discussed.

The Winter Solstice
Cold and snow can arrive as early as October, but it isn't officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere until the winter solstice occurs.

Winter Weather Folklore
Will it be a bad winter? Nature says "yes" if these signs are present.

Wintertime Low Pressure Systems
These storm systems are some of the biggest snowmakers in the U.S. and Canada

The Wind Chill
What is the wind chill? And why is it only around in winter?

What is the Polar Vortex?
A straightforward explanation of the polar vortex, a source of dangerously cold air during Northern Hemisphere winter.

Origins of A White Christmas
Where does the idea of a White Christmas come from?

Types of Winter Weather Advisories from the National Weather Service
When inclement weather is headed your way, weather officials may issue one of several winter storm watches and warnings.

The Weather Channel's Winter Storm Names
Learn why The Weather Channel now names its winter storms and what names you can expect to see on this winter's list.

Great Gift Ideas For Weather Enthusiasts
Gift ideas for the weather enthusiasts in your life.

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