On a clear day in Seattle, Nick Bond can size up the mountain snowpack on his bike ride to work at the University of Washington. However, in his role as the state’s climatologist, Bond crunches the data to get a much more precise picture. That’s because a lot of people care about snowpack.
Snow was piling up along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue early Thursday morning.
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Snow falls in front of the U.S. Capitol building. The federal government's offices are closed Thursday, and more than 6,000 flights within the U.S. have been canceled.
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Travelers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport check on canceled departures, displayed in red, on Wednesday in Morrisville, N.C. More than 100 flights were canceled by 2 p.m. because of the winter storm hitting the area.
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Milo Kortemeier runs away from John Staton after pelting him with a snowball in Decatur, Ga. Icy road conditions caused some businesses and schools to shut down in the greater metro Atlanta region.
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A Highway Patrol officer checks on the safety of a stranded motorist in Raleigh, N.C.
Good Samaritans help push a stranded motorist stuck in deep snow in Bethlehem, Pa.
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A commuter makes his way through heavy snow in New York City.
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A man jumps over a puddle in Washington, D.C. By midday Thursday, there were at least 20 weather-related deaths, according to The Associated Press.
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Multiple crews work to restore power after a winter storm brought down lines and continues to blow transformers in Fairburn, Ga. As crews worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Georgians, forecasters hoped warmer temperatures Thursday and a few rays of sunshine would melt ice-coated roads across the state.
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Chris Starace works to clear snow from his home's roof in Ossining, N.Y. According to the National Weather Service, "a wide swath of heavy snow accumulations are expected with this storm" Thursday and Friday from Maryland through Pennsylvania and New York and then on to Massachusetts and farther north.
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A woman pulls her child in a sled through the snow in Brooklyn on Thursday. Snow and sleet are falling along the East Coast, from North Carolina to New England, a day after sleet, snow and ice bombarded the Southeast.
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A pedestrian braces against the wind and snow on her way into Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Thursday in Morrisville, N.C. Flights were canceled across the region because of weather.
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A man clears snow in front of DC Meat Market in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City.
Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 4:24 pm
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As a wicked storm of ice and snow spreads over parts of Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas and heads toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the National Weather Service is again warning that it's getting ugly out there.
Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 5:50 pm
This is not our language. It comes from the forecasters at the National Weather Service, who we have to hope do not say things such as this unless they really mean it:
"Mind-boggling if not historical" ice accumulations are expected Wednesday and Thursday across a wide swath of the Deep South that includes Atlanta, other parts of Georgia, Columbia, S.C., and up to Raleigh/Durham, N.C. The forecasters are warning of a half-inch to an inch of ice.
People walk in a park along the Hudson River across from New York City as snow begins to fall in Hoboken.
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Rick Mendenhall of Albuquerque, N.M., throws a snowball during a snowball fight with friends on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday.
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Pedestrians make their way through the snow in New York's Times Square.
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A snowplow tries to keep lanes clear in Philadelphia. According to the Weather Channel, the snowy weather will be affecting tens of millions of people in one of the nation's most-populated stretches.
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A man crosses the street as snow falls in Baltimore.
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A woman walks through the snow in Hoboken, N.J.
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Bashon Mann and his children sled down a hill at the Capitol as snow falls in Washington, D.C. Students and government workers were told to stay home while the winter weather hits the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Trucks with snowplows line up on a ramp near Interstate 95, as motorists make their way around in Weston, Mass. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early.
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A man crosses the street Tuesday in Philadelphia. A fast-moving cold front will plunge the Northeast into a deep freeze and dump up to a foot of snow in certain regions, forecasters said.
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Here we go again. Earlier this month in St. Louis, Jerome Harris bundled up against frigid temperatures. Now, cold air is again rushing south from the Arctic and a "bomb" of a storm is brewing across much of the Eastern half of the nation.
Alison Mueller skies to work through several inches of snow in Detroit as the area deals Monday with record-breaking freezing weather. Wind chill has driven temperatures in Michigan and much of the Midwest down to 50-70 degrees below zero.
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John Douglas shovels snow off his car in Indianapolis, as temperatures hovered around 10 below zero. More than 12 inches of snow fell on Sunday.
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A Delta plane is deiced at Chicago Midway International Airport. More than 1,000 flights were canceled Sunday at airports throughout the Midwest; more than 400 flights were cancelled Monday.
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A commuter walks past warming lamps to an exit on Chicago's El tracks.
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A woman walks in frigid temperatures though downtown Chicago. A blast of Arctic air gripped the midsection of the U.S. on Monday, bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades.
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A man runs near Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids, Mich.
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If you're in a blue or purple zone, you're going to be cold tonight.