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National Weather Service Looks For Duluth-Area Skywarn Spotters

I'll admit it - I've always been fascinated by weather.  Living in our area - with it's aggressive seasons - it's probably hard not to be.

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Morning Commute In New York Hampered After Major Snowstorm
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Minnesota Lawmakers Consider No More Snow Days For Schools

The tradition of Snow Days for Minnesota public school students may be coming to an end.  State lawmakers are moving to consider legislation that would go away with up to 5 Snow Days each school year, replacing them with "E-Learning Days" instead.

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Remembering The March 2007 Twin Ports Blizzard

Where were you and what were you doing ten years ago?  March 1 and 2, 2007 in the Twin Ports saw one of our more-intense blizzards - a perfect storm that started in Oklahoma and traveled northwards towards the Northland to leave more than 20 inches of precipitation and 50 miles per hour winds that drifted the snow to the rooftops.

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Minnesota TV Meteorologists Read Mean Tweets Following Major Snowstorm ‘Miss’ [VIDEO]

Even as close as last night, the Twin Cities was expecting to see "several inches" of snow. Today, the reality is they got pretty much nothing. We in the Duluth area see this happen at least a couple times a year. A big storm is forecast to hit, then it fizzles out or misses us completely (thanks, Lake Superior).

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Kellen Utpadel on Facebook
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Insane Video of Ice Fishermen on Upper Red Lake Appearing to Be Driving on Water

Seasoned ice fishermen are used to seeing standing water on area lakes as snow melts with warmer temperatures. This scene, captured by some ice fishermen on Upper Red Lake in Northwestern Minnesota takes that phenomenon to a whole new level...

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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This Is Why You Need To Clean Your Whole Car Off After It Snows [VIDEO]

After a snowstorm, it's all too common to see vehicles cruising the highways with their windows cleaned off but snow piled high on the roof of the vehicle. While some might think it's no big deal, it can be hazardous.

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The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
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Wisconsin DOT Traffic Cameras Capture Meteor Flight

While astronomers and even weather-related experts were busy tracking a meteor that made its way across the Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, even Indiana skies this morning, Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials got the best view of the phenomenon.  According to their Facebook page, WISDOT traffic cameras caught the meteor in flight in a few of their locations.

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How To Keep Food Safe For The Big Game Northland Style

There's a football game coming up this weekend apparently - even though the folks with the National Football League don't want you to specifically mention the name of the end-of-season championship.  Many people celebrate these sort of games with parties that involve food of some sort.  While I'm not a football fan (I've never watched a single minute of a game) I do like to cook and I often get questions from my friends on everything from what to serve for a party like this to how to prepare it.

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Mid Atlantic States Prepare For Large Snow Storm
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MNDOT Installs Plow Cams On Their Snowplow Fleet

Northlanders looking for a different perspective on road conditions can now access the view from the crews battling the worst that Mother Nature throws our way.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation made the announcement that they have installed plow cams on some of  their 838 snowplows - allowing the general public a first-hand look at road conditions.

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Enthusiasts Attempt To Skate On The Frozen Fens
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City Of Superior Closes Skating Rinks And Pulls Grooming On Ski Trails Due To Weather

You might love the January Thaw we're experiencing - but it doesn't bode well for outdoor winter activities.  With the warm temperatures and rain we've experienced this past week (and are anticipated throughout the weekend), the City of Superior has moved to temporarily close the municipal skating rinks and pull grooming efforts from the cross country ski trails.

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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued For Twin Ports Region Today

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory until noon today for the area for light icing from near-freezing temperatures and light rainfall this morning. Roadways may become icy, so drive with caution. Here are the details from the National Weather Service:

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Reminder: Property Owners Responsible For Clearing Ice and Snow From Public Sidewalks

Snow shoveling is one of the dreaded aspects of wintertime in the Twin Ports. This year has been particularly challenging with the Christmas ice storm that left a mess still visible on many sidewalks, driveways, and roads around the area. Being we're expecting a brief warm-up, now is a good time to make efforts to make sure sidewalks along your property are as clean and safe as possible.

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