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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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Duluth NWS
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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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City Of Superior Opens Municipal Ski Trails On January 13

Winter outdoor enthusiasts - the time has come:  The City of Superior will open the municipal ski trails on Friday, January 13.  Residents and non-residents are invited to cross-county ski on the multi-use trails;  there is even a specific section for skijoring.

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City Of Chicago Prepares For Another Winter Storm
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Salt Or Sand: What Impacts Plow Truck Decisions?

In a winter where we've seen pretty messy driving conditions - a question often comes up:  Why do the plow trucks sometimes use sand and sometimes use salt when treating the roadways.  The answer has a lot to do with science and temperature conditions.

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U.S. East Coast Digs Out After Historic Snowstorm
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Duluth’s Alternate Side Parking Makes Snow Removal Easier

The Duluth Police Department is reminding residents about the importance of abiding by the Alternate Side Parking Regulations that are in effect for the city.  While the law is important all year long, it gets spotlighted this time of year when crews are busy trying to remove snow from the streets;  the switch-over allows them access to both sides of the street on a weekly basis - which gives them a chance to properly keep up with snow removal.

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Duluth NWS
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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Christmas Day Storm

Major winter storm still on track to impact all of the Northland on Christmas Day and into Monday. This storm has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Sunday to noon Monday.

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Update on Strong Winter Storm Targeting the Northland on Christmas Day

If you have plans of traveling on Christmas Day in Northern Minnesota or Northern Wisconsin, forecasts are continuing to point to a messy winter storm that will make travel difficult, or even dangerous.

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