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"Crippling" 36 inches of snow ends up as meagre 6 inches

Billed as the Blizzard of 2015, many residents of New York City and northern New Jersey woke expecting to find up to 36 inches of snow this morning. Instead, just 6.3 inches lay outside.

Northeastern U.S. prepares for 'historic' storm

New York City - As much as three feet of snow is expected Monday and Tuesday along a 250-mile stretch of the U.S. northeast coast as a massive winter storm brings enough heavy winds and driving snow to potentially shut down several of the nation's greatest cities.

Top tips to avoid frostbite Special

In the northern hemisphere many regions carry the risk of frostbite as the wintry weather moves towards its peak. Digital Journal has heard from a leading dermatologist about some top tips for avoiding frostbite.

Whiteouts and accidents close roads deep with snow

London - Winter has returned to Southwestern Ontario with a roar as heavy snowfall forced the closure of many area highways Wednesday.

High winds bring destruction, inconvenience to Bay Area

San Francisco - High winds knocked over trees, blocked freeways and snarled transit around the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday as a mostly dry storm from the Pacific Northwest swept through the region and headed south.

Snow brings chaos to Europe, but skiers rejoice

Paris - Heavy snowfall brought both chaos and joy across Europe, with some 15,000 people stranded overnight in the French Alps while skiers revelled in the fresh powder blanketing slopes.

Heavy snow kills 5, disrupts travel in Japan

Toukyo - At least five people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said on Thursday, with more than two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast.

Edmontonians to brave weather to enjoy 'White' Friday Special

Edmonton - Winter is just a way of life for Edmontians and a little extra snow is not going to alter the plans they have for Black Friday and the weekend.

Pre-Thanksgiving travelers get taste of winter before dinner

Hagerstown - The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

Study: Hailstorms are 'biological events'

A study has found that hailstones form around certain biological materials. This presents a new way of thinking about the formation of snow and rain.

They're calling upstate New York 'Buffa-snow'

Buffalo - Upstate New York continues to dig its way out of the wintery blast of lake effect snow that pummeled Buffalo for a third day on Thursday – They've even taken to calling the hard-hit area ‘Buffa–snow.’

Toll rises to 13 in killer NY state snowstorm

New York - The death toll rose to 13 Friday from a killer snowstorm in western New York state where rising temperatures and heavy rain will compound misery by causing severe flooding into next week.

Watch this giant panda play in the Toronto snow

Toronto - Earlier this week a video surfaced, showing a giant panda playing in the snow at a zoo in Toronto. The video captures the panda doing a number of activities, including rolling down a hill.

Toll rises to 10 in killer northeast US snowstorm

Buffalo - The death toll from a rare pre-winter snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern United States on Thursday, paralyzing communities for days and dumping more than six feet of snow near Buffalo.

At least eight dead in 'historic' US snowstorm

Buffalo - A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, canceling flights and killing at least eight people in the northeastern United States, officials said.

At least eight dead in 'historic' US snowstorm

Buffalo - A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, canceling flights and killing at least eight people in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

Most Japan automakers resume plant operations after snow; Mazda, Nissan still affected

Most Japanese car makers including Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> have resumed operations at their plants that were suspended after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries, companies said on Tuesday, limiting impact on their domestic ...

American and European weather alters because of 'new jet stream'

New research by scientists in Chicago has determined that the bitterly cold and snowy weather in the US and Canada, and the intense storms and rain across the UK and Western Europe, is being driven by a meandering jet stream, that may be here for good.

Ice storm holds East Coast hostage, again

New York - Just when folks on the East Coast thought things could not get any worse this winter, Mother Nature proved them wrong with a blast of cold, ice and snow. Add to that, predictions of a longer winter.

Massive avalanche almost takes out village in Italy (video)

A massive avalanche happened in South Tyrol region of Italy, close to the Austrian border, late last week, almost taking out an entire village. A local farmer caught the incident on video and uploaded it to YouTube.

Japan snowfall 'kills 11, over 1,200 injured'

Tokyo - The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least 11 dead and more than 1,200 injured across the country, reports said Sunday.As much as 27 centimetres (10.

Video shows pedestrian getting pummeled with wall of snow

Brooklyn - A video showing a pedestrian getting pummeled with a wall of snow has surfaced, and since being put up it has gotten almost 300,000 views.

Kimmel dumps snow on beach goers in LA

Los Angeles - Most of the United States is experiencing record freezing temperatures, while beach-goers in Los Angeles were soaking up the sun.

Top tips to cope with the U.S. winter

The severe weather affecting the U.S. has been widely reported. To help those affected, the U.S. CDC has provided some advice on dealing with the wintery conditions.

Wisconsin uses cheese to de-ice local roadways

Milwaukee - Wisconsin, a US state is widely known for its cheese production, has found an ingenious way to de-ice many of the state's major roadways by using cheese brine.

Don't kick snow in a stray cat's face; watch the video to see why

Detroit - If you want to defend your dog from a stray cat never kick snow in its face. Why? Do you really need to ask? Maxx from Detroit learned the hard way that cats are tough cookies and stray cats the meanest of the bunch.

Canadian Maritimes brace for major weekend snowstorm

Halifax - A major winter storm is brewing just south of the Canadian Maritimes which could bring up to 25 cm of snow and up to 100 km/hr winds on Sunday, December 15.

Out-of-control snowball fight being investigated in Oregon

The University of Oregon is investigating an out of control snowball fight, and trying to figure out if it turned criminal after students started to throw snowballs at moving cars at an intersection.

Boy with terminal disease gets wish to play in snow

A British 3-year-old boy with a terminal disease had a wish to see snow. His mother, as well as some of her friends and volunteers, made it happen.

Photo Essay: Winter in Jilin, China Special

Jilin - In the northeast of China, Jilin City is divided by a river that is bordered by colorful buildings which look even more wintery in their first cover of snow.
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Dogs adjusting to Chicago s blizzard of 2011
Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
A little over 7 inches of snow covers the ground in January 2010.
A little over 7 inches of snow covers the ground in January 2010.
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Just some more kool shot pictures taken from my window...
Visibility was down in London as the severe winter storm intensified as it moved into the city.
Visibility was down in London as the severe winter storm intensified as it moved into the city.
Jude  playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
Jude, playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
Crowds at Sugar Mountain  North Carolina showing the typical above freezing temperatures on the sign...
Crowds at Sugar Mountain, North Carolina showing the typical above freezing temperatures on the sign.
Weekend crowd at Beech Mountain  North Carolina
Weekend crowd at Beech Mountain, North Carolina
A young girl skiing at Horseshoe Valley Ski Hill  Ontario  Canada.
A young girl skiing at Horseshoe Valley Ski Hill, Ontario, Canada.
Digging out the boats on and off the water.  Valdez  Alaska.  Jan. 13  2012
Digging out the boats on and off the water. Valdez, Alaska. Jan. 13, 2012
Suzanne Hickman
Blizzard 2013 Boston  Hyde Park
Blizzard 2013,Boston, Hyde Park
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Car getting buried under snow when a major storm blew through the U.S. east coast
Car getting buried under snow when a major storm blew through the U.S. east coast
Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas.  Bentonville  Ark.  Feb. 1  2011.
Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas. Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 1, 2011.
A Mitsubishi Diamante covered in snow.  Bentonville  Ark.  Feb. 9  2011.
A Mitsubishi Diamante covered in snow. Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 9, 2011.
Courtesy of Brenda Wyatt Photography
A pond surrounded by new snow.
A pond surrounded by new snow.
Kyna Porteous
Snow prints show in the first sticky snow.
Snow prints show in the first sticky snow.
Thick fog covers the area on Christmas morning 2012 in Fairfax County  Va. If memory serves  Route 2...
Thick fog covers the area on Christmas morning 2012 in Fairfax County, Va. If memory serves, Route 28 is beyond the guardrail in this image.
After chowing down on a bowl of sunflower seeds  then being chased off by crows  this squirrel waite...
After chowing down on a bowl of sunflower seeds, then being chased off by crows, this squirrel waited in a nearby shrub for another chance.
WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo tak...
WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo taken from Berkeley.
Angelo DeSantis/Wikimedia Commons
Chicago blizzard 2011
Chicago blizzard 2011