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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.

Winter comes to Western Canada Special

Edmonton - Winter is an inevitable fact of life in western Canada. In Edmonton, the snow and colder temperatures hit with a vengeance in mid-November.

Op-Ed: Top 5 snow-flavoured films

Winter is coming. For many of us, that means snow. Here in Canada, it’s inevitable. This time of year, Christmas-themed films are taking over television, but what about the films that allows us to embrace winter, without the yuletide?

Siberian summer: From 30 degrees Celsius & sun to snow in one day

Nadym - The residents of Nadym in Siberia had been basking in temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius for several days when they were suddenly struck by a heavy snow storm.

Cape of Storms: Western Cape, S. Africa hit by storms, hail, snow

Cape Town - Bitter cold conditions, heavy rains and hail have wreaked havoc in Cape Town, South Africa, with a new cold front set to arrive on Monday. The mountains close by have seen heavy snowfall.

April blizzard shuts down most of Central U.S. Special

A spring blizzard now being called Winter Storm Walda closed airports and freeways in the Central United States. The storm caused a train to derail, widespread damage and brought normal life to a standstill.

Video: Russian daredevils roof-jumping into the snow

Yuzhno-sakhalinsk - There seems to be a wealth of crazy daredevils in Russia, and the latest stunts are crazier than ever. They involve jumping off a roof and landing in the snow 17 meters below.

In photos: Winter Storm Virgil greets Denver and moves east Special

Denver - A large snowy storm system has been moving itself across the U.S. From Denver and points west to the east coast, wintry weather has been wreaking havoc this past weekend continuing into Monday.
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February snowfall in Nashville  TN
February snowfall in Nashville, TN
Valdez  Alaska snowstorm. January 2012
Valdez, Alaska snowstorm. January 2012
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Cat reality show: Squirrel feeding!
Cat reality show: Squirrel feeding!
Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain  in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and h...
Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain, in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and hoar frost coating trees for miles.
A part of the woodpile outside of my home in Medford  NS.
A part of the woodpile outside of my home in Medford, NS.
Snow almost completely caked some street signs and trees.
Snow almost completely caked some street signs and trees.
By Sunday night  the storm had reached the Washington Metro area. Here snow begins to fall at Dulles...
By Sunday night, the storm had reached the Washington Metro area. Here snow begins to fall at Dulles International Airport
Cardinal in the midst of snow fall.  Bentonville  Ark.  Feb. 9  2011.
Cardinal in the midst of snow fall. Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 9, 2011.
Outside evergreens were decorated with snow flakes overnight.
Outside evergreens were decorated with snow flakes overnight.
A Squirrel appearing to peer through my window might have been seeking hidden nuts nearby or hinting...
A Squirrel appearing to peer through my window might have been seeking hidden nuts nearby or hinting the bowl of critter treats in the backyard needed replentishing.
An old fishing boat weathering the storm.
An old fishing boat weathering the storm.
Snowy Parksville Bay on Vancouver Island
Snowy Parksville Bay on Vancouver Island
A picture of the University of Alaska Kachemak Bay Campus which may be involved in the project.
A picture of the University of Alaska Kachemak Bay Campus which may be involved in the project.
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Two skiers at the top of Blackcomb Mountain  getting ready to head down the hill on a fresh powder d...
Two skiers at the top of Blackcomb Mountain, getting ready to head down the hill on a fresh powder day at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort.
A few colourful leaves hadn t fallen to the ground.
A few colourful leaves hadn't fallen to the ground.
First snowfall in Nashville for 2012.
First snowfall in Nashville for 2012.
A family enjoying some sledding fun Colchester  UK
A family enjoying some sledding fun Colchester, UK
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