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Man Issues Warning After He Says Ice from Another Car Shattered Windshield, Striking Him in Face

Snow and ice present their own sets of problems for people who have to deal with them during this time of year. They’re a major inconvenience when you’re trying to get somewhere, but they can quickly turn an annoying situation into a dangerous one if precautions aren’t taken. Black ice is one major problem that…

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Falling Iguanas? Weather Service Issues Warning as Temperatures Drop

Snow. Rain. Sleet. Hail. There are a lot of forms water can take as it falls from the sky, and people generally come to expect it. But Florida has a very different type of precipitation that is so unique, sometimes even the locals are surprised: Reptiles. Yes, reptiles. Lizards. Green iguanas, to be specific. These…

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Watch as Students Run for Their Lives When Storm Tears Through Gym Roof

Students and staff from a North Carolina elementary school are counting their blessings after a violent storm tore off the gymnasium roof, injuring three people. Students at Union Intermediate School in Clinton, North Carolina, were playing basketball inside the gym on Monday afternoon when a wet microburst whipped through the area, tearing apart the building’s…

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Mother Shares ‘Tornado Story’ After Chick-fil-A Employees Help Rescue Her and Her Two Boys

Weather forecasts are notoriously spotty when it comes to accuracy — but that’s because they’re predictions, down to percentages of likelihood. Despite their flexibility, they can give us a good idea of generally what to expect for the day, and can warn of us severe impending conditions. When people from areas familiar with extreme conditions…

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Teen Stranded 30 Hours in Waist-Deep Snow ‘Knew’ He Would Die, But Survival Instincts Kept Him Alive

Like many outdoorsmen, 17-year-old Nicolas (Nico) Stacy-Alcantara finds nature rejuvenating and a breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle of daily life. “I love hiking, it kind of clears my head,” he told AP News. On Jan. 2, while visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, the Fresno, California, resident decided to hike through Millcreek…

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Officials: 7 Confirmed Dead in Severe Storms, Toll May Rise

Authorities say at least seven people have died as severe storms sweep across parts of the U.S. South, bringing high winds and unrelenting rain. The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, said Saturday via Twitter that three people have been confirmed killed near Carrollton in Pickens County. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency said that an…

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Glacier Nat’l Park Changing Signs That Claimed Glaciers Would Be Gone by 2020

Officials at Glacier National Park are in the process of making the rounds to remove signage warning all of the park’s glaciers would vanish by 2020. The now out-of-date signs, which read “GOODBYE TO THE GLACIERS” in all capital letters, were posted over 10 years ago when U.S. Geological Survey data forecast a more rapidly…

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Kindhearted Police Officers Bring 5 Tons of Snow to Little Girl Too Sick To Travel

The Walker family from Gilbert, Arizona, has a yearly tradition that many families who live in arid conditions share: At some point, generally around the holiday season, they make the trek to snow — wherever that may be. While snow may be a necessary evil for many people, sometimes Christmas just doesn’t feel complete without…

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These Travelers Spent First Night of 2020 Stranded Inside Giant Tumbleweed Pile

A few unsuspecting travelers got the surprise of their lives (or at least the surprise of the decade) when their cars got tangled in a massive pile of tumbleweeds on New Year’s Eve. As high winds along State Route 240 in eastern Washington started to blow a collection of tumbleweeds onto the road late Tuesday…

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While We Bundle Up for Christmas, Australia Is So Hot You Can Cook Meat in a Car

While Americans and others in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy the chilly days of winter, it’s easy to forget our friends down under are in the middle of their hot season. It’s so hot there in the middle of December that you can apparently cook a pork roast inside a parked car. Australian man Stu Pengelly…

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5-Year-Old Carries 18-Month-Old Baby Half a Mile in -31 Degree Temperatures To Reach Neighbor, Police Say

There is a lot of debate about what age your child should be before you leave them home alone the first time. The decision is certainly not one-size-fits-all either, as literal age often has little to do with a child’s maturity level. Most people would agree, though, that leaving a 5-year-old home alone is asking…

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Alaska Hiker Miraculously Rescued After Being Buried by Avalanche for Over an Hour

An Alaska hiker miraculously survived after he said he was completely buried in an avalanche in Chugach State Park for over an hour. Thankfully another hiker passed by him and was able to dig him out before he suffered from hypothermia. According to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, a solo hiker was hiking…

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Hollywood Actress Emma Thompson Warns ‘Climate Crisis’ Will Lead to People Eating Their Own Pets

During a protest in London on Thursday, actress Emma Thompson cited the possibility of eating pets due to the impacts of climate change. While participating in an Extinction Rebellion protest outside the headquarters of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Thompson read what was supposed to be a forecast of the future, according to the London Evening…

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6-Year-Old Girl Still Missing After Truck Swept Away in Thanksgiving Tragedy

Rescuers with helicopters, drones, boats and dogs searched Sunday for a 6-year-old girl missing since Friday, when a truck she was in was swept away while attempting to cross an Arizona creek swollen by runoff from a powerful storm. A boy and a girl, both 5, were found dead on Saturday, a day after nine…

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