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From the Vault: The Blizzard of 1996

From the Vault: The Blizzard of 1996

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Excerpt from an article published on January 8, 1996

One of the biggest winter storms of the century slammed into Maryland yesterday, paralyzing the state with a blinding mix of fast-falling snow and ferocious winds that could turn this morning’s commute into a slow, agonizing crawl.

If there’s a commute at all.

Motorists were expected to face nearly 2 feet of powdery snow. Forecasters say the snow, driven by winds with gusts topping 30 mph, will make it tough — if not impossible — for plows to keep major highways clear before the first commuters venture out around dawn.

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Wacky winter weather across the U.S.

Wacky winter weather across the U.S.

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A weather pattern that could be associated with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow in parts of the West that there are concerns about avalanches. On Christmas Day, it could be warmer in New York City than Los Angeles.
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Northern Lights, Election Day, All Souls Day | Nov. 3

Northern Lights, Election Day, All Souls Day | Nov. 3

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The day in photos around the world.

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Taiwan braces for the arrival of Typhoon Soudelor

Taiwan braces for the arrival of Typhoon Soudelor

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Taiwanese businesses and schools were closing early Friday as Typhoon Soudelor moved slowly westward toward the island, bringing heavy rain and winds.

As of 1:15 p.m. local time, the storm – among the strongest to form in the Pacific so far this year – was situated due east of the island and was moving about 13 miles per hour, Taiwan’s central weather bureau said. It was expected to make landfall early Saturday local time, sweep across the island, and then continue on toward mainland China.

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