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December 31, 2004

New Year’s Live Webcams; Top 15 U.S. Weather Stories Of 2004; Tsunami Death Toll Soars Over 120,000; Stormy Weather Creating Anxiety About America’s Party 2005 In Vegas; New Storm Hits N. Calif.; Weather Reduces Signal Of Radio Station

New Year’s Live Webcams: See EarthCam for plenty of live cam coverage from the U.S. and around the world

Top 15 U.S. Weather Stories Of 2004:

I’ve taken the number of page views to WXnation and added in your votes in the poll to the right and have come up with a list of the Top 15 U.S. weather stories for the year:

1. Hurricane Ivan Approaches U.S. Gulf Coast, Makes Landfall Early In The Morning Along U.S. Gulf Coast, At Least 23 Dead In U.S. By Day’s End, 3 Million Without Power (Sept. 15, 16) Blog entry

2. Hurricane Frances Makes Landfall In Bahamas, Florida After Stalling For Most Of Day Offshore, Then Batters Florida All Day (Sept. 3-5) Blog entry

3. Hurricane Charley Makes Landfall At Port Charlotte, Florida As Category 4 Hurricane, Moves NNE Through State (Aug. 13) Blog entry

4. Hurricane Jeanne Makes Landfall In Exact Same Place As Hurricane Frances Three Weeks Earlier (Sept. 25) Blog entry

5. Snow Storm From New Mexico To Great Lakes: Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow; 20 Inches In Parts Of Indiana, 6 Dead (Dec. 22, 23) Blog entry

6. Snow Storm Hits Half of U.S., Kills 52 From KC To NE After -32-Degree F Wind Chill In Boston (Jan. 25-27) Blog entry

7. Hurricane Gaston Soaks Carolinas (Aug. 30) Blog entry

8. Indianapolis-Area Storms, Tornado Warnings Follow Indy 500 Race (May 30) Blog entry

9. Dallas/Fort Worth-Area Flooding (June 9) Blog entry

10. Midwest Tornadoes: Iowa Town Destroyed; 92 In 1 Day Kill 3 (May 22) Blog entry

11. Dallas/Ft. Worth Gets 5 Inches Of Snow (Feb. 14) Blog entry

12. White Christmas In Parts Of South Texas For First Time (Dec. 25) Blog entry

13. Tornado-Ravaged Illinois Town Remembers 8 Killed (May 3) Blog entry

14. Biggest S.C. Snow In 100 Yrs., 20 Inches In N.C. (Feb. 28) Blog entry

15. (Had to include this “space” weather story): Total Lunar Eclipse; Boston Red Sox Break Curse (Oct. 27) Blog entry

New Year’s News: Stormy Weather Creating Anxiety About America’s Party 2005 In Vegas Resource: Las Vegas Weather/Webcam Images

Lastest On Deadly Tsunami: Tsunami Death Toll Soars Over 120,000 | Images/Videos | Additional Coverage From NYTimes.com (Includes great interactives) | Donate | Much more in yesterday’s entry below…

Other Weather News: New Storm Hits Northern California: Heavy rain battered the region Thursday, cutting power to thousands in the San Francisco Bay area and snarling traffic.

Weather Reduces Signal Of Radio Station

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Reno 2. Los Angeles 3. Sacramento 4. San Diego 5. Dallas-Fort Worth … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 30, 2004

Tsunami Death Toll Soars To 114,000; New Warning Sends People Scrambling; Tsunami Could Hit U.S. West Coast; Animals’ Sixth Sense; S. Calif. Hit By Twister, Flooding, Sinkhole; Storm Knocks Stations Off Air; Snow To Sierra, S.W. Colo.; Indiana Flooding Concerns; Canada’s WX Top 10; New Year’s Webcam Streams; Meteor Shower Peaks Jan. 3; Space Station Weight Loss

Tsunami Updates:

Deadly Storms In West: West Coast Storms Leave 7 Dead, 2 Missing

L.A.: New Storm Nears As South California Recovers From Twister, Flooding, Sinkhole: Weak tornado touches down in Inglewood

San Diego: Wild Weather Wreaks Havoc Around County: 55-mile-per-hour winds knocked down the upper half of KSON’s 460-foot transmitter. The shards of metal landed in a police vehicle impound lot. KSON, one AM station and a low-powered UHF station were knocked off off the air, NBC 7/39 reported.

Northern California: Reprieve From Rain Is Brief As Storms To Continue Through New Year’s: “The roads are going to be a mess,” said Don Noxon, forecaster for the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office.

Storm Brings More Snow To Sierra: Storm sent torrents of water through a storm channel in the lower level of a Las Vegas Strip casino parking structure.

Front Could Dump 2 Feet Of Snow In S.W. Colorado

Weather News: Melting Snow, Rain Bring Flooding Concerns To Indiana: The National Weather Service says the likelihood of flooding depends on how fast the snow melts and how much rain Indiana gets in the next few days.

Deluge Tops List Of Canada’s Top 10 Weather Events

World Of Webcams: Webcast to Show Crowds Streaming in Times Square: For six hours, starting from when the ball lights up on top of One Times Square until 15 minutes after it drops at midnight, viewers will get to choose from three live streams. The initiative is a collaboration among the Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment, Clear Channel Entertainment TV and MSN.

Space News: Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Jan. 3

Space Station Crewmen Lost Weight On Board

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Wednesday: 1. Los Angeles 2. Reno 3. San Diego 4. Las Vegas 5. Phoenix … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 29, 2004

Red Cross Fears Tsunami Toll Could Top 100,000; No Dead Animals In Tsunami?; Cause: Wobble Or Quake?; Dramatic Images Emerge; Massive Winter Storm In Calif.; Accidents Continue In N.C.; Weather Jeopardizes Blood Supply; NASA Takes Major Step In Return To Space; 2029 Asteroid Impact Out; Russians Ready Pay-As-You-Go Space Plan

Massive Winter Storm In California: Los Angeles: Winter Storm Drenches Southland With Record Rainfall | Storm Crashes Into Southland Again: A powerful Pacific storm unleashed havoc in parts of California again Tuesday, flooding homes, freeways and desert roads and triggering a rockslide that blocked Highway 1 on the Central Coast. Downtown Los Angeles got a record 3.98 inches of rain by Tuesday afternoon, topping the 2.09 inches set on Dec. 28, 1931. Resources: Current Regional Watches/Warnings From NWS | Los Angeles Live Weather/Traffic/Webcam Images

San Diego: Heavy Rain Causes Chaos Around County: Even worse onslaught could come Wednesday. Resources: Current Watches/Warnings From NWS | San Diego Live Weather/Traffic/Webcam Images

San Francisco: Bay Area Endures Wet Weather Woes. Resources: Current Watches/Warnings From NWS | San Francisco Live Weather/Traffic/Webcam Images

Other Weather News: Roads Improve, But Accidents Continue In N.C.: Road conditions improved amid higher temperatures Monday in many areas of eastern North Carolina after more than a half-foot of snow fell in places Sunday, though authorities warned that travel remained tenuous in several places.

Winter Weather Jeopardizes Blood Supply In Central Ohio

Space News: NASA Takes Major Step In Return To Space | Observations Rule Out Asteroid Impact In 2029 | Russians Ready Pay-As-You-Go Space Plan: Agency says NASA will write off space station ‘debt’

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Tuesday: 1. Los Angeles 2. San Diego 3. Reno 4. New York City 5. Las Vegas … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 28, 2004

63,000+ Dead In Epic Tsunamis; Indonesian Quake Felt In Oklahoma; Quake’s Power Equal To 1 Million Atomic Bombs?; Did Quake Trim Day Length?; NOAA Reacts Quickly To Indonesian Tsunami; Storm Crashes Into Southern California Again, Record Downtown L.A. Rain

63,000+ Dead In Epic Tsunamis: Aid Pours Into Asia As Death Toll Rises To More Than 63,000: WHO says aftermath may be equally deadly

Videos/Images: Several Videos/Images Of Tsunami | Story: U.S. Adds $20M To Tsunami Aid Package

Indonesian Quake Felt In Oklahoma: Vibrations From Indonesian Quake Felt In Oklahoma: Geological survey records shockwaves from massive quake

Jolted Planet’s Rotation?: Quake’s Power Equal To 1 Million Atomic Bombs?: Geologist Kerry Sieh and other scientists said it probably jolted the planet’s rotation. “It causes the planet to wobble a little bit, but it’s not going to turn Earth upside down,” Sieh said.

Did Quake Trim Day Length?

NOAA Reacts Quickly To Indonesian Tsunami

Earthquake Resources:: Seismic Map | Very Latest Stories | For more, see yesterday’s entry below and the live list of most recent quakes in the lower left column of this page

Calif. Winter Storm: Storm Crashes Into Southern California Again: Storm triggers coastal rockslide; Downtown Los Angeles got a record 3.98 inches of rain by Tuesday afternoon, topping the 2.09 inches set on Dec. 28, 1931 … Resources: Current Watches/Warnings | Los Angeles Weather/Webcam Images

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December 27, 2004

Death Toll Nears 24,000 After World’s Largest Quake In 40 Years — Magnitude 9.0 — Triggers Tidal Waves Across South Asia; New Englanders Battle Winter Storm

Death Toll Nears 24,000 After World’s Largest Quake In 40 Years — Magnitude 9.0 — Triggers Tidal Waves Across South Asia:

New Englanders Battle Winter Storm: Storm Causes Power Outages, Delays: Wind warning in effect

It Was All A Hoax: Man Says 17,000 Internet-Controlled Christmas Lights Were FakedHis Site

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Monday (Rain in L.A. leads the pack): 1. Los Angeles 2. Boston 3. San Diego 4. Norfolk 5. New York City

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Sunday: 1. Boston 2. Norfolk 3. Raleigh 4. New York City 5. Columbia, S.C. … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 26, 2004

Wintry Weather Slaps Sleeping Bay Area; South Texans Delight In Rare Snowstorm; He Saw The Perfect Storm Coming; Ice Storm Cuts Power To Thousands In Carolinas; Snow Drifts Across Louisiana; UFO Sightings Over Iranian Nuclear Installations

NOTE: Info on the biggest quake in 40 years, originally posted in this entry, has been moved to Monday’s entry

Tampa Bay Storm: Wintry Weather Slaps Sleeping Bay Area: Wind gusts of up to 61 mph struck the Tampa Bay area Sunday, knocking out power to thousands of residents and spreading debris along sidewalks and roads.

Carolinas Ice Storm: Ice Storm Cuts Power To Thousands In Carolinas

Rare Present … White Christmas In South Texas: From Galveston To Brownsville, South Texans Delight In Rare Snowstorm: Snowbands drop up to 13 inches in parts of southern Brazoria County, according to the National Weather Service, and several other communities record significant amounts. He Saw The Perfect Storm Coming: It’s the first white Christmas in Galveston since the National Weather Service and its ancestors began keeping records in 1871. Resources: Weather/Webcam Images For Houston | Corpus Christi | Brownsville

Louisiana Snow: Icy Blue Bayou: Snow Drifts Across Louisiana

Strange News: UFO Sightings Over Iranian Nuclear Installations: Iranian Air Force orders shoot at sight but admits technical inability

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Saturday: 1. Corpus Christi 2. Houston 3. New Orleans 4. Brownsville 5. New York City … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas!; Pope Celebrates Different Kind Of Season; Snow Flurries Dust Houston, Parts Of East & South Texas; Images Of Snow Where The West Begins; Snow Emergency Tickets Issued Prematurely; Alignment Not Seen For 100 Years

Merry Christmas: Mike Wendland, aka. PC Mike, posts a brief history of Christmas. I wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas! Father John Gremmels, a priest at my church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, says what he wants to say, and at Friday evening’s Mass, he said he hoped Mel Gibson’s “Passion Of The Christ” DVD was in everyone’s stockings because it didn’t sugarcoat what happened to that baby in the manger. Some actually applauded at the end of his homily when he closed with: “You should live your life in a way so that your priest doesn’t have to lie at your funeral.”

Different Kind Of Season: Pope Celebrates Season Of Hope

Miracle Snow: Snow Flurries Dust Houston, Parts Of East & South Texas: Forecasters said as much as an inch could fall in some locations before it’s over. Snow has already fallen in the Rio Grande Valley, making it the first time since 1895. Resources: Weather/Webcam Images For Houston | Corpus Christi | Brownsville

Images Of Snow Where The West Begins:

As you may have heard, or experienced, parts of North Texas were blanketed with snow earlier this week. Here at WXnation’s headquarters in far north Fort Worth, 2 inches of snow fell Wednesday, and I snapped the pictures below — the two on the left were taken Wednesday and the other two taken Thursday. Click on the images for much larger versions

Taken Dec. 22, 2004 in far north Fort Worth, Texas. Click for larger image Taken Dec. 23, 2004 in far north Fort Worth, Texas. Click for larger image

Taken Dec. 22, 2004 in far north Fort Worth, Texas. Click for larger image Taken Dec. 23, 2004 in far north Fort Worth, Texas. Click for larger image

Oops!: Detroit: Snow Emergency Tickets Issued Prematurely

Alignment Not Seen For 100 Years: Mercury, Mars, Venus in Rare Alignment: Three planets will align over the weekend, giving Iowans a glimpse at something they haven’t seen for at least 100 years, astronomy experts said.

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Friday: 1. Houston 2. Corpus Christi 3. Buffalo 4. Indianapolis 5. Little Rock … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 24, 2004

Christmas Webcams & Tracking Santa; Winter Storm Buries Nation’s Midsection; Power Cut At Busy Mall; White Christmas In Mich.; N. Minn. Or North Pole?; Bell Ringers, Okla., Tex. Cold; Toronto Delays; No White Christmas; S. Tex. Snow?; Snow Hits Fla.; Blind Boy Touches Snow For First Time; He’s Gotta Get Thru This; Christmas Moon; 2029 Asteroid Hit?; RocketCam

Christmas Webcams & Tracking Santa:

Streaming Video Of Rockefeller Christmas Tree In New York City | Direct Link To Video | Live Christmas Webcams (Worldwide) | NORAD’s Track Santa Claus (A big thanks to Mike Wendland’s blog and Al’s Morning Meeting for the last two links)

Winter Storm Update: Winter Storm Buries Nation’s Midsection: The winter storm dumped double-digits of snow from Ohio to Wyoming, the Texas Panhandle to the Great Lakes, disrupting pre-Christmas travel.

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Winter Storm Stories:

No White Christmas For Some Iowans: Can It Be Christmas With No Snow?

Not All Clear In N.M.: Authorities Prepare For Holiday Traffic, Bad Weather: A winter storm warning is in effect through Friday for central portions of the state, across the eastern plains and down into southeast New Mexico.

Not Cold Everywhere: It may be cold across much of the U.S., but visitor Stephen reminds us that it’s still hot in Hell (although there’s a cool-down on Sunday)

Snow Possible In Unlikely Places: South Texas Snow Would Be First In 100 Years: The arctic front that blew winter into the northern half of Texas headed south Thursday — deep south — hauling freezing temperatures, sleet and possibly the first measurable snowfall in the Rio Grande Valley since 1895.

Snow Hits Florida; Temps To Tumble In Central Fla.: Snow flurries and some sleet is expected Friday night and early Saturday in Florida’s Panhandle and Interstate 10 corridor.

Christmas Likely To Be A Wet One In South Florida

Blind 5-Year-Old Touches Snow For The First Time Through Contest

He’s Gotta Get Thru This: Daniel Bedingfield Relies On Friends: British singer Daniel Bedingfield is relying on the support of friends to get through his depression – as he battles Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Space News: Look up for a Christmas Moon | Weird moon image posted at SpaceWeather.com | Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029 | Astronomy Picture of the Day: A forward-facing RocketCam (TM) mounted inside the payload fairing of a Delta II rocket captured these dramatic video frames on November 20th — as the Swift satellite observatory journeyed to an orbit 600 kilometers above planet Earth.

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Cincinnati 2. Louisville 3. Toronto 4. Little Rock 5. Indianapolis … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 23, 2004

Winter Storm Paralyzes Parts Of Midwest, 6 Dead; Plane Plows Into Snow Bank At Metro Airport; Disaster Emergency For Indiana; Snow Emergencies, Cut Power In Ohio; Heavy Ontario Snowfall; M 8.1 Is World’s Biggest Quake In Nearly 4 Years

Latest Winter Storm Stories: Winter Storm Paralyzes Parts Of Midwest; 6 Dead | Blanket Of Snow, Deep Chill Clobbers U.S.: Plains, Midwest battered as travelers leave early for holidays | Midwest Storm Brings Record Snowfall: Scottsburg, Indiana, received 29 inches of snow | Storm Packs Wallop With Snow, Ice, Bitter Cold: Wednesday evening, Weather Channel forecasters expected the snow, sleet and freezing rain to stay west of the Appalachians.

Storm Coverage:

Resources:

World’s Biggest Quake In Nearly 4 Years: Massive 8.1 Quake Hits Off Tasmania … The complete list of recent earthquakes is in the lower left column of this page.

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Wednesday: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. Louisville 3. Indianapolis 4. Memphis 5. Cincinnati … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 22, 2004

Central U.S. Winter Storm: Snow Day/Night; DFW Snow; White Christmas Forecast; Rest In Space; Space Station Shines For The Holidays; Together: Comet, Meteor, Nebula, Star; Small Asteroid Passes Between Satellites, Earth; Rocket’s Maiden Voyage Fails; Another Moderate Quake In Alaska

Central U.S. Winter Storm: Snow Day/Night: Stories: Blanket Of Snow, Chill Swathes U.S.: White Christmas could extend as far south as New Mexico | Snow Falling From Texas North Across Ohio: By the time the storm ends, 10 to 20 inches of snow will have fallen in Evansville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, and Cleveland.

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DFW Snow: Up to an inch of snow is possible today in Dallas/Fort Worth, and more northwest of DFW. Drivers this evening may run into many icy bridges and overpasses. Resources: DFW Radars/Webcam Images | Coverage From KXAS-TV

WXnation Webcam Images From Fort Worth (Click on the images for larger versions. Live versions of the webcams are here):

Fort Worth Webcam. Image links to larger version Fort Worth Webcam. Image links to larger version

White Christmas Forecast: Dreaming Of A White Christmas? Ask The Weather Channel(R)

Rest In Space: Space Race 2: Through Space Services Inc. of Houston, entrepreneurs at last have made their mark. They launch cremated human remains into orbit around Earth.

Space News: Space Station Shines For The Holidays: Outpost should be visible from U.S. as bright point

In Good Company: From Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Comet, Meteor, Nebula, Star

Small Asteroid Passes Between Satellites and Earth: Astronomers spotted an asteroid this week after it had flown past Earth on a course that took it so close to the planet it was below the orbits of some satellites.

Boeing Rocket’s Maiden Voyage Fails

Another Moderate Quake Near Anchorage, Alaska: This one was magnitude 5.7, and was located 136 miles southwest of Anchorage. Resources: The live list of recent earthquakes is in the lower left column of this page. Additional quake resources are in the right column of our National/International page | Anchorage-Area Weather/Webcam Images

November Webcam Archive Online:

Fort Worth Webcam. Image links to larger version

It took a while to get this online, but the WXnation.com Fort Worth webcam archive has been updated for November, and includes the image above, which links to a larger version. The live version of the cam can be found here

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Tuesday: 1. Indianapolis 2. Dallas/Fort Worth 3. Cincinnati 4. Toronto 5. Green Bay … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 21, 2004

5.1 Quake Hits Near Anchorage, Alaska; Sonic Boom Causes Quake Scare; Trauma From 2003 Quake Continues; Fla. Hurricanes 3rd Biggest Story Of 2004; Snow Heads For Indy, Central Ohio; Arctic Weather Kills 3; Cold Air, Made In Canada; Titan Image II

Moderate Earthquake Near Anchorage: Preliminary Magnitude 5.1 Quake Hits Southern Alaska: Center of the quake was 91 miles southeast of Anchorage. The earthquake was followed by a magnitude 3.5 aftershock. Resources: Anchorage-Area Weather/Webcam ImagesNew: I’ve added a second live earthquake list to the lower left column of this page. The feeds show the world’s most recent quakes above magnitude 2.5, and magnitude 5. Additional resources are in the right column of our National/International page

Eurofighter Sonic Boom Causes Earthquake Scare: Emergency services in the U.K. were inundated with calls from people who feared there had been an earthquake.

Thousands Still Suffer From Trauma Caused By Devastating Dec. 2003 Quake In Iran: 26,000 people were killed, 75,000 left homeless and practically every family in Bam, a city of almost 120,000, has lost a parent, child, sibling or friend.

AP Survey: Fla. Hurricanes 3rd Biggest Story Of 2004: U.S. Election Voted Top News Story Of ’04: #1. U.S. Election, #2. Iraq, #3. Florida Hurricanes… What an opportunity to remind everyone that I have a poll in the right column of this page that asks what you think the biggest weather story of 2004 was. Please take a moment to cast your vote!

Let It Snow: Metro Indianapolis Braces For Snow | White Central Ohio Christmas: 4-6 Inches Of Snow Likely Resources: Indy Weather/Webcam Images | Columbus-Area Weather/Webcams

Cold Blast Deadly: Arctic Weather Blamed For At Least 3 Deaths | Michigan Hit By Snow, Frigid Temepratures; One Dead: Conditions Monday sent vehicles skidding off roads and led police to issue warnings against travel in some areas.

Cold Air, Made In Canada: Clipper Sends Cold Air Blast Across Continent

Another interesting Titan illustration in Astronomy Picture of the Day

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Monday: 1. Green Bay 2. Boston 3. New York City 4. Syracuse 5. Minneapolis … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 20, 2004

Bitter Cold Grips U.S.; What Time Is Solstice?; Sun Not High In The Sky; Titan Surmised; WRAL-TV Adds Cell News/Weather Service; DFW Snow Update

Not Yet Winter!: Bitter Cold Grips U.S. East Coast: Icy blast dumps snow, makes roads risky. Resource: Current U.S. Wind Chill Map. See yesterday’s entry for other cold weather resources…

What Time Is Solstice? What Causes Earth’s Seasons? This year, the December solstice, when the sun is at its southernmost point as seen from Earth, occurs at 7:42 a.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Sun Not High In The Sky: See the sun’s maximum altitude from Porland, ME (only 22.9 degrees), posted at SpaceWeather.com

‘Astronomy Picture Of The Day’ Asks: What does the surface of Titan look like?

From LostRemote.com: WRAL Adds Cell News Service: Raleigh, N.C. TV station’s offering includes weather forecasts and still pictures of traffic cameras to cell phone users…

And finally, it appears there may be some, but not much, snow falling in Dallas/Fort Worth Wednesday, according to the NBC 5 forecast

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Sunday (and all in a deep freeze!): 1. Cleveland 2. New York City 3. Syracuse 4. Baltimore 5. Buffalo … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 19, 2004

Big D To Become Windy, Possibly Snowy, City; 80-Car Pileup; Air Quality Alerts Could Be A Page Away; East’s Deep Freeze; D.C. Snow; N.H. Snow; Year Of Wacky Weather In Canada; Small Utah Quake

Big D To Become Windy, Possibly Snowy, City: The Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears have the same record (5-9), they’ve both lost two straight, and the cities they play in have the same weather this week: cold and more cold. As of late Sunday night, it was 10 degrees in Chicago and 40 degrees at DFW. It will warm up to 70 degrees in DFW Monday, but it will be windy with 35 mph gusts, and there is a chance of snow Wednesday. Resources: DFW Weather/Webcam Images | Chicago Weather/Webcam Images

80-Car Pileup: I-80 Reopens After Massive Pileup In Pa.: The pileup occurred at 11:30 a.m. during a snowstorm near Mercer.

Quality Pages: Air Quality Alerts Could Be A Page Away: EnviroFlash, started in October, is available in Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, Tenn., Oklahoma City and the area around Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, N.C. It could be broadened in March, and officials also hope to expand it to include real-time alerts.

Back to the weather…

East’s Deep Freeze: Temperatures Plunge In East As Freeze Heads For Florida: The Weather Channel is forecasting that Miami will chill to 49 degrees early Monday and warm up to only 61 degrees in the afternoon. Resources: Miami Weather/Webcams | Current National Temperatures Map (As of late Sunday night, Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo are in the low single digits!)

D.C. Snow: First Winter Snow Falls on Washington Area: The situation could make for a challenging morning rush hour in some areas. Resources: Weather Coverage From CapitalWeather.com | Washington D.C. Weather/Webcam Images & Traffic Reports

N.H. Snow: Arctic Blast, Snow, Will Blanket New Hampshire: As much as 2 to 5 inches of snow are expected from southern New Hampshire up to southern parts of the Lakes region, with a few spots seeing as much as 6 inches.

Downright Cold To The North: Wind Chills In Northern Iowa Reach 20 Below: Warmer temps expected Monday

And, Even Farther North: Fires, Tornadoes, Hail, Floods Cap Off Year Of Wacky Weather In Canada

Quake Update: Small Quake In SW Utah: Magnitude 3.6 quake caused minor damages, but no injuries. Resource: Live earthquake list near the bottom left of this page. Additional quake resources are in the right column of our National/International page

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Saturday: 1. Vancouver 2. New York City 3. Toronto 4. Chicago 5. Detroit … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 18, 2004

Eastern U.S. Arctic Blast; NOAA Looks Back At White Christmases; Hidden Fault May Add To Bay Area Quake Risk; Professor Pushes For Day-And-Date Switch In 2006; Man Gets 6 Months In NASA Hacking Case; How To Set Up A Webcam

Coldest Air Of Season Marches South: Arctic Blast Heads For Eastern U.S.: Monday morning’s low temperatures across much of the eastern half of the USA are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees below average. Resources: Current U.S. Temperatures Map | Complete WXnation city weather/webcam pages list

Dreaming Of A White Christmas? NOAA Looks Back At White Christmases Of The Past: Includes colorful historical frequency maps!

Earth’s Fault: Hidden Fault May Contribute To Bay Area Earthquake Risk

No Time For A Change? Professor Campaigns For Day-And-Date Switch In 2006

Space News: Man Gets 6 Months In NASA Hacking Case

Take Your World Online: Thinking of adding a webcam for all of the world to see? Check out How Do You Set Up A Webcam? If you are thinking of putting a webcam online and will be using FTP and a web host’s server, I highly recommend the software I am using Conquer Cam. The webcams I am using for the Fort Worth Live Webcams are by Logitech and Creative, both with a 640×480 CMOS sensor.

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Friday: 1. Syracuse 2. Chicago 3. New York City 4. Dallas/Fort Worth 5. Toronto … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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December 17, 2004

Hurricane-Force Winds Shut Down Eiffel Tower, Kill 6; Yahoo! Maps, Now With Traffic Reports; Surf’s Way Up!; Tokyo Quake Could Kill 13,000; Magnitude 3.1 Quake Hits Mount St. Helens

Hurricane-Force Winds Shut Down Eiffel Tower: Storm With High Winds Kills 6 In France: A powerful storm packing hurricane-force winds lashed northern France on Friday, killing at least six people — some by falling trees — and forcing officials to close down the Eiffel Tower.

Yahoo! Maps, Now With Traffic Reports: My boss Kevin called me from the road this morning, wondering why traffic was backed up in Dallas. As I have happily done before, I visited our local Gridlock Busters traffic page, and then tried something new: Yahoo! Maps with live traffic reports, thanks to a tip from Mike Wendland’s blog. I am impressed — it had an accident that had just occurred on Interstate 30. I’ve added the Yahoo! Maps traffic link to the WXnation city pages. Look for them in the right column section labeled “Road Traffic.”

Surf’s Way Up!: Giant Swell Draws Big-Wave Surfers To Hawaii: 40-foot waves also force beach closures and prompt warnings

Quake Updates: Magnitude 3.1 Quake Hits Mount St. Helens Thursday

Tokyo Quake ‘Could Kill 13,000′

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. New York City 2. Toronto 3. Vancouver 4. Dallas/Fort Worth 5. Syracuse … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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