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December 8, 2004

Bigger Shock Than The Weather; Eclipse Pics; Panel On Hubble Rescue; Marketing Suborbital Frontier; Punxsy Phil Defends WX Museum; U.S. Marines To Storm-Ravaged Philippines; Foot Of Snow In Sierra As Storm Brews; Hurricane Forecast

Bigger Shock Than The Weather: Lorraine Emanuel in Massachusetts writes about her issue with cold, dry air: “I am literally afraid of static electricity. Everyone thinks it is a joke. They say it must be my electric personality or lack thereof. But I seem to get zapped when I touch any and everything.” Full article here

The culprit: My wife's Honda AccordAs for me, I’m not afraid of my wife’s Honda Accord (the culprit’s speedometer pictured, right), but I am highly annoyed that it gives me some massive shocks when it’s cold and dry. I try to be nice to the car, but sometimes I think it actually wants to zap the living daylights out of me!

Eclipse Pics: It’s the day after an eclipse, which means a new SpaceWeather.com Gallery

Space News: Panel Weighs In On Hubble Rescue Mission

Cosmic Log: Marketing Efforts Take Aim At The Suborbital Frontier

Weather Politics: Punxsy Phil Defends Local Weather Museum … More on this story can be found in Monday’s CapitalWeather.com Blog entry

Weather News: U.S. Marines Dispatched To Storm-Ravaged Philippines: At least 657 people have been killed and 718 are missing after two weeks of storms caused floods and landslides, according to officials. An estimated 168,000 residents are homeless.

More Than Foot Of Snow In Sierra As Another Storm Brews

Another article on another above-average hurricane season foreseen

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Tuesday (Snow in Maine puts Portland on top): 1. Portland, ME 2. Los Angeles 3. Reno 4. New York City 5. Toronto … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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