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December 13, 2006

High wind likely to blow through Seattle again this week; Hurricane-strength gusts target Northwest; B.C. braces for more windy weather; Searchers for 3 climbers again battle weather on Mount Hood; Storms inflicted unprecedented damage at Mount Rainier; After storm, falling limbs pose danger in St. Louis area; Survey: Weather updates popular via cell; Astronauts complete 7-hour spacewalk

Weather News: High wind likely to blow through Seattle again: Seattle weather and live webcam images

Hurricane-strength gusts target Northwest: Oregon weather and live webcams

B.C. braces for more windy weather: B.C. weather and live webcams

Searchers for 3 climbers again battle weather on Mount Hood

Storms inflicted unprecedented damage at Mount Rainier

After storm, falling limbs pose danger in St. Louis area

Survey: Weather updates popular via cell

Space News: Astronauts complete 7-hour spacewalk

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December 12, 2006

Blizzard halts search for 3 Mt. Hood climbers; Weather will rule gas prices in ’07; Hail yes: Forecaster wins Weather Service award; Researchers predicting major earthquake for Northern Calif.; 19th Century ship found in Lake Ontario; Discovery docks with space station; Night launch of the space shuttle Discovery photo gallery

Weather News: Blizzard halts search for 3 Mt. Hood climbers

Weather will rule gas prices in ’07

Hail yes! Forecaster wins Weather Service award

Researchers predicting major earthquake for Northern Calif.

19th Century ship found in Lake Ontario

Space News: Discovery docks with space station

Night launch of the space shuttle Discovery photo gallery

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December 11, 2006

Snow heading to Colo. could cover mountains north to south; Snow advisory for much of Utah through Monday morning; Heavy rain, wind batters San Francisco Bay Area; Katrina begets baby boom by immigrants; Weather Channel counts down year’s Top 5 weather stories; Relief fund for London tornado victims; Discovery doing well so far, NASA says; NASA hasn’t put price on lunar outpost; Geminid meteor shower to peak Thurs. morning

Weather News: Snow heading to Colorado could cover mountains north to south

Snow advisory for much of Utah through Monday morning

Heavy rain, wind batters San Francisco Bay Area

Katrina begets baby boom by immigrants

The Weather Channel Counts Down Year’s Top 5 Weather Stories: During “Evening Edition,” Dec. 11-15 from 9-11 p.m. ET. Storm Tracker Jim Cantore looks back at “deadly tornadoes, raging wildfires, record heat, river and flash flooding and significant snowstorms of the past year, revealing the top weather story of 2006 on Friday’s show.” Also beginning Monday night, Cantore will lead off each evening’s programming lineup by introducing “Storm Week,” a week of the year’s best episodes from “Storm Stories,” each night from 7-8 p.m. ET.

Relief fund for London tornado victims

Space News: Discovery doing well so far, NASA says

NASA hasn’t put price on lunar outpost

Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday morning

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December 9, 2006

Shuttle blasts off in rare night launch; New Web site allows residents to track flooding; Man kept Blanco, Texas, weather log for 71 years; Typhoon Utor sweeps into Philippines

Space News: Shuttle blasts off in rare night launch: More from NASA

Weather News: New Web site allows residents to track flooding

Man kept Blanco, Texas, weather log for 71 years: Roy Byars’ lifetime of work was recognized by the National Weather Service with its Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor given to volunteers in the Cooperative Weather Observer program.

Typhoon Utor sweeps into Philippines

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December 8, 2006

Foot of lake effect snow possible in Cleveland, Erie, Syracuse; 6 injured as tornado hits London street; Gale-force winds and rain return; Utility’s storm response criticized; Hope arrives in Ill. town without power; Record snowfall for Nov. in Ak. town; Coldest weather since Feb. expected in Jacksonville Fri.; Forecaster predicts busy 2007 U.S. hurricane season; Tropical Storm Utor headed for typhoon-battered Philippines; Shuttle launch scrubbed due to weather

Foot Of Lake Effect Snow In Cleveland, Erie Areas: Squalls to dump more snow overnight in Northeast Ohio: Another 4-8 inches by Friday in ClevelandResources: Radar loop | Cleveland weather and live webcam images

6 to 12 more inches of snow possible in Erie, PA: Areas may see well over a foot of snow … Resources: Radar loop | Updates from WX-MAN’s Perspective and Erie weather and live webcam images

Foot of snow possible in Syracuse, NY, area: Resources: Syracuse weather and live webcam images

London Tornado Injures 6: Six injured as tornado hits London street | More from BBC | Gale-force winds and rain return

Winter Storm Outages Update: Utility’s storm response criticized | Hope arrives in Ill. town without power

Other Weather News: Record snowfall for November in Alaska town

Coldest weather since February expected in Jacksonville Friday

Tropics: Forecaster predicts busy 2007 U.S. hurricane season

Tropical Storm Utor headed for typhoon-battered Philippines

Space News: Shuttle launch scrubbed due to weather: New launch attempt set for 8:47 p.m. Saturday, but high winds might scrub this as well

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December 7, 2006

More than a foot of snow forecast for Erie, PA, on Thurs.; Mo. utility criticized for storm outage, Almost 100,000 without power Wed. after Dec. 1 storm; Outage turns to outrage; Bill Proenza to succeed Max Mayfield as National Hurricane Center director; Missing man found dead in Ore. mountains; Mars has liquid water, new evidence suggests; Clouds may stop Thursday shuttle launch

Weather News: More than a foot of snow forecast for Erie, PA, on Thursday: Erie weather and live webcams (New city page!)

Mo. utility criticized for storm outage: Almost 100,000 without power Wednesday after Dec. 1 storm | Outage turns to outrage

Bill Proenza to succeed Max Mayfield as National Hurricane Center director

Missing man found dead in Ore. mountains

Space News: Mars has liquid water, new evidence suggests

Clouds may stop Thursday shuttle launch: Current scheduled liftoff at 9:35 p.m. EST

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December 6, 2006

190,000 Mo., Ill. residents still powerless Tues. after Dec. 1 ice storm; New arctic blast to bring lake-effect snow; Feds plan to name new Hurricane Center director on Wed.; Search continues for man missing in Ore.; Calif. wildfire almost contained; 47 die as tropical storm hits Vietnam; Scotland hit by severe flooding; Lightning hit plane mid-flight; Problems arise two days before planned shuttle launch; Forecast worsens slightly for launch; NASA schedules briefing to announce significant find on Mars; Rare Egyptian tornado picture

Weather News: 190,000 Missouri, Illinois residents still powerless Tues. after Dec. 1 ice storm

New arctic blast to bring lake-effect snow

New Hurricane Center Director Announcement: Feds plan to name new Hurricane Center director on Wednesday: Sources: Bill Proenza front-runner … Latest news stories

Other News: Search continues for man missing in Ore.

Wildfire Update: Calif. wildfire almost contained

World Weather: 47 die as tropical storm hits Vietnam

Scotland hit by severe flooding

Lightning hit plane mid-flight

Space News: Problems arise two days before planned shuttle launch | Forecast worsens slightly for launch

NASA schedules 1 p.m. ET briefing to announce significant find on Mars

Rare Egyptian tornado picture posted at SpaceWeather.com

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December 5, 2006

Day 5 after St. Louis storm still finds outages, freezing temps; 6-12 inches of snow hits W. New York; Wind eases on Calif. fire lines; Wildfire leaves Calif. rancher with little but memories; Jobs worth weathering; Researchers: First earthquake shocks can predict overall damage; Shuttle launch countdown set to begin; NASA to build Moon base starting in 2020, launch trips to Mars; Moon pummeled by more space rocks than thought; Long Nights Moon; Active sun movie

Weather News: Day 5 after St. Louis storm still finds outages, freezing temps: St. Louis weather and live webcam images

6-12 inches of snow hits Western New York: Weather and live webcam images for Buffalo area and Erie, Pa., Rochester and Syracuse

Calif. Wildfire Update: Wind eases on California fire lines: L.A. weather and live webcam images

Wildfire leaves California rancher with little but memories

Jobs Worth Weathering: This week, “Abrams and Bettes: Beyond the Forecast,” The Weather Channel’s nightly show at 8 p.m. ET, will focus on “Jobs Worth Weathering,” as on-location interviews include scientists, fisherman, Coast Guard members and others whose jobs entail conquering some of the world’s toughest weather conditions. The workers will detail their personal stories, challenges and experiences that they deal with regularly. On-location segments include:

Mon. Dec. 4: Mt. Washington, NH scientists that deal with hurricane force winds almost every day of the year

Tue. Dec. 5: Cape Disappointment, WA Coast Guard members train in some of the roughest water in the world

Wed. Dec. 6: Apalachiola, FL Fishermen/Oystermen deal with some of the roughest weather conditions

Quake Wire: Researchers: First earthquake shocks can predict overall damage

Space News: Shuttle launch countdown set to begin

NASA to build Moon base starting in 2020, launch trips to Mars

Moon pummeled by more space rocks than thought

Long Nights Moon and APoD movie: The active sun

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December 3, 2006

4 dead as St. Louis temperatures drop, winter storm’s total death toll at 19; 350,000 still without power Sunday afternoon; Weather watchdogs track every drop, say Seattle rain record technically not broken; Lake Erie snow machine turning on in Cleveland area; Tornado hit Ala.; Wildfire destroys 5 homes, threatens others in Ventura Co.; Woman braves winter weather from rooftop to support troops; Philippines fears 1,000 killed in typhoon’s wrath; UK braced for more rain and gales; B.C. residents not prepared for real disasters; Astronauts arrive in Fla. for launch

Weather News: 4 dead as St. Louis temperatures drop, winter storm’s total death toll at 19: 350,000 still without power Sunday afternoon

Weather watchdogs track every drop, say Seattle rain record technically not broken: The new precipitation record was recorded at Sea-Tac International Airport, which became the official reporting station in 1948.

Lake Erie snow machine turning on in Cleveland area

Tornado hit Alabama

Wildfire destroys 5 homes, threatens others in Ventura County

Woman braves winter weather from rooftop to support troops

World Weather: Philippines fears 1,000 killed in typhoon’s wrath

UK braced for more rain and gales

B.C. residents not prepared for real disasters

Space News: Astronauts arrive in Florida for launch

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December 2, 2006

Thousands still without power after Midwest’s first big snowstorm of season, 11 dead; Chicago’s O’Hare reopens all runways as storm clears; ‘Possible tornado’ hits Penn.; Much of Ind., Ohio under flood warning Fri. night; KC’s snow won’t show in record books; Nov. warmth hit historic highs in N. New England before wintry weather; Heavy winds, rain pummel Ontario; Nov. crazy month for W. Wash. weather; Weather Channel Blog on missed hurricane season forecasts; Hundreds feared dead in Philippine landslides

Winter Storm Update: Thousands still without power after Midwest’s first big snowstorm of the season: 11 dead | Winter storm causes major power failures

National Guard sent to help storm-stricken St. Louis area: St. Louis weather and webcam images

Chicago’s O’Hare reopens all runways as storm clears: Chicago weather and webcam images

“Possible tornado” hits Pennsylvania

Much of Indiana, Ohio under flood warning Friday night

Kansas City’s snow won’t show in the record books

November warmth hit historic highs in N. New England before wintry weather

Heavy winds, rain pummel Ontario

Crazy Nov. In Wash.: November was a crazy month for weather in Western Washington

Missed Forecasts: Weather Channel Blog on missed hurricane season forecasts

World Weather: Hundreds feared dead in Philippine landslides

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December 1, 2006

Chicago flights canceled as city prepares for snowstorm, Up to foot of snow forecast; Icy wallop downs power to many in St. Louis area; Major snowstorm hits Plains, Midwest; Blizzard warning in NE Okla.; Storm cancels hundreds of flights in DFW; Seattle Weather Service office doubles record for media interviews; Town dedicating warning siren in tornado victim’s memory; Boy recovering from tornado receives help from Chick-Fil-A; Hurricane season ends without single U.S. strike; Typhoon kills 146 people in Philippines, says Red Cross; New type of slow earthquake detected

Storm Moves Into Midwest, Chicago May Get Foot Of Snow: Chicago winter storm to wreck havoc on roads: Up to foot of snow forecast | More stories | Chicago live weather, webcam images, school closings, etc.

Icy wallop downs power to many in St. Louis area: St. Louis weather/webcams

Major snowstorm hits Plains, Midwest: Weather and webcam images for Quad Cities, Il./Iowa; Western Mich.; Traverse City area

Blizzard warning Thursday night in northeastern Oklahoma until 3 a.m. Friday: Forecast low Friday night of 8 degrees

Cold/Severe Weather Resources:

Current surface temperatures | Wind chill values | Snow/rain radar loop for U.S. | Current watches/warnings map | SPC storm outlooks | Live weather, webcam images

Other Weather News: Storm cancels hundreds of flights in Dallas/Fort Worth | D/FW live weather and webcam images

Seattle Weather Service office doubles record for media interviews

Town dedicating warning siren in tornado victim’s memory | Boy recovering from tornado receives help from Chick-Fil-A

Tropics: Hurricane season ends without single U.S. strike

World Weather: Typhoon kills 146 people in Philippines, says Red Cross

Quake Wire: New type of slow earthquake detected

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