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Accuweather Winter Forecast Predicts More Bitter Cold and Snow

Residents of the mid-Atlantic should prepare themselves for the second straight winter of snow and extreme cold, according to winter predictions from Accuweather.


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More Severe Weather Before Unseasonably Cool Mid-Week

The D.C.-Baltimore region could be in for an unusual cool down this week – but don’t pull out the scarf and jacket just yet.


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Maryland Announces $20M in Utility Bill Help

Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced $20 million in additional help for low-income Maryland residents to pay higher utility bills from colder weather.


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Record Number of Snowy Owls Migrating to the Region a Treat For Scientists, Bird Watchers

Turns out the polar vortex isn’t the only thing from the north that invaded the U.S. this year. Snowy owls, the majestic white birds that spend summers in the Arctic, have flown south in record numbers this year, according to naturalist Scott Weidensaul.


Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on Jan. 6, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White House: Extreme Cold Doesn’t Disprove Global Warming

A new video released by the White House states that the extreme cold dominating much of the U.S. this week doesn’t disprove global warming.


A 'polar vortex' of frigid air centered on the North Pole dropped temperatures to a record low across the East Coast. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Polar Vortex’ Leads To Record Energy Usage In Va.

Dominion Virginia Power says it met a record winter peak demand for electricity from its 2.4 million customers while cold arctic air blasted the region earlier this week.


A satellite image shows the Polar Vortex from space.  The system brought dangerously cold temperatures not seen in half of the continental United States in about 20 years. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

Polar Vortex Shatters Record Low Temperatures Across Virginia

The Polar Vortex shattered record low temperatures across the state of Virginia.


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Low Temps Lead to Burst Pipes at D.C. Hospital, Reagan Airport

Flooding caused by leaking pipes affected by the extreme cold disrupted operations at a D.C.-area hospital and airport.


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BWI, Dulles Break Decades-Old Record Low

The National Weather Service says the temperature has set new record lows at both Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International and Dulles International airports.


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AAA Reports Jump in Aid Calls in Va. Due to Cold

Roadside assistance calls to AAA Mid-Atlantic are up in Virginia because of cold temperatures.