Winter

A man goes airborne while sledding on a local hill  Feb. 13, 2014 in Manassas, Va. The biggest storm of the season dumped a thick snow blanket on the Washington, D.C. area overnight and early Thursday, shutting down the federal government, local schools, courts and government offices, airports and Metros bus service. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Biggest Snowstorm in Years Gives D.C. Region Snow Day

The nation’s capital and surrounding area shut down Thursday as snow blanketed the region, dumping nearly 9 inches in Washington and more than a foot in other places.

02/13/2014

Massive Blizzard Hits New England

Stroke Risk Tied to Extreme Weather, Cold

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

02/12/2014

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Stormy Winter Draws Down Region’s Salt Stockpiles, Budgets

The high number of winter storm threats this season has drawn down the Washington region’s road salt stockpiles to a less-than-ideal level.

02/04/2014

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Handlers: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Longer Winter

The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he’s forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winter.

02/02/2014

Canadian Geese fly near a Washington Metropolitan Police air boat traveling on the frozen Potomac River, Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Maryland Ice Breakers Clearing Chesapeake Waterways

This winter’s chilly weather has crews breaking up ice on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for the first time in years.

01/29/2014

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Dressing for Frigid Temps to Avoid Frostbite, Hypothermia

Bone-chilling temperatures are making their way to the Washington region this week, and if you need to leave your toasty-warm homes over the next few days, wearing layers of clothing will help to protect from the bitter cold.

01/05/2014

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Destination: Stockholm

If you appreciate delicious food paired with locally-distilled spirits, Instagram-worthy waterside views, and stunningly attractive locals, add Stockholm, Denver to your travel bucket list.

12/25/2013

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Thrillist Snow Guide: Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado is one of the largest single-mountain ski resorts in the world. Here’s a snow guide to a winter day in the ski town.

12/12/2013

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Gov. McDonnell Advises Virginians to Prepare for Storm

Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging Virginians to prepare for a possible major ice storm.

12/06/2013

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

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