Pair of rare snowy owl babies hatch at a New York zoo
Owls - What you need to know (NCD)ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A zoo in New York announced Monday that a pair of snowy owl babies hatched. >> Read more trending newsIn a news release, Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, New York said they welcomed two new snowy owl babies. Snowy owl hatches are rare in zoos and are the first ones hatched at the Seneca Park Zoo. The mother snowy owl, Winter, was hatched in 2011 and brought to the zoo in 2012 from the Bramble Park Zoo in South Dakota. The owlets are now in the snowy owl habitats at the Seneca Park Zoo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.wftv.com
Ski resorts cheer as spring storm dumps snow in California
California Spring Snow In this photo provided by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, MMSA, crew members get ready to board on a snow plower in Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on Friday, April 15, 2022. Mammoth Mountain is expecting a foot of fresh snow Saturday. The seven-day snow total topped 3 feet (.9 meters) in some mountain areas as of Saturday, UC Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Lab reported. Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra reported a foot (30 cm) of fresh snow. The wet spring weather follows an exceptionally dry winter that leaves California to face another year of drought and tightening water supplies.wftv.com
In ‘Against the Ice,’ Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Is Not in King’s Landing Anymore
The Netflix film tells the true story of an early 20th-century explorer and his engineer fighting to survive in the Arctic. We talked to the ‘Game of Thrones’ star about what it was like filming on location in Greenland and Iceland in extreme conditions.outsideonline.com
EXPLAINER: The Winter Games, a different kind of Olympics
Beijing Olympics Winter Explainer FILE - A snowboarder catches air while training on the half pipe ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Jan. 27, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. In '92 the Winter Games were celebrated in Albertville, France, followed by the Summer Games in Barcelona. The '94 Winter Olympics took place in Lillehammer, Norway, followed by the Summer Games in 1996 in Atlanta. Both the Winter and Summer Olympics run over 17 days, which means there are many fewer events daily at the Winter Olympics. The Italian ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo will get its second in 2026 after holding the Winter Olympics in 1956.wftv.com
Olympians worry as 'Winter' disappears from Winter Games
Ski racers settling into the start gate for Alpine World Cup events in the Rocky Mountains in early December squinted through sunshine that carried the temperature toward 50 degrees and glanced down at a course covered with pristine — and manufactured — snow. If they looked up and across the way, beyond the finish line, they saw adjacent hills that were brown and barren as can be, with nary a trace of powder or any indication that this was a setting for athletes who would be heading to the Beijing Olympics that begin Feb. 4. It is a troubling reality and — given their own reliance on the production of snow, continent-hopping flights powered by diesel fuel and other environment-unfriendly offshoots of their careers — hard-to-reconcile push-and-pull for many of those who will be competing in Alpine skiing or freestyle skiing or snowboarding or Nordic combined events or other outdoor sports that helped put the disappearing “Winter” in Winter Games.news.yahoo.com
British white supremacist, initially sentenced to read Austen and Dickens, imprisoned on two-year bid
Ben John, who had been described as an extremist with neo-Nazi sympathies by British police, was originally told to read grea works of English literature before his sentence was overturned.washingtonpost.com
Ashes of Winter the movie star dolphin released into Gulf
(Clearwater Marine Aquarium via AP) (Uncredited)CLEARWATER, Fla. — (AP) — The ashes of Winter the dolphin were returned to the sea on Thursday, about two months after the beloved marine mammal of movie fame died at a Florida aquarium. Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff members released a Himalayan sea salt urn containing Winter's ashes into the Gulf of Mexico from the back of a U.S. Coast Guard response boat. “Being able to return Winter to her natural home was the best feeling in the world,” Kelly Martin, the aquarium’s vice president of animal care, said in a statement. “Our goal at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is always to rehabilitate rescued marine life so they can return to the wild. Clearwater Marine Aquarium will continue to honor Winter’s legacy with an onsite memorial, virtual reality experiences, and an endowment to safeguard indefinite support of the aquarium.wftv.com
Winter the Dolphin’s ashes released into the Gulf of Mexico
A ceremony at sea Thursday returned Winter the Dolphin, star of the Dolphin Tale movies, to the ocean. The team also blew bubbles, “honoring one of Winter’s favorite enrichment activities.”Winter the Dolphin's ashes released in the Gulf of Mexico Animal Care Specialist holds Winter's ashes before releasing her into the Gulf of Mexico. Our goal at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is always to rehabilitate rescued marine life so they can return to the wild. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 13 Winter the dolphin In this Aug. 31, photo, Winter the dolphin swims at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla. Winter plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," a family-friendly 3-D movie starring Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson, opening Sept. 23.wftv.com
Aquarium in Florida welcomes ‘Apollo’ as newest rescued resident dolphin
New dolphin: Apollo is the newest bottlenose dolphin to live at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida. (Clearwater Marine Aquarium)CLEARWATER, Fla. — A rescued male dolphin will be swimming at the same Florida aquarium that housed Winter, the beloved prosthetic-tailed mammal who starred in 2011′s “Dolphin Tale” movie. >> Read more trending newsApollo, a 6-foot-long, 200-pound bottlenose dolphin, was welcomed to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, officials said in a news release on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/faUiWxjA4Q — Clearwater Aquarium (@CMAquarium) December 15, 2021The Clearwater aquarium was selected by the National Marine Fisheries Service to be Apollo’s home. Due to his hearing loss, NMFS determined Apollo was not a candidate for release.”>> Winter the dolphin, star of ‘Dolphin Tale,’ dies at Florida aquariumClearwater aquarium officials said Apollo will live in the Ruth & J.O.wftv.com
Big California storm dumps snow, drenches parched regions
Winter arrived early in Northern California with wind, rain and snow that was expected to intensify Monday as forecasters warned that mountain passes will probably be closed to traffic and areas burned by wildfires could face rockslides and mudslides following an especially warm and dry fall across the U.S. West. The multiday storm, a powerful “atmospheric river” weather system that is sucking up moisture from the Pacific Ocean, raised the threat of flooding and was expected to dump more than 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow on the highest peaks in California and Nevada and drench other parts of the two states before it moves on midweek, forecasters said. “This is a pretty widespread event,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Anna Wanless in Sacramento. “Most of California, if not all, will see some sort of rain and snow.”news.yahoo.com
Virtual reality experience planned to remember ‘Dolphin Tale’ star Winter the dolphin
The movie was filmed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, with Winter starring as herself. >> Related: Winter the dolphin, star of ‘Dolphin Tale,’ dies at Florida aquariumWinter also appeared in 2014′s “Dolphin Tale 2,” which focused on Hope, another dolphin who has been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since she was rescued in 2010. Officials with Clearwater Marine Aquarium said Friday that staff members plan to release her ashes into the Gulf of Mexico next month. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 13 Winter the dolphin In this Aug. 31, photo, Winter the dolphin swims at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla. Winter plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," a family-friendly 3-D movie starring Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson, opening Sept. 23.wftv.com
EXPLAINER: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather
Umbrellas, if not arks, are needed in the Pacific Northwest, while in the Rockies snow shovels are gathering cobwebs. Meteorologists attribute the latest batch of record-shattering weather extremes to a stuck jet stream and the effects of a La Nina weather pattern from cooling waters in the equatorial Pacific. If the jet stream moves more or bends differently, rain and other extreme weather won't be as concentrated, Hurley said. This is a typical weather pattern with a natural La Nina weather oscillation, he said. La Ninas tend to bring more rain to the Pacific Northwest and make the South drier and warmer.wftv.com
Astonishing early winter heat grips U.S., Canada and shatters records
A widespread and intense heatwave is roasting large portions of the U.S. and Canada, shattering daily and monthly temperature records. Why it matters: Winter is the fastest-warming season across the U.S., and the lingering warmth is shortening the snow season in places like Colorado and Montana, where mountain snowpack is a critical source of water during the summer months. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The big picture: On Wednesday, British Columbianews.yahoo.com
Winter the dolphin died of twisted intestines, according to necropsy report
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Winter, the beloved prosthetic-tailed dolphin who starred in 2011′s “Dolphin Tale” movie, died from twisted intestines, according to a preliminary necropsy report. >> Read more trending newsThe bottlenose dolphin died Thursday night at an aquarium in Clearwater, Florida. Officials at Clearwater Marine Aquarium said the cause of death was intestinal torsion, according to a news release. >> Winter the dolphin, star of ‘Dolphin Tale,’ dies at Florida aquariumOn Nov. 1, staff members at the aquarium first noticed that the 16-year-old dolphin “wasn’t acting like her normal self” and appeared to be uninterested in eating. Winter also appeared in 2014′s “Dolphin Tale 2,” which focused on Hope, another dolphin who has been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since she was rescued in 2010.wftv.com
Beloved 'Dolphin Tale' star Winter died of twisted intestine
Famous Dolphin-Infection Winter the dolphin is convalescing in a pool housed in building at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP) (Chris Urso)CLEARWATER, Fla. — (AP) — Florida's most famous dolphin Winter, beloved by fans around the world and star of the movie “Dolphin Tale,” died of twisted intestines, according to necropsy results released by the aquarium Saturday. But the prosthetic tale and the dolphin's miraculous recovery offered hopes to many with illnesses and disabilities. Fans — including autistic children and soldiers with missing limbs — made pilgrimages to visit Winter, star of the 2011 film “Dolphin Tale," which chronicled its recovery. But attaching the tail without damaging Winter’s skin was problematic because its skin is so thin it can be cut with a fingernail.wftv.com
Beloved 'Dolphin Tale' star Winter died of twisted intestine
CLEARWATER, Fla. — (AP) — Florida's most famous dolphin Winter, beloved by fans around the world and star of the movie “Dolphin Tale,” died of twisted intestines, according to necropsy results released by the aquarium Saturday. But the prosthetic tale and the dolphin's miraculous recovery offered hopes to many with illnesses and disabilities. Fans — including autistic children and soldiers with missing limbs — made pilgrimages to visit Winter, star of the 2011 film “Dolphin Tale," which chronicled its recovery. But attaching the tail without damaging Winter’s skin was problematic because its skin is so thin it can be cut with a fingernail. The prosthetic tail then slid snugly over the sleeve.wftv.com
'Dolphin Tale' fans mourn death of film's star Winter at 16
Famous Dolphin FILE - Clearwater Marine Aquarium senior marine mammal trainer Abby Stone kisses Winter the dolphin during a show Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla. Winter starred in the "Dolphin Tale" movies has died at a Florida aquarium despite life-saving efforts by animal care experts. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium said the 16-year-old female bottlenose dolphin died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, while being treated for a gastrointestinal abnormality. Those trips inspired people from autistic children to soldiers with missing limbs before Winter died Thursday of a gastrointestinal ailment, saddening fans around the world. Fifteen-year-old Angelina Bongiovanni of Washington Township, New Jersey, fell in love with Winter the first time she saw “Dolphin Tale,” her mother said. The aquarium's president, James Powell, said no other animals at the aquarium were ill including Hope, another rescued dolphin who appeared with Winter in the “Dolphin Tale 2” sequel.wftv.com
Beloved 'Dolphin Tale' star Winter dies at Florida aquarium
Famous Dolphin-Infection Winter the dolphin plays in the water at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Clearwater, Fla. The Florida aquarium will temporarily close to treat its resident prosthetic-tailed dolphin that starred in the “Dolphin Tale” movies. (Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP, file) (Jim Damaske)CLEARWATER, Fla. — (AP) — A prosthetic-tailed dolphin named Winter that starred in the “Dolphin Tale” movies died Thursday evening at a Florida aquarium despite life-saving efforts to treat a gastrointestinal abnormality, aquarium officials said. A sequel, “Dolphin Tale 2,” was released three years later starring Winter and Hope, another rescued dolphin cared for by the Clearwater aquarium. Winter and Hope became the most famous residents of the Clearwater aquarium, which also operates sea turtle and manatee rescue programs.wftv.com
Winter the Dolphin, star of ‘Dolphin Tale,’ dies at Clearwater Aquarium
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Winter, the prosthetic-tailed dolphin at the center of 2011′s “Dolphin Tale,” died late Thursday night, Clearwater Aquarium announced. “The CMA family is devastated.”READ: Winter the dolphin, star of ‘Dolphin Tale,’ critically ill at Florida aquariumWith heavy hearts, CMA announced tonight that Winter the Dolphin died at approximately 8 p.m. as animal care experts from around the country worked to treat her gastrointestinal abnormality. READ: NASA, SpaceX’s Crew-3 successfully docks at International Space StationWinter had been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since 2005, after she became entangled in a crab trapline and lost her tail. The movie was filmed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, with Winter starring as herself. Winter also appeared in 2014′s “Dolphin Tale 2,” which focused on Hope, another dolphin who has been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since she was rescued in 2010.wftv.com
Winter the dolphin, star of ‘Dolphin Tale,’ critically ill at Florida aquarium
>> Read more trending newsOfficials with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium said Wednesday that tests showed that Winter’s “intestinal abnormalities have intensified” despite treatment from the aquarium’s animal care experts. Winter has been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since 2005, after she became entangled in a crab trapline and lost her tail. “During this time, she has faced many health challenges due to her injury,” aquarium officials said in a statement. The movie was filmed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, with Winter starring as herself. Winter also appeared in 2014′s “Dolphin Tale 2,” which focused on Hope, another dolphin who has been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since she was rescued in 2010.wftv.com
Star of "Dolphin Tale" movies falls ill at Florida aquarium
CLEARWATER, Fla. — (AP) — The prosthetic-tailed dolphin that starred in the “Dolphin Tale" movies may be fighting a gastrointestinal infection, officials said. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium said in a news release on Sunday that staff members noticed on Nov. 1 that Winter was not eating and was acting abnormally. "Dolphin Tale," which was released in 2011, chronicled Winter's recovery and her journey using a prosthetic tail. Three years later, "Dolphin Tale 2″ also starred Hope, another rescued Dolphin cared for by the Clearwater aquarium. Aquarium officials said no other animals or marine life at the facility have shown signs of illness.wftv.com
End of daylight saving time means winter is on the horizon
Daylight Saving Time Dan LaMoore adjusts the hands on a Seth Thomas Post Clock at Electric Time Company, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Medfield, Mass. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, when clocks are set back one hour. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Winter is on the horizon again with the end of daylight saving time coming Sunday across most of the United States. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 13, 2022.wftv.com
Austin family sues city and CPD, accusing cops of mistakenly barging into home and pointing guns at 2 young girls, dad, grandfather
A family who lives in the South Austin neighborhood says Chicago police barged into their home in August 2019 without a warrant and in search of a vague description of a Black man with a gun. Instead, a civil lawsuit the family’s attorney filed in federal civil court Tuesday claims the officers pointed their guns at the family and their two young girls, traumatizing them and violating their Fourth Amendment rights.chicagotribune.com
Missing the heat? Staying chilly Sunday, but the first 90s of the year likely later in the week
Most of Central Florida will stay locked in the clouds and chilly weather Sunday, but sunshine will try to inch back in from east to west. Highs will be in the 50s ad 60s near the 75 corridor and closer to the low-to-mid 60s near Orlando. Brevard temperaturesThere will likely be a sharp divide in temperatures over a short distance as sunshine tries to march inland from the Atlantic Ocean. A few showers will still be around, mainly north and west of Orlando, but most stay dry Sunday afternoon. No matter how you slice it, beach weather returns for the middle of next week and lasts through the weekend.
Winter 20-21 Season: Warmer and much drier than normal
ORLANDO, Fla. – Strong La Nina conditions persisted for another season across the globe which means a warmer and drier than normal Winter was expected. Although Central Florida fell further into a deficit with rainfall during the winter season, temperatures ran much closer to normal. During January, temperatures fluctuated cooler and warmer than normal periods basically balancing each other out. This see-saw in temperatures over the past three months, in turn, meant a very typical winter season for Central Floridians. Despite the increase in rainfall toward the end of the season, the drier than normal conditions for December and January overshadowed the wetter pattern into February.
Retail stocks to watch after February's larger-than-expected sales decline
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) closed down 2% on Tuesday, reflecting the decline. Winter appeared to be a contributor, but with an approaching economic reopening, stimulus and spring weather, retail may bounce back, TradingAnalysis.com founder Todd Gordon told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. "It was set from a high-water mark from the prior reading," he said of February's larger-than-expected drop. Gina Sanchez, founder and CEO of Chantico Global, said analysts always expected higher retail growth in the spring than the winter. When it came to the reopening, Sanchez was focused on stocks of companies offering various consumer services.cnbc.com
US experienced one of the coldest February on record
As temperatures plunged and snow and ice whipped the state, much of Texas' power grid collapsed, followed by its water systems. Seven states, including Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, experienced one of their coldest Februarys on record. February 2021 Temperature BreakdownFor about two weeks, many people dealt with temperatures 25 degrees below the average from the northern Rockies to the Central Plains. This was enough to push the U.S. into the record books with the coldest February in more than 30 years, running 3.2 degrees below the average. Several cities across central Texas, including Austin and Waco, broke records for the longest freezing streak between six and nine consecutive days.
Crews rescue thousands of sea turtles from Texas cold
Thousands of sea turtles are being saved from the winter weather in Texas. They say their group rescued around 140 sea turtles from the Brownsville ship channel and surrounding bays. [TRENDING: ‘Dance Moms’ instructor accused of sex battery on students | Boy dies after homemade igloo collapses | Latest on $1,400 payments]Crews rescue thousands of sea turtles from cold (Credit: Texas Game Warden) (Copyright 2020 by CNN Newsource - All rights reserved.) According to the state’s parks and wildlife department, these sea turtles are unable to swim in waters that are too cold. Sea Turtle Inc. is a nonprofit group in South Padre Island, Texas, that is helping keep the turtles safe until they can return to the water.
Most of U.S. covered with snow after massive winter storms
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rounds of significant winter weather have forced most of the US into a deep freeze. Following a historic snowstorm earlier in the week that brought heavy snow from Seattle to Texas and into the Great Lakes region, nearly 75 percent of the country has snow on the ground. AdThe snow made it all the way down to the Gulf Coast in Texas Monday. pic.twitter.com/Lj3eWUf2y0 — Justin Stapleton (@KPRC2Justin) February 15, 2021More snow and ice will be likely across the Deep South and Mid Atlantic through the upcoming weekend. How many inches of snow fell in your area?
Brrr! Central Florida on pace for coldest winter in 10 years
Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach all tied for their coldest morning in the past three years. [WATCH LIVE: News 6]Low temperatures ThursdayWinter in Central Florida to date has been defined by ups and downs in the temperature department. Through Feb. 4, all official weather observing sites, Orlando, Sanford, Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Leesburg are on pace for the coldest winter since the 2010/2011 season. Orlando winter to dateWinter is defined in the weather world as the three-month period of December, January and February for clean record keeping. You may recall this past Christmas was the coldest since 1995 and the sixth coldest on record.
Massive winter storm expected to bring snow, ice to Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
Up to two feet of snow is possible in parts on the northeast. ORLANDO, Fla. – The winter storm that extends from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico is ramping up for parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Future radarUp to two feet of snow is possible from Southeast Pennsylvania to New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. A winter storm watch covers all of Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine with the potential for heavy snow arriving late Monday. This snow and ice is part of a system that will bring another blast of cold air to Central Florida Monday.
Forecasting Change: Winter nights not as cold in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – According to analysis from Climate Central, the number of cold nights is changing across the country and Orlando is no exception. For example, Reno, Nevada now has 94 fewer cold nights below 32 degrees than it did back in 1970. [TRENDING: Deputies: Girl abused by children’s book author | Deputy investigated for slamming student | How to get vaccine in Fla.]AdHere in Orlando? We now have 13 fewer cold nights with an overnight low below 40 than we used to have. Nights below 40 degreesRemember, climate change is sometimes subtle.
BRRR: Cold weather could move into Central Florida just in time for Christmas
ORLANDO, Fla. – Chilly air will settle in Thursday and Friday behind the latest cold front to impact Central Florida, but even colder air could be coming down the pipeline. Fast forwarding into next week, another strong cold front looks to be on the horizon around Christmas. There are indications the front could bring rain as early as Christmas Eve with the chill blasting in on Christmas morning. Other indications are that the front itself holds off until Christmas Day with the coldest days to follow the holiday. Regardless of the exact timing, look for more changes to come around Christmas.
40 inches of snow: Snowstorm buries parts of the Northeast
Reports of the snow that fell from Wednesday's snowstorm. ORLANDO, Fla. – Those who were dreaming of a white Christmas in the Northeast got closer to their dream Wednesday. The bullseye with this storm was interior Pennsylvania and New York, where more than 40 inches of snow fell. Snow reports in the Northeast from Wednesday's storm. With Christmas a little more than a week away, most of these areas should hang on to the snow to achieve a white Christmas.
Finned, furry, and human: Clearwater Marine Aquarium to celebrate rescue days
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Marine Aquarium is about to celebrate the rescue anniversaries of some of its most famous dolphins, Winter and Hope. [TRENDING: This woman received the first COVID-19 vaccine | Judge scolds theme park trespasser | Chuck Yeager dies at 97]To celebrate both rescue anniversaries, the aquarium is hosting an event called Rescue Days. Talk to members of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescue team and check out one of our rescue vehicles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Foster families can enjoy a socially distanced behind-the-scenes tour prior to the aquarium opening to guests. Meet with dogs from the SPCA Tampa Bay from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. (Clearwater Marine Aquarium)Click here to learn about the event and to learn more about the aquariums health and safety guidelines that are in place.
You can now snow tube in Florida
DADE CITY, Fla – Floridians no longer have an excuse to say they have never seen snow. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City has officially opened. A snow park in Florida, right?“ said Adam Thomas from Florida sports coast. Full Screen 1 / 15 Snow tubing at Snowcat Ridge in Dade City, Florida is now open. A snow park in Florida.
Forecasting Change: Winters are warming
ORLANDO, Fla. – Last week Forecasting Change focused on warming seasons. Remember, that it is the trend that most of the warming we have going on is being experienced in the winter season. Look at this graph below that shows that the average temperature for the winter season has increased by almost three degrees in the past 50 years. Warming winter daysAnd, as I have said before, it’s not just Orlando that is feeling the heat. Look at this winter warming graphic.
No sun for two months: Sun sets for last time in 2020 in America’s northernmost city
ORLANDO, Fla. – Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, will watch the sun set for last time this year on Wednesday. In the winter months, the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, keeping the sun below the horizon. The northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and, therefore, the sun won’t set for a couple of months. This is also known as polar day or the midnight sun. Daylight will continue to decrease until the shortest day of the year, the first day of winter on Dec. 21.
Snowy slopes and igloos: Florida’s Snowcat Ridge begins pre-season ticket sale
Tickets are now on sale to the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park. Arctic Igloo, guests can build snowmen or snow castles out of real snow. (WKMG-TV)Officials said the park will feature magical music and a light show on the slopes nightly which can be seen from the Holiday Market at the park’s Alpine Village. According to the company website, The Alpine Village will have a variety of food vendors offering hot and cold beverages, beer, wine and food. Alpine Village, which features its own Holiday Market (WKMG-TV)Tickets for Snowcat Ridge start at $24.95.
Where to see wild manatees in Florida
Winter is here and with it comes herds of sea cows seeking refuge from frigid waters in the Sunshine State's crystal clear springs. Much like most Floridians, manatees don't do well in the cold, so when temperatures start to drop, they flock to warmer waters. This means the winter months are the perfect time to see wild manatees at local state parks and wildlife refuges, where spring water hovers right around 70 degrees all year round. [Download the free PinPoint Wx app for iPhone and Android]Below is a list of manatee spots across the state where you can see wild manatees migrating away from the cold. The chilly weather rarely lasts long in Florida, so if you miss out during the winter months, click here to see a list locations with captive manatees available for viewing.
Arctic blast to bring week of below freezing temps to eastern US
The next five to seven days generally are going to bring unseasonably low temperatures to the eastern two-thirds of the US, with a first chilly round hitting Friday and a second, colder Arctic blast coming later. Friday's cold snap could bring below-freezing temperatures to some places. Wind gusts in Boston are reaching 25 to 35 mph and will bring wind chills into the 20s as well, the NWS said. "The Great Lakes are no longer ice covered, so here comes the Lake Effect snow again," the National Weather Service said. Temperatures are expected to rebound a bit in the East over the weekend, but colder air will be coming.
Wacky weather makes for a Winter like none before
The weather the past few weeks has not produced what most would call normal conditions. Balmy temperatures in the Northeast, heavy flooding out West, and deadly twisters in the South and Midwest have many Americans wondering why Spring-like conditions are turning up in December. Mark Strassmann has a report on the cause of this strange weather.cbsnews.com
11/11: Wintry blast continues battering U.S.; A soldier's fight to end suicide among veterans
11/11: Wintry blast continues battering U.S.; A soldier's fight to end suicide among veterans Winter weather is wreaking havoc on America's heartland. As WCCO's Jamie Yuccas reports, it's expected to send temperatures below freezing in every state except Hawaii and Florida; And, every day, 22 veterans commit suicide -- more than 8,000 per year. Mark Strassmann talks with Lt. Justin Fitch, a soldier battling colon cancer and spending what time he has left to keep other soldiers alive.cbsnews.com