• How Did East Coast Blizzard of 2015 Play Out?

    January 28, 2015; 9:02 AM ET

    As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.

  • Study Reveals That Feeling Cold is Contagious

    January 28, 2015; 9:01 AM ET

    Watching somebody shivering on television can induce the same type of physiological response as braving the icy elements in person, according to research conducted by scientists at the University of Sussex.

  • MAP: Midwest, Northeast US More Susceptible to Blizzards

    January 28, 2015; 8:51 AM ET

    People may think blizzards are about heavy snow, but it's more about wind, blowing snow and visibility, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast are more susceptible to the wrath of these conditions.

  • Snow on Tap for United Kingdom and Ireland

    January 28, 2015; 8:49 AM ET

    A blast of cold air will set the stage for the most widespread snowfall threat across the United Kingdom and Ireland Wednesday through Thursday.

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This Day In Weather History

Arkansas to South Carolina (1948)
Ice storm (Jan. 24th-31st) causes considerable damage; at least 30 deaths and $20 million damage.

Canada (1985)
Huge blizzard in northeastern Canada; lowest pressure ever recorded in Canada was approached with 946 mb at Mary's Harbor, Newfoundland (Record of 940.2 mb set at St. Anthony's, Newfoundland, Jan. 20, 1977.) Cartwright, Newfoundland had close to 24 inches of snow (total 106 inches on ground).

Cape Canaveral, FL (1986)
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff. Cold weather on the morning of the liftoff was blamed for causing o-rings to fail which caused the explosion.