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If you live in a cold and snow prone area, one of your favorite childhood memories is likely having the day off from school due to snow; and also the snowball fights that ensued from them. But if you have not yet lost your inner child, snowball fights are now also played as a competitive sport... sort of.
Yukigassen, which in Japanese translates to “snow battle” , also encompasses paintball, dodgeball, and capture the flag. Regulation, machine-made snowballs are used during the 3-minute periods. The first team to win two 3-minute periods comes out on top. There are shelters to hide behind and a few different ways to win. Check out http://www.yukigassenusa.com/ for official rules.
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A severe weather outbreak is closing out the first weekend of summer with damaging storms threatening parts of the central U.S.
Heavy rain is expected to continue to inundate much of India as thunderstorm activity makes a northwestward push towards the National Capital Region.
Severe weather is expected to continue to pester the Plains for the next few days, threatening millions with flooding downpours, damaging winds, hail and even a few tornadoes.
The northeastern United States will only get a couple days of dry, sunny weather before the next round of showers and thunderstorms rolls in at midweek.
Anyone in the Southeast hoping for a break from the warm, humid and unsettled weather will need to wait at least another week.
Persistent dryness and localized breezy weather may create difficulties for firefighters battling wildfires across the western United States early this week.
A storm will crawl through the northeastern part of the nation during the first weekend of summer with rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms.
A severe weather outbreak seems likely to target portions of the Plains through Monday.