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Snowy and wintry weather whipped across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic Thursday morning, as an Alberta clipper passed over the region.
An Alberta clipper is a storm that originates from the western provinces of Canada, usually Alberta. These storms are generally fast-moving, bring cold air and have limited moisture to work with.
A blanket of snow covered the region, with some places reaching up to 12 inches in southwestern Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
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While the snow put many people in the holiday spirit, it caused a number of cancellations and travel delays.
Social media captures the "winter wonderland" created by the snow.
Freshly fallen snow sits precariously on the branches of trees framing the Clemente Bridge in #Pittsburgh this morning, as the North Shore is transformed into a winter wonderland pic.twitter.com/4u3mOPFxh1— Dave DiCello (@DaveDiCello) December 14, 2017
OMG ITS SNOWING IN NYC OMG!!!!!!!!! Snow Day We Get the Day OFF! https://t.co/6zmIbd5s1d <<Snow Day Song << @HWL53 @DUKETHEMAN1 @dlueking @rrommel9999 @TrashgodDave @ophidianpilot @aussietorres @WDTnow @CasualMeyhem @amcharms @Bigfoot__ OMG!!!!! pic.twitter.com/LLI1CMuZCN— ♥ThoseAmericanGirls™ (@ThoseUSAGirls) December 14, 2017
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Hurricane Michael slammed through the Florida panhandle and into Georgia last week. President Donald Trump surveyed the hurricane-torn areas of Florida and Georgia on Monday, Oct.15.
Parts of Mexico will endure heavy rain and the risk for mudslides from Tropical Storm Tara into the middle of the week.
While the peak wind speeds are in the past with the season's first Santa Ana wind event, disruptive wind gusts and a heightened fire threat are still prevalent across Southern California.
A pair of storm systems, along with moisture from former Hurricane Michael, will combine to create potentially dangerous weather across parts of Spain, Algeria and Tunisia this week.
Nearly a week after Hurricane Michael left parts of the Florida Panhandle in ruins, emergency officials rushed to deliver aid and clear debris as the search continued for survivors.
A clash of unusually cold air for October and lingering tropical moisture will heighten the threat of heavy rain and the likelihood of flooding over the south-central United States, focused on Texas through Tuesday night.
Republicans and democrats are trying to win over voters by using an environmental issue during the Florida Senate race.