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Features January 2018 Issue

Winter Weather Smarts

This Canadian polar outbreak brought blustery northwest winds and 14-degree temperatures as it moved through Minnesota. (Tim Vasquez photo.)

Winter Weather Smarts

Join us as we take a big-picture view of typical winter patterns to learn what you can expect.

Now that winter is upon us, itís a good time to look at cold-weather patterns and get an idea of what to expect. You may be familiar with the weather around your local airport, but your travels could take you into unusual corners of the United States, and perhaps into Canada. Winter brings a huge number of weather hazards to worry about, including the thunderstorms that plague the summer months, but by understanding how things are linked together, you can stay on top of things and remain safe.

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