So the winter storm that has half the South obsessively checking its phones for NWS updates or Weather Underground forecasts has a name. It is called Leon, and it got that name from the Weather Channel, which is now naming winter storms for the exact same reason that agencies name hurricanes: it makes them easier [...]
In the northern winter months we are surrounded by the stark beauty of chilled landscapes. From the darkness of the far north, broken perhaps only by starlight and the glow of aurora, to the brisk grey streets of Manhattan and its now skeletal trees with their claw-like limbs and knobbly stubs pressed to the skies, [...]
Athletes often are able to race again just days later in part because winter sports typically involve less pounding of the joints
For those of you with Christmas trees, they probably look a little barren following the unwrapping of presents. What did you get for Christmas?
What happens to Olympic host cities after the torch has gone out?
Fatigue, that’s what. As a particularly frigid winter recedes across the north and east of the United States (we’ve become accustomed to milder weather in past years), the abuse suffered by asphalt roads is becoming apparent.
As we steel ourselves against the cold and curse the polar vortex for bringing these bitter winds upon us, its helpful to remember that winter can also be a magical time of fluttering snowflakes and beautiful evening skies.