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Sleet, Ice Cover Alabama Roads

Posted: 03/05/2015 - Sleet and ice coated north Alabama in a treacherous glaze Thursday, making travel difficult and forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down yet again because of the weather.

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Volcano Lightning

Posted: 03/05/2015 - The eruption of the Villarrican Volcano earlier this week forced thousands to evacuate and relocate themselves to a safer location. The event provided a great visual display of lava plumes and yes lightning.

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Weird Weather Wednesday: Moon Bows

Posted: 03/04/2015 - Everyone has seen a rainbow but few have seen what's know as a "moon bow". They are far more rare but use exist under the same basic principals as rainbows.

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Hail Out West

Updated: 03/02/2015 - The San Jose foothills of California saw a rare occurrence of heavy "hail" Saturday afternoon. To many it looked like a snow or sleet but in fact being 50 degrees outside it fell from a thunderstorm.

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A Look at Frozen Waves!

Posted: 02/27/2015 - News 4 Meteorologist Lauren Linahan takes a look a unique weather phenomenon.

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North Alabama Snow Could Break 1890s Record

Updated: 02/26/2015 - Alabama Power officials say about 12,000 customers statewide were without power before dawn Thursday after nearly a foot of snow fell in some parts of the state.

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Southern Winter Snow

Posted: 02/26/2015 - The south looks to thaw out in the wake of it's most recent snowstorm that closed several schools and business.

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What Causes The Aurora Borealis?

Posted: 02/24/2015 - Although it is rare to view this phenomenon anywhere but in the far northern latitudes, many people have heard of the northern lights and seen photos of its illuminated beauty. What seems like a simple light show is actually a complex work of science.

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ICI-4 Rocket Heads Toward Space Weather Phenomenon in Active Auroral Region

Updated: 02/23/2015 - The launch condition was precisely diagnosed by a suite of ground based instruments, including the EISCAT incoherent scatter radars in Svalbard and Northern Norway. They confirmed that the rocket headed towards a space weather phenomenon in an active auroral region, forcing an electron cloud, as intended.

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Looking For Life: Europa

Posted: 02/23/2015 - Possibility of life on Jupiter's moon Europa, water has been found so what else could possibly be down there?

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Niagara Falls: Frozen or Not?

Posted: 02/20/2015 - Niagara Falls is not frozen over. It continues to flow right through these harsh winter months, but that doesn't mean there isn't ice.

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One Way Trip: Mars

Posted: 02/20/2015 - Recently there has been a campaign to round up the first group of astronauts to journey to the neighboring planet Mars. This excursion would be a one way trip and conditions aren't exactly hospitable for human habitation.

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A Detailed Look at Two Cyclones Threatening Australia

Posted: 02/19/2015 - Residents in Australia's Northern Territories and Queensland braced Thursday for a pair of cyclones expected to make landfall on Friday. 'Marcia' and 'Lam' are expected to dump at least 15 inches of rain and bring winds up to 180 miles per hour.

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