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2:02pm

Tue April 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Spring Storm Brings Snow To Colo., High Winds To Wyo., Dust Storm In Ariz.

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 2:31 pm

A woman crosses the street as steam rises from a manhole cover in Denver's financial district on Tuesday.
Ed Andrieski AP

We almost feel guilty writing this post, because here in Washington, we're finally seeing some spring (the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom!): But in the Plains, a spring storm is bringing snow to Colorado and Wyoming and whipped up enough winds to cover parts of Arizona in dust.

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6:23am

Fri March 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Satellite Image Shows 'Incredible' Storm Stretching Across North Atlantic

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 8:27 am

That's the coast of the U.S. on the left, the tip of Greenland at the top center and the coast of Europe on the top right. Meanwhile, the storm's tail extends down into the Caribbean.
NOAA Satellite and Information Service

The same weather system that left a few inches of snow on parts of the eastern U.S. earlier this week is now over the North Atlantic, and Jason Samenow of The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang says he's not sure he's ever "seen a storm this big before."

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10:42am

Sat March 23, 2013
Environment

Heavy Snowfall Causes Road Closures

Enhanced Radar of the storm over Colorado from NOAA in Boulder.
Credit National Weather Service

12:07pm

Fri March 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Was Punxsutawney Phil Wrong? Prosecutor Says He Misrepresented Spring

Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil in Feb. 2011.
Jeff Swensen Getty Images

Here's the gist of what the most famous groundhog in the world told us on Feb. 2:

Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs,

Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators,

Weather Prophet without Peer,

was awakened from his burrow at 7:28 am

with a tap of the President's cane....

And so ye faithful,

there is no shadow to see

An early Spring for you and me.

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7:58am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Though It Doesn't Feel Like It In Parts Of The Country, It's Really Spring!

A snow-covered cherry blossoms at the Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.
Li Xin Xinhua /Landov

Don't tell Chicago, Buffalo or Minneapolis — which will see high temperatures just in the 20s, today — but at 7:02 a.m. ET., the Earth's axis was neither tilted from nor toward the sun, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.

So: Happy spring equinox!

The National Weather Service provides this explanation for what's happening with the Earth's orbit:

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