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Was The Blizzard of 2015 Actually a Blizzard?

Most of Maine got over two feet of snow in the Blizzard of 2015. Schools were shut down for two days, businesses closed and even the Post Office didn't deliver mail on Tuesday because of the weather conditions. Sounds like a blizzard right? Was it though?

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Giving Winter Storms Names Like ‘Juno’ Is Really Just Marketing Strategy

Some people are calling the blizzard we're dealing with "Winter Storm Juno." Winter storms never used to get named like hurricanes do until recently and despite what some claim is a necessity, it's really just a way to market a brand. 

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How Bad Is This Blizzard? Bad Enough to Force These Businesses to Close

Even during a major snow storm, there are some places you expect to remain open. It's a true measure of just how bad a storm is when those businesses that always seem to be there no matter the weather are actually closed.

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Several Schools Cancelled in Anticipation of Snow Storm

I just received an email from my son's school informing me they have cancelled school in anticipation of tomorrow's storm. Several other schools have done the same and we have the list.

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Time for a Refresher Course in Shoveling Snow [VIDEO]

With the first major snow storm on it's way, let's all watch this little video on proper shoveling techniques, and helpful hints!

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Are We Going to Have a White Christmas? – Here’s What the Local Experts Say

Christmas is now close enough where people are wondering if we'll have a white Christmas. I don't envy meteorologists at this time of year. Forecasting weather is not an exact science, especially a week out. However some of our local meteorologists have taken a stab at it.

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Ways To Prevent Ice Build Up on Your Car When You Know a Storm is Coming

You wake up in the morning to find a thick coating of ice all over your car. It's no fun to spend all that time in the cold trying to crack through what mother nature deposited all over your ride hoping your ice scraper doesn't snap in half. If you know the storm is coming though, there are some ways to make the job of de-icing your car a lot easier.

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How To Clear Your Car Window of Ice In Two Easy Steps [VIDEO]

I may not enjoy it, but I can handle snow. I've lived in Maine all my life and dealing with it is a nuisance but not a particularly difficult task. Ice however? That's a completely different animal. 

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The Timing of Today’s Snow, Best Travel Times and a Live Traffic Map

Well here we go. The storm is on our doorstep and the snow for the busiest travel day of the year will mean it will be slow going on the way to Grandma's for Thanksgiving.  

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