Why The Harsh Winter?

Surely there's a simple, scientific explanation for this messThe effects of weather can be tormenting, but the language of weather is exhilarating, with a glossary that sounds like a collision between physics and gymnastics: decadal oscillations, transverse rolls, temperature inversions, polar vortexes.

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  • This weekend's weather: More snow?
    As Friday edges into the evening, we'll be feeling chilly, windy weather. A wind advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. until 7 a.m. Saturday. More
  • Springfield man charged with concealing 16-year-old girl
    A Springfield Township man faces charges after state police accused him of concealing the whereabouts of a 16-year-old girl and of giving the girl marijuana to smoke. More
  • Cause of Adamsville fire undetermined
    ADAMSVILLE -- The cause of a fire that destroyed two retail and office buildings in this southwestern Crawford County community was ruled as undetermined, Chief Adam Valesky of the Fallowfield Fire Rescue Department said late this morning. More
  • Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016, the 2012 nominee tells staff
    Supporters and major fundraisers had defected to Jeb Bush. More
  • D.A.: Haverford doc, receptionist busted for illegal drug sales
    A Haverford physician and his receptionist surrendered this morning on charges involving what Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan called "unlawful administration and distribution of opioids."Steven A. Friedman, 74, of Newtown Square, and Margaret M. McGowan, 79, of Broomall, surrendered at Delaware County Criminal Investigation headquarters, accompanied by an attorney, and will be preliminarily arraigned on charges, including four counts of administration of a controlled substance by a practitioner and one count of conspiracy. More
  • Hines Ward: If guilty in Deflate-Gate, Patriots' punishment should ... - NBCNews.com
    ... don't think they're going to do anything before the Super Bowl, but the punishment has to be very harsh on the Patriots,'' Ward told Matt...
    01/22/2015 - 8:15 am | View Link
  • WorldViews: How Saudi Arabia’s harsh legal punishments compare to ... - Washington Post
    ... footage that showed the public execution of a woman accused of beating her daughter, Saudi Arabia's harsh interpretation of sharia law and its...
    01/21/2015 - 3:56 pm | View Link
  • Harsh weather affects Kenyas wildlife - Big News Network
    China.org.cn Tuesday 20th January, 2015 The Warden in charge of Hellsgate National Park, Muteru Njauini, admitted on Tuesday that the harsh weather
    01/21/2015 - 4:23 am | View Link
  • Power restored to thousands after harsh weather causes outages ... - Big News Network
    Vancouver Sun Monday 19th January, 2015 VANCOUVER - The power is back on in homes across British Columbia after harsh weather and strong winds left
    01/20/2015 - 3:53 pm | View Link
  • Neighbors in Religion: Harsh words for police who used black faces ... - Miami Herald
    I know my words must seem extra harsh to some of you. But as a black mother and grandmother, I feel that I must always be vigilant.
    01/19/2015 - 3:06 pm | View Link
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  • Deflate-Gate Punishment Should Be 'Harsh': Hines Ward
    The NFL should come down hard on the Patriots if the franchise is found guilty of Deflate-Gate, NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Hines Ward said.
    01/22/2015 - 8:30 am | View Link
  • Two years’ jail for Milosuam blogger too harsh
    Blogger’s post during Lahad Datu crisis contained a leaked police memo mentioning the possibility of 1,500 foreigners causing chaos in Sabah.
    01/21/2015 - 6:18 pm | View Link
  • WorldViews: How Saudi Arabia’s harsh legal punishments compare to the Islamic State’s
    Not as different as you might hope.
    01/21/2015 - 3:30 am | View Link
  • Harsh words expressed toward DAQ, governor during wood burning public meetings
    OGDEN, Utah — The Utah Division of Air Quality held two more public hearings on its proposed wood burning ban Tuesday. If approved, residents in seven counties in northern Utah would be prohibited from burning wood next winter season between Nov. 1 and March 15. Residents who rely on wood as a sole source of […]
    01/21/2015 - 12:14 am | View Link
  • ISIS reportedly kills 13 boys for watching soccer: Is ISIS adopting Taliban tactics?
    Reports of torture and public executions being employed by ISIS have been circulating, but these harsh sharia tactics aren't new to those who lived in Afghanistan under the Taliban. 
    01/20/2015 - 5:14 pm | View Link
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  • Measles outbreak shines harsh spotlight on anti-vaccine parents
    Just last year, Dr. Michael Ryan saw several cases of whooping cough. He saw individual cases of measles, tetanus and Hib disease. The child with tetanus was "tortured with tetanus spasms" during 21 days in intensive care. The child with Hib died.
    01/30/2015 - 9:56 am | View Link
  • Harsh spotlight shines on trio of Conservative cabinet ministers: Hébert
    MONTREAL — If Stephen Harper were directing a Shakespearean play instead of a government he would be looking at making it through opening night with the actors he initially cast as courtiers thrust at the last minute in the leading roles of Hamlet and ...
    01/30/2015 - 9:54 am | View Link
  • Joss Whedon admits he was harsh on Marvel and is open to directing Captain Marvel
    Joss Whedon recently talked about how “stupid people” were afraid to move forward with a female superhero movie because of “sexism” and “quiet misogyny.” Of course this got the nerd community sounding off. Now he wants to clarify his statement ...
    01/30/2015 - 9:00 am | View Link
  • Hezbollah warns Israel will face harsh retaliation or any attacks on its members
    BEIRUT – The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said this week's cross-border attack was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told thousands of supporters in south Beirut Friday ...
    01/30/2015 - 8:02 am | View Link
  • Love prepared for harsh welcome-back in Minnesota
    Someone asked Kevin Love recently if he was ready for his big return game to Target Center, when his new team (Cleveland Cavaliers) plays his old team (Minnesota Timberwolves) Saturday night. "You mean when I get killed?" Love said, shrugging. Obviously ...
    01/30/2015 - 7:19 am | View Link
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  • harsh
    harsh (härsh) adj. harsh·er, harsh·est 1. Disagreeable to one of the senses, as: a. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing: a harsh voice. b. Disagreeable to the ...
    01/29/2015 - 1:40 pm | View Website
  • Harsh
    Definition of harsh written for English Language Learners from the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary with audio pronunciations, usage examples, and count/noncount ...
    01/28/2015 - 7:53 pm | View Website
  • harsh
    harsh (härsh) adj. harsh·er, harsh·est. 1. Disagreeable to one of the senses, as: a. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing: a harsh voice. b. Disagreeable to the ...
    01/28/2015 - 4:44 am | View Website
  • Harsh
    Harsh may refer to: Harsh noise, a genre of noise music Harsh voice, the production of speech sounds with a constricted laryngeal cavity Harsh (હર્ષ) Hindi ...
    01/27/2015 - 4:27 pm | View Website
  • Harsh International
    Where we build the toughest, most intuitive and bar none, the most effective products in the industry. *****Attitude, Performance & Integrity*****...
    01/27/2015 - 3:36 pm | View Website
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