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<div style="text-align: center"><div align="center"><div align="left"><div align="left"> <div align="left"><br /><div align="left"><p><a href="http://www.virginiadot.org/info/resources/potholes.pdf"><img style="width: 121px; height: 86px" src="/images/Multi_Media/pahomepage/nxd_media/img/jpg/2009_02/90af2549-0ee4-cc14-b52f-524ea98b8136/raw.jpg" alt=" " align="left" height="86" width="121" /></a><span><u><span><a href="http://www.virginiadot.org/info/resources/potholes.pdf"><span style="color: #0066ff"><u><span style="font-size: small">Why do potholes form?</span></u></span></a></span></u></span><br />Northeastern Pennsylvania is somewhat of a &quot;hotspot&quot; for big potholes.&nbsp; But why do they form?&nbsp; Use the link to find out.<br /></p></div><br /><br /><p><img src="/images/Multi_Media/pahomepage/nxd_media/img/jpg/2009_02/586d6fa7-f6e3-03a4-5da4-4e3332f0d15d/raw.jpg" style="width: 121px; height: 86px" alt=" " align="left" height="86" width="121" /></p></div><a href="http://www.mvp-wc.usace.army.mil/ice/mission.html"><span style="color: #0066ff"><u><span style="font-size: small">River Ice Jamming</span></u></span></a> <br />An ice jam is an accumulation of ice in a channel that restricts the flow of water.&nbsp; Use the link to find the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website on ice jamming.<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://pahomepage.com/weather/skireports"><img src="http://www.dreamstime.com/cartoon-sun-thumb1008854.jpg" alt=" " style="border-width: 0px; width: 121px; height: 86px" align="left" border="0" height="86" width="121" /></a></div><span style="color: #0066ff"><u><span style="font-size: small">When will it Warm up?</span></u></span><br />Average High temperatures suggest we should be in the 40&#39;s by the end of February, the 50&#39;s in March, and 60&#39;s in April.</div><span style="color: #000000"><br /></span><br /><br /> <div align="left"><a href="http://www.chileanski.com/images/portada.jpg"><img src="http://tbn3.google.com/images?q

 Why do potholes form?
Northeastern Pennsylvania is somewhat of a "hotspot" for big potholes.  But why do they form?  Use the link to find out.



River Ice Jamming
An ice jam is an accumulation of ice in a channel that restricts the flow of water.  Use the link to find the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website on ice jamming.



When will it Warm up?
Average High temperatures suggest we should be in the 40's by the end of February, the 50's in March, and 60's in April.



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Late January Ski Forecast
With recent snow and cold temperatures the slopes are the perfect place to spend some time in the great outdoors.  Use the link to see local conditions at mountains right here in Pennsylvania.




Coldest January in 4 Years!
This has been the coldest January in years!  In fact we haven't had a low temperature dip this far down since January of 2005.  The past 3 years never even made it below zero for the month!



 Blizzard of 1996
Heavy snowfall crippled northeastern Pennsylvania on January 7th and 8th of 1996.  This shut down roads and brought local business to a halt.



 Sleet and Freezing Rain
Many folks have a hard time keeping track of all the different types of winter precipitation.  Use the link to learn more about these two icy competitors.



 Lake Effect Snow
WYOU's Thursday Weather Wonders took a look at how and when lake effect snow forms.  Use the link to find a comprehensive web page from the National Weather Service.



 NWS Winter Weather Awareness
WYOU's Thursday Weather Wonders took a look at what you can do to be prepared for this upcoming winter.  Use the link above for more suggestion from the National Weather Service.



 Heat Island Effect
WYOU's Thursday Weather Wonders took a look at something called a "Heat Island".  Use the link above to find more information from the Environmental Protection Agency.


 
 Frost Formation
Early in the fall season we begin to see our first signs of frost.  Click on the link for a more in depth explanation of frost and how it forms from the National Weather Service.



 Active Tropics
Learn more about the tropics and hurricanes with the National Weather Services Hurricane Awareness Page.



 How Does Hail Form?

A common question with a wild explanation.  The National Severe Storms Laboratory gives an in depth explanation of how hail forms.



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