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Winter Storm

1888 Jan. 12, Midwest: the “The Schoolhouse Blizzard.” More than 200 people died while trying to get home after a sudden drop in temperature and a major storm that hit during school and work…

blizzard

(Encyclopedia) blizzard, winter storm characterized by high winds, low temperatures, and driving snow; according to the official definition given in 1958 by the U.S. Weather Bureau, the…

Ushant

(Encyclopedia) Ushant ŭsh´ənt [key], Fr. Ouessant, island, 10 sq mi (25.9 sq km), Finistère dept., off Brittany, in the Atlantic, c.10 mi (16 km) from the mainland. A hazard to…

Great Lakes

(Encyclopedia) Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of…

global warming

(Encyclopedia) global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial…

December 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Top of Page US News | Science & Technology News | World News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news…

Black Sea

(Encyclopedia) Black Sea, inland sea, c.159,600 sq mi (413,360 sq km), between SE Europe and Asia, connected with the Mediterranean Sea by the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the…

January 2019 Current Events: Disaster News

Top of Page World News | Science & Technology News | US News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news…

Major Blizzards in the U.S.

1888 Jan. 12, Dakota and Montana territories, Minn., Nebr., Kans., and Tex.: “Schoolchildren's Blizzard…