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Real forecasts lost in social media flurry

The term "polar vortex" resurfaced earlier in July when a cool airmass oozed southward from Canada. Through social media, the catchy classification again spread like a common cold.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 07:04am EDT

Tags: weather, Dave Dildine

Polar vortex look-alike to bring unseasonable temperatures

By Monday or Tuesday, ABC7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff predicts the temperatures could drop more than 20 degrees below normal.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 09:33am EDT

Tags: weather, Jamie Forzato

Polar vortex has lead to a pollen vortex

The pollen count was above 1,000 last weekend. A count of 75 is considered high.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: pollen, allergies, Nick Iannelli, Martha White

What the polar vortex means for the stink bug population

Many residents are holding out hope that the unusually cold, harsh winter reduced the number of ticks, stink bugs and other pests that will be buzzing and crawling around this summer.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 10:18am EDT

Tags: ticks, stink bugs,

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Could winter's frigid temps have killed the stinkbugs?

The region might, just might, have fewer stinkbugs to deal with in the coming spring and summer.

Saturday - 02/22/2014, 01:41am EST

Tags: stinkbugs, bugs, raupp

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Cold weather leads to record gas usage

If you use natural gas to heat your home, it's probably been an expensive month: The cold weather has resulted in some broken records for gas usage in the area.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:38am EST

Tags: Washington Gas, gas, natural gas

Arctic air eases its grip on much of the US

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 05:50pm EST

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10 ways to ease winter weather travel pain

Know how bad you think flying has been so far this year due to the endless storms and the dreaded Polar Vortex? It's much worse than that. Much, much worse.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 10:08am EST

Tags: travel, weather,

Big Chill Freebies: Food and drink to keep you warm

Area businesses are offering food and drink specials to keep you warm during the bitter cold weather in the region. Check them all out in our Live Blog and let us know if you hear of any.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:28pm EST

Tags: big chill, Freebies

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