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Asteroid buzzes, misses Earth -- unlike meteor

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Updated: 02/15/2013 - A 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past Earth on Friday. It was the closest known flyby for a rock of its size, passing within 17,000 miles. That's closer than some satellites.

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Northeast readies for major snowstorm

Winter weather

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Forecasters say most of southern New England could see anywhere from 18 to 24 inches between tomorrow and Saturday. Some other forecasts say the totals could be even higher.

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Ga. tornado 900 yards wide, 160 mph at its peak

Tornado

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Authorities believe a tornado swelled to 900 yards wide -- more than four times the width of the Georgia Dome -- as it tore across northwest Georgia for nearly 22 miles.

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UPDATE: Storms bring downed trees, power outages to CSRA

Updated: 01/31/2013 - Heavy rain and strong winds pounded the Southeast all day long. As it moved into our area, it started with just some pretty bad winds early in the afternoon, but when the rain hit, it hit hard.

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UPDATE: Schools, organizations closing due to severe weather threat

Severe Weather

Updated: 01/30/2013 - All seven branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs in the area are closed. Richmond County Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey says all after-school programs, including athletic games and practices, have been canceled for Wednesday evening.

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Flooding rains, high winds, tornadoes possible

Severe Weather

Updated: 01/30/2013 - Emergency management officials say the large storm front blacked out thousands in Arkansas and has caused scattered power outages in northern Mississippi.

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Parts of Southeast digging out from snow

Winter weather

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Weather warnings and advisories were issued Thursday for sections of Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Ga. officials preparing for black ice overnight

Winter weather

Posted: 01/17/2013 - The same weather system left parts of Alabama beneath 4 inches of snow Thursday and areas of northwest and north Georgia were under winter storm advisories for most of the day.

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US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

Heat

Posted: 01/08/2013 - The average temperature was off the charts at over 55 degrees. That's a full degree warmer than the previous record of 1998. Normally, temperature records are broken by about a tenth of a degree.

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US Airways waiving fee for flight changes

U.S. Airways

Updated: 12/27/2012 - The airline is canceling the $150 charge for changing flights to and from 25 cities where there are flight delays and cancellations. The offer is available to travelers scheduled to fly Wednesday and Thursday.

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Snowstorm hits Rockies, heads to Midwest

Winter weather

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Drivers in Iowa and Nebraska are being warned to be careful or stop driving altogether starting Wednesday evening as the first major winter storm of the season heads into the central Plains.

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June 29, 2012 was SC's hottest day on record

Heat

Posted: 12/18/2012 - That record high was measured at the University of South Carolina. Weather experts reached that conclusion after doing detailed studies on several sites where temperatures were measured at 113 on that date.

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Strong earthquake strikes off northeastern Japan

A strong earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Friday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/07/2012 - The Japan Meteorological Agency says the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday.

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NY mayor seeks more disaster aid for Sandy victims

Tropical depression

Posted: 11/28/2012 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to inject some urgency into getting tens of billions of dollars in new federal aid flowing to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but Congress seems reluctant.

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NJ's damage from Sandy nearly $37 billion

Tropical depression

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Gov. Chris Christie says Superstorm Sandy caused $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey. Christie is requesting that amount, which is greater than his state's entire yearly budget, from the federal government.

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