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Mark Fischetti, senior editor at Scientific American, says that the jet stream - the river of air in the northern hemisphere that blows west to east and drives most of the D.C. region's weather - has been changing, and it means that extreme-weather periods will last longer.
While plumbers, heating contractors and snow-removal companies are getting a nice bump this winter, other industries are suffering.
Transformers, voltage regulators, cable, wire and utility poles are among the materials that area electrical power companies are readying to confront any power outages caused by the anticipated winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday.
A familiar ritual at the sales register will soon be going away, and the hope is the new routine will reduce fraud.
All the winter weather raises questions about who is responsible for keeping sidewalks clear so that walkers stay safe.
Some people get flu shots to avoid the flu, but some people are getting paid to catch the flu.
The opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics are just 6 days away, but some people around here are thinking ahead to 2024.
A Rockville man was being held for emergency evaluation after he threatened to kill workers at a luggage store inside Westfield Montgomery Mall, according to police.
Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.
With area schools taking as many as five snow days so far this winter, school boards are already plotting when students will make up those lost days.
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