Why The Warm New York Winter? February Temperatures Record High

It's official, winter is technically over. And the stats show that the 2011-2012 season was the second warmest winter in New York on record. At an average temperature of 40.5 degrees, this season's winter broke most records except for the 2001-2002 season, according to the Gothamist. On the contrary, the coldest winter took place in 1934, during which temperatures averaged 19.9 degrees.

How to Cut (Some) Costs of a Natural Catastrophe

Natural catastrophes in the United States caused $35.9 billion in insured losses last year, significantly higher than the 2000-2010 annual average of $23.8 billion (in 2011 dollars). The Insurance Information Institute has some advice to speed the insurance-claims settlement process, should one of them happen in your neighborhood.


Residents work to clear storm damage after three tornadoes moved through the area in Chelsea, Indiana March 2, 2012.

Strong Tornadoes Strike U.S. Midwest, Killing at Least 27

Powerful tornadoes ripped through the nation's midsection on Friday, killing at least 27 people in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio as they splintered homes, damaged a prison, and tossed around vehicles. At least 13 people were killed in Indiana, another 12 in Kentucky, and two more in Ohio.
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Jerusalem Snow Storm 2012: Beautiful Pictures of First Snow In 4 Years [PHOTOS]

Israelis and Palestinians alike woke up Friday in the Holy City to an unexpected sight: snow falling in Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee, and the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem. Check out some of the best pictures here, from children playing at the Western Wall to snowfall over the Mount of Olives and young men building a snowman on top of a seminary.
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Jersusalem Snow Storm 2012: Twitter Reactions [VIDEO] [PHOTO]

Heavy snowfall covered Jerusalem on Friday, March 2 for the first time in four years. Three centimeters of snow were reported, turning parts of Israel’s capital white and also blanketing Ramot, Givat Ze’ev and Har Gilo. Snow also fell in the Golan Heights, a hilly region that borders with Syria. Check out the best reactions on Twitter.