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Everyone should carry an avalanche beacon when they're out hiking or skiing in snowy conditions; it can send and receive signals even under several feet of snow.

7 essential pieces of avalanche safety gear you should always have and know how to use before going up a snowy mountain

Just because it's spring doesn't mean the snow season is over for some parts of the US. Stay safe with these kinds of safety gear.

Photos from a soccer match in the snow are so good that Google thinks one of a frozen referee is a watercolor painting

The Colorado Rapids opened the 2019 season in the snow, and it led to some wild pictures of both the players and the referee.

American, United, JetBlue, and Southwest cancel hundreds of flights as a major snowstorm slams the Northeastern US

American, JetBlue, Delta, United, Southwest, and others waive rebooking fees at affected airports as a major snowstorm hits Northeast US.
Photos of snowfall in Mazeppa Township, Minnesota, on Sunday.

Blizzard conditions and strong winds have left hundreds of thousands of people without power in the Midwest

A winter storm that has been sweeping across the midwestern US will spread to parts of northern New England on Monday, meteorologists say.

Las Vegas has a measurable amount of snow on the ground for the first time in a decade, and the internet can’t handle it

Snow has hit Las Vegas, Nevada, twice this week, and residents can't stop taking pictures of their cars, their neighborhoods, and their snowmen.
A still from a video that shows black snow on the ground in Russia.

A Russian region dependent on coal power is so polluted that its snow turned black

Towns in Siberia's coal-producing Kemerovo region have been covered in black snow during February 2019.
Children sled on a hill in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle after a large storm blanketed the city on February 9, 2019. Seattle almost reached its yearly amount of snowfall in a single day.

Delightful photos show how Seattle residents are taking advantage of their record-breaking snowstorm

People of Seattle aren't letting the shocking amount of snow get them down — here are some photos that show how Seattle locals are enjoying the snow.
How the jet stream impacts the polar vortex.

The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.

A record cold snap in the US has left 21 dead. Here's what makes these polar-vortex events so dangerous and why we may see more of them in the future.

The Midwest is colder than Antarctica thanks to the polar vortex — here’s what it looks like

As a cold snap sweeps the Midwest, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River are freezing over. Here's what the area looks like.

Parts of the East Coast just got hit by a ‘snow squall’ — here’s what that is

The National Weather Service issued a "snow-squall" warning in New York City and parts of New England. Here's what that means.