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2022-23 Extended Winter Weather Forecast

12/6/2022 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

By farmersalmanac. Winter—It’s Coming! The first day of winter and the shortest day of the year, officially arrives on December 21, 2022, but that doesn’t always mean that the cold temperatures and snow storms will wait until then. So what’s in store? Here’s the Farmers’ Almanac extended winter weather forecast for the winter of… SEE MORE

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Watch the Great Geminid Meteor Shower on Dec. 13-14

12/5/2022 by Param Bhatia

By Bundle up and head outside to watch the December Geminids, considered the best of the annual meteor displays. Learn more about this active meteor shower coming to a backyard sky near you! If you enjoy seeing “shooting stars,” then get ready! A pre-Christmas celestial fireworks display known as… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: What to Do in a "Man Overboard" Incident

11/29/2022 by Anastasia Fischer

By Understanding the factors involved in “man overboard” incidents is a good first step in preventing them. Below are a few potential scenarios. Turbulent waters: always check the weather and try to avoid variable waters. High speed: slow down and make sure passengers stay seated. Balance issues: keep an… SEE MORE

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Ship Tracking Websites and Apps Help Avoid Major Collisions

11/17/2022 by Anastasia Fischer

By OceanGrafix. Thanks to the continued refinement of technology that began in the 1990s, mariners can keep an eye on shipping vessels to avoid collisions or to track a certain craft. Ships are tracked in real time by a special radar system called Automated Identification System (AIS). The system identifies… SEE MORE

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