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winter weather

Icy conditions make for dicey driving

Editor Don Whitten looks back at the troubles he and many drivers had early Tuesday morning as winter storm Pax moves through the area and appears set to make things much worse for folks to the east and north. (February 12, 2014, Page 4)

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    Winter weather – erring on the side of caution

    Editor Don Whitten admits he’s long been one of those folks who think many over-react when there’s a threat of snow and ice. He’s considering changing his mind, though, after reading and seeing stories about stranded students and parents in the winter storm that struck the South earlier this week. (January 31, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Does NFL really want cold, snowy Super Bowl?

      The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)

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        Winters cold but the memories are precious

        Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the joy of “snow days” growing up in New Jersey and, after moving to Florida for many years, thinks about the chances of her children and grandchildren enjoying the winter weather and possible snow they could see in north Mississippi. (January 9, 2014, Page 4)

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          Take proper precautions during holidays

          Shopping, visiting or leaving town during the holidays? It’s certainly common in a university town. Editor Don Whitten repeats some warnings from local authorities about taking proper precautions and adds a few of his own. (December 16, 2013, Page 4)

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            Outbreak of ‘snow fever’ melts away

            It hit again last week – that feeling we’ve come to call “snow fever.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the phenomenon that, whenever there’s a threat of ice, sleet or snow, seems to send most folks racing to the store for milk, bread and eggs. (January 21, 2013, Page 4)

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              Icy, snowy weather makes for picturesque Oxford

              Oxford EAGLE photographer captures Oxford’s winter wonderland weather this week in today’s Oxford Living. (January 18, 2013, Page 1B)

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                Sleet, freezing rain and snow – which, why?

                So how did we have temperatures below freezing most of the day Monday and it not snow? Why didn’t the precipitation that came down freeze and stay during the night? Editor Don Whitten recalls some research connected with a science project or two that gives us answers we can pass along to those asking those important questions this week. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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                  More rain expected for the area

                  After a break today from rain, more is expected over the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service. (January 11, 2013, Page 2A)

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                    Winter wonderland? Bah humbug!

                    With another snow storm and freezing temperatures shutting down most of the community, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks wonders if all those who whined about not having snow are happy now. He longs for warmer days and getting rid of weather-induced sniffles, and is excited about the prospects for the weekend and beyond. (February 10, 2011, Page 4)

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