Emily Dresbach, left, 12, and Kelsey Blum, 11, sled down the hill on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Holmes Lake in Lincoln, Neb.
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Michael Schumacher/The Amarillo Globe News/AP
High winds created a a dusty situation for area motorist in the Texas Panhandle Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas. Heavy blowing dirt had drivers turning on their lights and driving slowly on Southwest 34th Ave. in Amarillo Wednesday.
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Trent Penn/The Anniston Star/AP
A fallen leaf gets caught and frozen on a windshield Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012, in Piedmont, Ala., after temperatures in the area dropped below freezing overnight. The water, left over from Monday's rain, quickly froze, trapping this leaf.
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Overcome with emotion, cabana owner Janet Ryan sits on the porch at the Breezy Point Surf Club in the Queens borough of New York, Sept. 8, 2012, after her cabana sustained damage when a severe storm passed through the area. A tornado swept out of the sea and hit the beachfront neighborhood, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power, and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
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Two weeks after hurricane Sandy struck, this home in Union Beach, N.J., awaits its fate. At least 121 people perished in the storm, which caused an estimated $50 billion in property damage and economic losses and ranks as one of the most destructive natural disasters to hit the US Northeast.
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In this Aug. 16, 2012 photo, drought-damaged corn is seen in a field near Nickerson, Nebraska.
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Justin and Kayla Franklin, from Tennessee, walk in wind and rain in downtown Key West as Tropical Storm Isaac moves over the island August 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain after battering the Caribbean.
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Randy Grebke of Kohnen Concrete Products, demonstrates how he locates underground water by holding two copper wires while on a well drilling site in Huey, Ill on Aug. 7, 2012. Many well drillers find themselves busier than they have been in years as drought grips much of the country.
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Mike Lynch/Adirondack Daily Enterprise/AP
A lightning bolt flashes over Lake Colby near Saranac Lake, New York, July 23, 2012. The lightning was part of a powerful storm that downed trees and knocked out power to homes in the northern Adirondacks.
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Two tornadoes dropped near Cherokee, Okla., April 14, 2012.
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Mike Lynch/Adirondack Daily Enterprise/AP
A woman fishes on the West Branch of the AuSable River in Wilmington, N.Y., after a snowfall on April 22, 2012.
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A tornado on the ground makes it way through the night near Salin, Kansas, dApril 14, 2012. A spate of more than 100 tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, causing widespread damage and killing five people in Oklahoma.
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Potter County firefighter Matt Dryden standing next to a wall of hail April 11, 2012 in near Amarillo, Texas. National Weather Service Meteorologist Justyn Jackson said that hail that fell amid a rainstorm the day before was real small but 'there was a lot of it' in a concentrated area, accumulating 2- to 4-feet deep.
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Parrish Velasco/The Dallas Morning News/AP
A tornado touches down in Lancaster, Texas south of Dallas on April 3, 2012. Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area, peeling roofs off homes, tossing big-rig trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots.
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Sam Craft/The Paris News/AP
Lightning rips through the sky behind the Kimberly Clark plant in Paris, Texas, March 19, as severe thunderstorms moved through northeast Texas, dumping inches of rain and producing heavy winds along the way.
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A late winter snow storm brought high winds and more than a foot of snow to parts of Arizona. Here, snow covers a house and its surroundings in Flagstaff, Arizona, March 18, 2012.
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Damage is seen early Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, in the town of Harveyville in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, after an apparent tornado passed through the town Tuesday night. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state of emergency late Tuesday after an apparent tornado struck Harveyville, part of a powerful storm system that pounded the state's midsection.
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Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/AP
Fort Worth Swift Water Rescue Team members check on five flooded out vehicles on Trinity Blvd in Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 25. Rainstorms and strong winds across parts of Texas have left thousands of people without electricity and facing the threat of worse conditions.
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Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area on Jan. 23. Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville.
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Julia Breslin of Morris Plains, N.J., sleds down the hill at the Mountain Way School with her dog, Ella, on Jan. 21. By midafternoon 4.3 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park and 3.4 inches at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
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Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium/AP
Layers of ice and icicles slowly melt along the North Pier in St. Joseph, Mich., on Jan 21.
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Marc Lester/The Anchorage Daily News/AP
Levi Harnden pushes a block of snow from the roof of Valdez High School as James Burdette cuts the next one from the snow load on Jan. 13 in Valdez, Alaska. The city of Valdez continues to dig out from more than 322 inches of snow this winter. That's 168 inches above a normal winter snowfall, the National Weather Service said.
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A fire hydrant is almost covered by flood waters in downtown in Scio, Ore., Jan. 19. Rivers are rapidly rising in western Oregon because of snowmelt and rain brought by a winter storm.
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A red-bellied woodpecker perches on a suet feeder in Nyack, N.Y., on Jan. 21 during the first major winter storm of 2012 to hit the northeastern US.
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Matt Stone/The Courier-Journal/AP
As art teacher Barbara Sprawls tries to quiet students, fifth-grader Dakota Diehl takes cover with other students at Kenwood Elementary in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 17 during a tornado warning. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Kentucky and Indiana, but the warning expired without incident.
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Erik M. Lunsford/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
A flock of pink plastic flamingos sit in the snowy grass outside the Flowerama Jan. 12 in St. Louis.