New England’s elusive ski season cut short 
- Temperatures that soared into the 80s this week are wreaking havoc on spring skiing. A few days ago, half the trails in Vt. and N.H.were open; now only about quarter remain.

New England’s elusive ski season cut short

- Temperatures that soared into the 80s this week are wreaking havoc on spring skiing. A few days ago, half the trails in Vt. and N.H.were open; now only about quarter remain.

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The winter that wasn’t 
- The last few days have left us with little doubt: This will go down as The Year We Had No Winter.

The winter that wasn’t

- The last few days have left us with little doubt: This will go down as The Year We Had No Winter.

Mild winter raises forest fire threat 
- Extraordinarily dry conditions from the lack of snowfall - combined with all the fallen tree limbs from last year’s triple whammy of tornadoes, Tropical Storm Irene, and the Halloween-eve snowstorm - will make the next few months the most dangerous forest fire season in memory in Massachusetts, state officials warn.

Mild winter raises forest fire threat

- Extraordinarily dry conditions from the lack of snowfall - combined with all the fallen tree limbs from last year’s triple whammy of tornadoes, Tropical Storm Irene, and the Halloween-eve snowstorm - will make the next few months the most dangerous forest fire season in memory in Massachusetts, state officials warn.

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Afghanistan: February 2012 
- February was a violent month in Afghanistan and harsher than usual winter weather added to the misery. (48 photos total)

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Afghanistan: February 2012 

- February was a violent month in Afghanistan and harsher than usual winter weather added to the misery. (48 photos total)

Syrup makers toil this winter 
- Record winter temperatures are wreaking havoc with maple tree systems, forcing syrup producers to tap trunks early to catch the best, most sugary sap.

Syrup makers toil this winter

- Record winter temperatures are wreaking havoc with maple tree systems, forcing syrup producers to tap trunks early to catch the best, most sugary sap.

Snow removal companies facing the unthinkable 
- After last winter’s heavy weather, many companies readied for anything this year, except that strangest of occurrences: a winter with almost no snow.

Snow removal companies facing the unthinkable

- After last winter’s heavy weather, many companies readied for anything this year, except that strangest of occurrences: a winter with almost no snow.

Up to six inches of snow could blanket some areas of Massachusetts on Saturday.

Up to six inches of snow could blanket some areas of Massachusetts on Saturday.

Blizzard of 1978 anniversary falls on a very nice day
- Normally, cars whiz by on Route 128 in Needham. But on that day, nobody was going anywhere.

Blizzard of 1978 anniversary falls on a very nice day

- Normally, cars whiz by on Route 128 in Needham. But on that day, nobody was going anywhere.

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Keep a head warm with cool music 
- If you’d like a little music during your stroll, Colorado-based Tooks International has just the winter cap for you.

TECH LAB PLUS

Keep a head warm with cool music

- If you’d like a little music during your stroll, Colorado-based Tooks International has just the winter cap for you.

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Extreme cold weather hits Europe 
- Frigid temperatures have gripped Europe in the last week, with the mercury reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero. After what had been a relatively mild winter, the sudden cold caught many unprepared. Recorded temperatures in Italy were the lowest in 27 years. (45 photos total)

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Extreme cold weather hits Europe

- Frigid temperatures have gripped Europe in the last week, with the mercury reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero. After what had been a relatively mild winter, the sudden cold caught many unprepared. Recorded temperatures in Italy were the lowest in 27 years. (45 photos total)