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As temperatures dip down into freezing across west Kentucky, firefighters are battling more structure fires.

A white Christmas came to parts of the United States. But in northwest Pennsylvania, the skies really packed a wallop.

NPR education reporter Elissa Nadworny went home to Erie for the weekend and found herself in the middle of an epic snowstorm when the lake effect parked a band of snow over the city of 100,000.

The storm dumped more than 4 feet of snow in 30 hours – and it's still going.

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  Crisis funding will be available in January to aid Purchase residents with high heating bills.

This winter is going to be a warm one for the majority of the United States, according to forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

They say that the La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop. That means "greater-than-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies, with less-than-average snowfall throughout the Mid-Atlantic region," Mike Halpert of the Climate Prediction Center said in a forecast Thursday.

When Chris Tuan was a Department of Defense contractor in the early 1990s, the Air Force asked him to think of something that could de-ice its airfields around the world.

Heavy cargo aircraft were landing on icy runways and skidding off, he says, "so they wanted to find out some innovative way to de-ice the runway."

The challenge? He couldn't use any salt or de-icing chemicals because of the damage they can do to concrete.

More Winter Weather Expected Thursday Night

Jan 19, 2016
National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

UPDATE WEDNESDAY NOON:   Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says road crews were only able to pre-treat 1/3 of roadways last night, focusing efforts on state highways, interstates and parkways. There's still plenty of slick driving to be found

The National Weather Service in Paducah says there's another round of winter weather coming Thursday night and Friday. 

LIHEAP Numbers Decline With Warm Weather

Dec 4, 2012
www.wikipedia.com

The energy assistance program for low-income families, or LIHEAP (LYE-heep) is seeing a drop in Purchase area applicants by almost 25 percent this winter due to unusually warm weather. West Kentucky Allied Services administers the program in Mayfield.

The drought that’s been plaguing areas of Kentucky and Indiana for much of the summer could end up having an effect on honeybee colonies, too. Sean Burgess is Kentucky’s state apiarist. He says this time of year is critical for bee colonies, because it’s when they harvest nectar to make the honey that nourishes them through the winter. Burgess says drought conditions have led to a shortage of flowering plants, but late summer blooms of goldenrod and aster could provide extra stores for the winter. He says many beekeepers have been supplementing the nectar by manually feeding their bees.