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  3. Today’s podcast gives city planners the smackdown on sneckdowns.

    Read more on this story and see examples of sneckdowns here.

    Subscribe and listen to all of The Week’s mini-podcasts on SoundCloud hereand on iTunes here.

     

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  7. Albedo
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    From the Latin word for “whiteness”, the fraction of the sun’s rays reflected by the earth’s surface.  When it snows, more sunlight is reflected, which results in a lower air temperature.

    Here are 10 more fascinating winter weather terms

     


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  10. An overhead view of the massive snowstorm that swept across the midwest last week. (NASA/Suomi NPP)
    #snow #weather #news

     

  11. It’s getting very snowy and cold here in NYC. To share your snow pics with us on Instagram, use #snowandtell

     

  12. 1978: A hot dog vendor tries to keep warm during a snowstorm in New York City. (AP Photo)

    1947: Two men dig out a car after a record-breaking snowfall of 26.4 inches in New York City. (AP Photo)

    12 vintage photos of the world’s biggest snowstorms

     

  13. We’re ready for the storm! Show us photos of your winter attire — tag on Instagram with #snowandtell. We’re @theweekmag.