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Winter Arrives Sunday, December 21st

Ever since I was a kid growing up in Utica, winter weather always arrived before the start of the winter season. And, such has been the case this year. So, set your watches for the "Winter Soltice" and the official arrival of winter for Sunday, December 21st. Here's what happens.

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Winter Weather Info With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

Now that we've had a few snowstorms this season, you know you can count on 96.1 WODZ "Stormwatch" for the latest weather related information. Keith James has up-to-the minute school closings, delays, weather and road conditions every morning, and the rest of the day, we keep you posted on cancellations and other weather information you need to know. Want to take a peek backstage on how we gather that Stormwatch information?

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Top Hot Chocolate Recipes

Winter weather get's people so angry at times. Seriously, let's all calm down and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate and hot cocoa. Here's some of the top recipes from around the internet. 

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December 2014 Long Range Weather Predictions

Now that December is here, we're really getting into the winter season. So, what will the weather be like this month in central New York? Let's take a look.

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Getting The Snowblower Ready With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

By now, many of you have already started your snowblower for the winter season ahead in central New York. If not, may I can help with prepping that snowblower for winter with the latest edition of "Greg On The Go"

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Cats Stranded at Buffalo Area Animal Shelter Due to Impassable Roads

The Ten Lives Club cat shelter in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg has put out an urgent call for assistance as their shelter is currently inaccessible due to roads made impassable by heavy lake effect snow.

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In The Snow With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

A few days ago, we experienced the first snowfall of the season in central New York, and as usual, well before the official start of winter. Let's take a look.

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Top Heating Mistakes You Make In The Winter

Let's face it, winter is cold. You try to stay nice and warm in your home, and usually that works. Is your desire to be super warm dangerous though? Here's a few mistakes a lot of us make during the winter when it comes to heating our homes:

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Major Lake Effect Snow Event Forecast for Tug Hill Plateau + Buffalo – November 2014

There is a major Lake Effect Snow event forecast for tonight through Wednesday November 17-19.

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First Snow Event Of The Season May Be On The Way

We've enjoyed better than usual weather for some time, but that may be ending soon.  The National Weather Service is talking "Lake-Effect Snow" starting Thursday night.  Click for the details.

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Here’s Part Of Your Pre-Winter Checklist

Ok, we enjoyed some really nice weather last week, but now reality has set in and we are getting a taste of what late October should feel like.  What does that mean?  It means there are some things we need to do before we get pelted by the white stuff. 

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End-of-Winter Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Lots of Trouble

The long, hard winter can do a number on your poor car. Here are some ways you can get it back in shape for the spring and summer driving seasons.

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