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November 30, 2011

Weather Snob Monthly Round-Up November 2011

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Here's a look back at what we covered on Weather Snob this past November. We are excited about the upcoming holiday season this December.

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November 30, 2011

Holiday Gift Pick: Sno Crayon Kit -- Make the Most of a Snow Day

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Make the most of a snow day. Children and adults alike enjoy playing in the snow. After a storm this winter, create colorful designs with four crayon sprayers in amazingly bright colors with this Sno Crayon Kit. Just mix with warm water -- easy to apply and clean up.

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November 29, 2011

Holiday Gift Pick -- Snow Globes

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Recapture those warm holiday memories with a lovely snow globe this year. They make thoughtful gifts for yourself or loved ones that will last for years.

This Santa's Collectible Christmas Miniature Snow Globe Train makes a wonderful centerpiece, mantel decoration or display under the Christmas tree.

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The serenity of winter is captured in this glass Lab In The Woods Snow Globe pictured above. This pristine snowscape features a contented dog enjoying the day with a bright red cardinal keeping him company in a nearby tree. The silver-plated base is incripted with: "The woods would be silent if no birds sang."


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November 28, 2011

WeatherWear -- DryGuy Wide-Body Boot and Glove Dryer

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No matter what our winter activities, our boots, gloves and jackets eventually end up sopping wet. With warm, dry clothes your next outing or sport will be much more enjoyable. This handy DryGuy Wide-Body Boot and Glove Dryer dries up to 4 garments in roughly an hour.

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Your clothes will last longer without taking hours and even days to dry. Plus, by eliminating moisture, the DryGuy prevents the growth of bacteria and mold as well as the need for a second set of back-up garments. Convenient for year-round use.

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November 25, 2011

Umbrella Messenger Bag

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Black Friday. If you must join the throngs shopping today, we sure hope bad weather is not adding to your misery. If so, maybe next time bring your Umbrella Messenger Bag.

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You can stay dry without having to hold your umbrella and keep your hands free. The bag's holder adapts to most compact umbrella styles (curved or straight handles) and the adjustable sleeve keeps umbrella in place. The bag has a main zipper, front zipper, a convenient side cell phone pocket and a back pocket to store your umbrella.

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November 24, 2011

WeatherWear -- Don't Know What to Wear Today? Check the Weather App Swackett

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Happy Thanksgiving! If you aren't sure what to wear today or any day for that matter, try swackett. This handy dandy new app combines basic weather data --current conditions, radar, and detailed forecasts--with swackett "peeps", people symbols who always display appropriate dress for the current weather conditions.

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The term swackett is slang that represents a sweater, jacket, or coat. The swackett weather wear app is available for free at the iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store.

via Lifehacker

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November 23, 2011

Hurtta Ultimate Winter Coat for Dogs

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Our dogs must go outdoors no matter how ferocious the weather. A nice new cozy winter coat would make a terrific holiday gift. This Hurtta Ultimate Winter Coat for Dogs is the ultimate winter wear for your active dog.

The outer waterproof fabric and the inner polyester polar fleece lining "sandwich" a layer of durable, breathable, water- and windproof Houndtex developed especially for demanding weather conditions.

The coat has elastic leg straps, an adjustable waist and a neckline lined with warm, soft faux fur. On the back is a lockable buckle attachment along with 3M reflective trim which also lines the waist strap for extra visibility. Available in a wide range of sizes in Red, Black and Blue.

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November 22, 2011

Holiday Weather Snob Gift Pick -- Pinecone Wind Chime

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There are always one or two people on our gift list who stump us. What to give? This seasonal Pinecone Wind Chime is a bestseller with its winsome touch and unusual tiered design that's sure to please. A trio of pine cones dangle melodiously from an iron branch. Bring it along as a housewarming gift.

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November 21, 2011

Safe Paw Ice Melter

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Don't ruin your holidays with a fall and injury on slippery steps and walkways, especially with so many guests and relatives visiting. Many of us use ice melters to clear the path of ice, but most ice melters contain salt which can poison and burn our pets and children.

This non-toxic Safe Paw Ice Melter will not irritate tender paws or skin. It melts ice in temperatures as low as 2 F with a timed-release formula that helps prevent re-icing for up to three days.

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November 18, 2011

Got the Winter Blues? Light Boxes Help SAD

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Many of us find ourselves getting a little blue when the seasons change. There are many different treatments for the winter-based seasonal affective disorder, including light therapy with sunlight or bright lights.

Light Boxes May Help Melt Those Winter Blues - NYTimes.com cites a 2006 multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial that compared bright-light therapy with the antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) in 96 subjects. The study found that the two treatments were equally effective for alleviating winter depression, though light produced results faster, usually within a week, and with fewer side effects.

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An affordable device such as this popular SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp safely combines the powerful healing of 10,000-lux light therapy and negative ion therapy. The SunTouch bathes you in light while simultaneously releasing healthy negative ions into the atmosphere. Lift your spirits, balance your body clock, and feel refreshed.

At Light Boxes

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November 17, 2011

Winter Tires -- Are They Necessary?

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If you see a lot of winter weather where you live and drive, you may wonder if it's necessary to put winter tires on your car, or maybe just get by with a good set of all-season tires. The folks over at Consumer Reports are wondering the same thing, and the answer is...it depends.

Even if your vehicle has all-wheel drive, winter tires deliver better stopping grip on snow and ice than most all-season tires. They are the right choice if you commonly drive in wintry weather, or if you just want a greater piece of mind.

On the other hand, if you live in an area with infrequent winter weather or can wait for the roads to be cleared after a storm before heading out, all-season tires are a better choice.

At Winter Tires

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November 16, 2011

Duracell Powerpack 600 Jump Starter and Emergency Power Source with Radio

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Stay connected the next time an ice storm or strong winds knock out your electricity. The heavy-duty Duracell Powerpack 600 is a robust stand-alone battery-based power source. In emergency situations it will charge your cordless and cellular phones, power emergency lights, a 13" TV and radios, jump-start vehicles and run your home security system.

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The Duracell Powerpack 600 can provide plentiful power for emergency backup work and recreation. It can run many popular electronics, small appliances and power tools. A multitude of safety and emergency features assures safe, simple "plug and play" operation, even when used by people who possess only basic technical knowledge.

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November 15, 2011

K&H Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Bed

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As the weather gets chilly, we snuggle under the covers at night to stay warm. Make sure your pets have a cozy spot to snooze, too. This affordable Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Bed warms the bed 10 to 15 degrees above air temperature to match your cat's normal body temperature.

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The Cat Bed uses a 4-watt dual-thermostat unit buried inside the thick, soft, orthopedic foam base. The cover is removable for easy machine washing.

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November 14, 2011

DeLorme inReach Two-Way Satellite Communicator

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Stay connected from anywhere and add reliable communication to all your favorite activities. The DeLorme inReach Two-Way Satellite Communicator is a rugged, waterproof communication lifeline. By itself, it can send pre-loaded text messages and SOS alerts (with delivery confirmation), and enable remote tracking, all via pushbutton.

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When paired an Android smartphone or tablet, you enable the inReach's exclusive 2-way satellite messaging. Stay in touch with home, office, or colleagues in the field, and get help if you need it, in all the places where cell phones and one-way satellite messengers can't get a signal.

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November 11, 2011

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012 and Weather-Only Kindle Edition

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Many of us wouldn't feel comfortable starting a new year without our latest edition Farmer's Almanac. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012 will feature weather predictions for every day and climatic trends for each season, plus the science behind weather folklore. You will find accurate astronomical data along with best-viewing recommendations for every month.

Other non-weather-specific perks are gardening advice, Dutch oven recipes, headache remedies, plus ideas, hints, and charts that provide simple solutions and shortcuts for everyday challenges.

You can also get 16 months of long-range weather predictions in the weather-only edition of the almanac on your Kindle. The Farmers' Almanac 2012 U.S. Weather Edition includes a weather overview for 2012, detailed forecasts for September 2011 through December 2012, average frost dates for nearly 200 U.S. cities, and peak fall foliage dates for the continental U.S.


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November 10, 2011

Weather 2012 Wall Calendar with Daily Weather Trivia

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No matter what the weather, it is rarely boring. This Weather 2012 wall calendar features striking images by world-renowned photographers of a range of atmospheric conditions -- from a dark horizon fractured by lightning to the terrifying funnel cloud of a tornado. These 12 unforgettable photographs are accompanied by 365 intriguing weather facts.

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November 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Pick -- Collegiate Weather Station

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Show your school spirit while keeping tabs on the weather. This Collegiate Weather Stationicon is a great gift idea for students and alumni. It displays indoor temp and humidity, shows forecast icons and includes a clock with an alarm function and calendar. Available styles:

  • University of Alabama
  • Auburn University
  • Clemson University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • Virginia Tech University

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November 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Pick -- Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel

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Shoveling snow requires a lot of effort and carries a serious risk of injury. This popular Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel can throw snow without twisting or lifting and provides a fast and safe alternative to shoveling. Anyone can use the wheeled shovel since it is fully adjustable for body type and size.

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The Snow Wolf outperforms many snow blowers and is environmentally clean, quiet, and maintenance-free. It stores easily and can hang flat on the wall like a shovel.

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November 7, 2011

Snowflake Panoramic Motion Projector

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If you want to have a white Christmas this year, or simply long for some wintery atmosphere, place this projector on your front lawn, aim it at your house, and let the show begin. Beautiful snowflakes of light shimmer and shine as they "fall" to the ground.

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You can use this projector to make fun holiday displays year-round. The set includes nine more interchangeable image wheels for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, Halloween, July 4th and birthday celebrations.

Available now at Wind & Weather and use code LNK499WW to receive $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping on All Orders and at Plow & Hearth where you can use code LNK499PH to also receive $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping on All Orders.

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November 4, 2011

Holiday Gift Pick -- Polyfleece Fingerless Gloves For Men And Women

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So often our winter gloves are too bulky when we need some finger dexterity, but it can be bitterly cold without them. Fingerless Glovesicon are worn by smartphone and computer users, sports enthusiasts, motorcyclists and drivers. They keep our hands warm and our fingers free.

Made of machine-washable cozy polyfleece, they're incredibly warm, soft, and convenient. Available in Women's Black, Camel, Gray, and Red or Men's Black, Gray

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November 3, 2011

Create an Economical Reusable Storm Window This Winter with Bubblewrap

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You can make a reusable storm window out of bubble wrap, according to Lifehacker tip. If appearance is a concern, the bubble wrap can be confined to less visible windows, such as the bathroom.

The strategy is to attach the bubble wrap to a clothes hanger frame, instead of taping it into the window, to create a tight frame. When warm weather arrives, you can remove it and store it for use next cold season. Get the directions.

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November 2, 2011

Holiday Gift Pick -- Set of Four Snowflake Snowman Mugs

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As the days grow shorter and colder, the snow is not far away. Let it snow and enjoy your holiday cocoa, eggnog, tea or coffee in these hand-painted ceramic Snowflake Snowman Mugs. Designed by Stephanie Stouffer, they hold a good 16 ounces and are dishwasher safe.

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These festive mugs are also available in 16-Ounce Latte Mugs. Great gift!

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November 1, 2011

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