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Winter Weather / Arctic Oscillation / Resorts #1011499

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The "Arctic oscillation" that is causing a lack of snowfall explained with diagrams.

(Houghton Lake, Michigan: Cynthia Bowers) The impact of the lack of snow on tourist towns featured; scenes shown from northern Michigan where bookings are down due to warmer weather. [Motel owner Anne GRAFTON‡- says we depend on the snow and ice to make money.] How the warmer weather is good for larger cities like Chicago and New York not having to deal with snow noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) How the Arctic oscillation leads to winds over the Atlantic adding to plane fuel and flight problems noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Bowers, Cynthia

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