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NWS Weather Prediction Center
Happy first day of meteorological winter!!! ❄️❄️❄️ Snow lovers who do not reside near the Great Lakes will have to wait a bit longer to see snowflakes, as above-average temperatures will dominate the country over the next several days due to a potent ridge of high pressure.
December marks the beginning of meteorological winter— although you may want to hold off on pulling out the sleds and snow boots. We may be seeing a very fall-like winter at least for these first few weeks across the US. Record highs and temps, 10-40 degrees above average are expected throughout the week. 
The un-winter-y heat is caused by an unusually strong ridge of high pressure moving across the country. And unless there are any major changes, it is likely that much of the US will remain on the warmer side for several weeks. According to meteorologists, this can be attributed to a highly-elongated jet stream pattern that may be linked to the rapidly warming Arctic.
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Resist Line 3
MinnPost just published a feature on Migizi, a frontlines, Indigenous resistance camp whose leaders are planning to hold the ground through the bitter-cold Minnesota winter. The state won’t monitor Enbridge’s leaks - but these water protectors will.
In early October, the Line 3 pipeline— which runs through Minnesota— became fully operational, despite years of protests led by Indigenous activists and arrests of hundreds of peaceful protestors. The completed line can carry up to 760,000 barrels of oil each day. 
Check out this story from Yasmine Askari in the MinnPost, about what protestors and water protectors are doing at Camp Migizi— one of several resistance camps formed to oppose the construction of Line 3— now that the pipeline is operational. The fight and their work continue, despite the fact that oil has been flowing through the pipeline for over a month. 
Water protectors at Camp Migizi have taken on the responsibility of monitoring the pipeline and documenting any damage to the community. Already, there has been a major rupture of the pipeline that occurred during construction. Read more here. — Abbie Veitch
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This will be the wettest November in the history of Canada's west coast — if weather models hold.

Three more atmospheric rivers are arriving to the flood-soaked British Columbia coast over the next few days.

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