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Heavy, wet snow and swirling winds caused by superstorm Sandy brought blizzard conditions to West Virginia and some neighboring Appalachian states. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

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YIR 2012: Superstorms and Scorchers

December 5, 2012

Mother Nature made her mark again this year and did so, unfortunately, in the most extreme ways: hellish heat, drought, superstorms and other wild weather events.