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Today is December 21st, it's the first official day of winter.

今天是12月21日,这是冬天正式开始的第一天。
But the weather was not looking at the calendar.
但天气并没有依照日历。
The season's first blizzard hit the middle western U.S. earlier this week.
本周早些时候这个季节的第一场暴雪袭击了美国中西部。
It was headed and expected to move into New England today.
它正在移动而且预期今天进入新英格兰。
Tens of thousands of people lost power.
成千上万的人失去电力。
The storm also made driving pretty dangerous as you might expect in some areas.
风暴也使得驾车在某些地方变得非常危险,就像你想的那样。
Nearly 100 accidents were reported by late Wednesday morning including a 30-car pileup on one Iowa highway.
据报道周三上午发生了将近100起事故,包括在爱荷华州高速公路30辆汽车连环相撞的惨剧。
And an officer said the snow was blowing around so badly.
而且一位官员表示周围的雪使情况变得越发糟糕。
The drivers could only see about five feets in front of their cars.
司机只能看到汽车前面大约五英尺。
Blizzard warnings were up yesterday in Iowa, also in parts of Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin.
暴雪警告昨天已经在爱荷华州、内布拉斯加州部分地区、密苏里州、明尼苏达州、伊利诺斯州和威斯康星州发出。
Parts of Wisconsin had already seen up to 7 inches of snow by yesterday morning.
昨天早上威斯康辛州的部分地区已经看到7英寸的雪。
Predictions said another foot could be on the way.
预测表示更深的积雪可能马上到来。
Are you've heard us talk a lot about the fiscal cliff, it's a series of automatic government spending cuts and tax increases that scheduled to take place at the beginning of the year.
你也曾看到我们谈了很多关于财政悬崖的事情,这是将安排在今年年初实行的一系列自动政府削减开支及增加税收。
Now President Obama and Congress can avoid this cliff by coming up with a compromise, a plan to lower the country's debt.
现在奥巴马总统和国会想出了一个种妥协方式,一个计划来降低国家的债务可以避免这个悬崖。
The President and Republican leaders are both offered some proposals on how to do this.
总统和共和党领导人对于如何做到这一点都提供了一些建议。
When we made this show Thursday evening, there wasn't a deal.
当我们周四晚上播放这档相关节目时并没有达成协议。
Members of the House and Senate say they stay in Washington to keep working on it.
众议院和参议院的成员表示他们会在华盛顿继续努力。
The deadline for a deal is January 1st.
协议的截止日期是1月1日。
So make sure to check out CNN.com over the break for all the latest details.
所以您一定要关注CNN.com以便了解最新的细节。
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