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Accumulating snow ends between midnight and 2-3am as the Snow Storm Winds Down

Some additional bursts of moderate snowfall are likely through midnight with additional snow accumulations of 1"-3" through 2am.  Snowfall rates will rapidly diminish through early Thursday morning as the snowfall becomes light and intermittent with only a bit of patchy light snow or snow grains persisting beyond daybreak on Thanksgiving.
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Giant 'corpse flower' blooms next to US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting flesh.
 
The giant rainforest plant known as a "corpse flower" for its terrible smell began blooming Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Botanic Garden next to the Capitol. Experts had been anticipating its bloom for more than a week and have extended the garden's hours for visitors.

Garden officials expect the flower to hit "peak smell" early Monday, and remain open for one or two days.
 
The flower is officially known as the titan arum. It is native to the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, and was discovered in 1878.
 
Scientists say the flower's odor attracts insects that are normally drawn to rotting flesh.

AP-WF-07-22-13 0257GMT

 
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