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Video Year in Review: Weather

Relentless snowstorms, deadly floods and a powerful hurricane all made weather headlines in 2015.

Dylan O' Toole, left, and Locals Surf Shop owner Michael Reinhardt take a break back on shore after surfing in the Atlantic Ocean off Rockaway Beach on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, in New York. Warmer than usual temperatures and high surf drew several dozen surfers to the beach early on Christmas to take advantage of the unique situation.  O' Toole said he felt "overheated" in his heavy wetsuit with temperatures in the 60's Friday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Merry Christmas, bro! Warm weather means surf’s up in NYC

The combination of record-setting temperatures and gnarly waves had New York City surfers absolutely stoked on Friday, drawing more than two dozen to the popular summertime surf spot Rockaway Beach on Christmas morning.

A streak of light is seen over an apartment complex in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. U.S. Military officials say the streak of light seen burning across the sky by people in three Western states was debris from a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere. (Gunnar Lindstrom via AP)

Experts: Fireball in sky was part of Russian space rocket

The body of a Russian rocket that burned up Tuesday night as it entered the earth’s atmosphere set off a wave of excitement on social media and fueled speculation over what caused the flash of light to shoot across western skies.

A video display on the side of a building shows a map of China amid heavy pollution and fog in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

The heavy smog obscured the capital’s skylines with a monotonous gray and left buildings just a block or two away hardly discernable. Neon signs barely punctured the gloom.