Russians build a snow plow out of a crappy car—and it works pretty well

Winter came and overstayed its welcome. At what point do we make like the Russians and turn our tiny crappy cars into snow plow sleds? I say the next snow. Just hop on the hood of your car and make a friend drive you through and pummel it. Winter is stupid, this type of stupid fun makes it a little less so. » 3/01/14 3:41pm 3/01/14 3:41pm

The Best Ice Scraper

We polled you guys for your favorite ice scrapers — thanks! — then used that info to winnow down the field to 16 top contenders. After 15 hours of research and clearing ice attacks during Polar Vortex single-digit temps, our pick is the Hopkins 14039 Sub Zero Extendable 50" Crossover Snow Broom ($25). » 2/05/14 3:40pm 2/05/14 3:40pm

Snowy Owl That "Enchanted" Washington DC Hit By Washington DC Bus

This strange and savage American winter has produced many oddities, and the appearance of Snowy Owls from the Arctic Circle has been the only delight in a season of ice and gloom. And then a Washington DC bus struck a beloved white owl a block away from the White House Rose Garden. » 1/30/14 12:50pm 1/30/14 12:50pm

Recover Control of Your Car During Different Types of Skids

Winter can throw some pretty nasty driving conditions your way: icy roads, reduced vision, and darker evenings. If you live in an area where ice and snow are a big part of winter, make sure you understand how to recover from common types of skids. » 1/22/14 3:41pm 1/22/14 3:41pm

Snow Turns Utah Drivers Into Morons Too

A little snow (and probably some ice) in Bountiful, Utah created a bountiful mess for tow truck drivers over the weekend. If you thought Seattle drivers were bad, skip to about 3:08 and watch what happens when overconfident drivers hit the snow. » 1/23/12 10:30am 1/23/12 10:30am

Two Inches Of Snow Turns Seattle Supercar Drivers Into Morons Too

We already know two inches of snow is a lot for Seattle. Now, thanks to a Jalopnik reader, watch a pair of less-than-smart supercar drivers try taking an Audi R8 and a Nissan GT-R out for a drive in the Seattle "snowpocalypse." Because apparently, in Seattle, size doesn't matter. » 1/21/12 12:00pm 1/21/12 12:00pm

Watch an insane, high-speed ride in traffic on an inner tube

Wintertime seasonal affective disorder (aka SAD) can be a dangerous thing for some people. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, and the near-suicidal urge to ride an inner tube on icy public roads while being pulled behind someone who's driving way too fast. » 12/27/11 12:30pm 12/27/11 12:30pm