Safety tips for blizzards
By: James Johnson
There is a winter blizzard heading your way, so it is time to prepare for cold, wind and snow. Let's take a look at what needs to be done. First, stock up on food. Concentrate on the dried food that can last and be stored...
The greatest snowfalls in history
By: Rex Trulove
There can be a lot of variance between the official records on snowfall amounts, and personal experiences regarding how much snow has fallen in certain periods of time. Part of this is because data collection methods have changed over the years, and also the fact...
How does snow form?
By: Edward James
In order for snowflakes to form, we need cold clouds. Cold clouds are in air that is at freezing point (zero degrees centigrade or thirty two degrees Fahrenheit) or below freezing. The first stage of the life cycle of a snowflake is when water vapour...
By: Carolyn Tytler
"Snowflakes are kisses from heaven." Author unknown. Snow flakes don't exactly originate in heaven, but they do form high up in the atmosphere, where it is very cold. If the temperature is 32 degrees F. (0 degrees C.) or lower, tiny drops of...
A guide to the different types of snowflakes
By: L. S. Mcfadden
I recall, as a child, catching snowflakes on my tongue. The chill of the winter air, sleds and the naked, snow-covered trees all brought about a sense of excitement. I felt a freedom rarely experienced in other seasons as I would sled down the side...
What to do if you get stuck in an avalanche
By: Edward James
Any hiker walking through snow capped mountains should ensure the correct equipment is carried at all times. At the very least the hiker should have a holdall consisting of a small snow shovel, a thermal blanket (one of the tin foil type), a radio (to...
By: Richie Mogwai
In case you’re sick of snow already, and you don’t call Sapporo, Japan, your home, this should cheer you up. The snowiest city in the world by far is the Japanese city just mentioned. If you don’t believe it, just go to...
The four main types of solar eclipses explained
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Solar eclipses occur when the moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, temporarily obscuring sight of the Sun. For many, they are awe-inspiring events that bring the realities of nature and the universe around us to our doorstep. There are four main types of...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Anemometers are simply devices that measure wind velocity or pressure. Although they are simple in nature, the concept is very useful and provide a wealth of information to meteorologists. There is a variety of types of anemometers with their own special features and uses. How...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Anemometers are a group of machines that measure wind velocity or pressure. They are very useful and provide a wealth of information to meteorologists, despite their extremely simplistic design. There is a variety of types of anemometers with their own special features and uses, from...

 

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