By: Philo Gabriel
Snow forms high up in the atmosphere, where the temperature is low enough for water to supercool, meaning it remains in a liquid state even below the normal freezing point of water. When a few molecules in a supercooled droplet of water come together in...
Things you need for a hurricane emergency kit
By: Maggie O'Cala
With modern technology hurricanes can now be predicted and residents given sufficient warning that one is headed towards their area. Even those who are not in the direct path of the storm and not under evacuation orders be affected by storm damage. Hurricane kits are...
Ways to protect your house from winter weather
By: Roger Crain
The wintry months will soon be here and, if you haven't done so already, then you should utilize these ways to protect your house from the wintry weather. The first step in winterizing your house properly is in detecting the air leaks that allow an...
By: Richie Mogwai
Snowflakes are like human DNA: No two snowflakes are exactly alike. So when a particular, minute snowflake melts, it is gone forever. This is what makes them so fascinating! The next question that comes up is of course, the nagging why, and apparently, those clouds...
A guide to the different types of snowflakes
By: Effie Moore Salem
Snow flakes are a source of ongoing wonder to those who ponder their shapes and who try to make sense out of them, and to those who place them in some kind of order. And to be certain, they are the least likeliest of subject...
By: Philo Gabriel
"Cabin fever" is a colloquial term for the claustrophobia or panicky feeling some people get when they feel like they've been shut in for too long. When you’re snowed in with no realistic way to go out and do the things you would normally...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Most people delight in the white winter landscape Mother Nature produces when it snows, but what happens when the snow makes you a prisoner in your own home? Cabin fever is a generic term for the anxiety disorder Claustrophobia, which can occur when people are...
By: Richie Mogwai
Hail is a kind of snowball made by nature. Humans can also manufacture hail, but when they do, they not only insult nature. They are also coming up with a counterfeit product that can’t be called hail in the formal sense. Prior to diving...
Ways to beat cabin fever when you are snowed in
By: Patricia Dickson
You waited and waited for the first snow of the season. However, when it came it refused to stop. Now you are snowed in. You can’t get out to play in the snow. The kids are driving you insane with their whining and you...
By: Carol Smock
Winter is hazardous not only to human beings and animals, but also to houses. The howling wind can tear away any shingle that is loose. Extremes of temperature cause stress to the structure. Snow can accumulate on the roof, adding more stress. Small animals may...

 

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