Dangers of winter storms
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
Winter is a dangerous time, simply by nature. However, winter storms present an even greater danger to people, animals, and property. Some of these dangers can be guarded against in the event of an unexpected winter storms. Others can be dealt with after the storm...
By: Kim Miller - 582309
Winter storms can present many dangers on the road and also at home. Ice storms and snow storms present danger when they arrive. Ice storms present serious problems. The ice causes power lines to freeze which results in power lines breaking and sometimes widespread power...
Facts about snow storms
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
As the weather turns colder the chance of a snowstorm increases. Cold polar or arctic air masses begin to move down from the north, encountering the warmer masses in the south. Where two opposing systems meet is a prime breeding ground for snowstorms. The systems...
By: Suzie Dsouza
Katabatics wind, a word derived from the Greek word ‘katabaticos’, are high-density winds that blow downwards from a high elevation due to the force of gravity. These winds are, therefore, also known as ‘Fall Winds’. Katabatc winds travel at a great speed, some...
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow can be beautiful, and certainly, if you are a skier, you look forward to it. On the other hand, winter storms can be some of the deadliest forces of nature. Unlike the precipitation and wind associated with storms in the summer, they can produce...
By: Lenna Gonya
Winter snowstorms may contain any variety of precipitation, including sleet, freezing rain, and snow, sometimes all within a matter of a few hours. The threat involved primarily comes from an accumulation of snow, which can range in depth anywhere from a few inches to several...
By: Christine Lorraine
There are two ways to calculate wind chill. One method is to use scientific calculations based on wind speed and outdoor temperature. The other is a reality-style method where you step outside and get slapped in the face with brutal cold, and know that there's...
The difference between a blizzard and a snow storm
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
Winter brings many things. Colder weather chills you to the bone. Icy roads cause you to slip and slid. And winter storms bring a halt to travel. Colder air descends from the north, collides with warmer air from the south, and a storm system is...
By: Cameron Scott
All winter snow storms except lake-effect snow storms are low pressure systems, with a warm front in front and a cold front trailing. All the precipitation from a winter storm falls as snow or ice. Lake-effect snow storms have a localized effect, and only occur...
Dangers of winter storms
By: Sadonna Kimberly
One of the most dangerous seasons each year is winter unless you are properly prepared for it. If you decide to wait until a winter warning or a watch has been issued to get the emergency supplies you will need to make it through the...

 

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