By: Lane Olinghouse
Those who prefer not to experience the extreme cold weather that winter often brings might think a mild winter would have no disadvantages, only benefits. Lower fuel bills, safer traveling conditions, no business or school closures due to inclement meterological conditions - who could argue...
The sunniest cities in North America
By: Toni Macdonald
There are many reasons for you to be curious about the sunniest places in North America. You may be a trivia buff who has become intrigued with the topic or wants to impress your friends with this knowledge. Maybe you are looking to visit one...
By: Blighty
Most people have experienced when out walking on an early morning in winter hoar frost on shrubs and trees, and many people have wondered how hoar frost forms and what conditions are required for these phenomena to occur? Hoar frost is a collection of many...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Some people just fundamentally don’t enjoy the winter. There are those who would much rather recline in the sun than build a snowman in the nippy December air. What are sometimes spoken of less than personal preference are the actual benefits to a mild...
By: Cameron Scott
Mild weather right through the winter? Temperature barely straying below the freezing mark at all? Well, it's not all good news. In places which always have a cold winter with good snow cover, a mild winter can be downright disruptive to growing cycles. Disrupted agriculture...
Advantages of a mild winter
By: Sam Smart
What comes to mind when you think of winter? Snow and cold may be first. Blizzards, too. Coping with months of high heating bills is something most people dread as well. Depending on where you live, remember that not all winters are considered “cold...
By: Morgan Carlson
The scientific explanation of the occurrence of floods is simple; an excessive presence of water that overwhelms the absorption rate of the ground. All floods follow this principle, though many cases are due to large amounts of water that already exist before the flooding rather...
By: Cameron Scott
Ice fog is a special type of fog which forms when the humidity is close to 100% and the temperature is below freezing. The suspended water which makes up the fog can be in either supercooled liquid or ice form. When that moisture-laden air touches...
By: Toni Macdonald
Hoar frost is a layer of frost that collects on the surfaces of objects. Imagine a winter scene in which all of the trees and anything outside has a layer of frost over it. That is hoar frost. Hoar frost is comparable to dew in...
By: Cameron Scott
Every snowflake starts its life as a single suspended droplet of liquid water high in the atmosphere, where the temperatures are far below the freezing point of water. Only supercooled water can freeze quickly enough to form a delicate, six-sided snowflake. The temperature and humidity...

 

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