What is summer weather like in the Artic?
By: Kris Kennedy
Summer in the Arctic Land of the Midnight sun remains an unlikely location for snow birders to return even for the summer. The views or worshipers of the sun may want to see the sights of the midnight sun, but you will need to bring...
By: Elizabeth M Young
"Storm Chasers" is a reality television series that premiered on The Discovery channel in 2007. Set in "Tornado Alley" in the United States, the show has captured the hearts and minds of anyone who was fascinated by the 1996 film "Twister", or who has experienced...
By: Elizabeth M Young
For a heat wave to be declared, a generally prolonged period of high temperatures and humidity must be established. One day or more constitutes a prolonged period, but it is common for heat waves to last for periods that go from several days to several...
How weather affects tourism in the Caribbean
By: James Johnson
Sun and fun are why tourists come to the Caribbean. The warmth of the people and proximity to North America and Europe are important, but weather is what drives business to, and from the West Indies! How exactly does weather effect life down amongst the...
Factors to consider in determining an official White Christmas in the UK
By: Gail Seymour
Will it or won't it? The speculation in the air is palpable. Will you wake up to a coating of white powder on Friday? Will this year be an official White Christmas? If the cold weather continues the way it's been going in the UK...
What is hoar frost?
By: Cindy Kessler
When you wake up with wonder, to a fairy tale world where tree branches, fences and wires are magically covered with an icy, airy, white fringe it may not be just frost. It could be a beautiful presentation by winter called hoar frost, a light...
By: Nan C Avery
The different types of frost are dependent on temperature. Most temperature readings use a “screen temperature”. A screen temperature is when the sun warms the ground and the earth, in turn, heats the air. Air, by itself, cannot be heated. If there is...
By: Olivia Kay
Snow blankets the landscape of many areas of the world during the winter months and out of curiousity one particular question is asked rather frequently, "Why is snow white?" Answering that question is not simple as a lot of factors contribute to the human...
By: Nan C Avery
Snow is beautiful, white crystals that fall from the sky. Many who experience snow for the first time are usually excited. The crispness of the air, and the glow from the whitened landscape is awe inspiring. This beautiful snow can also be dangerous. It can...
By: Pauline Abreu
Snowrollers are naturally formed cylindrical rolls of snow. They are created by the wind and come in various sizes. Some are the size of golf balls, while others have been known to be the size of a 30 gallon drum. Normally, the average size is...

 

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