Safe alternatives to salt for melting ice
By: Lenna Gonya
The old fashioned method of getting rid of that ice on your steps, sidewalks and drives has always been some sort of salt compound. It is still effective, but it has always had it’s drawbacks.1. Salt will break up and eventually destroy concrete...
The snowiest cities in the United States
By: Lenna Gonya
The major factors that determine which cities in the U.S. get the most snow, are altitude, temperature, wind, and moisture. These same factors cause the high mountain and lake effect snows which produce massive amounts of precipitation year after year.The honors for the...
What are snowrollers?
By: Cindy Kessler
Understanding what a snow roller is clears up a mystery to many residents of the plains and central states in America. Walking down a lane or through a snow covered field or meadow on cold winter days many people have observed a small “pile&rdquo...
By: Lenna Gonya
When a major snowstorm covered city streets in the 19th century, the only method of getting rid of the snow was by hand. Large groups of men with shovels formed brigades to scoop the snow into wagons or horse drawn skids. From there, it was...
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow rollers are nature’s way of making snowballs, that can sometimes be as large as a foot or two in diameter. Wherever these wintry miracles of nature occur, they make headlines, and they have been reported in states from Oregon to Vermont. It is...
The New England hurricane of 1938
By: Shelly Barclay
The New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit New England. It is also known as the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, the Long Island Express and the Great Hurricane of 1938. It caused massive amounts...
The 1925 tri-state tornado
By: Shelly Barclay
The 1925 Tri-State Tornado was the single most deadly tornado in United States history. It was a massive tornado that ripped through parts of southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Today, most experts believe that the Tri-State Tornado was a five on the Fujita...
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow and climate are major factors in cultures and societies around the world. An abundance of snow can either be a handicap, or, in some cases, a factor that encourages creativity. In areas where large amounts of snow are not the norm, being held hostage...
By: Lenna Gonya
Fake snow is used in the movies, in other forms of entertainment, or just as decoration at home. There are different ways to produce it, depending on the consistency you want, and the effect you want to create.People living in snow-deprived areas have come...
By: Lenna Gonya
If you are a skier, or a snowboarder, you are familiar with the different kinds of snow cover, and, no doubt keep an eye on the reports coming from your favorite slope. Even if you aren’t a winter sports person, you recognize that there...

 

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