By: Betty Carew
The early history of snow removal of the 1700’s is that there was none. The early settlers walked around on snowshoes and within cities men would try and beat down the highest drifts of snow to make the road passable for horse and cart...
By: James Korg
Early settlers that came to America were not accustomed to the harsh winters that they would experience in the new world. As the country grew, so did the need for roads and communication. Early in the 1700’s there were storm events that would set...
What is hoar frost?
By: Michele Wilmonen
When you walk outside does it feel like icy fingers are poking at your body? While describing this feeling in that way may be just a saying, there are real icy fingers in winter that you can find outside. But these icy fingers are the...
What is hoar frost?
By: Winter Chestnut
Hoarfrost Playground Something charming and wonderful happens as the children sleep, all warm and cozy in clouds of snuggly blankets. Outside, where the sky is clear and dark, Jack Frost is about, not bothered by the cold, creating a playground of ice crystals, all thick...
The effect of snow on human society
By: Betty Carew
The effects of snow on human society can be man’s worse enemy or their best friend. It affects people in many ways from bringing a city to its knees where everything comes to a halt or becomes that cities main source of employment in...
Why is snow white?
By: Becky Robbins
During the winter months, snowflakes falling create excitement. Imagine everything covered in that white blanket of snow. As you stare at the winter wonderland, the question that often comes to mind is, “why is the snow white?” Although it does not fit with...
By: Lenna Gonya
Jack Frost is not usually a welcome visitor, and, frost is not a word that people necessarily like. The first frost of the season is a harbinger of winter and things to come. If you’ve ever had tomatoes on the vine at this time...
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...

 

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