By: Christopher Chatterton
Most people delight in the white winter landscape Mother Nature produces when it snows, but what happens when the snow makes you a prisoner in your own home? Cabin fever is a generic term for the anxiety disorder Claustrophobia, which can occur when people are...
By: Richie Mogwai
Hail is a kind of snowball made by nature. Humans can also manufacture hail, but when they do, they not only insult nature. They are also coming up with a counterfeit product that can’t be called hail in the formal sense. Prior to diving...
Ways to beat cabin fever when you are snowed in
By: Patricia Dickson
You waited and waited for the first snow of the season. However, when it came it refused to stop. Now you are snowed in. You can’t get out to play in the snow. The kids are driving you insane with their whining and you...
By: Carol Smock
Winter is hazardous not only to human beings and animals, but also to houses. The howling wind can tear away any shingle that is loose. Extremes of temperature cause stress to the structure. Snow can accumulate on the roof, adding more stress. Small animals may...
A guide to the different types of snowflakes
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Most of us have heard that no two snowflakes are alike. When one looks into the science of snowflakes we learn that are many different types of snowflakes. In 1951, the International Commission of Snow and Ice established a classification system to identify the seven...
By: Shelly Barclay
Moeraki Boulders are just one of the many naturally occurring oddities that are found on Koekohe Beach and surrounding areas in New Zealand. Some have likened the appearance of these boulders to the bowling balls of giants, who have long since abandoned their game. In...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Getting stuck in an avalanche is one of those terrifying scenarios we hope we never have to experience. Avalanches can happen to experienced skiers, climbers and novice hikers alike, so if you find yourself trapped by one, it’s an unfortunate case of "being in...
Ways to beat cabin fever when you are snowed in
By: Joseph Malek
If you happen to be a victim of a heavy snow event and end up being trapped within your home you can do many things to keep you from becoming bored. One of which is to remove the accumulated snow from your property, including your...
What to do if you get stuck in an avalanche
By: Ted Sherman
How to get help if you get stuck in an avalanche? The quick answer is: pray as you've never prayed before. However, there's more of a common sense solution. If you think you’re a good enough skier to do your shushing on a steep...
How does snow form?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Snow, in one way of thinking about it, and in a very unscientific observation at that, is a gentle form of rain. In a firmer form, it would either be sleet, or freezing rain. Sleet is the in between of snow and sleet. But then...

 

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