By: Patrick Sills
Some people like the variety of seasonal changes . Others would rather have warm temperatures all year around. Unfortunately, for the latter group, there are only a limited number of places on Earth where this is possible. Most locations on this planet will experience different seasons...
By: Samuel Mgbechi
Ice is the solid formed by water when it freezes. It is colorless, and has hexagonal crystals. The temperature of its freezing point is usually 00c. There are at least 6 different modification of ice and most of them exist under high pressure. The forms...
By: J. Lang Wood
The amount of snow that falls each winter can vary widely from year to year. Differences in weather patterns can cause heavier than normal or lighter than normal accumulations. Topography and the proximity of bodies of water can also have an effect on the amount...
Why does the tongue stick to metal in the winter
By: Betty Mayes
We have all tried it, whether we will admit to it or not. It may have been a dare. It may have not been voluntarily. However, we have all pulled the old tongue sticking to metal trick. For some of us, it may have been...
By: Betty Mayes
Starting as a child, one begins to be in awe of the snowflake. This fascination with the snowflake sometimes carries over into adulthood. How are they formed? Where do snowflakes come from? What is the actual shape before they start melting? How cold does it...
What is a fire rainbow and how does it form
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The fire rainbow is a phenomenon of cold color involving meteorology. Contrary to its nickname, the fire rainbow has nothing to do with flames, and, if you see one, it will appear far above you, high in the atmosphere. The appearance of this lovely sight...
Coldest winters in the United States
By: Patricia Gable
The winter of 1777-78 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania may not have broken any records for low temperatures or large amounts of snow but don’t tell that to the soldiers who fought there! This particular winter remains a famous one in American history because it...
Facts about snowflakes
By: Ann Major
Anyone who has lived in a northern climate can attest to the wondrous phenomenon of snowflakes falling from the sky, much like a snow globe being shaken and turned upside down. Examining their intricacies and complexities of design, the first fact about snowflakes is no...
By: Mary Paliescheskey
Snowflakes bring to mind the wonders of winter. Drifting flakes to fall on the tongue. A beautiful crystal shape floating on the wind, but what are they and how are they formed. What is a snowflake? Snowflakes are defined as “one of the small...
By: Betty Mayes
Snow and ice can be either a winter wonderland or a horrible weather hazard. Snow is great for making snowballs. It is wonderful for constructing frolicy snowmen. Ice is awesome for ice-skating and icicles. Snow and ice can be part of great fun and games...

 

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