What is the cause of strong winds?

What is the cause of strong winds?

What is the cause of strong winds? Photo: wwwuppertal The wind is simply air in motion, flowing from high atmospheric pressures to low

Sun pillar

Sun pillar

Sun pillar Sun pillar at sunrise by CaptPiper The other morning, I saw a column of light above the rising sun — what was that? A

What is sleet?

What is sleet?

Sleet is translucent balls of ice that are frozen raindrops. The most common forms of precipitation are rain, snow, freezing rain, and More »

Why do bridges ice before the road?

Why do bridges ice before the road?

Why do bridges ice before the road? People in cold climates are used to signs warning that “bridge freezes before road.” Water on

What is freezing rain?

What is freezing rain?

What is freezing rain? ENLARGE Photo: Mike Giovinazzo Freezing rain covers everything with a sheet of ice. When water particles fall

What are the northern lights?

What are the northern lights?

What are the northern lights? Aurora Borealis over Iceland, by Moyan Brenn The northern lights, also called aurora borealis, are an

How do ice ridges form on a lake?

How do ice ridges form on a lake?

How do ice ridges form on a lake? ENLARGE Photo: Jeff Miller Pressure ridge near shore on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI Lake ice

Why do I feel colder on a damp day?

Why do I feel colder on a damp day?

Why do I feel colder on a damp day? © S.V. Medaris A damp, January morning brings hoarfrost to a Wisconsin farm. Let’s define a

Do all snowflakes have unique shapes?

Do all snowflakes have unique shapes?

Do all snowflakes have unique shapes? A snowflake from the Bentley Collection Wilson Bentley on YouTube/Weather Channel, and snowflake

What is ‘black ice’?

What is ‘black ice’?

What is ‘black ice’? Photo: AdamKR Black ice in Halifax The term ‘black ice’ refers to either a new layer of transparent ice on water,