What is the cause of strong winds? Photo: wwwuppertal The wind is simply air in motion, flowing from high atmospheric pressures to low
Will the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland lead to a change in global weather patterns? 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull by Sverrir
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
Where does the water come from in Midwestern snow storms? ENLARGE Photo: NOAA/NASA GOES Project Water can travel a long way to dump
Do abundant snowstorms suggest global warming is not occurring? ENLARGE Graphic: Rutgers University Global Snow Lab This graphs shows
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? ENLARGE Photo: Mike Giovinazzo Freezing rain covers everything with a sheet of ice. When water particles fall
Why does snow disappear? ENLARGE Photo: Amanda Graham Sublimation in action. When the snow builds up on my patio, it starts to
What are those beams of light that emerge from clouds?
Is springtime also pothole season? Spring pothole by Jezz Yes. Early spring can be considered pothole season. Many roadways are
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? © S.V. Medaris A damp, January morning brings hoarfrost to a Wisconsin farm. Let’s define a
How do snow fences work? Photo: flickr via Wikimedia Commons, by John Talbot. Snow fence might not have helped here (Ottawa, Canada).
Is Madison, Wisconsin in a snow belt? What is the origin of the term? While the lakes around Madison provide many winter recreation