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

Why does snow disappear?

Why does snow disappear?

Why does snow disappear? ENLARGE Photo: Amanda Graham Sublimation in action. When the snow builds up on my patio, it starts to

Is springtime also pothole season?

Is springtime also pothole season?

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?

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

How do snow fences work?

How do snow fences work?

How do snow fences work? Photo: flickr via Wikimedia Commons, by John Talbot. Snow fence might not have helped here (Ottawa, Canada).