As snow goes, where go the animals?

As snow goes, where go the animals?
Animals like the wolverine evolved to live in the snow, and they excel in conditions that defeat most animals. How will they fare if More »

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 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

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).

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,

Why does snow sometimes sparkle?

Why does snow sometimes sparkle?

Why does snow sometimes sparkle? Photo of snow in west Sierra Nevada by Itrovert Sometimes on a sunny day, freshly fallen snow may

Avalanche Attack

What causes avalanches? Why are they so dangerous, and how can you avoid them without cowering at home? More »