7 Winter Wonders From
1. Can it Snow When It’s Not Cold?
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! That’s what you may be singing when Old Man Winter rolls through. But as you already know Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate.
2. Why are all snowflakes different?
You may have heard that no two snowflakes are exactly alike. That isn’t totally true, although the chance of finding twin snowflakes is very, very unlikely.
3. What is the difference between snow, sleet and freezing rain?
As we head into winter, meteorologists in many parts of the country are predicting all sorts of cold-weather precipitation: snow, sleet, freezing rain. But what is the difference?
4. Where is the coldest place on Earth?
The Earth is a large planet. Some areas experience extreme temperatures. Have you ever wondered where on Earth it gets the coldest?
5. Why is ice slippery?
When winter weather hits and ice and snow abound, all sorts of surfaces can get slick and slippery. No one would deny that ice is slippery, but have you ever thought to wonder why?
6. Why is sand or salt put on roads when it snows?
When our city works to clear snow and ice from the roads, you may have noticed trucks spilling salt or sand on the road. That’s no accident! It’s all part of the plan.
7. How are sleds and sleighs different?
If there is a blanket of white snow outside, we have one thing on your mind: sledding! Do you have a sled? Or a toboggan? Maybe even a sleigh? What is the difference between these anyway?
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