NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2013
issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter
|Another month where I'm doing Jerry's Words as his computer still can't connect to the Internet.|
When I do the Monthly Contest, I save the pages for the next year and delete the names on the Members Forecast Page. This year it was a sad job as I had to remove Andy and Gary's name. I miss both of them very much, not just for the Contest, but for their post about the weather.
January here on Long Island was a roller coaster in temperatures. The first 3 weeks the temps were running well above normal. The next week had temperatures lower than they have been in 2 years. Only to be followed by 2 warm days that ended with heavy rain and strong winds, although I was lucky compared to other places on Long Island.
Time is moving on and it won't be that long before it's time for the Reunion. This year it will be held on July 11th to the 14th. I don't know what Jerry is planning, but I'm sure it will be great. So make your plans now to join us.
Until next month, when I hope Jerry will be doing his Words, have a safe and happy February.
Bill from Long Island
I-80 in California
When applied, the chemical properties of the
salt lower the freezing point of water.
In turn, the ice and the snow become
liquid water even though the air temperature
may be well below freezing.
Road salt is less effective when the
air temperature is below 15 degrees.
The reason is that there is little or no water present.
At warmer temperatures, some of the snow is melting
and that can create a film of water that can act like grease.
(unfrozen water in the cloud with
temperatures below freezing) water sticks
to snow crystals forming a coating of
frozen water on the snowflake.
The snowflake eventually becomes coated
and becomes more spherical in shape.
It may sound like sleet is falling but further
inspection shows that it is in fact snow
that is coated with frozen water.
This process is known as riming.
Many snow crystals have riming, or
supercooled water frozen to them,
but when it completely covers the crystal
it becomes graupel
Dave Wierstad's home weather station website
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