Category Archives: Weather

Crazy Cold

We just came through a particularly brutal cold weather period of below zero temperatures, and so maybe you don’t really want to read about cold. But stay with me on this one and maybe you won’t be so down on … Continue reading

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Snowflake Watching

Many like me enjoy watching it snow, as the slow motion quiet of falling flakes provides a peaceful, serene view.  A single snowfall offers billions of exquisite ice sculptures that are short-lived, mostly unnoticed, and worth a closer look.  In … Continue reading

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Living with Fire

We live on a planet where carbon chemically reacts with oxygen and sufficient heat to produce heat energy and light, a chemical process we call “fire”. The carbon is mostly produced by plants like trees and grass.  Since almost any … Continue reading

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Dust Devils

Admit it, sometime as a kid you spotted a dust devil full of spinning dust or leaves and tried to catch it and stand inside.  Heck I still do it, but I’m not as fast as I once was.  I … Continue reading

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Lightning and Thunder

Thunderstorms are common during the hot afternoons of summer, and some folks (like me) are invigorated by all the wind, flashes of light, and noise… a sort of natural fireworks show.   The formation of thunderstorms goes something like this: … Continue reading

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Finding Your Way

Humans must have wanderlust hardwired into their psyche.  Our ancestors from countless generations have always moved on to new places. Even in modern times we still yearn for new territory.  An average American will live in five homes in his … Continue reading

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Snow

I have never outgrown my love of a fresh snowfall.  It takes a dull winter scene and transforms it into a wonderland.  The quiet a snow brings is both eerie and wonderful, and a walk in the snow on a … Continue reading

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Wind Chill

The humorist Carl Hurley once said that he wished they had never invented the wind-chill factor given in weather reports.  “Use to when they said it was 29 degrees it felt like 29 degrees”, he commented.   “But now they say … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Dew Point

When you watch the weather forecast you invariably see a listing of current conditions, which includes temperature, wind speed, relatively humidity, and dew point. If you’re like me you use those readings to determine how the weather is going to … Continue reading

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Winter Tree Pruning

Winter is a good time to prune most trees because they are dormant and their leaves are off, making it easier to see how the branches are laid out.  Here are some general guidelines to help keep your trees healthier … Continue reading

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