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True, Weird and Astounding Winter-Fact Coverage


Though the El Nino phenomenon has greatly impacted Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas, here in NY, NJ and PA, we’ve barely scraped the top of the 2015-2016 winter barrel. After just a slight bought of cold, can you believe we’re in for a rebound with uncharacteristic forecasted temperatures heading to the low sixties?!

If snow and genuine cold have become elusive as we head for mid-January, the least we can do is to venerate the chill (for the time-being, anyway!) by updating ourselves about the following.

10 Interesting Details about Winter’s Br-r-r-r!

  1. The cold winter weather accounts for more deaths in the United States than summer’s heat.

  2. People who are continuously afraid of snow, and particularly afraid of being wedged in by snow, have a condition known as Chionophobia.

  3. ‘Weta’ is an insect from New Zealand that becomes frozen solid during winter’s cold, yet warms up, defrosts and acts normally, come the summertime.

  4. A typical snowflake falls at a speed of three miles per hour.

  5. While 1” of snow may seem like a lot, it only produces a tenth of an inch of water when thawed. A snow mound of 10” becomes an inch of liquid when melted.

  6. About twenty percent of NJ, NY and PA departments of transportation costs center on winter’s street upkeep and repairs, translating into more than 2.3 billion dollars in snow and ice removal tasks.

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    7. Thought you were a master snowman builder? Get a load of this
        one: a one hundred-thirteen foot, seven inch record-breaking
        snowman, constructed in the month of February in the year 1999!

     8. February was also the month in 2007 that a number of
         Bismarck, North Dakota schools got together to make a record-
         breaking production of eight thousand, nine hundred, sixty two
         snow angels!

     9. How much snow can one storm accumulate? How about thirty
         nine million tons!

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    10. If you think snow is white, think again. It’s actually created from
         a group of single clear ice crystals. Because we perceive snow
         through strokes of light that bounce across the crystals, we
         see what appears to be white.

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Summary: Enjoy some wacky facts about the cold while enjoying the mild winter temps that NY, NY, PA and surrounding areas are currently blessed with!


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