Lots of fun winter activities that you can enjoy with kids out in the snow. Everything from creating snow art, making snow sculptures, and making snow paintings to making your own backyard skating rink, snow bowling alley, and other fun activities games you can enjoy with kids.
Did you know it can snow when it’s above freezing outside? See why this happens, the highest temperature for snow, and the temperature at which snow melts. Lots of cool winter weather science here!
Wondering how to make it snow? While none of these 7 tricks to make it snow are necessarily scientific, they’re certainly fun ways to spend time with your kids and share in the excitement of waking up to a snow day. Don’t miss our list of 8 fun things to do with your kids in the snow… at the very end.
Have you noticed how different the 4 weather seasons are across the United States? The seasons are definitely NOT the same everywhere! It depends on where you live. See when spring starts, when summer starts, when fall starts, when winter starts this year.
A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn’t last very long. It’s similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions — but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.
Here’s a summary of some of the best survival gear and survival kits for those who enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find the Top 10 Survival Kits for home, work, and travel… as well as the 8 Best Survival Tools that could save your life.
Winter weather can do strange things – like cause extreme blizzards, snow tornadoes, and even weird icy formations. Don’t believe me? Check out these videos! And see why all of this weird winter weather is happening…
I’m a weather bug living in Hurricane Alley, and I recently bought a Midland WR-120 weather radio. Here’s why I think it’s one of the best weather radios.
What’s the Waffle House Index? Why do we rush to buy milk & eggs before a storm? How do restaurants fare during bad weather? How is Wawa helping first responders?
Here are the laws and states where it’s illegal to drive with snow & ice on your car. Videos show the dangers + why you need a snow broom / windshield cover
Before you grab a snow shovel, here’s some snow shoveling etiquette you should know! Do’s and don’ts when it comes to shoveling snow at your home.
Find out how and why El Nino forms, what it means for our climate, the type of weather it brings, and how it affects us in ways you might not even realize.
Road ice is dangerous not just during the winter but all year long! Here’s how to drive on ice in 5 scenarios: snow, sleet, black ice, hail, and manmade ice.
Have you ever seen & heard lightning and thunder during a snowstorm? That’s thundersnow! See how thundersnow storms are different from regular thunderstorms
Want to know when and where the first snow will fall according to this year’s snow forecast? Here’s the inside scoop…
The most dangerous weather events are lightning, tornadoes, winter storms, extreme heat & floods. These 31 deadly weather facts prove it! Protect yourself.
Hearing loud booms outside? Probably an ice quake. Here’s what you need to know about ice quakes & other things that can cause loud booms during the winter.
Wondering how and why lake effect snow forms? Here are the answers you’ve been looking for, plus some fun lake effect snow trivia.
Why is there so much media buzz about the polar vortex? How is a polar vortex related to blizzards, nor’easters, and winter weather? What you need to know.
Winter driving is dangerous. Reduce the risk to you and your loved ones by taking precautions now. These essential winter driving tips could save your life!
If you have a mostly sedentary lifestyle, then snow shoveling can be deadly! See how shoveling snow can be so dangerous, plus tips to prevent a heart attack
Many people don’t really know what causes the seasons or what the brightest star in the sky is. These science facts may astound you!
Live in the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest? You know about Chinook winds! Chinooks occur on the lee side of a mountain & cause dramatically warmer weather.
Alberta clipper snow storms are fast-moving weather systems. See how Alberta clippers got their name, how they form, and how they affect winter weather.
Want to impress your friends around the fireplace? Throw some amazing snow facts their way. Here are 20 fun snow facts!
The Weather Channel has begun naming winter storms, which has caused a stir in the weather community. Why has the Weather Channel decided to name winter storms, and why does one weather watcher think they should ice the idea? Find out a flurry of details here.
While the amount of snowmelt you experience will differ from year to year, melting snow nevertheless always poses hazards to you and your home. Here are 4 ways to get your roof gutters ready for snow melt.
My goal as a weather geek was to find out some basic info and facts on winter storms so that I could better understand what folks up North have to put up with for months out of the year.
Find interesting weather facts, safety tips & info about how the weather affects us on a daily basis. Plus, lots of seasonal ideas and fun things to do outdoors on our fun weather Facebook and Twitter pages!
Check out all the fun you can have with snow crystals, snowflakes, and falling snow!
Tell the kids: NORAD tracks Santa! Find out how you can join in the fun Christmas Eve and watch Santa deliver toys to children all over the world.
The ozone layer is found in the stratosphere and helps protect us from ultra violet light. Find out about the ozone hole and how nations around the world are helping to fix it.
Here are 5 facts about the deadly and powerful Storm of the Century.
The jet stream is one of the most key elements in determining our weather. Find out how the jet stream works, where it’s found in the atmosphere, and some of the very important roles it plays in driving our weather.
The Little Ice Age brought about a major climate change and centuries of cooler weather — including the ‘Year Without A Summer.’
Record temperatures are usually either hot or cold. Here are 10 record temperatures from both sides of the thermometer.
Ice crystals can create beautiful images in the sky, like sun dogs, halos, and sun pillars.
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are an extremely important factor in what drives the weather affecting you throughout the year.
Flood cleanup is necessary for many of us at various times throughout the year. Be it a hurricane, severe storm, or a spring snow melt caused flooding, the problem is always just as bad. After all, floods mean serious business. Check out 10 tips to help make flood cleanup a safer and easier task.
Bored? Not a great day to be outdoors? You can stay entertained indoors with these challenging and fun weather quiz tests.
Winter means we tend to get cold hands and feet, slip and fall on ice, and risk getting windburn. Check out some of the ways to combat these 3 common winter weather worries.
I love walking in the winter after a fresh snowfall. The sights are marvelous. It reminds me of the song Walking in a Winter Wonderland. There is so much beautiful winter scenery. I thought I’d share some of my favorite snow photos with you.
Snowicane, snowpocalypse, and snowmageddon are all words to describe the big snow blizzard that struck the United States. Perhaps those words are nothing more than hype, but one thing’s for sure: more snow storms are a sign of global warming
Snow paint is an exciting way to have fun in the snow!
Here are 5 funny winter videos that will keep you laughing all the way until the first springtime thaw!
Each snow flake that falls every winter is a unique and delicate work of Mother Nature. While research on snowflakes is still emerging, we didn’t know much about snowflakes at all until William Bentley dedicated much of his life to snow flake research a century ago.
Winter weather brings snow — and the opportunity to build a snow sculpture! Snow sculptures are fun to make and easy, especially if you have the right tools. If you think you have what it takes to build some really good snow sculptures, you may even want to enter a snow sculpting contest!
Making fake snow is easier than you think — and it’s a great way to give kids something fun to do when Old Man Winter doesn’t look to be sending any real snow your way!
Funny snowman pictures always make us happy. Check out some of these snowman pictures sure to bring a smile to your day.
Winter is a fun time of year for making snowpeople, snowballs, snow angels, and enjoying hot cocoa by a warm fireplace. But shoveling snow, being outdoors in the cold, and surviving freezing temperatures poses a whole set of special health risks. Heed these winter health tips and help save your life.