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.
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