Let it Snow, let it snow!
We had a great time in the below zero weather taking pictures of our “snowbow.”
According to Christopher Baird a physics professor “Strictly speaking, a rainbow is defined as only caused by raindrops. However, the exact same physics that happens in raindrops also happens in snow and ice crystals and so they can also create color patterns similar to rainbows. They are just not called “rainbows”. They are called “icebows”, “halos”, “sun dogs” or “arcs”. Because ice and snow crystals have more complicated shapes than spherical raindrops, they can create more complicated color patterns than regular rainbows.”
So there you have it. Our “Snowbow” explained. We just think it’s pretty whatever you call it.
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As we waited for a bus in the frosty weather, the woman next to me mentioned that she makes a lot of mistakes when texting in the cold. I nodded knowingly. “It’s the early signs of typothermia.”
In late 2014 the Wampanoag Indians asked their Chief if the winter was going to be cold and snowy. Not really knowing an answer, the chief takes a guess and tells the members of the village to collect wood to be prepared. Being a good leader, he then went to the library and checked the… Continue reading National Weather Service Forcast this winter: Snow, lots of it