Tracking Down the Top Historic Winter Storms in the U.S.
In all the time that the United States has recorded weather, there have always been those rare winter blizzards that exceed all forecasts, break weather records, and cause mass devastation on an unprecedented scale. Here are some of the biggest winter storms in American history. 1. The Blizzard of 1888: “The Great White Hurricane” (March 11-14, 1888) There are entire websites devoted to this whopper of a storm that paralyzed New York in the […]
The Effects of the Freeze-Thaw Cycle
If you’ve ever experienced one day where it is shorts weather and then the next day you’re wearing a winter jacket, you are not alone. This drastic swing in temperatures is known to be associated with the freeze-thaw cycle. And no, it does not have anything to do with freezing meat and then letting it thaw out on the counter top. The freeze-thaw cycle occurs when there is moisture in the air and the […]
The Importance of Snow Removal from Your Roof
After a snow fall, shoveling your driveway is at the top of your to-do list, because a little snow shouldn’t stop you from getting out and getting on with your regular schedule. But have you ever thought to take a break from bending over and turn your focus upwards for a minute? Not only can knee-deep white powder be an obstacle on the ground, it could be a mounting concern on your roof. Houses in […]