Don Lipman
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How much snow is too much for your roof?

How much snow is too much for your roof?

In order to answer, a number of factors must be considered, not the least of which is the water content and weight of the snow.

Graupel: The wintry precipitation you’ve never heard of

It’s not sleet or hail -- it’s graupel!

Meteorological vs. astronomical seasons: Which is more useful?

Meteorological vs. astronomical seasons: Which is more useful?

Astronomically, the seasons change at the equinoxes and the solstices. However, the meteorological seasons are grouped by months. Why is this?

Lightning safety: are the old rules still valid?

Lightning safety:  are the old rules still valid?

Experts have continued to emphasize that lightning avoidance is the single most valuable behavior in the face of danger.