Fresh snow can reflect over 90 percent of UV rays from the sun back into your eyes. This may result in "snow blindness" when you spend time outside on a sunny day after a snowfall. The sun's reflection off of the snow can be incredibly powerful. An increase in elevation can make painful snow blindness even worse.
While snow blindness will usually go away on its own within 24 hours, it may cause permanent eye damage. Wearing sun glasses when you go outside or tinted goggles when participating in snow sports can help reduce the risk of damage.
Knowing what the different advisories, watches, and warnings mean will lead to more informed decision making when a winter storm threatens a particular area.
How can you determine if and when the ice is thick enough for safely going out on?
Seeking shelter in the event of a tornado could save your life, but is there really any safe place to hide?
Driving on a 90-degree angle away from the tornado is a good strategy to follow in order to distance yourself from the tornado.
Supercell thunderstorms have been responsible for major tornadoes that have demolished parts of the U.S.
A major cause of post-snow flooding are ice jams in waterways.
How can there be a blizzard if it's not snowing outside? Justin Povick explains.
Any time snow is in the forecast, milk and bread fly off the shelves at grocery stores. Why?
What conditions cause snow to be dense and wet instead of light and powdery?
In order to get an accurate snow measurement, measure the depth of the snow.
Dallas-Monroe Co. AR (1909)
Tornadoes killed 64 and injured 671.
Philadelphia, PA (1960)
Record low of 14 degrees -- 2nd day of 3 consecutive record lows, and 1 of 4 set during March 1960.
Thule Air Base, Greenland (1972)
A wind gust of 207 mph recorded.