You take a look at the temperature and believe you are properly dressed for the temperature but you step outside and it is colder than you thought. Why does this happen?
This photograph of a lady outside on a windy day is courtesy of Photos.com.
The temperature you see on a thermometer is only the temperature of the air. The temperature of your skin is what matters the most.
The time of year, time of day and amount of sunshine are all things that can effect the temperature of your skin. On a cloudy, windy and cold winter's day, the temperature can feel as much as 20-30 degrees F colder to you.
All of these conditions can take away or add heat to your body, making you feel warmer or colder.
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.
Las Vegas, NV (1984)
Trace of snow fell.
New Haven, CT (1779)
First big snowstorm of "Hard Winter" - 17" at New Haven.
Bennet Bridge, NY (1975)
Lake effect snowburst; 34" snow.