When you think of getting sunburn, most of the time you are thinking about spending too much time in the sun at the beach or pool. However, summer is not the only time of year when you can get sunburn!
In winter, particularly when there is snow on the ground, it is a good idea to protect your skin not only from the cold, but from "snow burn". Even at its low winter angle, sunlight reflects strongly off of white snow, in much the same way it would reflect off water from a pool or lake. These reflected rays can then hit your skin, and overexposure can cause sunburn. This is in addition to the direct rays of sunlight already hitting your skin.
It may sound strange, but before hitting the slopes this winter, you may want to consider applying some sunblock, as well as wearing sunglasses or ski goggles.
Major Hurricane Matthew will threaten lives and property across the central and northern Caribbean with flooding rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge early next week.
Hurricane Matthew will take a northward turn this weekend, which will bring the storm along the Atlantic coast of the United States next week.
Chaba remains on track to become a powerful typhoon and could threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan next week.
Rounds of beneficial rain will fall over drought-stricken portions of New England into Monday.
The worst thing that people who live along coastlines can do is not to prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes.
Deadly Typhoon Megi slammed parts of Taiwan and China with damaging winds and landslides, while snow fall across parts of the Intermountain West.
Yuma, AZ (1990)
A total of one inch of rain in 15 minutes with hail one inch in diameter.
New Orleans, LA (1998)
The temperature at Auduben Park hit 97 degrees, an all time record for October.
Lubbock, TX (2000)
98 degrees, an all time October record.