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More Winter Fun facts to share !

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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December 22 is the first day of winter for all the folks in the Northern Hemisphere! The sun is the furthest away from the equator, shining directly over the Tropic of Capricorn (Alice Springs, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil are just a couple of cities along the Tropic of Capricorn.) The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year (meaning it gets dark pretty darn early)!

More interesting winter-related info:

Antarctica is the coldest place on earth (kind of a no-brainer here) with the coldest reported temperature being -89.4 C (or)  -129 F.

The coldest place in North America: Snag, the Yukon Territory of Canada with a recorded temperature of -81.4 F on February 3, 1947.

Snowflakes are really ice crystals in various patterns.

According to the International Commission on Snow and Ice (seriously), snowflakes have these general forms:

  1. Plates
  2. Stellar crystals
  3. Columns
  4. Needles
  5. Spatial dendrites
  6. Capped columns
  7. Irregular forms

Some snowflake researchers use 35 shapes.

The world’s largest snowflake was 38 cm wide and 20cm thick and was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887.

The most snowfall within 24 hours in the U.S. was 63 inches and occurred in Georgetown, Colorado on December 4, 1913.

by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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Albond86
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Very interesting! Fun facts
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momofsixangels
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Neat!

sandbuster
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Brr

I don't ever want to feel -129 F

snuggiewoogie
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM
Pretty neat!
SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM
Cool stuff.
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elwalters77
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Huh
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bwsmommy
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:46 PM

 I know right .. thats cold !!

Quoting sandbuster:

Brr

I don't ever want to feel -129 F

 

sandbuster
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:52 PM


Quoting bwsmommy:

 I know right .. thats cold !!

Quoting sandbuster:

Brr

I don't ever want to feel -129 F

 

I was freaking here tonight because it was low 50's and I had to wear dress shoes. The minute I got in the door, I kicked off my shoes and put on socks, than wrapped in a blanket. It is still not below 50, lol.

bwsmommy
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM

 we have been down in the 20's ..

but yet no snow =( ..If its cold .. i want snow !!

Quoting sandbuster:


Quoting bwsmommy:

 I know right .. thats cold !!

Quoting sandbuster:

Brr

I don't ever want to feel -129 F

 

I was freaking here tonight because it was low 50's and I had to wear dress shoes. The minute I got in the door, I kicked off my shoes and put on socks, than wrapped in a blanket. It is still not below 50, lol.

 

sandbuster
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM


Quoting bwsmommy:

 we have been down in the 20's ..

but yet no snow =( ..If its cold .. i want snow !!

Quoting sandbuster:


Quoting bwsmommy:

 I know right .. thats cold !!

Quoting sandbuster:

Brr

I don't ever want to feel -129 F

 

I was freaking here tonight because it was low 50's and I had to wear dress shoes. The minute I got in the door, I kicked off my shoes and put on socks, than wrapped in a blanket. It is still not below 50, lol.

 

I agree, my friends are screaming "no" but im sorry, holidays are blah without it. I am happy though I have a funeral to go to today and it'll be in the 50's so not bad for being outside. 

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