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Weather Tidbits: Winter Storm Severity Index

This Weather Tidbits explores the Winter Storm Severity Index that is used by the National Weather Service. The WSSI is a tool that forecasts the impacts of winter storms; ranging…

Weather Tidbits: Wind Chill & Our Bodies

This Weather Tidbits explains how the wind chill affects our bodies. The 1st thing to understand is that our bodies lose heat through convection. When the outside temperature is…

Weather Tidbits: New Year Climatology

This Weather Tidbits dives into the climatology for New Year's Day. Salisbury's average high is 47° with an average low of 29°. The highest maximum temperature or record high of 68°…

Weather Tidbits: Frost Quakes

This Weather Tidbits answers what is a frost quake? Frost quakes are seismic events but triggered by the weather. These happen temperatures rapidly fall, typically from near freezing to subzero within 48…

Weather Tidbits: Christmas Climatology

This Weather Tidbits explores the extremes and averages for Christmas. The average high in Salisbury is 48° with an average low of 28°. The highest maximum temperature or record high is 75°…

Weather Tidbits: Grapuel

It's all about grapuel on this Weather Tidbits. Grapuel forms as snow, but then falls through a layer of supercooled water droplets. The droplets freeze, or rime onto the snowflakes, the end result…

Weather Tidbits: Winter Precipitation Types

The 4 types of wintry precipitation is discussed in this Weather Tidbits. All precipitation across the world begins as snow as it falls from the clouds. It's interaction on how much…

Weather Tidbits: What Causes Wind?

This Weather Tidbits explores how wind is formed. The first thing to understand is that air pressure is always to trying to reach a state of equilibrium or balance. Wind is…

Weather Tidbits: Arctic Oscillation

This Weather Tidbits explains the Arctic Oscillation and its role with the United States. The Arctic Oscillation or AO is a shifting of atmospheric pressure over the Arctic that creates changes in…

Weather Tidbits: Winter Fire Safety Tips

This Weather Tidbits breaks down multiple winter fire safety tips for your home. Turn off portable heaters when away or asleep. Use one heat producing appliance per outlet. Keep flammable…

Weather Tidbits: Winter Safety Tips

Winter safety tips will be discussed in this Weather Tidbits. Things you can do outside involve dressing for the conditions, limiting time outside, checking on others and watching out for icy…

Weather Tidbits: Christmas Tree Safety

This Weather Tidbits provides tips on how to safely display and put your Christmas tree. 1 out of 4 tree fires are the result of a tree being too close to…

Weather Tidbits: Thanksgiving Climatology

This Weather Tidbits checks out the climatology for Thanksgiving. The average high in Salisbury is 55° with an average low of 34°. The highest maximum temperature or record high of 75° was…

Weather Tidbits: Geomagnetic Storm Scale

The geomagnetic storm scale is explored in this Weather Tidbits. A geomagnetic storm is a disturbance on Earth's magentosphere that is caused by solar wind and its interactions with the Earth's…

Weather Tidbits: Aurora Formation

This Weather Tidbits explains how auroras are formed. Auroras form when solar wind, which are charged protons and electrons that are emitted from the sun; flow and follow the earth's magnetic field.…

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