January 30, 2020
This month has been full of interesting weather. Earlier this month we had lovely snow. This was the view in my backyard one morning. It was the perfect kind of snow. It stayed long enough to be admired but not too long so as to be annoying!
We have also had our share of wind and rain and it seems we are currently stuck in that mode (as seen on the weather forecast yesterday). The rain is expected to continue for awhile. Make sure you know where your umbrellas are!
Fun Facts about Weather:
From a website called “20 Facts About”
- The naming of hurricanes and tropical storms officially began in 1953.
- The wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object.
- Average global temperature is up 0.94°C (1.7°F) since 1880.
- Fire whirls are tornadoes made of fire caused by wildfires.
- At any given time, on average there are about 1800 thunderstorms occurring on Earth with 100 lightning strikes per second.
- For each minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the Earth.
- A molecule of water will stay in the Earth’s atmosphere for an average duration of 10-12 days.
- Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
- The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18 mph.
- It was so cold in 1684 that the Thames River in England froze solid for two months.
If you want to read more fun facts about weather click HERE.
Quote of the Month:
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
Vivian Greene AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER