Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Snow Rollers

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:  Snow Rollers are a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way.

Swackett Fun Fact: Toe Pick Jumps

Swackett Fun Fact:  In the 1865, Jackson Haines, a famous American skater, developed the two plate all metal ice skate blade that attached directly to his boot.  Haines added the first toe pick to skates in the 1870’s, making toe pick jumps possible.

Swackett Fun Fact: Rotation of the Sun

Swackett Fun Fact:   Because the sun is not a solid, the sun doesn’t rotate at the same speed all the way around; at its equator, it spins at a rate of about once every 25 Earth days, but at the poles it’s more like 36.

Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Deep Freeze of 1779-1780

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:   The winter of 1779-1780 was so cold ice was piled 20 feet high along the Delmarva Coast that stayed until spring and the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay along with the entire Potomac River was frozen solid, allowing people to walk from Annapolis to Kent Island and from Alexandria to D.C.

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