Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Pet Safety

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:  Vehicles become refrigerators in winter and ovens in the summer so if your dog wants to “go for a ride”, make it a ride and don’t imprison him or her in your car for hours.  

Swackett Fun Fact: Ornamental Glass on Weather Vanes

Swackett Fun Fact:  More than ornamental appeal, the embellishment of glass balls on weather vanes (lightning rods) main purpose was to provide evidence of a lightning strike by shattering or falling off.  If after a storm a ball is discovered missing or broken, the property owner should then check the building, rod, and grounding wire for damage.

Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Snow Blindess

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:   Snow blindness, lasting days to weeks, is a temporary loss of sight or sometimes difficulty distinguishing between colors, may see everything being colored red, is caused by bright sunlight reflecting off of a snow surface.   Usually snow blindness will improve if a person rests their eyes and stays indoors.

Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Watermelon Snow

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:   Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, red snow, or blood snow, is Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment in addition to chlorophyll.