Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Damage paths of tornadoes can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: It takes only a few seconds after an avalanche for the snow to freeze hard as cement.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Why does the sky turn a shade of orange or red at sunset? Atmospheric particles (dust, salt, smoke, pollution) scatter blue ight more than red, the distance that sunlight travels through the atmosphere leaves sunlight depleted of blue and therefore rich in orange and red.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: If you stand at the equator on the first day of spring, you will see the sun pass directly over head.
Swackett Fun Fact: Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with a surface temperature of over 842 degrees Fahrenheit. (450 degrees Celsius).
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: There is no increased danger of answering your cell phone in the car, unless you have it plugged into your car’s cigarette lighter socket as a power source.
Swackett Fun Fact: In 1961 Stephen Bailey, Business Manager of Chicago’s Journeymen Plumbers Local Union #110 who sponsored the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ran into a plumber who was using a shamrock green dye to track waste leakage into the river and Bailey had “an-a-ha moment” and the river has been dyed ever since.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Why are desert temperatures during the day so hot, but at night so cold? Clear day skies allow the sun to heat up the ground and when the sun goes down, the heat is released out into space and since there are no clouds to hold the heat close to Earth, temperatures cool.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: “The calm before the storm” phrase has become part of our everyday language and dates back to 1576.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Ball Lightning are balls of light that float through air during storms, ranging in size from golf ball to football.