Swackett Weather Fun Fact: The United States ranks 5th in the world for avalanche danger.
Swackett not-so Fun Fact: Massive amounts of floating garbage and plastic debris increase daily in size within the centers of all of the World’s oceans. Most notable is The Pacific Trash Vortex which contains two large masses that present numerous hazards to marine life.
Swackett Fun Fact: Americans consume over 16 million jellybeans on Easter, enough to circle the globe 3-times over!
Swackett Fun Fact: Did you know? Halley’s comet passes the Earth every 76 years and the next return will be in the year 2062.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: 6-foot wide helium filled Weather Balloons carry an instrument package that transmits measurements of temperature as well as pressure and relative humidity by radio waves back to Earth all while reaching 115,000 foot altitudes and traveling more than 125 miles from its release point.
Swackett Fun Fact: During tonights lunar eclipse, next to the moon you might spy Spica, a first-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo and the bright reddish Mars hangs to the right of the moon.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: When is the latest it’s snowed in some northern U.S. cities? Measurable snow, 0.1 inch or greater, has been recorded as late as May 11 in Chicago, Illinois and June 2 in Denver, Colorado.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: When the Alaskan earthquake struck on March 27, 1964, Fourth Avenue dropped 20 feet below normal level as the result of the shifting fault-line.