Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Run !!

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:  Spain experienced a 10-day giant hailstorm in 2000 when giant ice chunks, some the size of basketballs and weighting in at 2.25 pounds, dropped from a seemingly cloudless sky.

Swackett Fun Fact: Violent Weather in our Solar System

Swackett Fun Fact:  While Neptune has storms large enough to swallow the entire Earth it also has the most violent wind in the solar system which can reach an astonishing 1,500 mph (2414 km/h). Because its topography is fairly flat, there is no friction to slow down these incredible gusts of wind.

Swackett Fun Fact: “Halo Around the Sun or Moon, Rain or Snow Soon”

Swackett Fun Fact:  The halo around the sun or moon is a layer of cirrus clouds made of ice crystals.  These ice crystals act as tiny prisms,forming a white or sometime colorful halo around the sun or moon.  This cirri-stratus cloud often indicates an approaching warm front and an associated area of low pressure.  Rain or snow will not always follow, but there is a higher probability of it after a halo is seen, and the brighter the circle, the greater the probability.

Swackett Fun Fact: Wood Frogs

Swackett Fun Fact:  Before the first frost, the wood frog boosts its blood sugar by nearly 400 per cent which rounds out the frog’s cells and when the it begins to freeze, they stretch out seamlessly, keeping the frog alive.