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Windchill Tables – New and Old Definitions

By |2020-09-20T11:38:02+01:00May 10th, 2020|Weather, Weather Articles|

The term "wind chill" goes back to the Antarctic explorer Paul Siple, who coined it a 1939 dissertation, "Adaptation of the Explorer to the Climate of Antarctica." During the 1940s, Siple and Charles Passel conducted experiments on the time needed to freeze water in a plastic cylinder that was exposed to the elements. [...]

Snow Weather Facts and Trivia

By |2020-05-06T09:09:43+01:00May 6th, 2020|Weather, Weather Articles|

Even though we don't get much snow in Crondall (records and history are here), we nevertheless get asked lots of snow related questions, so we've tried to pull together answers to the most common ones. Enjoy. Snow forms when tiny ice crystals in clouds stick together to become snowflakes. [...]

Interesting Weather Facts and Weather Trivia

By |2020-05-05T08:57:51+01:00May 5th, 2020|Weather, Weather Articles|

Earth is 8,000 miles (12,800 Kilometres) in diameter and 93,000,000 miles (148,800,000 Kilometres) away from the sun. We receive only 1/2,000,000,000 or .00000005 of 1% of the sun's energy. However, every breeze, tornado, lake-effect snowstorm or balmy fall evening can be traced to the effect of the sun's energy on [...]

The Beaufort Scale

By |2020-05-08T13:59:17+01:00April 29th, 2020|Weather, Weather Articles|

The scale was created in 1805 by Sir Francis Beaufort, a British naval officer and hydrographer. At that time naval officers made regular weather observations, but there was no scale and so they could be very subjective - one man's "stiff breeze" might be another's "calm conditions". The initial scale from zero to [...]

Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights and Sunspots

By |2020-04-29T16:05:47+01:00April 29th, 2020|Weather, Weather Articles|

Don't you just wish that we could see these from Crondall? Before we cover more about what causes the Northern Lights, the frequency that they can be seen and even how likely are we to see them today, just enjoy this short video shot in Finland of why the Northern Lights intrigue and [...]

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