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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is A Nor’Easter?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Is A Nor’Easter?

Whenever a forecaster says anything about a pending “nor’easter” during a weather report, stores start selling out of batteries, milk, and bread. For a lot of folks, nor’easter basically means “a really big storm”. And that’s not wrong, since nor’easters have earned their bad-boy reputation. But what makes a really big storm a nor’easter? According…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do Hot Deserts Get So Cold At Night?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do Hot Deserts Get So Cold At Night?

With it being so warm now, compared to how cold it was just last week, I got to thinking about some other places that experience those temp shifts much more regularly & frequently: deserts. During the day, scorching heat can be torturous to humans. But then, after dark, the problem is reversed & you’d need…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Difference Between A Snowstorm & A Blizzard

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Difference Between A Snowstorm & A Blizzard

As we’re being besieged by a winter storm, heaving shovelfuls of snow can give a person time to think. And, as I was digging my vehicle’s way out of the current white apocalypse, I wondered what, exactly, I was battling. Is this a snowstorm, or a blizzard? And, what’s the difference between them? A snowstorm…Read More