Weather Facts for Winter 2017 issue

Weather Facts for Winter 2017 issue

Mon, 18/12/2017 - 10:14
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1) 30% of solar energy is reflected back into space by clouds, snow, ice etc

greenland ice sheet

 

2) The diameter of a lightning channel is 1 -2 inches

lightning

 

3) Snowflakes can take as long as 1 hour to fall to the ground.

snowflake

 

4) At any one time there are over 2,000 active thunderstorms producing 100 lightning flashes every second

lightning