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Freezing Rain and What Causes It

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Quite a few of us northerners woke up to a perfect glaze of ice over everything outside this morning. Trees, roads, windows, grass, and just about anything else exposed to the elements was encased in ice overnight. It didn’t snow, it didn’t hail, but everything was iced. This is the result of a weather phenomenon known as freezing rain. It takes just the right combination of conditions for this to happen. But before we get into that, let’s touch on a little basic weather sci...

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What's that sound? 17-Year Cicadas

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Every seventeen years, like clockwork, they emerge. They come from holes in the ground and swarm our trees. But don’t worry! They’re harmless! Unless you’re a young tree, that is… I’m talking about the periodical 17-year cicada, or M. septendecim, M. cassini, and M. septendecula to be exact. The Magicicada Invasion is one that we are well acquainted with here in Ohio, especially with the recent emergence of the 17 year Cicadas from Brood V.

As a born and ra...

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