The past few summers in the United States can be described by record high temperatures, terrible wildfires, and climate change. Since the age of industrialization, there has been an exponential increase in the burning of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions, which burns through the atmosphere’s ozone layer and allows for consistently warming temperatures and more unpredictable weather patterns. This […]
According to the United States Geological Survey, an “earthquake is a term used to describe both sudden slip on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slip, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth.” Every year, there are around 20,000 earthquakes that occur, and throughout history, […]
The Great Blizzard of 1888 killed over 400 Americans and caused at least $20,000,000 in damages. On March 11, 1888, snow began falling, temperatures dropped, and wind speeds exponentially increased across the East Coast. New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine were the most affected areas which received up to 55 inches of snow and wind speeds of up to […]
The SnowBrains Podcast | Episode #15 | Why Did The USA Just Have Its Deadliest Avalanche Cycle in History?
Dr. Ethan Greene – Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center “Why Did The USA Just Have Its Deadliest Avalanche Cycle in History?” Episode #15 of The SnowBrains Podcast This podcast is gonna be a little different. The USA just went through its deadliest avalanche cycle in history, with 16 avalanche fatalities in only 10-days from January 30th, 2021, to […]
With 15 Avalanche Fatalities, the Last 7-Days Have Been the Deadliest in the US for More Than a Century
Four skiers and one snowmobiler died in separate avalanches on Saturday, bringing the total number of US avalanche fatalities to fifteen over the last week making it the deadliest seven-day period since 1910. In March of 1910, an avalanche in Wellington, WA, killed 96 people. From Alaska to New Hampshire and across the western United States the period from January […]