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2021-2022 Winter Weather Predictions

2021-2022 Winter Weather Predictions

Will it snow? How much will it snow? When will it snow? These are common questions heading into the winter season in many parts of the country. Even states where snow isn't a usual occurrence might wonder just how cold it will get. Polar vortexes and blasts of Arctic...

Overview of the Latest IPCC Report

Overview of the Latest IPCC Report

Recently, the updated IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report was released. This report outlined the latest status of climate change across the world and there are a few main important takeaways. Climate Change is Growing and Intensifying: Reports of...

Simple Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Simple Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer can be a difficult time of year for many people. Icy drinks are refreshing, but they don't provide the same level of hydration as water. There are several ways people can beat the summer heat, but these tips should get people started on what they need for this...

5 Safety Tips For a Safe and Enjoyable Summer

5 Safety Tips For a Safe and Enjoyable Summer

Many people enjoy the summertime, but it can come with its own unique safety risks. Here are some useful summer safety tips to keep in mind while having fun this summer. Be mindful of heat-related injuries. The potential for heat-related injuries such as heat...

Hail Storm Safety 101

Hail Storm Safety 101

Hail can be a scary thing. Despite it being something that can destroy your property, there is more of an issue that you don't get stuck in it. The size of hail compared with the speed can often cause serious injury. We've got a few ways you can stay safe during a...

Where to Ski During the Summer Months

Where to Ski During the Summer Months

When one brings up the topic of skiing, it is usually to decide the best time to ski during the winter months. However, there are a lot of individuals that do not desire to ski during the winter months. Some people want to ski all year long, regardless of the climate....

Staying Safe During Winter Weather Emergencies

Staying Safe During Winter Weather Emergencies

 Try to have at least two weeks of supplies on hand. There is a possibility it could take the city or town weeks to get utilities back to normal again. For example, each person needs about a gallon of drinking water a day. So if there are three people in the household, you would need 42 gallons of water to last two weeks. You should stock up on non-perishable foods as well. Vehicles should have a full tank of gas due to gas stations potentially being closed for a while after the storm has passed.

The Winter Weather Crisis in Texas

The Winter Weather Crisis in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott described the performance of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) as “unacceptable.” He signed an Executive Order submitting some changes in the grid’s management to the immediate attention of the Texas State Legislature. ERCOT oversees roughly 75% of the state’s electrical power grid. It manages a combination of old and new power sources, including nuclear, natural gas, solar, and wind power generators.

Skiing Canada’s Powder Highway

Skiing Canada’s Powder Highway

Starting with Revelstoke Mountain Resort, undoubtedly the most well-known resort within the loop. This resort does offer trails for skiers of all skill types, but Revelstoke is known for having the longest descent in North America, so almost half of their terrain is dedicated to skiers with an advanced skillset. Located on Highway 1 and a short trip from Vancouver’s South Terminal, Revelstoke sits alongside a town that also offers activities for the non-skiers. From hot springs to museums, Revelstoke’s town is ready to entertain anyone who crosses their path. After a long day of skiing, or not, Revelstoke also offers an entertaining nightlife to anyone who may have the energy.