Snow shoveling dangers: Tips for safe snow removal
Shoveling can be a dangerous activity. Here's what you need to know to safely remove snow this winter.
Why does NRCS measure snow?
Did you know most water in the West arrives in the form of snow? NRCS measures that snow and forecasts how much water will be available from spring and summe...
How well do kids know their mom?
We decided to ask kids some questions about their mom. Their answers had us LOL-ing. How well do your kids know you? Happy Mother's Day!
Why Snow Forecasts Are So Tricky
National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Burke says forecasting snow accumulation is among the trickiest tasks because slight shifts in a storm’s path can produce major variations.
Roof snow safety tips
After this weekend’s snow more people are seeing snow on their roofs so News 8 wanted to take a look to see what people needed to know to keep their homes safe.
How to Prepare for the Upcoming Snow
National weather forecast shows we could get a significant amount of snow this next storm. Think optimistically and be prepared for the snowfall. Here are a few tips to help you outlast the cold …
What is Sustainable Snow Removal?
What is sustainable snow removal? In this article, we talk about the industry’s effect on the environment and the steps we’re taking to minimize our impact...
How USDA's Snow Survey Program Got Started
James E. Church was a man who answered his calling. Like a real-life Indiana Jones, Professor Church pursued adventure around the world, ending a war and helping to found the Snow Survey Program on the way. Every hero needs a cause; Church found his in snow Born in Michigan in 1869, Church moved west in 1901 to teach classics and art history at the University of Nevada, Reno. The nearby Sierra Nevada fascinated him. He hiked there often, publishing his mountaineering accounts in…
More Severe Weather, Snow On The Way
After tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rains swept across western Minnesota on Saturday, more severe weather is on the way.
Another 6 inches of snow on the way
After record-breaking snowfall that has caused Governor Charlie Baker to declare a state of emergency twice in recent weeks and call in the National Guard to assist clean up, another snowstorm may bring up to 6 inches to the Bay State, the National Weather Service said.
What are these strange parallel lines in the Russian snow?
Let's speculate wildly about some unusual lines standing out in the snow in Russia as spotted by an astronaut on board the space station.
Here's a career tip: Leave mom and dad at home
Here’s one way not to get ahead in your career: Have your parent lodge a complaint with human resources because your manager failed to give you a promotion.Here’s another: Have your dad conduct a phone interview for you.The weak economy has made it tough for many millennials to get started in their careers – or even get out of the house – and that’s leaving many young adults leaning mor
Answers from the Mom Biz Coach: How Do I Set My Prices?
Just starting out? Not sure where to start when you start pricing your products or services? Even if you've been in business for awhile, pricing can be trick...
6 Tips to Keep Your Dogs Safe in the Snow
Learn how to protect your pet's paws, and keep your animals warm and dry amid a blizzard.
Prep Work Begins in Earnest for Snow-Slammed Region
When a region of the U.S. regularly receives more than 100 in. of snow each year, area residents and drivers can take solace in knowing that their state DOT undoubtedly has experienced snow-removal professionals with access to well-maintained equipment to keep the major roads open for traffic. (ID::46286)
How Much Snow Can a Roof Handle?
While homeowners have been asked to stay in their homes and off the impassable roads, a new worry has surfaced – can their roof handle the pressure?
How Much Snow on Your Roof is TOO Much?
Excess snow can put strain on a roof and lead to serious home damage. Find out how much snow your roof can hold, plus tips on how to remove it.
Tips to prevent home damage from snow and ice
The snow, ice and freezing rain can all damage your home, but here are some things as a homeowner - and even as a renter - you can do to
How to drive in snow, ice and freezing conditions
Winter is coming - and we all need to take much more care on the roads
The history of Church: how NRCS’ snow survey program got started
James E. Church pictured in 1920. Courtesy of University of Reno, Nevada The Federal Snow Sampler that is currently used by snow surveyors is similar to the one developed by Church. Blueprint created by NRCS Engineer Kristi Yasumiishi The Mt. Rose Sampler, designed in 1908, enabled Church to efficiently measure water content in snow. Courtesy of University of Reno, Nevada. James E. Church was a man…