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Pat Shingleton: "Those Weather Words..."

1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago February 26, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 Thursday, February 26 2015 February 26, 2015 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

I'll update the unofficial weather dictionary with the following items. "Brincles" are underwater icicles. Fire rainbows form when light reflects from ice crystals in high level clouds while white rainbows form in fog, rather than rain. You may have seen fire whirls. They form when intense heat and turbulent wind combine. The Catatumbo River is located in Venezuela and when storm clouds whirl, the result is a rare spectacle known as "Catatumbo Lightning." The storm occurs ten hours per day, 280 times an hour and 160 nights each year. Meanwhile, "Morning Glory Clouds" are incredibly rare, seen only seen in Burketown, Australia. "Frost Flowers" occur when the stem sap of plants freezes, expands and cracks the stem, creating amazing patterns.

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