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18 - November 30, 2017 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook P q I i i I Wintertime cont. from pg. 17 ered at Fort Keogh, Montana, on January 28, 1887 Although it appears white, snow is actu- ally clear and colorless. The National Snow and Ice Data Center says the complex structure and many facets of snow crystals results in visible light being reflected Light is ab- sorbed uniformly over the wavelengths of vis- ible light, which gives snow its white appear- alice. Even though snow is more common in north- ern elevations and cold regions, snowfall is not exclusive to frigid cli- mates. In the United States, snow has fallen in cities most often as- sociated with sun and warmth, such as San Diego, Miami and Ha- wail The southern It- aly town of Capracotta received 100 inches of snow in 18 hours on March 5, 2015. In spite of its location, Capra- cotta has been known to receive enormous one-day snowfalls. While snow can fall even in warm climates, the world record hold- er for the most snow belongs to a northern area. Mt. Baker ski resort in Washington state experienced 1,140 inches in the 1998/1999 winter season Snow can fall at tem- peratures well above freezing. According to ScienceBits.com, snow can still fall at tem- peratures as warm as 46 E For snow to fall when temperatures are warm, humidity has to be very low. Even though therets a common perception that no two snowflakes are alike, this isn't com- pletely accurate. A sci- entist at the National Center for Atmospher- ic Research found two identical snow crystals in 1988 Also, similar results have been pro- duced in laboratories. Snow is an interesting form of precipitation. It can be scarce or plenti- ful, form in the north or the south, and may fea- ture tiny snowflakes or extremely large ones. Snow also may take on the color of its sur- rounding environment. Christmas ees are often the centerpiece of holiday decor and one of the hall- marks of the season. The National Christmas Tree Association states that there are approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold each year in the United States, where there are close to 350 million cur- renfly growing on Christmas tree farms. The NCTA also notes that when a Christ- mas tree is cut, more than half of its weight is water. To maintain its quality and ap- i pearance, keeping the tree hydrated is of utmost impor- tance. There are other steps to take as well to minimize needle loss and help ensure the tree lasts through the holiday season. Buy a quality tree. It's adviseable to buy a freshly cut tree from a local nursery or cut one down yourself. Trees available at tree lots may have been cut down weeks prior and may have already started to deterio- rate. Some needle loss is to be expected, but if the tree you're considering loses lots of needles when shaken, go elsewhere. Fit the stand to the tree. Rather than whittling down the trunk to fit the stand, choose a stand with an ad- equate reservoir to fit the trunk and water. Stands should provide one quart of water per inch of stem diam- eter. Make a fresh cut in the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Be careful to cut perpendicular to the stem axis, not at an angle joyed year-round. Select a tree that is hardy to your planting zone. Live trees often need to be Wansitioned from the out- or v-shape. The outer layers doors to a garage and then of wood are the most effi- into the house so they will not cient in absorbing water and be shocked. Reverse this pro- should not be removed,cess when returning the tree Keep it cool. Trees are to the outdoors. Do not keep used to being outdoors and the tree inside longer than 10 not inside. Therefore, inside days, advises HGTV. the home, place the tree Monitor any tree's condi- away from a heat source to tion daily, keeping it watered prolong its life. Avoid drafts regularly. Select lights that from heating vents, radiators use low heat. Remove the tree and fireplaces as well. if it has dried out to avoid a Consider a living tree. fire risk. 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