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Sick day, as in ski sickness (aka Häusler’s disease)

Sick day, as in ski sickness (aka Häusler's disease) Ski sickness is a form of motion sickness that can strike skiers, especially when visibility is poor in fog, blizzards, whiteout, and flat light conditions. The disorienting, dizzying, and nauseating feeling, which is similar to sea sickness or car sickness, is due to the body's inability to [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:16:10+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Body, Weather|1 Comment

Alpenglow: fire on the mountain

Alpenglow: fire on the mountain Around sunrise and sunset, mountain peaks will sometimes glow red, orange, even purple, in a gorgeous display of alpine atmospherics. It's called alpenglow and it's one of my favorite parts of being in the high country, no matter the season. Alpenglow, from the German word alpenglühen for "Alp glow", refers specifically [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:16:15+00:00November 9th, 2017|Weather|1 Comment

Graupel, a “supercooled” type of precipitation

What is graupel? Look! Up in the sky! Is it snow? Hail? Sleet? No, you meteorological ignoramus, it's graupel! Of all the types of frozen precipitation that fall from the heavens, graupel is probably the most obscure. The Washington Post calls it "the wintry precipitation you've never heard of." Graupel from a 2013 storm in [...]

By |2016-11-19T15:13:01+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Snow, Weather|2 Comments