Archive for December, 2015



The Dangers of Flood Waters and How to Prepare for Flooding

Over the last week there has been some extreme weather happening around the United States including tornadoes, large snow storms, frigid temperatures, and lots of rain! The rain bands across the mid-west and east coast this past week is starting to cause major flooding along the Mississippi River in Missouri and threats of flooding in […]

Winter Solstice 2015

What exactly is the Winter Solstice?  Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. For us folks in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Meanwhile, on the same day of the December solstice, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night. The winter […]

Recent Volcano Eruptions

This week there have been 2 major volcanic eruptions! The first happened on December 1 near Leon, Nicaragua with the eruption of Mt. Momotombo. This is the first time Momotombo has erupted in over 110 years! According to volcanologist, Erik Klemetti from Denison University in Ohio, “Although volcanoes can experience periods of dormancy and activity, very little […]