Wood stoves, extreme cold blight air at Alaska's "North Pole"
North Pole, Alaska - the Fairbanks suburb, not the spot at the top of the globe - has posted some of the nation's worst air-quality readings in recent days, thanks to high levels of wood smoke streaming into stagnant cold air. Concentrations of ...
Cold Air, Exercise and Asthma
A winter wind whips your face. What do you do? Probably squint and tear up because cold air dries out and irritates the delicate tissue of the eyes. Asthmatics can have a similar reaction in their lungs, one that literally takes their breath away.
Does warm air ?hold? more water vapor than cold air?
A oft-repeated water vapor myth is that warm air can ?hold? more water vapor than cool air because as the air warms its molecules move farther apart, making room for more molecules. This leads to the idea that as air cools its molecules ...
More Cold Air Coming
Cold weather will stick around through the weekend from the Upper Midwest to the mid-Atlantic and New England. The bitterly cold air will slosh out by the end of the week and will not dip into the Deep South. Moderate cold (lower-than-average temperatures ...
Cold Air Gripping Northeast May Deflect Snow This Week
Cold, dry air that has sent the U.S. Northeast into a deep freeze may protect it from any significant snow later this week, said Rob Carolan, a meteorologist and founder of Hometown Forecast Services Inc. Temperatures across upstate New York ...