Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Calming Before the Storm

Calming Before the Storm from Tim Dutton on Vimeo.

With the weather forecasting for the biggest storm to hit Tahoe in November in six years, we decided we would get it out of our systems before ski season is on. We saddled up in Big Red to meet up with Mike Swanson, Andy Farrington, an Kasha Bell for a good old fashion skydive session. Was loads of fun and amazing

Monday, November 8, 2010

FUN Jumpers: Montage

FUN Jumpers: Montage from Tim Dutton on Vimeo.

After an amazing season of skiing we were looking to follow it up in the summer and to the sky we went. From the first skydive to the first B.A.S.E. Jump is something everyone should do. Even tho I was the only one doing the first, I had some of the most knowledgable people by my side to show me the way. With that under our belts now, who knows what the snow will bring!?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun Snowflake Facts

GREATEST SNOWFALLS (Recorded in inches)

In 1 month (U.S.): 390" Tamarack, Calif. Jan. 1911
In 24 hours (N. America): 76" Silver Lake, Colo. April 14–15, 1921
In one storm (N. America): 189" Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl, Calif. Feb. 13–19, 1959
In one season (N. America): 1,140" Mount Baker, Wash. 1998–1999

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Topographic Laboratories.

1. All snowflakes have six sides.

2. The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America. The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.

3. In Prince Edward Island, Canada, where the soil is red clay, snowflakes often look pink. Why? Because red dust from the soil is blown into the air and absorbed by the clouds.

4. Snowflakes aren't always white. Years ago, when coal was used in factories and homes, snow was often gray. Why? Because the coal dust entered the air and was absorbed by the clouds.

5. The snow capital of the United States is Stampede Pass in Washington State. Each year, the average snowfall is 430 inches.

6. The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour. (5 kilometers)

7. Snirt is dirty snow that flies off the dusty Canadian prairies.

8. People buy more cakes, cookies and candies than any other food when a blizzard is in the forecast.

9. A blizzard occurs when you can't see for 1/4 mile. The winds are always 35 miles an hour or more. The storm must last at least 3 hours to be classed as a blizzard. If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm.

10. Billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm.

11. That snowflakes are made up of ice crystals.

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