I remember winter snow plowing and so does the city of Cudahy.
Cudahy has an incredible advertisement for bids out for winter snow plowing services on city of Cudahy public parking lots and sidewalks during the upcoming season.
The city is serious about its winter snow plowing.
As we all know, a single winter snowstorm can drop 40 million tons of winter snow, carrying the energy equivalent of 120 atom bombs. Winter snow on the ground varies in density anywhere from 3 to 55 pounds per cubic foot. Any denser than that and scientists call it ice.
Snow is not white, it’s actually clear/transparent because the crystals that make up the structure of winter snow act as prisms, breaking up the light of the sun into the entire spectrum of color. The human eye is unable to handle that kind of sensory overload. Therefore, we see the winter snow as white or sometimes blue.
The color of winter snow can depend on the environment in which you live. Some winter snowflakes look like they are pink. If you live in a place where your soil is red, winter snow is pink. The red dust blows into the clouds, discoloring the winter snow.
I grew up in Iowa and we had annual amounts of winter snow there, too. Plowing snow meant hitching a plow to a team of horses and plowing rows in the snow so grandma could get out to the barn in the morning to milk the cows. Sometimes the winter snow was red or orange because of the Saharan dust storms, but it all plowed the same.
Aside from Cudahy, there are also solicitations for winter snow plowing/removal at Camp Williams,
Madison and Kenosha.
Winter snow plowing facts and information can be found HERE.
And remember — winter snow is technically a mineral.
Jeff Moore is a data reporter at The Daily Reporter. He also reminds readers to stay away from yellow snow, which has nothing to do with crystals or prisms.