Tuesday, January 31, 2012
We've found a new book, new because it was just published in 2011. It's Snowing by Gail Gibbons presents the science behind snowfall, drawing children in with her bright illustrations and maps.
What I especially like about Gail Gibbons easy to understand account is that she credits the National Weather Service and their meteorologists for her spot-on information. Yep, around here, we think VERY highly of the National Weather Service. We only get our weather information from http://weather.noaa.gov/ or http://weather.gov/ or NOAA Weather Radio (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/). Traveling? Then plan your trip by the National Weather Service's forecasts.
Looking for accuracy and expertise, then I encourage you to check out the National Weather Service as opposed to weather.com. Seriously, the statistics are the proof. And we may be a tad bit biased toward meteorologists; after all, Papa Terry did just retire from NWS.
Either way, Gail Gibbons gives an excellent, spot-on account explaining how snow forms, the different forms of winter precipitation, and how to prepare for winter weather. Check out It's Snowing! by Gail Gibbons, or purchase it from the recent Scholastic handouts. It's well worth the effort! For my part, I plan on purchasing our own copy.