Weather Myths You Probably Believe

Posted by on Sunday, April 9, 2017
Grey and Brown High Rise Tower during Daytime

Just as there is weather, there are several weather myths that many people believe. Here are five.

Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
This is not true at all. For example the CN Tower gets struck several times a year. 

Doorways are the safest part of a house during an earthquake.
The door could hit and injure you during the rumbling. Instead, take cover under a sturdy table or desk until the shaking stops.

Alcohol will warm you up in cold weather.
Drinking alcohol causes heat to escape your body faster and puts you at an increased risk for hypothermia.

Taping your windows shut during a hurricane protects your home.
 This can create larger, more dangerous shards instead of smaller, less harmful pieces should the glass break.

The Sun isn't Dangerous Unless it's Summer.
Snow and ice can reflect damaging UV rays, giving your skin double exposure.

What weather myths have you heard? Let us know in the comments below.

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