Science / Weather / Thaw: A warm spell of weather when ice and snow melt. To free something from the binding action of ice by warming it to a temperature above the melting point of ice.

Ice Jam

Science / Weather / Ice Jam: An accumulation of broken river ice caught in a narrow channel, frequently producing local flooding. Primarily occurs during a thaw in the late winter or early spring. MORE

Flash Flood

Science / Weather / Flash Flood: A flood that rises and falls quite rapidly with little or no advance warning, usually as the result of intense rainfall over a relatively small area. Flash floods can be caused by situations such as a MORE


Business / Construction / Settlement: Shifts in a structure, usually caused by freeze-thaw cycles underground. MORE