A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. - James Dent
Question #2703 posted on 01/28/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
How come the snow is melting when the temperature hasn't been above the freezing point for half a month now?
- a cold dude

A: Dear cold dude,

Because even though the ambient temperature is sub-freezing, snow that is hit by sunlight can have a surface temperature above the melting point. So, it melts, and the air is still freezing cold. Literally. My hair froze yesterday, I kid you not.

- Dreaming of Hawaii, though I've never actually been there.