Understanding Winter Storm Alerts

Do you understand the alerts issued by the National Weather Service(NWS)?  Did you know that local offices of the NWS set the criteria to issue warnings, watches, or advisories based on regional standards?  For example, guidelines in the southern states will differ from those in the Northeast.  Regardless of location, the hierarchy is the same.  So, what is more serious – a warning, watch, or advisory?

Salt Collection Methods and What Makes Food Grade Salt Different?

Food grade salt is the purest form of salt you can buy. The typical range is 99.7 to 99.99% pure sodium chloride (NaCl).

How is it possible to achieve such a high percentage of purity? The answer is evaporation. Two of the main three salt collecting methods use a form of evaporation and are responsible for the majority of food grade salt production