Share

Snowfie: A Selfie in the Snow

By Nick Wiltgen
Published: December 15, 2013

Facebook fan Dominica Rose Lisauskas sent us this snowfie of herself and son Kyle holding a snowball in Chicago on Dec. 15, 2013.

People have been posting pictures of themselves on the Internet ever since the days of dialup modems. But only recently did the term "selfie" catch on for these digital self-portraits. The Oxford English Dictionary even made "selfie" its "word of the year" for 2013.

Now, with more than half the U.S. covered in snow, we think it's time to introduce a special kind of selfie – the "snowfie."

What's a snowfie? Pretty simple. It's a photo you take of yourself in or around snow. It can be falling snow, snow in the background, a snowman, or a snowball in your (free) hand. As long as it's a selfie and there's snow in it, it's a snowfie. (But if someone else is taking a photo of you, or you're taking a photo of someone else, it's not a selfie and definitely not a snowfie!)

We asked The Weather Channel Facebook fans and Twitter followers to send us snowfies on Dec. 15, as Winter Storm Electra wound down over the Northeast.

We got responses not just from Electra's path, but from all over the country and even halfway around the world. And not just from teenagers, but people of all ages and backgrounds. Check out the snowfies above – and send us yours!

MORE: Not Snowfies. Dogs Can't Take Snowfies.

Flickr/Creative Commons/cocoleroc


Featured Blogs

Another Record Rainfall in Southern France

By Christopher C. Burt
September 30, 2014

It is hard to believe that another rainstorm of equal intensity to that which I blogged about just 11 days ago has again struck the Languedoc Region of Southern France. This time the focus of the storm was centered over the city of Montpellier, Herault District, near the Mediterranean Coast.

QuikSCAT's Replacement, the RapidScat Ocean Wind Sensor, Installed on Space Station

By Dr. Jeff Masters
September 30, 2014

A QuikSCAT replacement called ISS-RapidScat was successfully launched on September 20, 2014 on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, which docked last week with the International Space Station (ISS.) This morning, astronauts on the ISS used the station's robotic arm to pluck RapidScat out of the Dragon and install it on the Space Station. RapidScat will measure near-surface winds over the ocean.

Live Blog: Tracking Hurricane Arthur as it Approaches North Carolina Coast

By Shaun Tanner
July 3, 2014

This is a live blog set up to provide the latest coverage on Hurricane Arthur as it threatens the North Carolina Coast. Check back often to see what the latest is with Arthur. The most recent updates are at the top.

Tropical Terminology

By Stu Ostro
June 30, 2014

Here is some basic, fundamental terminology related to tropical cyclones. Rather than a comprehensive and/or technical glossary, this represents the essence of the meaning & importance of some key, frequently used terms.

2013-14 - An Interesting Winter From A to Z

By Tom Niziol
May 15, 2014

It was a very interesting winter across a good part of the nation from the Rockies through the Plains to the Northeast. Let's break down the most significant winter storms on a month by month basis.

What the 5th IPCC Assessment Doesn't Include

By Angela Fritz
September 27, 2013

Melting permafrost has the potential to release an additional 1.5 trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and could increase our global average temperature by 1.5°F in addition to our day-to-day human emissions. However, this effect is not included in the IPCC report issued Friday morning, which means the estimates of how Earth's climate will change are likely on the conservative side.