Covering plants with plastics that trap sunlight inside.
Growing crops in high tunnels.
Clearing snow from roads using heavy machinery on a frequent and regular basis.
Using rock salt to clear roads and to prevent snow build up.
Use special winter tires on vehicles; these have a better grip as normal tire treads are ineffective in snow conditions.
Using heating systems in homes.
These heating systems can be made more effective by using insulating materials on homes.
N.B Frosts normally affects agriculture. It kills important food crops such as potatoes and tomatoes which tend to be susceptible to frost. It can also lead to frost bite in humans and even death due to hypothermia in extreme cases. In addition to the measures against snow above people can wear warm clothes and gloves to mitigate the effects.
A solid form of precipitation.
Involves solid ice balls falling from the sky instead of rain drops.
When it is mixed with water, precipitation it is called sleet.
The effects of sleet and hail are the same.
Hail does extensive damage to crops especially Tobacco whose quality is greatily affected by such things as leaf size.
Growing crops in sheltered places as in a green house although this quickly gets expensive especially if the hectarage is large.
Agricultural shade cloth such as the one pictured below is often used especially with pot.
Farmers should make use of insurance schemes to lessen the financial impact.
Crops growing under an agricultural shade cloth. Image Haygrove.