By: Marisol Dayton
With hurricane season beginning on June 1, predictions are being released by several top meteorologists and universities. The hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, though early or late storms are not unusual. The busiest time for hurricane development is August when weather...
How the oil spill may affect hurricane season 2010
By: Leigh Goessl
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports they expect an "active to extremely active" hurricane season in 2010 in the Atlantic region. With the already problematic issues resulting from the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April, there have been many concerns and questions...
How often has Scotland experienced a White Christmas?
By: Stacey Wesley
How often has Scotland Experienced a White Christmas? Growing up for me, I could not imagine Christmas not being white. Waking up Christmas morning looking out the window to see the snow glimmering like fresh cut diamonds covering the ground and the vision of the...
Defining "la nina"
By: John Louie Ramos
La nina is an extreme weather phenomenon usually characterized by cooling of ocean temperature and surface waters in the Pacific eventually leading to heavier rainfalls and floods. La nina, which literally means "the girl" in Spanish, is sometimes referred as "anti el-nino." Basically, La...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The reality television show, "Storm Chasers" followed two or three teams of individuals who had their unique motivations for putting equipment, life and limb at risk in chasing tornadoes throughout the North American tornado region. One team supported a filmmaker who specializes in IMAX format...
Why you should never drive in a flood
By: Annalou Mack
Many people are killed every year due to driving into a flooded roadway. Spring and early summer is when much of that flooding occurs. You should never drive into a flooded area. As little as two feet of flowing water can carry most vehicles off...
The stages in the development of hurricanes
By: R. Renee Bembry
Hurricanes are storms that develop in systems otherwise known as “tropical cyclones”. Tropical cyclones are areas of low pressure located close to earth. The stages in tropical cyclone or hurricane development include tropical depression and tropical storm. The means by which hurricanes eventually become...
An overview on types of lightning
By: Cynthia Wall
My grandfather was a college physics professor who devoted his life to lightning research. He was the first person in the world to photograph ball lightning and prove its existence. I grew up in a household where electrical theory was a common dinner table conversation...
How do thunderstorms develop?
By: Annalou Mack
Thunderstorms are the most common forms of violent change in the weather. They usually occur in the late spring and summer in the United States. When the air is warm and humid there is a good chance that a thunderstorm will develop. Thunderstorms develop by...
An overview on types of lightning
By: A. Saafir
In his book Extreme Weather, H. Michael Mogil, quotes famous author Mark Twain by stating, “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work”. Lightning is indeed a most magnificent force. Simply put, this natural phenomenon is a...

 

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