By: Judith Willson
The factors that affect wind direction and intensity are very similar to those that influence ocean currents. The main variables in both cases are the Coriolis force, pressure, and temperature. Another important factor for winds is friction. All of these are interconnected. Wind systems are...
By: Timmy Duncan
Warm weather is one of the reasons that so many people look forward to the summer months. However, extreme heat can also be hazardous to your health. The human body sweats in order to cool itself down, but there are times when the body is...
By: Ramona Taylor
Hurricane season is here! From June to November, weather watchers wait to see what tropical storms will come. Remember the devastation of Hurricane Ike or the troubles brought by 2005 storm, Katrina, people are curious what trials the next season may bring What is a...
Worst hurricanes in history
By: Marisol Dayton
Hurricanes and their Pacific counterparts, typhoons, are a way of life for people along coastal regions in many parts of the world. Their sheer size and brute strength make them an awe-inspiring and fearsome part of nature that cause some of the worst disasters in...
By: Ramona Taylor
Forget Zeus and Thor. We know that lightning is not a weapon forged at Mount Olympus or a sound from the hammer Mjolnir. Lightning is a natural phenomenon which has inspired myths and fascinated scientists. Today, lightning is studied as a potential energy source and...
How do thunderstorms develop?
By: Judith Willson
During the summer the drama, and sometimes destruction, that comes with summer storms is a regular event, particular in mid latitude countries. Lasting from less than a quarter of an hour to half a day, thunderstorms are associated with warm weather. This is because heat...
By: Ramona Taylor
The summer months bring the best and the worst of tropical weather. Between the months of June and November, there are sunny skies and beaches and at times, history making storms and hurricanes. As a way of classing tropical cyclones, the National Hurricane Center has...
By: Leslie Trotter
How to prepare a hurricane plan Every year hurricane season starts on June 1 and ends on November 30. It is always a good idea to prepare before the hurricane season starts, so it's essential that you stock up on your survival items like stockpiling...
Why are there more thunderstorms in the summer?
By: Judith Willson
Summer is the time for lightning. Extreme weather events occur more frequently during the spring and summer months in temperate areas. Beautiful sunny days can rapidly turn stormy with people sent running for cover by torrential rain, hail, gusts of wind and lightning. It is...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Heat related illnesses are very serious. For people who aren't used to very hot weather or long stretches of extreme heat and high dew points, knowing the signs of heat exhaustion can mean the difference between life and death. We often hear about the deaths...

 

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