How to identify bad weather clouds
By: Matt Bird
Nature is unpredictable, and the weather is no big exception to that rule. It's tough to figure out, just based on the appearance of a day, what might happen in an hour or two. If you're trying to figure out whether rain or other poor...
The different types of clouds
By: Matt Bird
To say that there are different types of clouds may strike some readers as a little odd. Clouds come in varieties? Preposterous! They're just a bunch of big, white and gray fuzzy things in the sky. Case closed. Or perhaps not at all. Indeed, clouds...
How to identify the varieties of high clouds
By: Matt Bird
At first glance, most clouds probably seem to all be at roughly the elevation. They're high, and that's the end of the discussion, right? Not necessarily. Indeed, some clouds are surprisingly low to the ground - fog, for example, is a cloud that's right in...
A simple explanation of lightning
By: Matt Bird
For many people, the only explanation needed for lightning is that it's a bad thing. Hearing the thunder it creates is bad, seeing it is bad, and getting hit by it is DEFINITELY bad. Other, more curious folk may actually want to know how lightning...
What causes foggy weather?
By: Matt Bird
For some, fog is an atmospheric condition that almost never manifests itself. For others, it is an omnipresent nuisance that makes traveling anywhere slightly riskier than usual, if not downright hazardous. As annoying as you consider fog, though, how much do you actually know about...
Difference between sleet and freezing rain
By: Matt Bird
Sleet, freezing rain. Sleet, freezing rain. Sleet, freezing rain. Some people, even weather men and women on the news, will use these two terms interchangeably, as though they're the same thing. And they're not too far off, truth be told - though the difference is...
What is freezing rain?
By: Matt Bird
Meteorologically speaking, rain is pretty simple: it's falling water. So, too, is snow, which is frozen falling water and forms small flakes. There are several forms that cross between these two, however, that may cause a bit of confusion, and one of those things is...
How to prepare your home for hurricane season
By: Francis Jock
How should you go about preparing your home for a hurricane? The destructive forces of hurricane winds, storm surge, tornadoes, flying debris, and floods are devastating to conventional wood framed houses and buildings. If you live in hurricane country, saving the lives of your family...
Overview of Maldivian weather
By: Safa
A group of coral islands scattered in the Arabian Sea, 300 miles southwest of the southern tip of India lays the Maldives or the sunny side of life. The equator passes through the island nation between Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Gnaviyani Atoll. This tropical paradise...
Factors that affect climate
By: Keith Redfern
Climates are affected by a variety of factors. Some of these have major effects over a large area, and others can have micro-effects in very limited areas. Essentially the earth’s climates are driven by the sun’s radiation. When the sun is higher in...

 

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