By: Cameron Scott
Southwestern Ontario is in for a spate of nasty weather. A warm front is moving across Lake Huron, shadowed closely by a cold front with lots of associated lake-effect snow. And the forecast is for thundersnow. Thunderstorms usually form when the air is unstable, with...
By: CJ Arnett
So you live in a flood zone and want to be prepared- just in case. Well, whether you are preparing for a flood, an earthquake, or any other natural disaster, there are certain things you do not want to be without. The CDC recommends that...
Basic emergency supplies to have during a flood
By: AngelaCharles
Preparing for a disaster is one of those things people always say they will do, but never get around to. Unfortunately disasters do happen and while they aren’t something you can plan for, you can prepare for them. If you are like most people...
What is a moon bow and how is it formed?
By: Greg Kensington
A moonbow is the nighttime version of a rainbow. Where a rainbow is caused by the deflection of the sun’s direct light through water droplets, a moonbow is created by the light provided by the moons reflection as seen through these same droplets of...
Strange weather: What pyrocumulus clouds are and how they are formed
By: Noemi Csifo - 655848
Fire Cloud A pyrocumulus cloud, which is often grayish to brown in color, is formed during volcanic eruptions and large forest fires. This type of cloud is a dense cumuliform cloud, this means it has strong vertical development and clearly defined edges. Sometimes a...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
From ancient times, the direction of winds gave people some idea about the incoming weather. Even in a technologically advanced era such as the 21st century, the meteorologist never underestimates the importance of wind direction in making weather predictions. However, the difference is the use...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A moonbow (lunar rainbow) is the sight of spectral colors created by moonlight over a medium, for instance, a waterfall. A moonbow is caused by the sunlight which is reflected off the surface of the moon. Moonbows are formed when light rays are diffracted off...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When travelling in a long stretch of desert road, one may see the presence of ‘water’ on the road at a distance. However, when one travels towards it, the appearance of ‘water’ will disappear, or it may appear again at a distance. Such...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A mirage is an optical illusion that occurs when light rays are bent, producing a displaced image of distant objects. A mirage is caused by changes in atmospheric density in the lower air layers of the atmosphere which depend upon air temperature with height in...
Strange weather: What pyrocumulus clouds are and how they are formed
By: Lane Olinghouse
Pyrocumulus clouds form under special conditions of extreme ground-level heat. In the sky they often resemble huge, brown or grayish brown, lumpy-surfaced puffballs. Pyrocumulus clouds originate most commonly in areas subject to frequent wildfires. These characteristic phenomena gave rise to the formation's name, pyro being...

 

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