How increasing temperatures can cause thunderstorm formation
By: Morgan Carlson
Normal cloud formation is formed from the evaporation of water, whether from a body of water or over land from plants and animals alike. The moisture is lifted due to natural updrafts and combines with dust in the atmosphere to create clouds. The moisture freezes...
What to do if your area is under a tornado warning
By: Stuart Macadam
Tornadoes are never pleasant and often leave large amounts of devastation in its path. Within the heartland of the United States lies tornado alley, famous for experiencing multiple twisters annually. Although this may be a more vulnerable area, such a natural occurrence can strike at...
Winter solstice in the northern hemisphere
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The winter solstice is the time when the Sun has reached its lowest altitude in the Northern or the Southern Hemispheres. The winter solstice occurs on December 21-22 of each year in the north, while in the south it occurs in June 20-21 every year...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Tornados are the nature’s most violent storms, which can devastate landscapes and take away lives within a couple of seconds. The enormity of some tornados can be beyond imagination and the destructive power of the same is also unpredictable. Thus, when an area has...
Understanding what a microburst is
By: Christyl Rivers
A microburst is a weather phenomenon that can abruptly generate hurricane force winds that change direction very quickly. A microburst most frequently occurs when a mass of warm and humid air meets cumulonimbus thunderstorms, which greatly increases the ferocity and force of downward deflected winds...
By: Cameron Scott
This winter, you just might see winter storm Athena heading your way. You're not going to get buried in snow any differently, and you're still going to have to dig out the old-fashioned way. You'll just get a named winter storm, courtesy of the U...
Why the Weather Channel is naming winter storms
By: Shannon Farlouis
This year the weather channel is naming winter storms because it makes it really easy for the weather forecasters and weather watchers to follow the storms. It also makes it easier to prepare for a storm. Just like hurricanes are named so people can follow...
How weather affects air pollution
By: Lorri B Smalls
The weather can play a significant role in the presence and dispersion of air pollution. When the temperature drops, the effects of pollution increases. Why is this? High pressure systems during winter create an environment where the air hardly circulates as it does in warmer...
Study: Global warming worse 1000 years ago
By: Terrence Aym
Since 2008, the federal government has spent more than $72 billion to fight something that more and more experts claim doesn't even exist: Anthropogenic global warming (AGW), also known as man-made global warming and man-made climate change.A recent study revealed that the perceived warming...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many, the worst days of the winter are the ones with significant wind. In such days, it is perceived that it feels much colder than a day where the wind is absent, although the temperature readings on both days remain the same. The perceived...

 

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