By: Harriet Lee
When is it going to stop raining? Why is it so hot, we're in the season of winter? How is our weather predicted? Where have these winds come from?Meteorologists claim that unseasonable temperatures are caused by changing weather patterns over the oceans. Instead of...
By: Tammy L Mahan
The dark clouds roll in, lighting lights up the sky and thunder rumbles in the distance a thunderstorm is coming, or as some people call then a lighting storm or electrical storm.A thunderstorm can develop from one of four systems.~ SINGLE CELL~ SUPERCELL~...
By: Tenebris
All tropical storms begin as numbered, unnamed tropical waves. The National Hurricane Center designates such tropical waves with a letter-number combination such as L97, where the "L" stands for Atlantic. While the number seems high, numbering in this region actually only cycles between 90 and...
By: Rex Coker
The Mississippi river, one of Americas greatest super transport highways has for centuries diverted water to the gulf. Over the course of these years, man has taken it upon himself to try and control this mighty tributary by limiting its reach. The rich fertile farm...
By: W D Adkins
Each year, the ocean waters from the Gulf of Mexico to the eastern Atlantic begin to warm up. By late spring they reach a temperature of 27 degrees C (80 degrees Fahrenheit) to a depth of 125 feet or more below the surface. This is...
By: S. F. Heron
Just the word "squall" sounds ominous, bringing to mind visions of chaos and mayhem. In reality, squalls are sudden violent storms featuring straight-line winds and severe thunderstorms. There can be squalls in the winter but generally, squall lines form during the spring and early summer...
By: Tenebris
The term 'killer cloud' has been assigned to various cloudlike atmospheric formations which have resulted in great and often rapid loss of life. While occasionally the term has colloquially been used for tornadic cumulonimbus clouds, especially those which have resulted in particularly deadly tornadoes, it...
By: S. F. Heron
Towering dark gray clouds reach into the sky in the distance. A top-hat shaped formation appears above the column of clouds. The edges of the cloud mass are puffy and rolled up. The front of the air mass curves as it slopes to the ground...
By: Paul Lines
Rumours have abounded for over one and a half centuries about the year or years that the Niagara Falls froze, but did it really happen?The Niagara falls, being the second largest in the world following the Victoria Falls in South Africa, span the Canadian/US...
By: Paul Lines
It was 21 September 1938. The time was 10am, the place Long Island. Though the winds were strong, most people were not concerned because the previous day had been worse in that respect. Not much later, eighteen-year-old Arthur Raynor, a resident of Westhampton saw birds...

 

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