By: T88
The Earth's atmosphere is a complex system made up of centers of high and low pressure. These air masses interact to form sensible weather. In the upper atmosphere at mid to high latitudes these air masses interact in a complex process that produces what has...
By: Tenebris
While tornadoes are a severe weather phenomenon which can be found everywhere in the world except Antarctica, nearly all tornadoes occur in the middle latitudes of the world. In particular, roughly ninety percent of the world's tornadoes occur in the United States and to a...
By: E.M.Robinson
Imagine living in the vicinity of Niagara Falls where you can always hear the roar of the falls. Every waking hour, the sound of the Niagara in all its glory and magnitude is always there.Then late in March when usually the ice that has...
By: S. F. Heron
From June to November of every year, coastal residents dread the weather reports announcing the formation of an Atlantic hurricane. These destructive weather machines are some of the most feared weather events in the world. And they should be. Just one average sized hurricane can...
By: Rex Trulove
It may seem strange to some, but we are still in the early learning stages when it comes to lightning. More knowledge is being amassed every year about this phenomenon.One of the reasons that so much time, effort, and study is going on in...
By: Tenebris
Almost every year, the Great Lakes freeze over. They do not freeze solid, however: and underneath the ice hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per second continue to flow from Lake Superior and Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, down through the St. Clair river...
By: Jane Allyson
Have you ever noticed how something beautiful to be found in nature can be often very dangerous even lethal?The term "killer cloud" is a generic name given to the often stunning Cumulonimbus clouds associated with the devastation and death caused by the effects of...
By: S. F. Heron
From it's start as a tropical disturbance, hurricanes feature heavy rain, thunderstorms, and wind gusts. Storms aren't only dangerous when the storm reaches category 5 status with winds above 155 mph. Every stage of a hurricane's life cycle presents a threat to life and property...
By: Gregory Skidmore
We are in for a wet spring. The weather patterns establish during a very active weather winter still remain in place. Ample moisture from the gulf collects in Texas meets cold fronts falling from the north west and combine to form a storm front that...
By: Tenebris
The Beaufort Wind Force Scale is a scale of nautical wind force with twelve steps, plus five added solely for use with hurricane-force winds. The original standardised measure was based upon the amount and type of sail a well-conditioned man of war ship could or...

 

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