The myth of storms and red skies
By: Lorie Grant DeWorken
"Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning."This age-old expression was first uttered thousands of years ago and has probably been used thousands of times since. But is there really any truth to the saying? Let's put it...
By: Kristina Nelson
Bad weather, dangerous at times, should be discussed with children often, preparing them with safety preparations, drills, knowing what to expect, and knowing what to do when it arrives. Children, especially young children, can be bursting with curiosity when it comes to changes in weather...
How air is formed
By: Briar Miller
The Earth's atmosphere evolved along with the evolution of life. It's composition has changed in response to the development of life over millions of years.Today's constitution is maintained by the larger metabolic processes of the planet, by which I mean things like weather patterns...
By: Janet Grischy
Snowstorms usually occur between November and April in the northern hemisphere, but can appear as early as October or as late as May. It seems illogical, but spring snowstorms may actually produce more snow than winter ones, because of the extra energy brought to them...
How hurricanes are named
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Unless the way we name hurricanes changes again you will never be hit by Hurricane Quinn, Hurricane Ursula, or Hurricane Zelda. You can take those names right off the list. Since there are so few names that start with these letters they don't even make...
Thundersnow explained
By: Sam Smart
Thunderstorms occur whenever rain falls. But what about thundersnow? Perhaps a few people have heard the word "thundersnow" from TV meteorologists, yet they still do not know what it means. Rare as one might suggest, thundersnow occurs in a heavy snowstorm. It is similar to...
How clouds form
By: Rebecca Schlofner
WISPS ON THE MORNING DAWNFrom the cute little puppy dogs to the ominous ogres in the sky, clouds can capture many an imagination. Little children sometimes think that clouds might be made of cotton candy. That's a sweet thought, but let's explore how they are...
How hurricanes are named
By: Rebecca Schlofner
BY ANY OTHER NAMEYear after year us weather hounds watch the hurricanes come blowing though the different parts of the globe. We hear the alphabet of names start on "A" and run the gamut until the end of the season. Does anyone remember the year...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Effie Moore Salem
Sunlight is essential to life; without it, there would be none. Photosynthesis, a process by which oxygen and chlorophyll makes plants grow, need sunshine in its nature factory. Without it, there would be no life as we now know it. The earth would be barren...
Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Cloud seeding is also referred to as weather modification. It is a process where we treat specific clouds or cloud systems to attempt to get more precipitation from the clouds. For centuries we have tried to control the weather. It may be the traditional rain...

 

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