The myth of storms and red skies
By: Briar Miller
It is interesting that many of the well-known weather adages rhyme and scan in the same way that nursery rhymes do. There are other parallels. Both are rooted in myth. We don't know who made them up and we don't always know quite what they...
By: Lorie Grant DeWorken
Ike, Katrina, Rita, Gaston - names many of us associate with destruction. They are names of hurricanes that have hit the coastlines of the United States in the past few years. But have you ever wondered how or why they ended up with those names...
How El Nino affects the weather
By: Cynthia Wall
As the owners of a wholesale nursery in Oregon, we are always looking skyward to see what our gifts will be. Longer warmth into the fall and our growing season is extended. Early cold and it is stunted. Too much rain and the fields are...
By: Lorie Grant DeWorken
Kids can face serious trauma when put in such bad weather situations. Having to evacuate a home, sit through strong winds and rain, dealing with power outages - all of these things can be frightening to adults so why wouldn't they be even more so...
By: D. Victor
Few of us might have even bothered to consider air as matter, far more that the apparent nothingness has various components. Fresh air is easy to take for granted, until we go without it at least. When we were first taught that we need air...
By: Janet Grischy
The atmosphere is not a static system, although it is in balance. It is a mixture of gases, with tiny grains of dust suspended in it. It holds in heat and shelters us from the cold of space, as it protects us from radiation and...
By: Perry McCarney
Whether you are the Captain of an aircraft carrier with orders to launch an air strike, a meteorologist tracking the development and progress of an hurricane in the Caribbean, or a power company technician monitoring a natural gas pipeline, some of the information critical to...
How El Nino affects the weather
By: Effie Moore Salem
How El Nino affects the weather?El Nino, while in the overall effect in that it happens every two or three years, can be considered a normal weather aberration, yet it plays fast and loose with the weather conditions of the rest of the world...
By: Janet Grischy
Over India and the Asian land mass to the north of it, a summer low is replaced each year by a winter high. This happens because of the different ways that land and water react to temperature change. Ocean water mixes as it is heated...
By: Rex Trulove
There are several kinds of snowstorms and each can be substantially different that other types in many ways. However, all of them require two things: Humidity and cold temperatures near the ground. Let's look at how, in general, a typical snowstorm develops, ignoring for the...

 

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