why the leaves on trees turn upside down before a storm
By: Madison Briggs
The sky begins to darken and the summer breeze you have been yearning for all afternoon begins to stir and gather momentum. You glance upwards and notice the leaves on your maple or poplar trees have turned into a mosaic pattern of shimmering silver and...
By: Morgan Carlson
If you've ever been to a ski resort you're probably already familiar with the snow-maker machines or snow guns. Even if never leaving the lodge it isn't atypical to see several jets of snow being fired at high velocity from the mouth of what looks...
By: Morgan Carlson
Nothing is more awe inspiring or impressive as the fury of lightning and its captivating dance across the sky. Its sometimes deafening thunder is loved by some and feared by many people and animals, often a good indication for a coming storm or need for...
By: Cameron Scott
So it hit -10 degrees, and you thought it was cold this winter? True, exposed flesh can freeze in fifteen minutes at that temperature, even before factoring in the wind chill factor, but just imagine living in a place where spilled hot coffee freezes before...
A review of the different types of snow
By: Author Name Withheld 320
At first glance there's just one type of snow - the white stuff that falls from the sky in winter, capping mountain peaks and a fundamental part of traditional Christmas scenes. But there is more to snow than meets the eye - most people have...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Nayab Naseer
Sunlight is one of the blessings of nature that humankind takes for granted. Sunlight is, in fact, the basic component from which all life originates, develops, heals, and evolves.The simple fact that we decide when is day and when is night based on the...
By: Morgan Carlson
There isn't much to surviving a hail storm so long as one is aware of two things: how to recognize the conditions for an impending hail storm and the best area to seek shelter. Hail storms are not random occurrences and follow distinct rules and...
How can we improve weather forecasting?
By: Lynette Alice
Many years ago a a grizzled old Gunnery Sargent told our class that being a weather forecaster was a lot like being a baseball player in that if you hit .300 you were doing pretty good. At the time it seemed humorous and many of...
How meteorologists track and forecast typhoon paths
By: Lynette Alice
The way that meteorologists track and forecast typhoons is a rather unique and sometimes very intense process which relies on many people contributing rather than just one. In this article we won't be discussing forecasting or tracking in the manner television meteorologists do it, it...
How dust storms form
By: Sally Morem
Dust storms need a source for lots of loose soil or sand. Deserts and arid plains subject to dry spells work splendidly. They also need the right weather conditions in order to kick up a lot of dusta certain set of conditions on sea and...

 

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