By: Philp Babitsky
For over a thousand years people have attempted to predict the weather and officially since the early nineteenth century. In modern times weather is predicted by collecting data about a current atmospheric conditions in a given location. Then using scientific knowledge of atmospheric processes and...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
Imagine a severe thunderstorm characterized by sustained winds averaging 58 miles or more per hour that gain more strength as the storm proceeds. Now imagine, this storm proceeding straight ahead and assuming the shape of an archer's bow when looked at via radar. As odd...
Geography and formation characteristics of Nor'easters
By: Kathleen Hesketh
Though tornadoes and hurricanes are well known for their destructive force, few people understand the deadly nature of the nor'easter. Named for the counterclockwise direction of wind flow around an area of low pressure, these storms are capable of bringing high winds, heavy precipitation and...
By: Cameron Foster
Humans live about 80 years on average, so we tend to think in time spans of this length (or less) when relating to our world. Perhaps this is why claims are made in each generation that "the weather is worse now than it used to...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
A cow's tail to the west is weather coming at its best;a cow's tail to the east is weather coming at its leastYou really may not be able to accurately forecast the weather by going by such old sayings. A cow's tail has never...
How Super storms form
By: Nayab Naseer
What are super storms? Storms are atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning. There is no strict definition for what a super storm is. Very powerful storms that have strong hurricane-type force winds...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
Does the noise of the wind howling against the trees and buildings frustrate you? Do dark, gloomy winter days make you feel depressed? Does the feeling of sunshine on your skin instead energize you? If you answered yes, to any of the above, then in...
Techniques for predicting the weather
By: Joseph Malek
Since I am not employed as a professional weather prediction person, whose job it is to inform those people within any region in question of the expected weather conditions that are most likely to occur during day, as well as the following week, I can...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Storm Sage
Weather; it has the ability to impact on so many things and as evolved as humans are, we remain at its mercy.Aside from the impact on land, property and human life that weather may have, it also wields a more subtle influence over many...
Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: Philp Babitsky
Cumulus clouds resemble light cotton; or are more commonly referred to as popcorn, the later being easily remembered. Their formation occurs at a relatively low altitude of 300 metres and continues to grow vertically, which gives them that rising mound appearance. The bases of these...

 

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