By: Janet Grischy
A fogbank is a cloud at the earth's surface. Fog forms when water vapor condenses into droplets of water or particles of ice. This can happen either because moisture is added to the air or because the temperature of the air is lowered so that...
The black blizzards of the 1930's
By: Shelly Barclay
The Black Blizzards are a weather phenomenon that struck the southern Great Plains of the United States in the 1930's. These so-called blizzards were in fact massive dust storms that wreaked havoc on the plains. The decade in which the Black Blizzards occurred is often...
By: Anthony Bellante
How lightning is formed Lightning is a marvel of the natural world. Man in his desire to create can only try to copy natures deadliest fireworks display. When man stumbled upon electricity he began to understand the workings of natures electrical storms.It is hard...
Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado
By: Tami Port MS
Some folks go right to their basement the moment the sirens go off. Others head out to the front porch, hoping to see a force of nature. Here's what you need to do in order to stay safe when a tornado heads towards you. *...
The causes of humidity
By: Thokozile Gurganious
When I used to live in South Florida, I noticed that even a small amount of physical exertion would make me sweat a lot, and I had problems breathing. It was so hot, and having a shower did not seem to help. As soon as...
By: Morgan Carlson
The trick with storing static electricity is that to do so it has to be transferred to a storage device all at once, rather than flowing in slowly like other storage systems - typically batteries. As static electricity represents the charge of an insulator...
By: Morgan Carlson
Oceans - which cover the majority of the planet - affect Earth's climate by being an excellent heat sink and distributor. On a daily basis and from around the clock movement, the Earth's oceans are responsible for most large weather related events and control not...
By: Morgan Carlson
Flashfloods are instantaneous floods that cover roads and swell streams and rivers above their banks, or even create rivers where there were none to start with. These floods have many different potential causes and all are unpredictable and possibly deadly if underestimated. There are no...
By: Morgan Carlson
How much rain is too much? To people that are suffering from dehydration or areas that have been in drought for too long, they would probably answer with an open ended statement suggesting that there could never be enough. But to anyone that has been...
By: Morgan Carlson
Flash floods are dangerous because they are unpredictable and easily underestimated. Easily formed as a byproduct in a weather event, a water dam failure, human error in water control, seismic, or volcanic activities, flash floods hit hard and fast for a few hours and are...

 

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