Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado
By: Sam Smart
In addition to hurricanes and floods, tornadoes are some of nature's greatest killers. Tornadoes can happen across the world, but most of those cyclones occur in the United States. In an average year, approximately eighty people are reported killed from tornadoes in the country alone...
English Summer
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In April 2009 the UK Meteorological Office predicted what they called a 'barbeque summer' for the UK. After the disappointments of 2007 and 2008, the British public were promised a scorcher. For a nation that loves its holidays the prospect of a good domestic summer...
By: Morgan Carlson
Static electricity is a condition that forms when electrons from one mass of atoms (in an insulator) are transferred to another grouping and an opposite charge is formed with the potential for a strong additional transfer to easily to atoms ready to accept this charge...
By: Ethel Smith
A climate calendar has many uses.For example, it can help assess weather patterns in the area you live and enable you to make best use of your heating and cooling systems. Industry, and in particular the farming community, can make best use of the...
By: Allen Teal
Lightning will almost never appear without some hints that it may be coming. The genesis of lightning is the movement of one air mass into the area currently occupied by another air mass. This causes friction and static electrical build up. Coincidently, this same phenomenon...
Flying in bad weather: How to stay calm
By: Ethel Smith
How ever much of a cool, calm and collected air passenger you are there are bound to be some times when your nonchalance is tested. Cooped up in an aircraft with up to possibly three or four hundred people when bad weather strikes can be...
Why fish don't freeze in a frozen lake
By: Robert Barber
Fish do freeze in a frozen lake, sometimes. But few lakes freeze to the bottom. Most lakes freeze only on the surface, allowing fish to survive in the water beneath the ice. Interestingly, even when fish do find themselves trapped in ice, they may...
By: L A Myers-Campos
Thunder and lightning are always together because they are actually two different manifestations of a single phenomenon. The noise of thunder is the sound that lightning makes when it strikes. Light travels at a speed of 299,792,458 meters/second, much faster than sound, at...
How to prepare for hurricane season
By: Brinda Junkere
The hurricane season causes much stress and anxiety every year in hurricane prone areas. However, much of this anxiety can be avoided if proper planning and adequate preparation are done in advance of that time. Preparation for the hurricane season is important to reduce damage...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Irrira Rikki
Like the planet we all call home, the 70% water we and the earth share all need this element to live. Between us and all life-forms, we help to modify all seasonal responses. Mental moods react with our health. Watching the moon, there is...

 

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