The history and function of JTWC from 1944-1998
By: Lynette Alice
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has a rich history reaching back to the WWII era. While few people outside of JTWC's forecasting AOR (Area of Responsibility) or members of the military are aware of JTWC, it has played a vital role to both civilian...
By: Morgan Carlson
Winter ice storms, depending on the severity, can bring down tree limbs, cause wide spread power outages, and create hazardous ground conditions for roads and sidewalks by coating everything is a layer of ice. These storms can cause extensive property damage and hamper the response...
By: Janet Grischy
A barometer measures air pressure. Because the movement of weather systems is strongly dependent on areas of high and low pressure, a barometer is very useful in weather prediction. Evanglista Torricelli invented the barometer in 1643. He was investigating the use of pumps in flooded...
By: Janet Grischy
After the first frost, but before the first snowfall, can come days or even weeks of warm sunny days. It is a time without storm, when a haze hangs in the still air and winter holds back and waits. In the coldest climates, it offers...
By: Mark Hopkins
It is very hard to be sure whether there is less snowfall now in Britain than in the past because 'the past' has been so variable. Britain lies at a latitude roughly the same as Labrador in Canada but enjoys a much milder winter climate...
How to prepare your home for hurricane season
By: AJ Roderick
Every year, the hurricane season takes its toll on residents living in temperate coastal regions. Without a plan of action, many people suffer tremendous losses and damages to their property. Here are some tips to help prepare a home for the hurricane season. 1) Obtain...
British Summer Weather
By: Alexander Darracott
From observation it can be safely assumed that British summers are getting wetter but conversely the British winters are getting slightly warmer. Only now at the beginning of November is Britain beginning to feel the first bite of winter, which used to happen around the...
By: Maria C Collins
Scientists do not really know what weather extremes future generation may face. They can make educated guesses based on computer models and what they already know about past weather patterns. What everyone knows is that unless The World does something about the global warming that...
What are katabatic winds?
By: Keith Redfern
Katabatic wind describes the movement of cool air down a hillside into a valley or depression. It is one of several mountain or valley winds which are caused by a difference in ground level atmospheric temperature and density.The phenomenon is most frequent during the...
By: Wendy R.
Anemometers are devices used to measure wind speed. Anemometers which are used at weather stations., were thought to come into existence around the year 1450.There are two major classes of anemometers; one which measures the winds velocity, the other which measures wind pressure. However...

 

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