By: Richard L. Isaacs
The Beaufort Wind Force Scale, or Beaufort Scale for short, is a standardized method of estimating and reporting wind speed. By observing the visible effects of the wind upon the open sea surface or land objects, a person can determine the approximate wind speed. Once...
By: Douglas Black
Have you ever watched one of those apocalyptic movies where suddenly, the sky turns black, and a thick rolling cloud wall rips apart unleashing the ominous four horsemen. To a storm chaser or a meteorologist, it’s a rather fitting description of the awesome formation...
By: Ben Kritz
The "White Plague" that people have been familiar with for centuries is actually a vernacular term for tuberculosis, but borrowing it to describe the unpleasant effects of a hail storm might be appropriate. Hail does not kill as many people as tuberculosis, but it does...
By: Falyn Dimas
Living in a hurricane state can be stressful. Hurricane season takes up the larger portion of a year and can be pretty active. The major hurricanes that have hit landfall have been catastrophic like Hugo, Charlie, Andrew, Wilma, and Katrina. During an active hurricane season...
By: Pat Merewether
I know that some of my suggestions for conserving water may seem extreme and make people go 'eeeeewwww', but I'm hoping some folks will at least think about them or try them.Do you really need to take as many showers as you do? Sometimes...
By: Eve Redstone
A squall line is a development of a cold front. Cold fronts occur when a mass of cold air being drawn towards a low-pressure area becomes wedged below a mass of hot air, lifting the hot air. This most frequently occurs on the trailing edge...
Will Great Rivers Die
By: Stanley Roberts
It is sad that I must right to the Yes side of this article. I wish the great rivers would flow forever with the pristine crystal clear water of many a year ago. A time when the water was so clean that it was refreshing...
By: Suzie Jane
Tornadoes start from super cell thunderstorms that have very special characteristics. They have a cyclonic, usually clockwise turning, updraft which results in the storm growing a vertically. According to the National Weather Service, there are two types of super cells, low precipitation and high precipitation...
By: Suzie Jane
Tornado Alley is a name given to a very special set of states in the United States of America. They are the states that, sadly, experience the most tornados in the entire world. The states included in Tornado Alley include, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa...
By: Paul Lines
In might be difficult to envisage the spectacle of two hurricanes dancing together but, in effect, this is exactly what happens when the Fujiwhara effect comes into being.The Fujiwara effect is named after a Japanese meteorological scientist, Dr Sakuhei Fujiwhara, who first published a...

 

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