How lakes affect snowfalls: Lake effect snow
By: Jeremy Zimdars
Forecasting wintry weather is always interesting. The atmosphere is in a constant state of chaos while the steep temperature gradient exists over the sun-deprived middle latitudes. Powerful extratropical cyclones dump massive amounts of snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain across much of the country. There...
By: Rex Trulove
Most people are aware that for many, wintertime means severe depression. For a long time, people had no real idea why this happens. There were clues, though. The depression is greater for people living a greater distance away from the equator than for those living...
How hurricanes are named
By: Sammy Stein
Ike, Katrina, Andrew - these are all names of hurricanes which strike the fear of God into the hearts of anyone who has lived through the incredible impact a strom of this intensity can bring and the havoc they wreak.It is impossible to imagine...
By: Janet Grischy
Most of the time, the Weather Channel, TWC, is enjoyable to watch. It has pleasantly low-key reporters, and the "Local on the 8's" feature is useful to everyone who needs a quick update. Broadcast every ten minutes starting at eight after the hour, and backed...
How hurricanes are named
By: Chris Tattersall
Between 1953 and 1978 hurricanes, which are tropical cyclones occurring in the Atlantic Ocean were given short and distinctive female names by the U.S National Weather Service, however, since 1979 the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has used both female and male names. Naming hurricanes...
By: Rex Trulove
In order to understand how El Nino affects the weather, it is first helpful to understand what it is. Considering the number of misconceptions about El Nino, it would seem that this is hard to do. In truth, it really isn't.On the western side...
By: Jane Allyson
Nowadays, when looking at the history of hurricanes, it is possible to use interactive tools such as the Query Storm Tracks feature on the Coastal Services Center web page. Such storms can be easily searched for with a simple input of ZIP code data, latitude...
How La Nina affects the weather
By: Cynthia Wall
It's not good news for Georgia. While the peach state is supposed to get some rain this month, La Nina is expected to stay in force throughout the winter of 2008-09 and into the spring. Already in a state of drought, an intensifying La Nina...
By: Rex Trulove
Though we know much more about weather now than we did in times past such as how it forms, what drives it, and what the science behind it is, weather prediction is still a long way from being an exact science. Today, comparisons are made...
By: Jane Allyson
As every parent knows, bad weather can bring all kinds of difficult scenarios for children and keeping your child safe is the first important thing that comes to mind when watching them venture outside.Most children don't really understand or care that bad weather has...

 

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