By: Lenna Gonya
We hear a lot about high and low pressure areas on the daily weather forecast. And while we might not totally understand what this means, or the significance, most of us recognize that low pressure usually means some sort of weather event in the near...
By: Nancy Houser
"So the whirlwind originates in the failure of an incipient hurricane to escape from its cloud: it is due to the resistance which generates the eddy, and it consists in the spiral which descends to the earth and drags with it the cloud which it...
The reason why snow is white
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
Snow just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t white. One of the reasons people love snow is because it coats everything in white, making everything seem so pure and clean. Many people even refer to snow as the ‘white stuff.&rsquo...
By: Nancy Houser
Many people are confused about unusually severe and cold winters in the UK, western US, eastern Pacific and Iceland. Meanwhile, warmer temperatures are increasing in western Greenland, Siberia and northern Canada, running at a rate of 2C to 10C higher than normal. (Guardian.co.uk)...
By: Lenna Gonya
The difference between a regular winter snow storm and a lake effect snow storm are basically the way the storm is fueled and the amount of snow that may ensue. When cold, frigid air travels down from the polar regions, and collides with warmer air...
By: Nancy Houser
In 1923, the American poet Robert Frost penned his famous poem, "The Dust of Snow." Consisting of only eight lines, Frost vividly speaks of snow as a gentle life-changing experience, "The way a crow/shook down on me/the dust of snow/from a hemlock tree/has given...
The life cycle of a hurricane
By: Christyl Rivers
Hurricanes are moisture sucking whirlwinds, born at sea, and carrying a destructive wallop of whipping wind and water to dump upon coastal islands and towns. In other parts of the world, the words Typhoon and Cyclone are preferred, but over all the word hurricane, from...
By: Lenna Gonya
Winter snow storms can produce snow in any form from the wet, heavy varieties to powder fluff, or icy pellets. They can be brief squalls or major blizzard events, and, in the case of lake effect snow storms, they may produce several feet of snow...
By: Lenna Gonya
If you have ever tried to drive or ski on snow in the bright sunlight, without sunglasses, then you know just how bright white snow can be. Actually, it is the most naturally reflective substance on earth, which is the very reason it is white...
Ways you can reduce global warming
By: Christyl Rivers
The first and foremost thing anyone can do to decrease global warming is to be aware. It is easier to change a light bulb than to change a mind, but it is the mind which we must change if we are to become fully awake...

 

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