Temperature - Temperature Records - Atmospheric Temperatures
Have you ever stepped outside on a fair 70-something degree day to find that it feels more like 80 degrees? What you feel is known as the apparent temperature.
The Diurnal Cycle
You've heard that the hottest part of the day is between 10 and 3 o'clock, but have you ever wondered why? The answer lies with Earth's diurnal cycle.
Daily High and Low Temperatures
Learn more about daily high and low temperatures, including the time of day when each can occur.
Picture Perfect Summer Weather
An atmospheric recipe for fair, sunny days.
Storm Stats: Extreme Heat
An at-a-glance guide to extreme heat. Learn the hazards of heat, how to interpret watches/warnings, and how to "keep your cool" no matter what the temperature.
Evaporative Cooling, Summer Sweat and the Heat Index
Do you spend time outside in the summer heat? Then you need to know why you sweat! Evaporative cooling is the process by which air moves across an item and cools by evaporation. Find out the relationship between relative humidity and decreases in evaporative cooling processes.
Calculate the Heat Index in your Local Area
You know it is hot, but is it a dry heat? Are you in danger of heat stroke? Use an online calculator to calculate Heat Index. Advanced heat index equations are available, or plug some numbers in for the temperature and humidity and you will know if you need to go inside on that hot summer day!
Download a Printable Brochure on Summer Heat Waves
Are you ready for a killer summer? Read this brochure so you don't end up with a heat related illness.
What are the Highest Temperatures Ever Reported Worldwide?
Each continent has a set of temperature extremes measured daily. Find a list of the highest temperatures ever recorded!
Can Crickets Really Tell You the Temperature Outside?
Hearing crickets chirp is a true sound of summer. If you listen hard enough, you can tell what the temperature is outside! Find out how!
What Caused the Dust Bowl in the US Midwest in the 1930's?
NASA scientists think they have found out why the great "Dust Bowl" of the 1930's had such a devastating effect. Learn the details of what caused this drought and the storms that devastated the economy.
Preventing Sun Sickness - Keeping Cool in Summer
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