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5 Things to Know About El Niño 2015
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What Does 'Chance of Rain' Really Mean?
A chance of rain or probability of precipitation is an often misunderstood calculation in weather forecasts.
What Is a Barometer and How Does it Work?
How do barometers work? Measuring the amount of air pressure in your area is explained in this article. How to measure atmospheric pressure is one step to weather prediction and forecasts in your local area. Now you can determine if a high or low pressure system is approaching your area and maybe even build your own barometer!
6 Things You Should Never Do During a Lightning...
Guilty of not heeding your grandma's advice of quieting down during a thunderstorm? You may take her recommendations more seriously after reading this.
Hurricane Tracking Charts
Hurricane tracking charts are used to track the path of a hurricane. Computer generated versions of the hurricane maps are produced daily, but students and teachers can also use these blank maps in the classroom.
What Does a Meteorologist Do?
What Is a Meteorologist? This basic but popular question is often asked. Here, I explain the steps needed to become a meteorologist, several types of meteorologists, and ways to become a weather forecaster.
How to Read a Weather Map and Understand the...
Use the step-by-step tutorials to learn the symbols used in meteorology forecasts. Fronts, precipitation, station models, pressure, winds, and temperatures will be covered using explanations and pictures.
Is It a Hurricane, Typhoon, or Cyclone?
How do you tell the difference between hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones? It's simply a matter of location, location, location.
Heat Stroke - Weather Definition
Heat stroke definition including related heat stress illnesses in a full indexed weather photo glossary.
What is El Niño?
: What is El Niño? : El Niño is a naturally occurring event during which sea surface temperatures in
What Is a Hygrometer and How Does It Work?
How Does a Hygrometer Work? Find a detailed explanation and photos of the inner workings of this simple weather instrument used to measure humidity.
What Is a Monsoon?
Monsoons are a seasonal occurrence that can cause flash floods, deaths, and crop failures. They are caused in part by shifts in wind direction.
Two Hurricanes Colliding - Can Hurricanes Merge...
Two hurricanes merging to form one big hurricane is the topic of this interesting reader question. The reader wants to know if the storm will form one big hurricane or superhurricane.
Learning to Read a Barometer
Lesson plans for teachers on weather instruments are available here. In this lesson, students will be able to read a barometer and interpret the readings. Students will also understand that pressure changes can be related to daily weather changes and forecasting.
Muggy
Muggy weather is a common term used to describe particular weather conditions associated with humid air.
10 Famous Meteorologists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.
Preventing, Predicting, and Preparing for...
Droughts are common in many parts of the world. Droughts are caused by low precipitation over an extended period of time and can make an area so arid that crops fail and famines are common.
What Time of Day is Hottest/Coolest?
Learn more about daily highs and lows, including the times of day when each occurs.
What Does 'Ambient Temperature' Really Mean?
Ambient temperature is defined in the weather glossary.
What Are the Types of Air Masses?
Air masses are one of the key components to understanding weather. There are several different types of air masses in general, but each individual air mass will have its own unique temperature and moisture properties.
What Caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930s?
The Dust Bowl was a weather disaster that is almost unparalleled in the United States in terms of drought. 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.
Torrential Rain
Torrential rain definition in the weather glossary at About.com.
Hurricane Formation: How Hurricanes Form in the...
Hurricanes start in the Sahara Desert. This exciting tutorial takes you through the birth of a hurricane and explains the reason for the Atlantic hurricane season.
Layers of the Atmosphere: The Structure and...
Atmosphere is the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth. A look at the layers:Troposphere,Stratosphere, Mesophere,Thermosphere,Ionosphere.
The 7 Types of Weather Found in a High Pressure...
There are 7 types of weather in a high pressure system. High pressure zones, or anticyclones, on a weather map usually indicate calm and dry weather and winds that spiral away from the high pressure zone.
The Perfect Storm - Nor'easters
The Perfect Storm occurred around October 31, 1991 as a massive and rare storm. With three meteorological conditions combining to create what has been called the 'Storm of the Century', this Halloween storm will not soon be forgotten. In fact, Sebastian Junger profiled this storm in his novel, The Perfect Storm. A film was later created based on the book.
4 Signs the Upcoming Winter Will Be Severe
Will it be a bad winter? Nature says yes, if one or more of these signs are seen.
Tropical Storm
Tropical storm definition in the weather glossary.
How Does a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Work?
How do tipping bucket rain gauges work> Measuring the amount of rainfall or precipitation in your area is explained in this article. How to measure rain in your area is one step to weather prediction and forecasts in your local area. Whether you are a homeowner, farmer, worker, scientific researcher or just curious, you will find a detailed explanation of tipping bucket rain gauges here.
What's the Relationship Between Weather and...
Find the difference between weather and climate confusing? Here's a simple explanation. Plus, examples of weather and climate events, and how each is forecast.
What are the warning signs of an approaching...
An hour-by-hour description of weather conditions leading up to a (Category 2) hurricane strike.
Was that Lightning Strike a Little Too Close...
Experience one of these signs? Lightning may be about to strike very near to you. Seek shelter indoors immediately - ask questions later!
August's Waning Summer Weather
While August is technically still summer, its back-to-school mantra gives it more of a fall-like feel. Here's how it's weather, too, is inching toward fall.
What Is a Land Breeze?
Land Breeze. Weather.
How Does Hail Form?
What causes hailstones to form during a severe weather event? These tiny ice balls can cause damages to cars and property and have even been known to kill. So how do golf ball sized hailstones form in the atmosphere? Find out here!
How to Find the Perfect Weather for Skydiving
Weather and skydiving experts come together in this article on the types of weather to look out for before you venture into an airplane and jump. Your adventure can be enhanced with some simple knowledge of weather and parachuting.
What Is La Nina?
La Nina is explained as an atmospheric interaction between the ocean and the air. Climate is controlled regionally and worldwide by the ENSO, El Nino, and La Nina.
Can Crickets Really Tell You the Temperature...
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!
10 'X-Files' Worthy Weather Phenomena
Talk about weird science! These weather phenomena are so strange, they could easily be (and sometimes are) mistaken for the paranormal.
Here's How to Prove Air Has Mass
Air has mass, but this idea is difficult for younger students to understand. To many students, air simply exists as a weightless substance. Proving air has mass can be a wonderful weather lesson plan and classroom science demonstration for school or as the basis of a science fair project.
How Do You Find the Heat Index Temperature?
Here's how to find and calculate your Heat Index on a hot summer day using a weather calculator, chart, and math equations.
How Does Weather Affect How You Sweat?
Why do you sweat and how does evaporative cooling reduce body temperature? If you spend time outside in the summer heat, then you should know the dangers of prolonged exposure to summer heat. Calculating and understanding the Heat Index is the key to knowing when to cool down.
The Jet Stream
A narrow band of air that moves around the earth at relatively high speeds. Speeds in a jet can reach close to 200 miles per hour
The Top 10 Deadliest US Tornadoes
The top 10 deadliest US tornadoes created a staggering death toll. The number of lives lost was tragic, as was the damage caused. Tornado damage happens quickly and often without warning causing damage much worse than it would have been with more warning. This is especially true in tornado alley. Pictures of tornadoes show the devastation that can be caused by them based on wind speed (as measured by the Fujita scale) and population of the area where the tornado touched down.
What Is a Tropical Cyclone?
Tropical cyclones are one of the greatest meteorology hazards in the world. Next to flooding, the development of a tropical cyclone in any ocean can create a panic among the masses. Find the definition and information on naming tropical cyclones here.
Super Typhoons
Super Typhoons are a classification of typhoons or tropical cyclones used by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC.
Ozone - Not All Ozone Is Good for Earth
Ozone in the Atmosphere - Don't ignore the warnings about ozone. Ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere is bad, but we have an even bigger problem with ground level ozone. Find out what you can do to prevent illnesses and environmental pollution in this list of ways to keep safe during ozone alert days from your local news forecast.
Top 10 Free Videos on the Birth of Hurricanes
Get up close and personal with a hurricane with images and clips from NASA and other top news organizations! These exciting and free downloadable videos from NASA satellites all around the globe will allow you to see hurricanes as you have never seen them before.
How Are Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines...
Tropical depression names in the Philippines use an alternative storm naming convention.
Global Warming Vs. Climate Change
Global Warming Vs. Climate Change - What is the difference?
What Is a Dry Thunderstorm?
Dry thunderstorms often occur in the Western United States. The lightning strikes that result from a dry storm are often the culprits responsible for massive wildfires during fire weather season.
Here's What That Red "L" on Weather Maps Means
Low pressure areas are notorious for bringing rain and stormy weather.
Convectional Rainfall
Teachers looking for weather lesson plans will love this science experiment on air pressure. The original lesson is exciting and hands-on allowing for development of the science process skills.
Zulu Time
Coordinated Universal Time or Zulu Time is the worldwide time reporting method preferred by the National Weather Service and represents an addition or subtraction in numbers from the Prime Meridian Longitude Time of zero to determine the local time.
What Are Isobars?
Isobar is defined in the weather glossary. Full definitions include photos and links to key weather articles on the topic. Explore the latest weather news as you browse the meteorology terms organized alphabetically with synonyms, misuses, and pronunciations.
Top 7 Stories from Hurricane Katrina to Make...
The devastation of Katrina will leave few to doubt that hurricanes are one of nature’s most destructive forces. Here, victims and rescue workers tell their tales of heroism and survival.
The Fujiwhara Effect
The Fujiwhara Effect is the term used to describe the rotation of two tropical storms or hurricanes around a common center. Several large hurricane systems have shown a Fujiwara Effect as the storm vortices interact often causing one hurricane or tropical depression to weaken.
Tropical Wave
Tropical wave definition in the weather glossary.
Here's What You Need to Know to Survive a...
Blizzards - How to survive a blizzard or snow storm may be a skill you would not expect to need in your lifetime, but there are hundreds of deaths every year as a result of getting stuck in the cold. Imagine being snowed into your house or being stranded in a car during a blizzard. Would you know how to survive? Here, this advice could save you life!
Dew Point
Dew point temperature. Weather.
Why Meteorologists Celebrate the Seasons On...
Missed the first day of winter, spring, summer, or fall? No worries! You may have a second chance to celebrate it.
What (and When) is Hurricane Season?
Learn hurricane season basics for the Atlantic, and the other cyclone and typhoon seasons experienced across the globe.
Introduction to Tornadoes - A Weather Guide...
Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states. You may not be safe. Know the danger signs of tornado formation and where tornadoes are most likely to occur. Learning the violenbt nature of tornadoes are critical to preventing damages to your life and home. Page 2.
How to Become a Meteorologist - About.com Weather
Advice on how to get the right education that'll prepare you for a successful career in weather.
Wind Shear
Wind Shear definition is presented along with evidence and new research on preventing aviation accidents based on NASA technology. The role of wind shear in hurricane development is also discussed.
Altocumulus Cloud - Weather Definition
Altocumulus cloud definition and photo including related weather terms in a full indexed weather photo glossary.
Barometers
Barometer is defined in the weather glossary. Full definitions include photos and links to key weather articles on the topic. Explore the latest weather news as you browse the meteorology terms organized alphabetically with synonyms, misuses, and pronunciations.
Billion Dollar Storms
From 1980 to 2005 a summary of the costliest storms in United States History is presented with pictures and links. The United States has more severe weather events than any other country in the world.
Virga
Virga. Weather.
The Shape of Raindrops
Contrary to popular belief, raindrops are not shaped like tear drops. They're shaped more like hamburger buns.
Climatologist
Climatologist definition and job responsibilities
Tornadoes - How Tornadoes Form
Tornadoes and the formation of tornadoes are a popular severe weather topic. Learn what causes a tornado or twister, and the role of severe thunderstorms in their formation. Also introduced are tornado myths, how tornadoes are studied, and where the most severe storms are located.
How Do Clouds Form?
Find the answer to all your weather science questions. Many answers include demonstrations, videos, and photos to help you understand cloud formation.
Willy Willy
Willy-Willy is defined in the weather glossary. Full definitions include photos and links to key weather articles on the topic. Explore the latest weather news as you browse the meteorology terms organized alphabetically with synonyms, misuses, and pronunciations.
Aristotle: The Great Philosopher...and...
Learn about the world's first climate classification system, which only consisted of three climate zones--the torrid, temperate, and frigid. As with many other inventions, we have the ancient Greeks to thank!
5 Things You Didn't Know about the 'Dog Days'...
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Never Confuse a Thunderstorm, Tornado, or...
How do thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes differ? See how in this side-by-side storm comparison.
Weather Vanes: A Brief History
Weather vanes have been used since at least the first century B.C. These primitive but easy to use weather instruments are the subject of both collectible history and weather history.
The Coriolis Effect
Understanding the Coriolis Effect is not easy for many people. Why do the winds blow? What direction does wind blow in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? These question are answered easily with a series of videos and computer simulations as well as a comprehensive list of Coriolis Effect lesson plans and curriculum materials.
Weather Games and Simulations
Find fun and educational weather games that use a particular topic such as tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, or precipitation to teach about weather and meteorology.
Barometer Diagram
A barometer measures atmospheric pressure by balance the weight of mercury in a glass tube against the weight of air in the atmosphere. Page 10.
Driving in Flood Waters
Driving in flood water is dangerous. Flash flooding is a dangerous result of excessive rains in an area. Whether the area is flooded by saturated soils or river overflow, everyone should be educated on the dangers of flood waters.
Weather Map Symbols
Weather Map Symbols - Understanding Weather Maps
Why Doesn't Freezing Rain Turn Into Snow?
Freezing rain is a winter precipitation type that can be deadly. Learn what causes freezing rain, how freezing rain forms, and the differences between freezing rain and sleet or snow formation.
Kelvin Helmholtz Clouds
Kelvin Helmholtz Instability (KHI) is a natural phenomena described by Lord Kelvin and Hermann von Helmholtz. When KHI plays a role in the atmosphere, some very unsual wave clouds can form.
Top 10 Weather Songs of the 1960's
A list of the top weather songs of the 1960's is listed including artist, year, record label, and description. This fun list of songs is perfect for the weather fan and includes all the details you need to find these oldies classics.
Track the Path of an Atlantic Hurricane Using a...
Getting into the path of a storm is an excellent way to increase knowledge of tropical cyclone systems. The online interactive hurricane tracker takes you on the path of Hugo, Andrew, Camille and more as you see the development from tropical depression, to tropical storm, and finally to hurricane. Wind speed and Saffir-Simpson Scale hurricane category ratings are even color coded for ease.
Weather Songs in the Classroom: A Lesson Guide...
Teach students about weather using music in this wonderful lesson plan series. The top 10 songs from 5 decades are broken down for educators to present to students in the classroom as an interactive and fun way to get meteorology vocabulary into the minds of kids. Using weather songs in the classroom will help you to make science interesting at any level in school.
What Is Smog?
The formation of smog is hazardous to your health especially if you live in a big sunny city. One of the main components of photochemical smog is ozone. When ozone is formed high in the atmosphere, it filters out UV radiation from the sun. But when ozone is formed from the burning of fossil fuels in the lower atmosphere, it is called ground level ozone and is dangerous to breathe. Find out now how smog is formed and how you can protect yourself.
Is It Ever Too Hot to Go to School?
Who says inclement weather only happens in winter. Discover how summer heatwaves and sky high heat index values can cause school closings just like snow and ice can.
Get Weather's "Warming/Cooling Process" Sayings...
Condensation and evaporation, the same processes we experience when drinking a glass of iced tea or a cup of hot coffee, also shape our weather. Here's how.
Storm Stats: Thunderstorms & Lightning
An at-a-glance guide to thunderstorms. Learn how to recognize storm signs, interpret watches/warnings, and swiftly seek shelter wherever you may be.
Buys Ballot Law
Buys Ballots law, sometimes referred to as the Baric Wind Law, is discussed.
Huracan
Huracan is defined in the weather glossary
Dream of Weather Last Night? Here's What it Means
Dream of rain, wind, storms, or other weather last night? Here's how to interpret what it means. Plus, what it says about your emotions >>
What Is Surface Water Runoff?
Surface water runoff is a part of the water cycle and a major factor in the reasons some areas have intense flooding. Surface water runoff can cause both flash floods and slow-onset floods.
Continental Air Mass
Continental Air Mass. Weather.
Why We Experience 'Feels Like' Temperatures
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Free Weather Calculators
Weather calculations are easy even with complex forumlas with a weather calculator. The National Weather Service offers a series of calculators to help everyone from entusiasts, to students, to teachers.
Why Do We Have Weather?
Weather happens everyday, but have you ever wondered why?
Ozone Layer Depletion
Is the ozone layer recovering after the historic Montreal protocol? Ozone up high is a necessary ingredient for keeping Earth protected from harmful UV radiation. Near the ground, ozone is considered a pollutant and is a primary ingredient in smog. Are we doing enough to heal the ozone layer?
Why Evaporation Matters to Weather
Here's why evaporation is essential to weather making.
Wind Gusts
Wind gust definition in the weather glossary.
9 Types of Snow Storms
The nine main types of winter precipitation are listed and explained including outside educational links for families to create winter safety and emergency kits. Compare the types of snow storms that could hit your area. Snow flurries, snow showers, winter squalls, and blizzards are discussed as the ingredients for winter precipitation are explained in detail. Keeping yourself and your family safe during the winter months is crucial as winter storm warnings are addressed.
How Many Lightning Deaths Have Occurred in the...
Data and diagrams of lightning deaths by state for the years 1959-2004. Find out why the United States has a high risk of lightning deaths. With data from NASA ans NOAA, you can determine if a severe thunderstorm will affect you. You will also learn how to protect yourself from a lightning strike.
Top 10 Free Tornado Videos - See the Power of a...
Witness the awesome power of high winds and damaging debris flying and swirling from close range in this list of the top 10 best tornado videos ever!
What Is the World Record Highest Wind Speed?
The highest wind speed recorded occurred in the Northeast United States at Mount Washington Observatory. Read about the amazing wind speed weather record taken from this peak.
Knot
Knots. Weather.
Mare's Tails and Mackerel Scales
Mackerel scales and mare’s tails, make lofty ships carry low sails. Is the weather folklore true or false?
Air Quality
Air Pollution - While air pollutants can come from both natural and artificial sources, humans are actually making certain days of the week worse. Find out which days of the week you are at the most risk for low air quality related health problems.
Things You Should NEVER Do After a Flood
After a flood, there are a multitude of dangers that can present themselves. Everyone should be aware of the 20 most dangerous things you can do after a flood. The different types of floods each present their own hazards, but the overall message is to NEVER do the following 20 things after the flood waters have risen.
The Atmosphere
Without the atmosphere, our planet would not only be lifeless, but there would be no weather! Find out why.
Do You Know What Your Forecast Is Telling You?
Weather forecasts are meant to inform the public, but they’re not always communicated in a straightforward manner. Make sure you know what your forecast is telling you.
Why is the Sky Blue?
You've known the sky is blue ever since you learned what color blue is, but where does this blue hue come from if air is invisible?
How Do You Get a Cloud Inside of a Bottle?
Need a cool science project? Or maybe you love clouds? Here's how to make your own cloud in a bottle or jar!
What Do the Letters 'W' and 'X' Have to Do with...
WX (the abbreviation for weather) is popping up left and right on twitter and in texts, but it's usage pre-dates the internet era.
Trace Precipitation
Trace precipitation is defined in the weather glossary.
How To Watch Clouds Form
Cloud formations in the sky can be seen as you watch clouds form over and over again. The structure of a cloud is created in a process that is small in scale, but easy to see.
How the Earth Heats Up During a 24-hour Period
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.
What are Waterspouts?
Is a water spout a tornado? Learning how tornadoes form could save your life. Would you know what to look for? Find out everything you need to know about the formation of these violent twisters.
Is Air Really There?
Does air, which is invisible, take up space? Use these lessons and activities to demonstrate that it does have volume.
Chionophobia
Chionophobia - Weather phobia
What is Zulu Time?
Learn about Z time (also known as UTC, GMT, or Zulu time) -- the standard unit of time used by meteorologists around the world. Plus, how to calculate it from your local time.
Nitrogen - Gases in the Atmosphere
Nitrogen in the atmosphere is defined in the weather glossary. Full definitions include photos and links to key weather articles on the topic. Explore the latest weather news as you browse the meteorology terms organized alphabetically with synonyms, misuses, and pronunciations.
How New Orleans Went Back-to-School After...
The Hurricane Katrina Anniversary is bringing dread and hope to students across the Gulf Coast Region. With many schools still closed, the devastation of this disaster cannot be ignored.
Understanding Hurricane Rita Through Video and...
The methods for seeing hurricanes and typhoons have advanced greatly with the advent of computer and satellite technology. See some of the best video clips with explanations for how these violent severe storms work.
Weather Coloring Books for Kids
Weather coloring books are a fun and easy way to teach about severe storm safety and preparation. Students, teachers and families can get educated on the basics of tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, winter storms, and flash floods through these informative and free weather downloads.
Orographic Rain
Teachers looking for weather lesson plans will love this science experiment on air pressure. The original lesson is exciting and hands-on allowing for development of the science process skills.
The 10 Most Dangerous States for Lightning Deaths
Find out which states in the United States have the greatest number of lightning and thunderstorms related deaths and injuries.
Why Is Snow White?
Why is snow white? The color of snow is white, but sometimes not. While this question may seem simple, you may be surprised at the answer.
Heat Exhaustion - Weather Definition
Heat exhaustion definition including related heat stress illnesses in a full indexed weather photo glossary.
Heat Wave
A definition of heat wave, including its history and dangers. Click through our list of suggested readings to learn even more.
10 Surprising Facts About Floods
Don't consider floods to be as significant a threat as other severe weather events? These flood facts and figures will change your mind.
Where Does Warm Air Come From?
Tropical air forms in the world's low latitude regions, such as the equator, and can bring more than just warm weather.
Tropical Depressions
Tropical depressions definition in the weather glossary.
Simulate a Weather Front with Warm and Cold Air...
Make your very own weather front in a jar! Use these step by step instructions to create a weather front for yourself or for the classroom!
Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather...
Discover how satellites circling hundreds of miles above the Earth offer previews of global weather patterns hours to days in advance.
3 Ways Weather Can Increase Your Risk of a...
Here's how certain weather and climate conditions can actually increase shark attacks by drawing the creatures closer to shore. Plus, 5 tips to avoid a shark encounter.
Top 10 Weather Songs of the 1970's
A list of the top weather songs of the 1970's is listed including artist, year, record label, and description. This fun list of songs is perfect for the weather fan and includes all the details you need to find these oldies classics.
11 Disaster Supply Kit Basics
Are you prepared for a possible weather disaster? Not if these basic items are missing from your emergency supply kit. Plus, special items to include for tornado and snowstorm emergencies.
Weather Station Symbols
Using a weather station reporting model, you will understand the ways meteorologists reprt weather data across the country. Page 4.
What is Lake Effect Snow?
What is the difference between a lake effect snow storm and a regular winter storm? All of your weather questions are answered here!
Atmospheric Pressure
Teachers looking for weather lesson plans will love this science experiment on air pressure. The original lesson is exciting and hands-on allowing for development of the science process skills.
See an 'H' or 'L' on Your Weather Map? Expect...
Here's why skies always turn stormy when low pressure comes around, and sunny when high pressure returns.
Meet the Hurricanes that Met 'the Mouse'
How many times have Walt Disney parks closed due to inclement weather/hurricanes? Find out here.
How Weather Changed History
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!
Hurricane Names in the Atlantic
Hurricanes names are an important tool for meteorologists. The practice of naming hurricanes makes storm location and descriptions easier for communities, weather channels, and storm chasers worldwide. This list of Atlantic tropical storm names is the complete list from the National Hurricane Center.
Where Does Humid Air Come From?
Maritime air is defined in the About Weather Glossary.
Weather Symbols Summary
Summary of meteorological weather symbols used for weather station reporting. Page 9.

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