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Will We Have a White Christmas?
White Christmas - It is not just Bing Crosby wishing for a White Christmas! Of Everyone that celebrates Christmas (especially in the North) the often asked question is whether there will be snow on the ground for Christmas morning. Here, I present holiday forecast predictions for snow depth on December 25th.
The White Christmas Quiz
The White Christmas Quiz From Rachelle Oblack ,Your Guide to Weather .FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now How
Will It Be a White Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas? It is not just Bing Crosby wishing for a White Christmas! Of Everyone that celebrates Christmas (especially in the North) the often asked question is whether there will be snow on the ground for Christmas morning. Here, I present holiday forecast predictions for snow depth on December 25th.
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!
Ohio - Holiday White Christmas Weather Forecasts
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
The Winter Quiz
The Winter Quiz From Rachelle Oblack ,Your Guide to Weather .FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! How Much Do
What Does 'Chance of Rain' Really Mean?
A chance of rain or probability of precipitation is an often misunderstood calculation in weather forecasts.
Michigan - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
New York - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Alabama - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Pennsylvania - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
North Carolina - Holiday White Christmas...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
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.
Indiana - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
New Jersey - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
How to Read a Weather Map and Understand the...
Symbols are used in meteorology in order to facilitate communication among the meteorologists of the world. Without the symbols used on weather maps, it would take a long time to indicate what the weather was!
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.
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!
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.
Tennessee - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Tornadoes - How Tornadoes Form
The types of tornadoes that can form are related to both their source region and the location where they make landfall. In addition, although most tornadoes occur as a result of supercell thunderstorm development, many do not. Page 4.
Illinois - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Missouri - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Wisconsin - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Kentucky - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Utah - Holiday White Christmas Weather Forecasts
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Florida - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Massachusetts - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Is There Really a Difference Between Hurricanes...
The difference between hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones is easy! When hurricane Flossie hit Hawaii, many people wondered why this storm was not called a typhoon. Now, you can get the complete answer here as well as the names of all the future storms in the Atlantic and Pacific.
Oklahoma - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
What Is a Land Breeze?
Land Breeze. Weather.
Texas - Holiday White Christmas Weather Forecasts
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Iowa - Holiday White Christmas Weather Forecasts
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
Connecticut - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Colorado - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
What Does Evaporation Mean for Weather?
Evaporation definition. Weather.
What Does 'Ambient Temperature' Really Mean?
Ambient temperature is defined in the weather glossary.
Torrential Rain
Torrential rain definition in the weather glossary at About.com.
The Fujita Scale
How tornadoes form is a common question that has not fully been answered by the scientific community as of yet.
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!
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.
Global Warming Vs. Climate Change
Global Warming Vs. Climate Change - What is the difference?
Kansas - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
Arkansas - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
It's Thunder. It's Snow. It's Thundersnow!
Here's how nature creates the unlikely trifecta of thunder, lightning, and snow.
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.
Georgia - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
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.
Chionophobia
Chionophobia - Weather phobia
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.
West Virginia - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Washington - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
District of Columbia - Holiday White Christmas...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Maryland - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Weather Map Symbols
Weather Map Symbols - Understanding Weather Maps
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.
Source Region
Source region is the location from which an air mass originates. Examples of source regions include the icy continental portions of Canada in the winter.
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.
Minnesota - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
What's the Difference Between Weather and...
The difference between weather and climate is easy to describe. Find out the difference between weather versus climate in this essay.
South Carolina - Holiday White Christmas...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
Altocumulus Cloud - Weather Definition
Altocumulus cloud definition and photo including related weather terms in a full indexed weather photo glossary.
Need a Gift for the 'Weather Nerd' in Your Life?
Ok, so you can't buy the sky -- but you can buy these weather-related gifts that'll give the meteorologists in your life enjoyment for years to come.
Nor'easter - What Is a Noreaster?
Noreaster storms are a winter weather condition commonly associated with the Northeastern United States. These blizzard like conditions cause power outages, deep snow, icy road conditions and more.
Are Your Winter Driving Skills Up to Par?
Think you're a decent driver? The true test lies in how well you drive in adverse weather conditions like winter snow, ice, and rain. These winter driving tips will put you on the right path.
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.
Idaho - Holiday White Christmas Weather Forecasts
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Maine - Holiday White Christmas Weather Forecasts
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
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.
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.
Tropical Air
Tropical air is a weather term used to describe air formed in regions where the temperature is warm, such as the equator.
Wind Gusts
Wind gust definition in the weather glossary.
New Hampshire - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Arizona - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
What is a Low Pressure Area?
The basics of low pressure areas are discussed, including their importance in producing storms.
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!
Types of Natural Disasters
Types of natural disasters, specifically weather-related natural disasters, account for the greatest economic and human losses in the world year after year.
Oregon - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
The Shape of Raindrops
Contrary to popular belief, raindrops are not shaped like tear drops. They're shaped more like hamburger buns.
What are the warning signs of an approaching...
An hour-by-hour description of weather conditions leading up to a (Category 2) hurricane strike.
Beaufort Wind Scale
The intensity of wind is commonly measured using the Beaufort Wind Intensity Scale. Page 10.
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.
Make an Auto Safety Kit - Winter Driving
Learn to create a family disaster plan, use a weather radio, plan for an automobile emergency, or survive the ravages of the freezing winter weather.
Top 10 Deadliest Tornadoes
A list of the top 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States.
Maritime Air Mass
Maritime Air Mass. Weather.
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.
Nebraska - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Rhode Island - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Weather Symbols Summary
Summary of meteorological weather symbols used for weather station reporting. Page 9.
The Waco Tornado
The top 10 deadliest US tornadoes created a staggering death toll. The number of lives lost in these tornadoes was tragic, as was the damage that they caused. Tornado damage happens very quickly and often without a lot of warning. This is especially true in the area of the US called tornado alley. Pictures of tornadoes show the devastation that can be caused based on wind speed (as measured by the Fujita scale) and the population of the area where the tornado touched down.
Alaska - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Hoar Frost
Hoar Frost. Weather.
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
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.
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.
Continental Air Mass
Continental Air Mass. Weather.
Continental Air
Continental Air definition and photo including related weather terms in a full indexed weather photo glossary.
Buys Ballot Law
Buys Ballots law, sometimes referred to as the Baric Wind Law, is discussed.
What are the Three Ingredients Needed for a...
Although snow storms are common in many regions of the world, a winter storm is defined by three main ingredients, moisture, lift, and temperature. Each ingredient is described with links to even more information. Perfect for introducing blizzards and snow.
Delaware - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Tornadoes - A Weather Guide Tutorial
When is your state likely to get hit by a tornado? Look at the data to determine your danger zone for tornado damages. Page 3.
Why Do We Have Winter?
Cold and snow can arrive as early as October, but it isn't officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere until the winter solstice occurs.
5 Tips for Staying Warm When Outdoors This Winter
Don't pass on outdoor activities simply because the weather has turned wintery. Follow these tips to stay toasty even on the most blustery of days.
Cold Fronts Approaching
Cold air that pushes in on a warm air mass will cause an uplift of air sometimes producing severe weather conditions. Page 3.
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.
California - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
Weather Station Symbols
Using a weather station reporting model, you will understand the ways meteorologists reprt weather data across the country. Page 4.
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.
New Mexico - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Tropical Storm
Tropical storm definition in the weather glossary.
How Nature Can Warn Us of a Hard Winter
Will it be a bad winter? Nature says yes, if one or more of these signs are seen.
Stationary Fronts
Stationary fronts are shown in this guide to weather map symbols. Page 6.
The Causes of Winter Storm Deaths
Although the severity of a winter storm depends on your location, your winter preparation could prevent an accidental death due to exposure. Here are the facts on winter exposure deaths.
Virga
Virga. Weather.
Warm Fronts
Warm front definition. Weather.
Louisiana - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
Cloud Cover Symbols
Using a station model, meteorologists report cloud cover using a series of symbols. Page 11.
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.
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.
What is Graupel and How Is It Different from...
Graupel is a type of precipitation often referred to as snow pellets or soft hail.
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.
Fronts - Weather Map Symbols for the Types of...
Weather fronts are a weather condition that occurs when two or more air masses meet. Find the weather map symbols for the different types of fronts here.
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?
How Are Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines...
Tropical depression names in the Philippines use an alternative storm naming convention.
Condensation & Evaporation
What are condensation and evaporation, and how do they shape our weather?
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.
Occluded Fronts
Occluded fronts are a type of front or frontal boundary. There are warm occlusions and cold occlusions.
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!
South Dakota - Holiday White Christmas Weather...
Have you ever wondered what the chances are for a White Christmas in your state or city? Here is a list of holiday forecasts for a blanket of snow on December 25th for selected cities in every state in the US. The winter weather may produce an abundance of snow in your area. Check it out now.
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.
Make a Cloud in a Bottle
The key ingredients of cloud formation are easy to replicate in a jar or bottle. This quick demonstration will show you how to make your own clouds.
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.
Flood Facts and Statistics
The Flood Fact File for interesting and little=known statistics on floods.
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.
Never Confuse a Thunderstorm, Tornado, or...
How do thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes differ? See how in this side-by-side storm comparison.
Cold Front Symbol
Cold Front Weather Map Symbol. Page 7.
Auroras - Northern and Southern Lights
Auroras are caused by the interaction of earth's magnetic field with particles from the sun. This tutorial will show you the ways the sun creates these beautiful colors in the sky and where you can see them tonight! Page 5.
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