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By Tiffany Means

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Muggy Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Muggy weather is a common term used to describe particular weather conditions associated with humid air.
    • Tropical Storm Created: Monday, September 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Tropical storm definition in the weather glossary.
    • The Hazards of Hurricanes Created: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Landfalling hurricanes pack a quadruple-punch. Learn about the dangers associated with these massive storm complexes.
    • How to Travel Smart During Hurricane Season Created: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Don't let a tropical storm or hurricane put a damper on your vacation. Consider this advice when making plans.
    • Yellow Snow Created: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Yellow Snow. Weather.
    • Evaporation Created: Monday, March 29, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Evaporation definition. Weather.
    • The Difference Between Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones Created: Thursday, September 06, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 answ...
    • The Layers of the Atmosphere Created: Saturday, November 04, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ozone is just one part of our atmosphere. With increasing focus on the ozone layer, it seems we need a tutorial on the layers of the atmosphere. This basic review will help you understand how the a...
    • What Is a Monsoon? Created: Saturday, August 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Monsoons are a season occurrence that can cause flash floods, deaths, and crop failures. Shifts in wind direction from incoming solar radiation are part of the reason monsoons occur.
    • Winter Weather Folklore Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Will it be a bad winter? Nature says
    • Rainbows Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Rainbows are 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 org...
    • Auroras - Northern and Southern Lights Created: Saturday, July 01, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Auroras are an atmospheric phenomena many people associate with myths and legends of the past. But today we understand auroras to be a part of a new topic known as Space Weather.
    • Knot Created: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Knots. Weather.
    • What are the Three Ingredients Needed for a Winter Snow Storm? Created: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 m...
    • Top Free Tornado Videos - See the Power of a Twister! Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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!
    • How to Be a Storm Chaser Created: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to be a storm chaser is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive. Read an exciting interview with a real-life storm chaser! Chris Caldwell is a participant in the annual storm chase...
    • Top Funny Weather Videos and Bloopers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Weather bloopers are not just for forecasters! Even if your local news weatherman or weatherwoman gets the 5 day forecast wrong, remember that the job is not easy! Watch some of the best bloopers w...
    • What is a Storm Surge? Created: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sometimes it is not the hurricane or typhoon that causes the most damage in a storm. Sometimes it is the storm surge. So, what is a storm surge?
    • Hurricane Formation: How Hurricanes Form in the Sahara Desert Created: Saturday, August 19, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Show Air Has Volume Created: Sunday, August 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Air takes up space and has volume. Many younger elementary school students will sometimes think air does not take up space. This simple weather lesson plans will allow teachers to demonstrate a vol...
    • What is a Low Pressure Area? Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The basics of low pressure areas are discussed, including their importance in producing storms." itemprop="description"> Sunday, August 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Why did New Orleans flood? Why did Hurricane Katrina cause so much damage in the Gulf? These questions and more are part of a series of weather articles.
    • The Weather of the RMS Titanic Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A look at weather conditions from Southampton to the western North Atlantic around the time of Titanic's voyage in mid-April 1912.
    • How Weather Hurts Created: Saturday, March 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      How does weather affect the aches and pains of the human body?
    • What Causes Droughts? Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • How Does a Barometer Measure Air Pressure? Created: Monday, June 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 l...
    • Make an Auto Safety Kit - Winter Driving Created: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Simulate a Weather Front with Warm and Cold Air Masses Created: Friday, October 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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!
    • Heat Wave Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A definition of heat wave, including its history and dangers. Click through our list of suggested readings to learn even more.
    • Thunderstorms Created: Sunday, May 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Thunderstorms are small scale weather patterns resulting from the formation of cumulonimbus clouds. A storm usually builds and diminishes within 30 minutes.
    • Tropical Air Created: Saturday, June 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Tropical air is a weather term used to describe air formed in regions where the temperature is warm, such as the equator.
    • Air Masses - The Types of Air Masses Created: Saturday, June 06, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      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 ...

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