Chemtrails & Cloud Seeding: The Scientific Reasons For Airplane Vapor Trails & Artificial Precipitation


It seems like people are talking a lot about chemtrails these days. Chemtrail: "a visible trail left in the sky by an aircraft and believed by some to consist of chemical or biological agents released as part of a covert operation." ~ Oxford Dictionary Most people usually also want to know what cloud seeding is and if the two concepts are related. Is any of the chemtrail conspiracy true? Just what is cloud seeding? And what else is going on up in the sky that we should know … [Read more...]

Weather Station Reviews: 3 Home Weather Stations That Are Worth The Money

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Being a weather bug for pretty much all of my life, I've definitely had my share of home weather stations, some of which I really enjoy owning and think are worth the money. Of course, you may be wondering why I keep track of the weather on my own when I can simply turn the local news or Weather Channel on and let the pros make the forecast for me. Well, I do watch the local meteorologists on TV, and yes -- I love the Weather Channel. But I also enjoy watching the weather data feed … [Read more...]

Sun Halos: What Causes A Sun Halo? What Does This Rare Phenomenon Mean?


I was sitting in the office doing my desk work when I got a call from my dad, who works outdoors at a nearby theme park. “Go outside and look up,” he told me. The dutiful son (most times, anyway) that I am, that’s precisely what I did. Upon stepping outside and looking up, I spied a beautiful, large sun halo. I snapped about 2 dozen photos of the sun halo with my smart phone and proceeded to head back inside so I could find out more about this incredible phenomenon. As a life-long … [Read more...]

When Is Tornado Season? Tornado Facts + Answers To Your Top Tornado Questions


Is there a tornado season? The answer is “yes" with a BIG asterisk.  That asterisk? Tornado season in your part of the country may be different than in another region of the United States. You see, unlike hurricanes, which generally form between June 1 and November 30 (a timeframe known as hurricane season), there is not really a defined “season” for tornadoes, per se. Tornadoes can develop at any time in the year (hurricanes can, too, though they are extremely rare from December … [Read more...]

4 Awesome Sky Events You Can See Without A Telescope – Here’s When & Where To View Them!

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Do you enjoy watching sky events? Outer space weather is always fun to observe and, best of all, it will never force you to open your umbrella… unless a couple falling meteorites decide to rain on your parade, that is. While you may not always hear about sky events on the local weather forecast, there’s pretty much always something going on in the exosphere and beyond that’s worthy of your attention. … [Read more...]

What Is A Galileo Thermometer? How Do Galilean Thermometers Work?

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Looking for a great piece of art that can also tell you the temperature? If so, then a Galileo thermometer is exactly what you need. As a weather bug, I was quite excited to receive a Galilean thermometer as a Christmas gift. While Galileo thermometers measure indoor temperatures, they also make a fantastic complement to an indoor porthole barometer and/or a home weather station receiver. It’s sort of a lava lamp for weather geeks like me, I’d even say!   … [Read more...]

20 Fun Facts About Snow


About the time fall starts turning into winter, most people in the United States begin trading in their leaf-gathering rakes for snow-scooping shovels. Yes, snow can be downright fun for some and complete misery for others. But when you learn the facts about snow, you may come to appreciate the science – and wonder – of wintry precipitation just a little bit more. Well, maybe... And, if you’re so inclined, you may even want to try a few tricks to make it snow just so you can catch a … [Read more...]

How Likely Is An Asteroid Impact Here On Earth?

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If you’ve seen movies such as Deep Impact and Armageddon, you’ve probably come to realize that an asteroid impact here on Earth would be an absolutely devastating event that could result in terrible loss of life and massive destruction on a scale unlike we have ever seen. But, have you ever wondered what the chances are that an asteroid would hit Earth and leave behind the catastrophic mayhem like we have seen in the movies? The scary reality is that Earth has been hit by massive asteroids … [Read more...]

Summer Pool Weather Forecast: Swimming Pool Water Illnesses


A lot of people want to know what the pool weather forecast is shaping up like. Well, if we're talking about meteorological conditions, we can tell you the summer weather will be hot with a chance of autumn toward the end of the outlook. So, wear your sunblock! If, however, you want to know what the pool weather looks like – that is, the conditions of the pool water – things may not be quite so sunny. While the pool water may look nice and clear, it's what you can't see that should be … [Read more...]

Should We Be Naming Winter Storms? Why One Weather Watcher Thinks The Idea Is On Thin Ice

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There's been a flurry of attention lately about the move The Weather Channel has made on naming winter storms. The network, which has been on the air since 1982, has stood behind the move that has been getting frosty reviews by many. While as a Floridian I live in a state that is lucky if it sees a dusting of flurries once every couple of years, I am no stranger to the idea of naming storms. Do the names Andrew, Charley, or Donna ring a bell, anyone? Of course, here in Florida, we get … [Read more...]