Free Online Weather Calculators To Convert Weather Terms And Numbers Into Meaningful Information


Need to convert degrees from Fahrenheit temperature to Celcius -- or vice versa? Are you looking for the Kelvin temperature? Wonder what the wind chill is outside? Or how close you are to lightning? The following online weather calculators are FREE! There are even some fun weather calculators in here -- like the Crickets Chirping Calculator. Did you know that you can tell the temperature by entering the number of cricket chirps you hear, and the season? Simply plug in the … [Read more...]

See Those Autumn Colors: Vacation Ideas For Fall Destinations

Autumn weather brings changing fall colors. And with fall colors come terrific opportunities to plan vacations around the beautiful symphony of foliage hues which vibrantly show off reds, oranges, yellows, and purples in many areas around the country. If you're planning to go on a fall color tour or are thinking about taking a vacation this autumn, be sure to find out more about some spectacular fall destinations that'll be sure to provide you a lifetime of memories.   … [Read more...]

10 Incredible Places To See Fall Foliage + U.S. States With The Best Colors

Fall foliage is taking the stage and beginning its beautiful spread across the northeastern and western United States. So where are the best places to see fall colors? The Huffington Post suggests 10 great places to enjoy colorful fall foliage (in no particular order): Aspen, Colorado The Catskills in New York Columbia River Gorge Oregon Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee & North Carolina … [Read more...]

How The Jet Stream Influences Weather

You've probably heard about the jet stream, but maybe you aren't exactly sure what a jet stream does. Jet streams play a very important part in determining the type of weather we have. They're currents of wind which meander in the atmosphere 20,000 to 30,000 feet or more above the ground. If you watch your local weather forecast, you'll likely see the jet stream represented as a blue ribbon across the weather map. Because jet streams can drive the weather, meteorologists attempt to … [Read more...]

DIY Weather Tricks: Tips For Measuring Distance In The Sky & More

Measuring distance in the sky is a nifty trick that can help you determine the size or length of objects in the sky.  You can use distance measuring in the sky to: Find sun dogs Estimate how much sunlight is left before sunset Locate stars and constellations Look for weather or astronomical phenomenon based on degrees given … [Read more...]

Lifesaving Tornado Shelter And Safety Tips: All The Best Ways To Stay Safe During The Storm!

Finding shelter during a tornado is vital to your survival. By the time a tornado is heading toward you, it's usually too late to make a plan. That's why you should know what your best option is when it comes to finding a quick tornado shelter in midst of a storm. It could literally save your life!  Here's what you need to know about the best places to take shelter during a tornado...  … [Read more...]

Driving In Bad Weather? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Driving in bad weather is hazardous to your health. Auto accidents tend to increase when bad weather is afoot, and this definitely translates to a higher number of traffic-related injuries and even deaths when the weather is rough. While bad weather certainly contributes to causing many auto accidents, there are ways to prevent these car crashes. Here are a few tips for avoiding car accidents when driving in bad weather: Keep back from other cars ahead of you using the 2-second rule … [Read more...]

WARNING: Snowy, Icy Weather Make LED Traffic Lights Dangerous

Here's some sobering news: LED traffic lights save money on the city's power bill but in the winter they may cost your life. LED (light-emitting diode) traffic lights run cooler than the traditional high-pressure sodium lights commonly used in traffic lights up until a few years ago. What's happening now is that ice and snow are forming much more easily on the traffic signals than years ago, when the heat from the old lights would melt away the snow and ice. This makes it hard for … [Read more...]

Fall Foliage Report: Tips For Tracking The Fall Colors


Perhaps you're wondering how the weather affects fall colors and how foliage actually changes colors in the fall. Ever hear of chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is a chemical that gives leaves their green color. In fact, chlorophyll is partly responsible for making green grass stains in your sock and pants. Chlorophyll is a vital element in photosynthesis (in very simple terms, the process in which leaves use sunlight to make sugar). So, when chlorophyll is being produced, leaves remain green. … [Read more...]