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

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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...]

Nacreous Clouds & Polar Stratospheric Clouds Are The Mother Of Pearl Clouds

Perhaps one of the most beautiful -- and among the rarest -- of clouds in the sky are nacreous clouds or polar stratospheric clouds.Also called Mother of Pearl clouds, they are clouds that form in very cold regions of the northern latitudes.Mother of Pearl clouds form approximately 10 to 15 miles above ground in the lower stratosphere.Because the stratosphere has to be very cold for Mother of Pearl clouds to form, the regions of the Earth over which these clouds form must also be … [Read more...]

What’s The Difference Between Partly Cloudy & Partly Sunny?

Ever wonder what the difference is between the weather being partly cloudy versus partly sunny?While a lot of people have their own notions about what partly cloudy versus partly sunny means, there are some specific definitions from the National Weather Service:Partly Cloudy: About 30% to 70% of the sky is covered with clouds BUT usually refers to sky conditions at night. Partly Sunny: About 30% to 70% of the sky is covered with clouds BUT refers only to sky conditions in the … [Read more...]

Avoid That Squall Line! It’ll Bring Rain, Lightning, Heavy Wind & Other Severe Weather

What's a squall line? You've probably seen plenty -- squall lines are long lines of severe weather that most often precede cold fronts. A squall line can approach from the horizon with a line of low-hanging, dark clouds. Squall lines often move very quickly. If you see one coming, be sure to take cover quickly. After all, squall lines are notorious for producing heavy rain, hail, high winds, lightning, and tornadoes. Check out this video of a powerful squall line:     … [Read more...]

Ice Crystals Beautify The Sky With Sun Dogs, Halos, & Sun Pillars

Ice crystals do a lot more than give cirrus clouds wispy tails. Ice crystals are responsible for some beautiful and colorful light shows in the sky.Sometimes (especially in the winter), you can look up in the sky near sunrise or sunset and see bands of color in the clouds. These bands of color are caused by ice crystals, which can bend light and create spectrums of color not unlike those seen in a rainbow.While the ice crystal displays are not rainbows, the colors can be just as … [Read more...]

National Weather Service Satellite Radar Online + NASA Satellite Photos

Here's a cool tool for weather bugs: it's the National Weather Service's (NWS) satellite radar. You can check out the most recent images from the NWS satellite radar at the NWS website. The National Weather Service is a government organization responsible for providing forecasts, weather data, and other climate information for the public -- as well as being a great resource for scientists and meteorologists. Be sure to check out all the other great weather tools on the NWS website, … [Read more...]

Take These Fun Weather Quiz Tests To See How Much You Know About The Weather

Are you ready to test your knowledge of the weather?It's time to flex your brain with these fun-but-challenging weather quiz tests.Some of these may just have you scratching your head!Air Pressure Quiz - 5 questions about air pressure as it pertains to the weather. Causes of Climate Change Quiz - Do you know what causes climate change? Climate Quiz - 6 questions to test your knowledge about weather and the climate. Clouds Quiz - 5 questions relating to clouds and cloud … [Read more...]

Anafronts & Katafronts: 2 Very Different Types Of Cold Fronts

Cold fronts usher in cooler, usually drier weather. But the weather that occurs when a cold front passes by can be wet and wild or dry and mild. While all cold fronts mean a drop in temperatures is coming, the amount of rough weather -- or lack thereof -- often has to do with how the cold front and the warm weather near the cold front mix together. … [Read more...]