31 Deadly Weather Facts + A List Of The Most Dangerous Weather Events

May 22, 2011

I love finding interesting weather facts. The ones that I'm going to share with you in this post (unfortunately) have nothing to do with pretty rainbows, awesome sun dogs, amazing clouds, or beautiful sunsets. These facts cover some of the most dangerous and deadly weather conditions that many of us face each year. I'm talking about rain, snow, cold snaps, heat waves, lightning, hail, strong winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other deadly forces of nature! … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Cumulonimbus Clouds & Nimbostratus Clouds: Rain-Makers That Can Bring Severe Weather

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day... Many of us remember singing that song when we were kids. Well, if we were hoping to chase the rain away, we were probably hoping to get rid of the cumulonimbus clouds that produced that rain. Why? Because cumulonimbus clouds are a common type of cloud that makes rain. Cumulonimbus clouds and nimbostratus clouds can also can produce snow, hail, sleet, and other forms of precipitation.  What's Nimbus Mean? Clouds are generally named after … [Read more...]

Weather-Related Halloween Costumes You Can Make Yourself

If there's a weatherman in your family (or a weatherman-wannabee), then it will be pretty easy to come up with some unique weather-related costume ideas. For the rest of us who need a little extra help, try brainstorming some costume ideas along these lines: hurricane flood mother nature global warming earth day hail clouds weatherman tsunami rain snow mother earth blizzard lightning wind stormy weather tornado snowman Would you like to see some ideas … [Read more...]

Have You Seen Gropple (or Graupel) Before?

The Fun Times Guide has yet another "roving reporter" that I'd like to introduce you to. Meet Ron. He's currently in Montana, on the banks of the Clark Fork River between Butte and Missoula, working as a fly fishing guide. Yesterday, Ron was groppled upon. Hmmmm...Sounds like... FUN?!  I have to admit, I didn't know what gropple was before this.  Turns out, graupel is a light & fluffly form of precipitation similar to hail -- as seen in these photos:   … [Read more...]