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...]

It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity: What Dry Heat Is

If you've ever lived in or visited Arizona, New Mexico, or many other areas in the desert Southwestern United States, then you've probably come to understand a bit about what dry heat is. But what is a dry heat? Is dry heat really even dry?  We're going to break down what a dry heat is and help you understand what makes a dry heat feel dry.   … [Read more...]

How Air Pressure Affects Air Humidity

Air humidity refers to moisture in the air. Too much humidity makes it feel muggy and 'sticky' out. Too little humidity may mean dry skin and a 'crisp' feeling outdoors. Air pressure can affect humidity. But how does air pressure affect humidity?  Here's a look at the issue of air pressure and humidity in a nutshell: High pressure is a mass of descending (sinking air) and, usually, lower humidity. Sinking air and relatively lower humidity are major reasons why high pressure is … [Read more...]

Heat Waves: Oppressive & Dangerous Periods Of Hot Weather

Summer weather is hot, but some days during the summer months just get too hot to handle. Those are days when a heat wave takes over and makes things nearly oppressive. Heat waves are long periods of heat and, often, increased humidity. Because a heat wave in one region may be 'usual weather' someplace else, the term 'heat wave' is often relative. Though Florida regularly experiences temperatures of over 90 degrees from June through September every day, a whole week of such weather in New … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Forecasts With A Weather Model

Ever wanted to predict the weather?Now you can, using National Weather Service weather models. A weather model is one of the most important tools in predicting your local weather forecast. Various kinds of weather models show us all kinds of weather data, including: Precipitation Air pressure Wind speed Wind direction Humidity Temperature Cloud coverage While you'll have to have a basic working knowledge of how weather works to make weather forecasts using a … [Read more...]

Flying Through The Clouds: Skew-T Charts And Soundings Explained

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From the ground, it just looks cloudy. But as you go up in an airplane, you see the makeup of the atmosphere is much more complex -- with several layers of clouds making up the overcast we see from our backyard.If you know how to read the Skew-T weather map, you can figure out exactly how high those clouds are, layer by layer!Twice each day, at exactly the same time, weather balloons are launched and hundreds of locations across North America and around the world.The helium-filled … [Read more...]

Wind Chill Explained

I just heard my friends at Good Morning America say, "It's 4 below zero outside ... with the wind chill."We've heard about the Wind Chill Factor since we were kids, but what exactly is it? Here's a look at the new and improved wind chill chart and formula. … [Read more...]

The Mystery of Hoar Frost

Bright sunshine awakens you on a cold winter morning. There's not a cloud in the sky. But as you look out the window, you see the ground, the trees, the cars - everything, covered with white.It didn't snow, so where did all that white stuff come from? … [Read more...]