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...]

10 Exosphere Facts: The Transition Between The Atmosphere And Outer Space

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At roughly 300 miles from sea level to the top of the thermosphere, the bulk of Earth’s atmosphere is relatively thin compared to the 8,000-mile diameter of our planet.At the very top of the atmosphere is the exosphere, which is usually considered as the lower boundary of interplanetary space.The exosphere is a relatively mysterious place, at least compared to the lower layers of our atmosphere.Considering that we live in the troposphere, and that 3 other atmospheric layers divide us … [Read more...]

What Are Sun Spots? (The Kinds The Sun Gets – Not Your Skin!)

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What are sun spots?No, I'm not talking about those flat gray or brown skin spots we get as we age, also called sunspots.I'm referring to dark spots that pop up on the sun.The sun may look pretty peaceful from 93 million miles away, but if you were to get a little closer to it, not only would you likely end up charbroiled, you'd also see that the sun is actually a very active place indeed.From streams of particles in solar wind to massive solar flares, the sun is literally the … [Read more...]

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...]

5 Tips On Using A Home Weather Station

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Using a home weather station can be fun and educational.For those in agriculture, boating, and aviation, using a home weather station can be a vital part of day-to-day life.Whether you're reporting observations to local weather clubs or just keeping track of weather patterns for your own recreation, a home weather station is an important and informational tool to have on hand.Let's look at some tips to help you get the most out of using a home weather station.  Using A Home … [Read more...]

Like Meteorology? Become An Amateur Meteorologist

Some people are true weather bugs.Not only do they enjoy monitoring and studying weather, they actually want to be meteorologists.While being a bona fide atmospheric scientist usually requires getting a college degree and meteorological certification, there are plenty of people who bypass the formal education usually expected of today's professional meteorologists.Instead, they train themselves in meteorology to become skilled amateur meteorologists.Becoming An Amateur … [Read more...]

What Climate Change Is & How It Impacts You

It's pretty hard to go more than a day or two and not hear the term climate change.We've gotten pretty used to hearing about climate change, but understanding what it really is and how it may impact you is another matter.Climate change has been a topic of discussion among scientists for decades now, though our understanding of climate change, how it works, and how it may be impacting us now or in the future is often up for debate.  … [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 Hot Is Lightning Temperature? The Answer May Shock You!

So, how hot is lightning?Believe it or not, lightning temperature readings are nearly off the charts.At around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, lightning is actually hotter than the surface of the sun! Lighting Fun Fact:  Around the world, lightning strikes about 1,000 times a second. Still, even if lightning hit your car, you will be safe, as long as you are protected within a fully enclosed vehicle (not a convertible or golf cart).Check out this video to see a single lightning … [Read more...]

REVIEW Of A Davis Wireless Weather Station: The 6250 Vantage Vue

I'm a weather bug... I simply love watching, tracking, and keeping up with the weather.So when a person like me wants the most up-to-date info on the weather going on in my backyard, I turn to buying my own weather station.My only question was 'which weather station do I buy?' There are so many weather stations on the market, I almost didn't know which one was the best, most reliable, and the most valuable for the money.So let me tell you why I eventually chose a Davis Wireless weather … [Read more...]