The Weather Hobby: Enjoying Weather As A Pastime


Did you know that simply looking up and being curious or observant of the clouds, the rain, the wind, and the weather going on around you is a hobby? Being a weather watcher has been a pursuit for ages. While some take on weather as a formal career (by becoming meteorologists), many others simply enjoy the weather as a pastime. I've been a devout weather bug since I can remember. While I didn't parlay my love of weather into a career in meteorology (at least, not yet!), I have taken my … [Read more...]

The Amazing Life Of Ben Franklin: Weather Pioneer

When you think of our nation’s forefathers, you probably didn't realize that one of the most famous was also one the first real weathermen in our country: Ben Franklin. Weather was one of Franklin’s passions. Ben Franklin, weather bug that he was, invented and discovered many things involving weather. After all, Franklin was one amazing inventor, too. It takes a special person to not be a president yet still appear on the United States half-dollar and $100 bill, right?! You’re … [Read more...]

4 Awesome Weather Books For Kids

Love for the weather and meteorology as a whole often starts when a person is young. These young, budding meteorologists often ask questions like: Why is the sky blue? How does the wind blow? How hot is the sun? Sometimes, when kids ask questions like these, their parents just don't know where to go to find their weather-loving child good weather books for kids! Fortunately, there are many wonderful books designed to foster the love of weather in a child. My parents … [Read more...]

4 Perfect Weather Gifts Sure To Make Anyone’s Day

Have you ever wondered what kind of gift to give the weather lover or wanna-be meteorologist in your life but just weren't sure what to pick out? You'll be glad to know there are many wonderful weather gifts for those who are wild about weather.The trick to choosing the best weather gifts comes in deciding your price range and the recipient's reading level and interest.Young children may love an elementary-level book about tornadoes.Teens might enjoy a video about storm chasers.The older weather … [Read more...]

Fun Weather Coloring Pages For Kids… They’re Free!

Here's some weather fun... weather coloring books offered by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These fun coloring books feature 2 fun kid characters named Billy and Maria. Together, they introduce their young coloring friends to a number of interesting weather topics, including tornado safety, thunderstorms, winter weather, and a trip to the National Weather Service (NWS). These weather coloring books for kids can be … [Read more...]

Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

Global Warming is a very complicated issue. Finding information about Global Warming is easy.Finding good information about Global Warming can be a bit more challenging. I just ran across a pretty good book which is not a difficult read, yet it captures the essence of the problem.  … [Read more...]