Have you ever heard about the heat index? It’s basically the summer version of the wind chill factor. When a weatherperson mentions the heat index on the news, they’re talking about how hot it feels outdoors.
Global cooling and saving our ozone layer were 2 of the major environmental issues I was taught during my school lessons when I was a kid. Within a few years, governments had pretty much banned the use of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in aerosol cans, industrial applications, and other arenas where CFCs were common. While the ozone layer […]
Most of us have heard about El Nino, but some people have no idea what it means or what it does to our weather. I vividly remember the El Nino weather effects of 1997-1998 — the event brought storms, record rainfall, and warmth across much of the contiguous United States. During the El Nino event of […]
I don’t drive with snow on the roof of my car too often. I live in Central Florida, where we’re lucky to get a light dusting of snow or flurries once every decade or so. But a friend who knows I write about all things weather asked me about the different laws that ban snow on […]
Shoveling snow is one of the toughest parts of living in a 4-season climate. What’s tougher still? Maybe it’s minding all the proper snow shoveling etiquette. There are so many rules and courtesies about all types of snow shoveling things, such as space saving — you know, clearing out a spot on a city street […]
Spring weather brings April showers — leading to May flowers! But there are many other wonderful things about springtime besides refreshing rain and beautiful blooms. Just like summer offers swimming weather, fall brings colorful foliage, and winter ushers in snow, there are some amazing phenomena generally unique to spring that you’re sure to love. Joshua McMorrow-HernandezI’m […]
Food and bad weather emergencies are inextricably linked to one another. When hurricanes or blizzards threaten, you can pretty much count on at least one thing — you won’t be finding very much milk, bread, eggs, or bottled water at the local grocery store! As it turns out, there is a much greater connection between food and […]