Here are 5 funny winter videos that will keep you laughing all the way until the first springtime thaw!
Each snow flake that falls every winter is a unique and delicate work of Mother Nature. While research on snowflakes is still emerging, we didn’t know much about snowflakes at all until William Bentley dedicated much of his life to snow flake research a century ago.
Knowing what all those weather symbols mean on your local weather map can be a piece of cake!
Winter weather brings snow — and the opportunity to build a snow sculpture! Snow sculptures are fun to make and easy, especially if you have the right tools. If you think you have what it takes to build some really good snow sculptures, you may even want to enter a snow sculpting contest!
Air pressure is all around — and it affects our weather. Find out what high pressure and low pressure are and how they affect our weather in 2 very different ways.
Making fake snow is easier than you think — and it’s a great way to give kids something fun to do when Old Man Winter doesn’t look to be sending any real snow your way!
Funny snowman pictures always make us happy. Check out some of these snowman pictures sure to bring a smile to your day.
You might know about Ben Franklin the inventor, but how about Ben Franklin — weather pioneer? Yes, Ben Franklin contributed many things to meteorology. His studies of weather patterns and other meteorological phenomena helped further our understanding of weather, with many of his theories and observations withstanding the test of time.
Weather books for kids will help children understand and learn more about the weather — and may help encourage some young weather lovers to pursue a career in meteorology!
Weather gifts are great for those who love the weather. But if you’re not sure what to give the meteorologists you know and love, check out these awesome weather gift ideas sure to light up the weather bug in your life!
Barometers are a highly important tool in forecasting weather. Barometers measure air pressure, and the effects of air pressure can create all kinds of weather — from violent storms to pleasant cool days.
Fog and smog may sound like similar words, but they mean 2 very different things. Fog is caused by various condensation, temperature, and wind combinations. Smog pollution is the soupy, dangerous result of what happens when pollutants get trapped in the air.
Tornadoes are violent, destructive storms whose strength and might can be measured with the Fujita scale. The Fujita scale, often called the F-scale, was devised by famous meteorologist Dr. Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita.
A tropical depression is an area of tropical weather that’s stormy, centralized, can pack winds up to 38 miles per hour, and can often become a stronger system like a tropical storm, hurricane, or typhoon.
Cumulonimbus clouds are a common type of rain-making cloud. Many can climb tens of thousands of feet into the sky and can be seen from dozens of miles away. Any cloud which produces precipitation (like rain, sleet, and snow) are referred to as nimbus clouds, with cumulonimbus clouds and nimbostratus clouds being among the most common of the clouds which produce precipitation.
Winter is a fun time of year for making snowpeople, snowballs, snow angels, and enjoying hot cocoa by a warm fireplace. But shoveling snow, being outdoors in the cold, and surviving freezing temperatures poses a whole set of special health risks. Heed these winter health tips and help save your life.
Above-average winter rain and snow will be falling throughout much of the country thanks to an El Nino weather pattern affecting the United States this year. Bundle up and put those rain boots on!
When we talk about wind, we are talking about more than just moving air. In fact, the wind direction, the wind speed, and where the wind occurs are all important things to understand when talking about wind.
LED traffic lights might save money on the power bill, but in the winter they may cost your life. Find out why LED traffic signals may be dangerous during the winter and what may be done about this sticky problem.
Fair weather cumulus clouds are the type of cloud which forms when the weather is stable and good. These puffy white clouds usually mean its safe to go out and enjoy the outdoors without the risk of bad weather coming our way… at least for now!
Snowflake shape can be affected by pollution and other things in our atmosphere. But what makes snowflake shapes even more interesting is that scientists say we can use our understanding of how ice forms to learn more about future climate change.
Want to know more about how space weather affects you? The Space Weather Phone and Space Weather Alerts inform you when events like meteor showers, the Northern Lights, and solar flares will be visible for you to see and enjoy from your own backyard!
Stay alert! Winter tornadoes at night tend to happen mostly in the winter. Use these tornado safety tips that could save your life.
FEMA for Kids is a safe online resource for games, weather and disaster information. It’s also one of the few kids weather sites that also has fun weather activities for kids online.
Believe it or not, the effects of global warming could actually cause the next ice age. And it may be sooner than originally thought, according to scientists.
It’s December and the 2009 hurricane season is now officially over. It came and went with relatively little in the way of serious weather, at least for most United States citizens. It’s never too early to start preparing for the next hurricane season — which begins June 1st.
Fabric storm panels are an effective alternative to plywood and metal when preparing your home for an attack by a hurricane. Be sure you start preparing for NEXT hurricane season now!
Thunderstorm avoidance is one of the most important skills any pilot can learn. Here are the ways that pilots avoid thunderstorms when flying the plane.
One of the most important things you can have in your home is a survival kit that will help keep you and your loved ones safe when severe weather strikes. Here’s what to include in your home survival kit.
Getting a weather forecast that is accurate to 9 days out can be difficult. Getting a 6-month or year-long weather forecast leaves even more room for error. Yet, meteorologists are trying to make these types of long range weather forecasts and predictions anyhow.
Scholastic — the major children’s book publisher — is offering kids a chance to control the weather with their new interactive weather maker online. It’s fun for kids of all ages!
These weather coloring books for kids will give your youngster many hours of great weather fun, as well as a good introduction to the world of meteorology.
Watching a meteor shower is one of the most exciting and even awe-inspiring celestial events to watch. Meteors can almost always be seen streaking across the sky somewhere. They happen rather frequently. Here’s when to see the next meteor shower.
Some scientists believe that another Ice Age will happen again someday in the future. However, miniature ice ages — or short periods of cooling — can occur due to natural events like volcanoes.
A cold front is a boundary area between warm air and cooler air. See how the wind changes, temperature changes, and weather changes overall during a cold front.
Did you know you can turn hot, boiling water into ice crystals in a matter of 1 or 2 seconds? It’s true! You have got to check out this amazing video and see for yourself how neat this is!
If you see a prism effect of colors in the sky, is it a rainbow, a sundog, or a parhelion? Here’s how to tell the difference, plus tips for viewing sun dogs in the sky.
See the role that the 3 water states — solid, liquid, and gas — play in weather and meteorology. Plus, see what storm clouds are like and what the sizes and colors of the clouds in the sky can tell us.
A snow fence can actually force snow drifts to form someplace else — keeping your driveway, car, or house free of a snow drift. Here’s what you need to know about snow fencing.
The NOAA reports the Arctic ice cap continues to see melting, rising temperatures, and a thawing future. How does this affect the public’s outlook on global warming?
El Nino is a weather pattern which usually peaks during the winter months of the northern hemisphere. This weather pattern involves interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere, resulting in warmer waters in major areas of the Pacific Ocean. When that happens, global weather patterns will be affected.
Some snow trivia for you. Plus, some fun things to do with the kids to enjoy the wintry weather.
Old ship logs give us a glimpse of our climate’s past. Of course, any look back at the changes our world climate has undergone over hundreds of years is going to spark a debate about global warming.
While Indian Summer is not the formal name of any time of year, it is a commonly used expression that describes the sunny, warm days of fall after the color of the leaves start to change and after a frost, but before any snowfall has occurred. See when Indian Summers occur, where they occur, and what they signify.
Looking back at the true impact of Hurricane Hugo… the damage and destruction 20 years later.
Along with the fun you and your kids will have studying fall colors, recording the weather, and trying to guess what Mother Nature may bring next… your kids may also have the foundation of a blue-ribbon winning science project for the next school fair!
Can the weather cause aches and pains and change how we feel? Some believe so.
Find out more about the two types of sunblock, what SPF ratings really mean, and what the difference is between sunblock and sunscreen.
Perhaps you’re wondering how the weather affects fall colors and how foliage actually changes colors in the fall. Here are some tips.
Learn how hurricanes and typhoons form and what you should do if one threatens your area.