The Dog Days of Summer are legendary, traditional, educational… and hot!
We usually think of summer as that time between Memorial Day at the end of May and Labor Day in the beginning of September. Officially, that’s not really the case though. Here’s more about ‘the first day of summer’… and for that matter, ‘the first day of winter’. We’ll try to make sense of what’s going on during summer solstice and winter solstice.
Big storms like hurricanes are really tough to explain to kids. Here are some great websites which help kids learn about hurricanes, including hurricane safety and hurricane preparedness.
Here are 3 examples where the color of a cloud, combined with the thickness of that cloud, can give you some idea of what’s going on weather-wise in the skies behind it. These are scattered cumulus clouds, towering cumulus clouds, and scattered cumulus clouds.
Climate Change is happening, but is it our fault? A recent conference in New York City sought to answer that question. But, the conference was largely ignored by the major media outlets. Why?
It’s one thing to look up at the lcouds from the ground. It’s another to know how high those clouds are and how many layers of clouds are up there. You can figure that out with a quick glance at a cool weather chart called a SkewT.
Are you looking for a good and affordable rain gauge. Here’s a look at some of the gauges available here on the web.
Perspective is a funny thing! The ‘beauty’ of snow if very much a matter of perspective, and here’s a funny story highlighting that fact…
Ever wonder what all of those numbers and symbols on weather maps mean? Here’s what you need to know and how to read a weather map…
Keep track of the latest articles, books and websites about Climate Change.
Do you want to track the big thunderstorms just like the pros? You can using the links found here!
You MUST have a NOAA Weather Radio. You simply MUST. Here’s why, plus the best weather radios to choose from.
Need a good local forecast? Planning a trip and need to know how to pack? Want to see some nice weather maps? This is your article!
Can it really get too cold to snow? That age-old question is answered in this article by Weatherman Tim.
Here’s my Super Bowl prediction! It’s highly scientific and has been proven to be accurate 50% of the time!
The global warming debate gets hotter as two respected scientists battle it out in a debate in front of a group of meteorologists.
Strong wind can make a cold day feel even colder by robbing heat from the human body. Here’s the formula used by the National Weather Service and a link to the wind chill calculator.
Here are some tips to help you get prepared in the event cold weather rudely barges in to your neighborhood. Here, you’ll find everything from tips to stay warm, to a list of links to online stores selling cold weather gear.
Count on TheFunTimesGuide to Weather to give you the first score prediction for Super Bowl XLII! The super-secret scientific formula is revealed here.
Why does it rain when the relative humidity is less than 100%? Here’s a quick explanation!
You’ve always heard the air has weight, but how do we really know that? Here are couple of quick examples of how air pressure works.
Looking for some great pictures of the Amazing Skies above us? NASA has some great photos from space!
Kids can have a lot of fun learning about weather and the power of nature. Children can learn from respected sources about Hurricanes and tornadoes… weather safety and emergency procedures… and everything in between!
On clear nights, the International Space Station is often visible to the naked eye. Follow the step by step directions in this story to watch humans in space!
A brief history of Global Warming sounds a bit oxymoronic, but we’ve found a relatively short book, written in relatively easy to understand language, from which you can get a decent foundation of history, science, politics on this hot topic.
Predicting the Super Bowl winner can be tricky business. So, why not use weather as your baseline? Here’s a surefire formula to predict the winner of any football game. This formula has been proven to work . . . about 50% of the time!
Where are the coldest places on earth? One of the cold spots is closer to home than you might think!
Have you ever wondered what causes that ring around the moon at night? Here’s why you see a Halo around the moon.
It may seem like common knowledge to most Americans, but a few southerners have no experiences with things like Snow Drifts. So, for the drift impaired, here’s a quick explainer.
It’s hard to know who to believe about Global Warming. We know the planet is warming, but how much of the warming is caused by humans? We’re all searching for answers.
What is Hoarfrost and why does it form? WeathermanTim takes a look at a process called sublimation, something which can lead to a beautiful morning!
What are the chances of a white Christmas at your house? Statistics and forecasts help us figure that out.
Ever wonder why we get freezing rain instead of snow? Here’s a look at the simple explanation behind winter’s most dangerous form of precipitation: ice!
What we consider ‘normal’ temperature is really anything but normal. Here’s an explanation of what ‘normal’ in terms of the weather really means.
Do you know the differences between low pressure vs high pressure in terms of the weather? Here’s a detailed explanation of each…
What is fog? Here is a weatherman’s explanation of fog — which is really just a big cloud sitting on the ground.
Wind blows because of differences in air pressure or pressure gradient. The bigger the gradient, the stronger the wind. Here’s more about why the wind blows…