Ever wonder where the phrase ‘dog days of summer’ comes from? Or when the first day of summer is? Here are 4 fun summer weather facts that may surprise you!
When is tornado season? What causes tornadoes? Are overpasses safe if you’re in your car during a tornado? Find answers to these tornado questions and more.
Tips for viewing these 4 amazing sky events WITHOUT a telescope: Aurora Borealis, Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses, and Meteor Showers!
See why a Galileo thermometer makes the perfect gift for any weather geek and learn more about how this unique invention works.
Live in the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest? You know about Chinook winds! Chinooks occur on the lee side of a mountain & cause dramatically warmer weather.
Alberta clipper snow storms are fast-moving weather systems. See how Alberta clippers got their name, how they form, and how they affect winter weather.
Want to impress your friends around the fireplace? Throw some amazing snow facts their way. Here are 20 fun snow facts!
Want to get the latest fall outlook? Here’s where to find it, and how to make your own fall weather report.
What do you do if lightning hits your car while you’re inside of it? Here’s what you shouldn’t touch, what can happen to your car & how to tell when a lightning storm is approaching.
What’s the chance of an asteroid impact here on Earth? Find out the odds, learn about the objects that are threatening our planet, and find out how you can track asteroids on your own!
As the outer layer of our atmosphere, the exosphere is a relatively mysterious place between the atmosphere and outer space. Find out how high up it is, how scientists tell where outer space really begins, and more fun facts.
Is the summer pool weather forecast looking good? Before you break out your swim suit, see how to avoid pool water illness. These tips might make you think twice about diving into just any swimming pool!
Are you curious what sun spots are? Have you been curious on what you need to do to view them safely? The answers to these and your other burning sun spot questions can be found here.
Wind damage can be caused by many types of weather storms, including hurricanes and tornadoes. Here are the types of scales that meteorologists and other weather scientists use to measure winds from storms, plus how they measure the damage that is sustained.
What is the difference between a microburst and tornado? While both pack a strong punch, they are two very different types of weather phenomena. In this article, you will learn how they differ from each other, how microbursts, and many other exciting facts.
The Weather Channel has begun naming winter storms, which has caused a stir in the weather community. Why has the Weather Channel decided to name winter storms, and why does one weather watcher think they should ice the idea? Find out a flurry of details here.
Hypercanes are the most severe hurricanes that could ever form. Just how high could the winds of such a mega hurricane be? The answer might blow your socks off!
While the amount of snowmelt you experience will differ from year to year, melting snow nevertheless always poses hazards to you and your home. Here are 4 ways to get your roof gutters ready for snow melt.
Weather clubs are a great place to meet other people who enjoy meteorology, learn about using home weather stations, find out more about recent weather topics, and much more.
My goal as a weather geek was to find out some basic info and facts on winter storms so that I could better understand what folks up North have to put up with for months out of the year.
I used to believe some of these myths, too. However, I grew up in Florida — one of the most hurricane-prone states in the country. So, I quickly learned that many of the things I heard about hurricanes were in fact myths that could be quickly dispelled by facts that have been proven by scientific research and studies.
Tracking the International Space Station can be a fun hobby for young and old alike. With the many websites that track the ISS as it flies high overhead, you’ll know when it will be visible over your neck of the woods.
Want to know what the wind chill is outside? Or how close you are to lightning? These online weather calculators are FREE! There are even some FUN ones 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 numbers you know and these weather calculators do the rest to help you discover the information you need.
Did you know that red will always be the outermost color and the darker blue-to-violet color will always be the innermost one? See why, plus fun facts about different types of rainbows.
Starry Night is a fun online tool that explains exactly which stars and planets are appearing right now above your house (or hotel, or boat, or camping tent… or wherever you might be). In our case, it’s our hot tub! Have fun discovering the stars and planets overhead…