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…
Enjoying the weather hobby is something that can last a lifetime… and be one of the most satisfying of all pastimes.
Here are 5 tips to help you install and use a home weather station.
Find interesting weather facts, safety tips & info about how the weather affects us on a daily basis. Plus, lots of seasonal ideas and fun things to do outdoors on our fun weather Facebook and Twitter pages!
check out these 5 great reasons why you should love rain!
Anybody can study and enjoy meteorology. In fact, thousands of people are self-declared amateur meteorologists!
Check out all the fun you can have with snow crystals, snowflakes, and falling snow!
Climate change is always a hot topic these days. Find out what climate change, global warming, and global cooling mean for you.
An anemometer is used for measuring wind speed.
Tell the kids: NORAD tracks Santa! Find out how you can join in the fun Christmas Eve and watch Santa deliver toys to children all over the world.
Hurricane shutters and hurricane windows provide two key ways to save your home from damage to hurricane-force winds.
Making a hurricane safe home is perhaps the best way to keep you and your family safe when the weather gets rough.
Do you know what a dry heat is and how might affect your health? Here’s what dry heat is and how to protect yourself.
Have you seen the famous tornado video of a TV film crew taking shelter under an overpass during a tornado? These videos show why an overpass is NOT a good tornado shelter when you’re driving in your car. Overpasses are death traps during tornadoes.
Nacreous clouds — also called Mother of Pearl clouds or Polar Stratospheric clouds — are somewhat rare clouds that are most likely to be seen in the far northern latitudes. Here are photos and videos of Nacreous clouds.
What is lightning temperature like? Try hotter than the sun!
Find out the best fall destinations — and how to plan a fall vacation — here! See where the fall foliage is changing right now.
Is heat lightning real? Is there such a thing as heat lightning? See what heat lightning is, what causes it, and why you can’t hear thunder from heat lightning storms.
The ozone layer is found in the stratosphere and helps protect us from ultra violet light. Find out about the ozone hole and how nations around the world are helping to fix it.
Hurricane Rita struck the United States during September 23 and 24 2005. Here are some interesting facts, photos, and videos about Hurricane Rita’s aftermath.
Find out how air pressure affects air humidity.