Climate changes are occurring rapidly in many parts of the world, causing significant impacts to the homes and well-being of many types of animals. Now, there is a list of 10 animals scientists are monitoring especially closely as the climate change continues.
Cold fronts always bring cooler weather, but they don’t always bring storms and clouds. Find out which type of cold fronts bring the rain and snow and what types of cold fronts leave you high and dry.
Here’s some good news — 2009 was a relatively good year in terms of the climate disaster occurrence numbers. There were fewer climate disasters and fewer deaths because of them in 2009 than in 2008.
These 5 tornado videos will remind you of the amazing power and destruction tornadoes can unleash.
Lenticular clouds are strange but beautiful looking clouds. Check out this awesome time-lapse video of lenticular clouds over Mount Rainier, as well as some interesting photos of Lenticular clouds that look like UFO saucers!
If you’re concerned about the environment and global warming, then you’ll be glad to know there are very simple things you can do to help protect the tropical rainforest. Here are some ways to stop global warming and save the rainforest.
Winter means we tend to get cold hands and feet, slip and fall on ice, and risk getting windburn. Check out some of the ways to combat these 3 common winter weather worries.
Your homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Without home flood insurance, you could end up paying $311 a MONTH for a disaster home loan in order to get your life back in order after a flood, whereas if you’d had flood insurance, you would have been paying an average of $370 a YEAR – even less in low to moderate risk areas!
I love walking in the winter after a fresh snowfall. The sights are marvelous. It reminds me of the song Walking in a Winter Wonderland. There is so much beautiful winter scenery. I thought I’d share some of my favorite snow photos with you.
Snowicane, snowpocalypse, and snowmageddon are all words to describe the big snow blizzard that struck the United States. Perhaps those words are nothing more than hype, but one thing’s for sure: more snow storms are a sign of global warming
Doing these 5 things will help to ensure that your property is not seriously damaged in the event of flooding. These things will also protect your family from fires, sewage contamination, and having to spend thousands of dollars replacing systems within your home after a house flood.
Wonder about the likelihood of your home encountering flood waters should a flood occur at some point in the future? Use these 2 online tools to determine if your home is in a flood zone or not. It’s quick, easy… and FREE!
Dust storms are caused by wind sweeping up dry soil. These dust storms can move massive amounts of debris for hundreds of miles and cause tremendous devastation.
Driving in bad weather is a cause of many auto accidents, but here are some tips that’ll help prevent bad weather car crashes and keep you safe on the road.
A storm & kids often don’t get along too well. After all, many kids hate being stuck indoors, and some young children are scared of storms. But here are a few activities that will be sure to keep kids entertained during the next storm.
NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder is a device that is able to measure greenhouse gases, giving us more information on the agents that many scientists believe is a key aspect of global warming.
Snow paint is an exciting way to have fun in the snow!
Tornadoes have been striking throughout the course of recorded United States history. But the 10 tornado events known as the deadliest to strike the nation killed people and destroyed homes by the dozens — and sadly hundreds.
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.