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.
You can predict the weather without a forecast if you know what signs to look for in the sky and things going on around you. Here’s how to use Mother Nature’s signs to forecast weather yourself!
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.
Now you can bring your snowflakes inside, thanks to this clever little trick! See how to save snowflakes for 10 years or more with these instructions.
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?
To see what the weather was like on ANY day in history, use this free online tool called Today in Weather History. Have fun exploring dates that have special meaning to you!
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.
Here’s how to get a good local weather forecast. It works for me! Plus, tips for forecasting weather yourself… it’s fun!
Following are some fun website tools to enhance your blog with weather trackers, weather widgets, and other weather gadgets. Want to show the local forecast on your blog? You’ll want one of these! Want to customize it too? Check here first.
A Rain Party is Mother Nature’s water park — and it is quite a bit cheaper than going to an actual water park. As long as lightning is absent, cold weather is far away, and your yard can accomodate little feet jumping, dancing, and playing in the rain, a Rain Party just might be the thing to cool off your kids on a hot, summer afternoon!
The environment can affect our health in many ways. It only seems logical that pain, mood, and general well-being would all be affected by changes in the weather, as that is all part of the environment we live in.
Following are some ways that you can protect your home and your property from a wildfire. Remember, these are things you’ll need to do now… BEFORE a wildfire is present.
Survival tactics and products that can make the difference between whether you and your family survive a hurricane or not.
The types of damage that a Hurricane can cause …and how you can prevent it from happening to your home, your vehicle, or your life!
A tornado room — or safe room — is built inside your home, while a tornado shelter is separate from the home and can either be built underground or above ground. Both rooms and shelters can protect you from winds up to 250 mph and from flying objects moving at 100 mph. By the way, it’s the missile-like flying objects that are the most dangerous effect of tornadoes!
Here we explain the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning, including the different intensities of tornado damage — from F1 to F5 — and what you can expect. Plus how to stay safe during a tornado
Thanks to today’s weather forecasting, it’s now possible to predict and determine pollen count, allergy trends, as well as when & where budding plant activity will likely create breathing difficulties. Here are some of the best online tools for monitoring pollen count and allergens across the country.
Yes, people have died while ice fishing in the late Winter, early Spring. The problem is… it’s too hard to determine the thickness of the ice! Here’s what you need to know about walking on thin ice or ice fishing on thin ice.
Do you know if you’d be safer opening the windows in your home during a tornado or hurricane or not? Find out here.
Remember, those who are least affected by bad weather are those who plan ahead and are prepared for it. After all, you know it’s coming. Maybe not today, but it will come! Here’s how to be prepared in the event of you lose electricity at your home after a bad storm.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as The Northern Lights, are a phenomenon usually seen in the skies above the Northern polar regions of planet Earth. Here are photos and videos plus tips for taking your own pictures of The Northern Lights show.
Every winter somewhere in this country an unusually heavy snowfall will result with some buildings collapsing under the extreme weight of snow accumulating on the roof. Though the nightly news may only converge on large industrial or commercial buildings that buckle under the stress, this is indeed a concern that every homeowner needs to take seriously.
The art of making unique one-of-a-kind snow sculptures using just snow and some common household items you probably already have lying around.
Here are some great tips for making a snowman look totally cool — for yourself and your neighborhood! Eight things that will set your snowman apart from all the rest.
A snow house is made very similar to an igloo, except it is rectangular and doesn’t include a roof. Last year, we made 2 snow houses which became castles and forts that all of the kids in the neighborhood enjoyed playing in.
Did you know that no 2 snowflakes are exactly alike? Even though there is no scientific reason that prevents it. Here’s why, plus other little-known facts about snowflakes.
What do you do if you want some snow for the holiday season — for decorating purposes or just for your kids to play in? You guessed it, you use fake snow! Here are some ways you can have fake snow at your home…
Here are pictures of some of the most creative snowman shapes, faces, arms, and clothes. Plus, fun miniature snowmen too! Use these ideas to make your own one-of-a-kind snowman!
70% of the deaths that take place during a blizzard, happen to people who are traveling during a winter storm. Here’s what to do if your get stuck in your car during a blizzard.
Lightning kills 55% more Americans than tornadoes — which come in at a 41% death rate for Americans. That’s pretty high, so it’s important to take electrical storms very seriously. Here are the simplest tips you should keep in mind during lightning or an electrical storm.
My husband and I took a trip to New England to do a little leaf peeping. We had heard that this was a marvelous area for autumn foliage and it far exceeded our expectations. Here are photos and details of our fall foliage train ride through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
By using your imagination and a few inexpensive craft supplies, you can create beautiful autumn crafts that will add some charm to your home decor. Here are 4 fun craft ideas using autumn leaves.
Preserving Fall leaves is one of the best ways to decorate your home during the autumn months. And it’s always fun to make little mementos that include colorful leaves that you’ve collected. Here’s how to preserve your leaves.
Even if blizzards are infrequent where you live, you should always be prepared for a bad winter storm — just in case. Here are 10 things everyone who lives in a wintery state should do… now!
The weather ultimately determines why and how the leaves turn color each Fall. A small change in the weather can easily affect how colorful the leaves will be. Things such as the amount of moisture in the soil, temperature, and even the length of the days affect what colors the leaves will eventually turn — and even the brightness and hue of those colors.
Recently, I took my mother and grandson on a trip the to Muskoka area. While there, we explored the Lake of Bays region and Huntsville, Ontario. Here are some fall foliage photos and tips if you’d like to make the trip there yourself.