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.
Have you ever wondered where to get the best information regarding the weather or what it's like to be a meteorologist? Here you'll find expert information about weather events and conditions that can affect you and how to understand and prepare for Mother Nature's ever-changing weather patterns.
What is lightning temperature like? Try hotter than the sun!
Check out what heat lightning is — 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.
Find out how air pressure affects air humidity.
Hurricane wind can do damage even when the center of the storm is offshore or a great distance from you. Check out how strong winds must be to qualify as hurricane strength and the planes they’re now using to conduct hurricane research.
An invest storm is the type of tropical weather that certain hurricane data research centers want to learn more about.
Heat waves are prolonged periods of excessive hot weather. A heat wave can bring record-breaking temperatures and heat-related injuries to scores of people.
The jet stream is one of the most key elements in determining our weather. Find out how the jet stream works, where it’s found in the atmosphere, and some of the very important roles it plays in driving our weather.
Ever wonder why summer will be starting at exactly 7:28 am on June 21, 2010? It all has to do with the summer solstice.
Derechos may be different from tornadoes, but they can be just as damaging, deadly, and powerful.
Did you know there are 3 different kinds of twilight that take place before sunrise and after sunset? Hare are the official definitions for the 3 twilights: civil twilight, nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight.
Ice crystals can create beautiful images in the sky, like sun dogs, halos, and sun pillars.
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are an extremely important factor in what drives the weather affecting you throughout the year.
St. Elmo’s Fire is an awe-inspiring weather phenomena which can bring blue or violet glowing streaks to the tops and edges of grounded objects during thunderstorms or when there’s lots of static electricity in the air.
Just as the popular saying goes, April showers really do bring May flowers! Here’s why…
Here are 5 fun sun facts that will heat up your interest in the star that keeps us warm from afar.
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.
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!
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.
Knowing what all those weather symbols mean on your local weather map can be a piece of cake!
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.
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.