Outdoor FunWeather 101

Wave clouds are unique & rare cloud formations in the shape of breaking ocean waves as seen from the side. Here's why and how Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds form. (And the best places to see them!)

Ever wonder why we get freezing rain instead of snow? Here's a look at the simple explanation behind winter's most dangerous form of precipitation: ice!


Anybody can study and enjoy meteorology. In fact, thousands of people are self-declared amateur meteorologists!

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.

What is the effect of climate change on fall colors? Does climate change mean no more autumn? Here's everything you want to know about climate change and fall foliage!

Why is Florida SO hot? Is it getting even hotter? Here's WHY Florida is hot ... from a meteorologist's viewpoint, based on the weather and climate.

Did you know it can snow when it's above freezing outside? See why this happens, the highest temperature for snow, and the temperature at which snow melts.

A derecho storm is similar to a tornado -- just as damaging, powerful, and deadly. Now see what makes a derecho wind storm different from a tornado!

Have you noticed how different the 4 weather seasons are across the US? See when spring starts, when summer starts, when fall starts, when winter starts this year.