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