Wondering the difference between partly cloudy and mostly sunny? Or mostly cloudy and partly sunny? Here are the official definitions for all forms of cloud coverage in the sky, according to the National Weather Service.
If you enjoy cloud gazing, you'll find our picks for handy Cloud Guides and the sources for some of the best NASA satellite photos online super helpful. Plus, enjoy other fun cloud facts and learn how thundersnow storms are different from regular thunderstorms!
Here are 7 weird weather events we’re hearing about lately — deadly heat, record rain, monster hurricanes, firenados, record snowfall, chemtrails, and weird clouds.
Planning a trip to see the Aurora Borealis? Watching nature’s amazing light show up close is an exciting and fun adventure for your bucket list! I have a few tips for planning your Northern Lights trip including — where you can see Aurora Borealis in the U.S. (the best cities & parks with an unobstructed view of the night sky), the best time of the year & time of the day to see the Northern Lights, and the best apps & sites to help you plan your Northern Lights trip.
Fun Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman (or a weatherman wannabee). Think along these lines: hurricane, sun, flood, mother nature, global warming, earth day, hail, clouds, snow globe, el nino, weatherman, tsunami, rain, snow, mother earth, blizzard, lightning, wind, stormy weather, rainbow, tornado, weather forecast, snowman, snowflake, wind turbine and solar panel costume ideas!
Have you ever seen & heard lightning and thunder during a snowstorm? That’s thundersnow! See how thundersnow storms are different from regular thunderstorms
Curious what the different types of clouds are and what they mean weather-wise? This handy Cloud Guide – with photos – will help you become a cloud expert!
Know what causes white lines in the sky behind airplanes? They’re contrails, not chemtrails! So, what is cloud seeding and how does it affect the weather?
Want to know what the wind chill is outside? Or how close you are to lightning? These online weather calculators are FREE! There are even some FUN ones in here — like the Crickets Chirping Calculator. Did you know that you can tell the temperature by entering the number of cricket chirps you hear, and the season? Simply plug in the numbers you know and these weather calculators do the rest to help you discover the information you need.
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.
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.
Hail storms can unleash large, heavy balls of ice that can damage cars and buildings and injure animals and people.
A squall line can produce heavy rain, hail, lightning, strong wind, and tornadoes.
Ice crystals can create beautiful images in the sky, like sun dogs, halos, and sun pillars.
The National Weather Service satellite radar allows you to view cool images of the weather affecting your region. Plus, thanks to NASA satellite photos on the Internet, everybody now has the chance to understand more about our weather and take a look at some pretty cool images!
Bored? Not a great day to be outdoors? You can stay entertained indoors with these challenging and fun weather quiz tests.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Here are 3 examples where the color of a cloud, combined with the thickness of that cloud, can give you some idea of what’s going on weather-wise in the skies behind it. These are scattered cumulus clouds, towering cumulus clouds, and scattered cumulus clouds.