Driving in bad weather is a cause of many auto accidents, but here are some tips that’ll help prevent bad weather car crashes and keep you safe on the road.
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.
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.
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.
Above-average winter rain and snow will be falling throughout much of the country thanks to an El Nino weather pattern affecting the United States this year. Bundle up and put those rain boots on!
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!
FEMA for Kids is a safe online resource for games, weather and disaster information. It’s also one of the few kids weather sites that also has fun weather activities for kids online.
Thunderstorm avoidance is one of the most important skills any pilot can learn. Here are the ways that pilots avoid thunderstorms when flying the plane.
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.
Can the weather cause aches and pains and change how we feel? Some believe so.
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!
Are you looking for a good and affordable rain gauge. Here’s a look at some of the gauges available here on the web.
Perspective is a funny thing! The ‘beauty’ of snow if very much a matter of perspective, and here’s a funny story highlighting that fact…
Ever wonder what all of those numbers and symbols on weather maps mean? Here’s what you need to know and how to read a weather map…
Strong wind can make a cold day feel even colder by robbing heat from the human body. Here’s the formula used by the National Weather Service and a link to the wind chill calculator.
Why does it rain when the relative humidity is less than 100%? Here’s a quick explanation!
Have you ever wondered what causes that ring around the moon at night? Here’s why you see a Halo around the moon.
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!
The one-of-a-kind water escape tool that everyone’s talking about is the Life Hammer. You can use it to escape from a car accident or use it to rescue someone else who’s trapped in their vehicle. I’m getting a Life Hammer for friends & relatives this Christmas.