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For Students | Teachers
A meteorologist-created list of the best weather activities, coloring books, games, career, and teaching resources out there.

Meteorology Study Guides
Meteorology study guides for a variety of weather topics, including severe weather, climate, and everyday weather.

Meteorology Study Guide: Severe Storms
The ultimate severe weather study tool. Learn thunderstorm, lightning, tornado, flood, hurricane and winter storm terminology, basics, and weather safety.

6 Things You Should Never Do During a Lightning Storm
Guilty of not heeding grandma's advice of quieting down during a thunderstorm? You may take her recommendations more seriously after reading this.

Weather Calculators
Online calculators and charts you can use to convert and calculate weather variables like degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit, wind chill temperature, or pressure millibars.

Weather Science Demos and Projects
These demonstrations make for great science fair projects and will give students and weather enthusiasts a more in-depth understanding of how weather works.

Education Articles Archive
A collection of education-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

Weather 101
New to weather or need a refresher? Start with this introduction to the basic principles and concepts of weather, meteorology, and the atmosphere.

Weather and Meteorology from About.com
Guiding educators, students, and weather enthusiasts to a better understanding of daily forecasts, weather safety, climate change, and

The Seasons
Learn the science of why we have four seasons (winter, spring, summer, and fall) and why each has different weather. Get the latest solstice and equinox dates.

Precipitation Types
Explore the four main types of precipitation. Learn how precipitation forms, what chance of precipitation means, and how to take proper precipitation measurements.

Humidity Basics
Learn about the amount of moisture (water vapor) in the atmosphere.

Why Does Weather Exist?
A pure and simple explanation of what weather is and why we have it. Plus, our recommendations for the best places to get your weather forecast.

Weather Coloring Pages for Kids
Weather coloring books are a fun and easy way to teach kids about weather and weather safety. Links to Owlie Skywarn and Billy and Maria books are included here.

Weather and Your Well-being | About.com Weather
Find out how weather affects your health and mood, ways you can learn to enjoy weather more fully, and how to practice weather safety.

Learn to Love Weather | About.com Weather
When weather makes news or comes up in conversation, its almost always for less than pleasant reasons. But there's an entertaining and aesthetic side to this science too! Take an educated break with these lighthearted weather-themed topics.

Severe Weather | About.com Weather
Learn the basics of thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, downbursts, derechoes, and other severe-type storms.

Tornadoes | About.com Weather
Tornadoes are one of nature's most violent (and scary) storms. Learn about tornado formation, tornado safety, damages, tornado alley, tornado season, and more.

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms
Information on hurricane, typhoon, and cyclone formation, locations, frequency, damage, seasons, and safety.

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Glossary of weather terms starting with K. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as the K-Index, Kelvin temperature, and the Koppen Classification system. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with Y
Glossary of weather terms starting with Y. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as yellow snow and yearly temperatures. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with T
Glossary of weather terms starting with T. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as temperature, terrestrial radiation, taiga, thunderstorms, thunderheads, thermometer types, tornado alley, trade winds, tropical cyclones, tsunamis, and typhoons. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Occluded Fronts in Weather - Definition
Occluded fronts are a type of front or frontal boundary. There are warm occlusions and cold occlusions.

Warm Occlusions - Occluded Fronts - Types of Fronts
Warm occlusions are a type of occluded front.

Tornado Debris Cloud Description and Dangers
A tornado debris cloud -- a cloud of dust and debris near the ground that's kicked up during a tornado -- is defined.

The Dangers of Yellow Snow
You've always been told not to eat yellow snow. Here's why that is.

Hurricane Etymology and Word Facts
Five facts you didn't know about the origin and use of the word

Knot Wind Speed Definition and Conversion Tips
The knot, the unit used to measure wind speed in weather and meteorology, is defined. Plus, how to easily convert between knots, miles per hour, and meters per second.

7 Festivals That'll Make You Want to Celebrate Weather
This list proves that festivals aren't just for fall or fair weather.

Woolly Worm Caterpillars and Winter Forecasts and Folklore
Get the history, facts, and lore on the legendary woolly bear caterpillar.

Why September is the Heart of (Atlantic) Hurricane Season
Find out why September is the most active month for hurricanes, including one September when the Atlantic saw four hurricanes at once!

Autumn Equinox Dates, Weather, and Science
Discover why we have fall, fall weather patterns, and upcoming fall equinox dates. Plus, why calling it

Wind Gust Definition and Causes
Wind gust and maximum sustained winds are defined. Also, we answer the question of what causes the wind to gust.

Atmospheric Stability and Instability
Atmospheric stability has to do with air's tendency to either rise and create storms (instability), or to resist vertical movement (stability).

What does a Meteorologist Do? A Job Description
Explore what meteorologists do, the types of meteorologists, and meteorologist salaries. Plus, advice on how you can become one.

The Dangers of Driving in Flood Waters
Find out why you should NEVER drive into flood waters and always practice Turn Around Don't Drown.

Heat Waves, Excessive Heat, and Extreme Heat
Familiarize yourself with heat waves, the leading cause of weather-related fatalities in the U.S.

Weather and Zika: What You Need to Know
Learn how weather influences the spread of the Zika virus, and is also used as a potential Zika tracking tool.

Weather Movies, Music, & More
Films, songs, books, and art - all dedicated to weather.

Miscellaneous Articles Archive
A collection of miscellaneous weather-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

Weather Safety Resources | About.com Weather
A collection of weather safety tips that'll help you protect yourself, family, friends, pets, and property no matter what the weather situation or what your location--indoors, outdoors, or in a car.

Weather Safety Slogans
Weather safety doesn't get easier than this. Keeping these simple phrases in mind could save your life the next time severe weather strikes.

Rainbow Causes, Colors, and Weather
Find out what weather conditions create rainbows and why. Plus, why rainbow colors always follow this pattern, and why bows aren't the shape you think they are.

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How to Identify Severe Thunderstorms on Radar
Watch for these colors and patterns on the radar screen to know which thunderstorms are less of a threat and which you may need to seek immediate shelter from.

Winter Weather Folklore and Winter Outlooks
Will it be a bad winter? Nature says yes, if one or more of these signs are seen.

Clouds and Precipitation | About.com Weather
Did you know? Even if it isn't raining, there's still water in the air. Here are the forms it takes -- from water vapor (which is invisible to the naked eye) to precipitation (which we can see and feel) and everything in-between.

Precipitation - Water From the Sky
Rain and snow are household names, but what about the lesser-known forms of precipitation? Learn about them here, as well as the processes by which each forms. Measurement techniques are also discussed.

Flooding and Inundation
Floods are a meteorological example of 'too much of a good thing.' Learn what situations lead to flooding, the types of floods that can occur, and various safety precautions for remaining safe near raging flood waters.

Droughts - The Causes and Effects
Droughts are the antithesis of floods. An extended period of low or no rainfall (or a lack of snowfall during the winter season) can lead to water shortage, arid land, and ultimately famine. Prolonged dry spells can even increase the risk of flooding once rains do come.

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Glossary of weather terms starting with W. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as weather, Walker circulation, warm fronts, the water cycle, waterspouts, wet bulb temperatures, wind storms, wind speed, and winter weather advisory. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Wind Storms | About.com Weather
As if severe thunderstorms aren't bad enough by themselves, they are sometimes associated with violent wind storms, such as a derechoes, downbursts, and microbursts.

What Is Wind Shear?
Wind Shear is defined. Its many dangers and its role in hurricane development are also discussed.

Drought Causes, Types, and Resources
Droughts, climate events caused by low precipitation over an extended period of time, are defined. Drought types and resources are also discussed.

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain, Ice
Learn about the varied forms winter precipitation can take.

What Makes Snow White? Colors of Snow
Discover why the color of snow is white (or sometimes blue) even though snowflakes are actually clear.

Can Two or More Hurricanes Merge into One Super-Storm?
Could two or more storm systems or hurricanes ever merge into one monstrous storm? We answer this question with real examples from weather history.

Winter Weather Safety, Survival, Preparedness | About.com Weather
A collection of tips to keep you safe and warm in the face of winter storms, snow, ice, freezing temperatures, and icy winds.

How to Survive a Winter Storm or Blizzard
Under a winter storm or blizzard warning? Here's how to survive it unharmed no matter where it finds you (at home, on the road, or stranded outdoors).

Z Time - The World's Weather Clock
Learn about Z time, or Zulu time -- the time used by meteorologists around the world. Plus, how to calculate it from your local time.

Summer's High Air Pollution Days
Find out why summer days are sometimes hazy. Plus, how the summer sun exposes you to some not-so-pleasant air quality and air pollution health risks.

Is August Weather More Summer- or Fall-Like?
While August is technically still summer, its back-to-school mantra gives it more of a fall-like feel. Here's how it's weather, too, is inching toward fall.

Flood Safety Tips | About.com Weather
Don't be caught off guard by swiftly moving flood or tsunami waters - follow these smart tips.

Heat and Sun Safety | About.com Weather
In the more recent 10-year period (2003-2012), extreme heat is considered the #1 cause of weather-related fatalities in the U.S. Here's how to protect against its silent dangers.

Severe Storms Safety Tips | About.com Weather
A collection of guidelines and tips for keeping safe when thunderstorms, lightning, or tornadoes blow your way.

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Safety | About.com Weather
Hurricanes and tropical storms are a coastal threat to the U.S. and its territories every June to December.

Winter Weather Safety | About.com Weather
Your go-to resource for protecting against the dangers of winter storms, hazardous winter driving, and extreme cold.

Weather Safety for Kids and Pets | About.com Weather
Resources to make learning about the serious topic of weather safety more fun (and a little less scary).

The 4 Seasons: Summer
Learn all about the summer solstice and why summer weather is hot. This section includes heat safety topics.

Keeping Your Pets Safe from Summer Heat
Here's how and why summer weather can put your pets at risk, and what you can do to keep your dog, cat, or other pet safe whenever temperatures rise.

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US Weather Roadside Attractions
Planning a road trip? These weather-themed roadside attractions are definitely worth a detour.

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What are the 'Dog Days' of Summer?
Learn the true meaning and origin of the

Flood Types and Causes
The many types of floods (and their causes) are defined, including inland, coastal, urban, and river flooding.

Chance of Rain: Making Sense of Precipitation Forecasts
Do you understand your chance of rain forecast? Here's what it really means, including how much rain to expect and for how long. Plus, how to make your own precipitation forecast.

Why Does it Rain?
Learn how precipitation forms via the collision coalescence and Bergeron processes; and find out which clouds produce precipitation.

Tornado Facts - Tornado Statistics - FAQs
Tornado Facts and FAQs. Submit your questions on tornadoes and have them published online.

Is a Waterspout a Tornado?
Waterspouts and landspouts are examined, including their relationship to tornadoes.

Hurricane Season Definition, Dates, and Forecasts
Learn hurricane season basics for the Atlantic and the world's other cyclone and typhoon seasons, too.

Keeping Up with Climate | About.com Weather
Don't know what to believe about climate? Start here for the basics as well as for the latest goings on with climate patterns, climate change, and global warming.

Archive of Older Climate Articles
A collection of climate-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

U.S. Droughts | About.com Weather
Resources for monitoring and measuring drought conditions (which happen to be a climate change indicator in the U.S.)

Climate Lessons & Labs - About.com Weather
A collection of projects, activities, and games - all having to do with climate.

Earth's Temperate, Torrid, and Frigid Climate Zones
Before Koppen, the ancient Greeks divided the globe into three climate zones: the torrid, temperate, and frigid. Learn about this first climate classification system!

Hygrometers: Weather Instruments that Measure Humidity
Hygrometers are used to measure how moist or humid the air is. Find out how they work, here.

Flood Disasters by State
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Flood and Flash Flood Causes
Learn flood basics, including what flooding is and what causes floods and flash floods.

Winter Weather
Winter weather resources, including explanations of the many forms of precipitation and storms all created by colder temperatures.

Rainfall & Raindrops
Learn the ins and outs of weather's most umbrella-worthy precipitation type.

What are the Different Types of Precipitation?
Precipitation is defined along with its various types (rain, freezing rain, snow, sleet, hail, etc.). (Photo examples of each are included!)

Shark Attacks: Can Certain Weather Increase Incidents?
Here's how certain weather and climate conditions can actually increase shark attacks by drawing the creatures closer to shore. Plus, 5 tips to avoid a shark encounter.

Rain
Learn about raindrops, the liquid water that falls from the sky.

The Real Shape of Raindrops (NOT Tear-Shaped)
Contrary to popular belief, raindrops are not shaped like teardrops. Find out what shape they really are and why.

Basic Weather Experiments in 5 to 10 Minutes!
Learn the science of meteorology through experiments, projects, and demonstrations you can complete quickly and easily. No time to watch the news? Learn the basics yourself and soon you can learn how to predict weather without turning on the TV!

How to Calculate Your Heat Index Temperature
Here's how to calculate your summer Heat Index from the current air temperature and humidity.

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The Atmosphere and Weather are Essential to the Water Cycle
A simple explanation of Earth's hydrologic cycle or water cycle, and of the atmosphere's role in two of its steps (condensation and precipitation).

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Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones: Definitions and Differences
How do you tell the difference between hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones? It's simply a matter of location, location, location.

Why Car Interiors Get So Hot in Summer
Find out why enclosed vehicles become death traps in the summer sun. Plus, how long it will take your car to reach heat-illness-inducing temperatures.

Weather Warning Flags and Beach Flags
Boaters and beachgoers: these storm warning flags are flown to warn you of dangerous weather and ocean conditions.

Rip Current Safety and Science
Going to the beach? Here's how to identify rip currents and riptides and how to swim out of them. Plus, discover weather's role in how they form.

World Record for Fastest Wind Speed
Find out how fast the fastest wind speed ever recorded in the world, and in the U.S., is.

Air Pressure Lessons & Labs
A list of projects, activities, and games - all having to do with air pressure.

Weather Lab: Learn to Read a Barometer
Learn how to read a barometer and how to tell what kind of weather (fair or stormy) is in your forecast based on the pressure reading.

Does Air Have Mass? A Weather Experiment
A weather experiment to show that air (which most of us consider to be weightless since it is invisible) indeed has mass.

Standard vs. Tipping Bucket Rain Gauges
Interested in measuring precipitation? Explore whether a standard rain gauge or a tipping-bucket rain gauge is best for you.

The Dust Bowl Drought: Causes,
Learn about the Dust Bowl -- one of the most devastating droughts and weather disasters in United States weather history.

The Coriolis Force: An Overview
Learn about the Coriolis force and how it deflects weather systems and planetary winds to the right.

The Scales of Atmospheric Motion
All weather systems fall into one of these scales of atmospheric motion -- planetary, synoptic, or mesoscale -- based on size and the amount of time they last.

Dust Devil and Dustnado Definition
Find out how dust devils form and why they're not true tornadoes (although they look like it).

Cloud Height, Cloud Ceiling, and Cloud Thickness
Find out how high above ground clouds form. Cloud ceiling, cloud base, and cloud thickness are also defined.

Daily Porkcasts Pair Local Weather, Menu Planning
Explore how weather forecasts could help you plan what to eat. Plus, how the National Pork Board's Daily Porkcast tool is already helping Americans do just this.

Life Cycle of Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes
Discover the difference between a tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm, and hurricane. Plus, learn how a storm's strength is revealed by what it is called.

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Glossary of weather terms starting with C. Includes pictures and definitions of events such as convection, climate, cold fronts, and the Coriolis effect. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

The 4 Seasons: Fall
Learn all about the fall (autumnal) equinox and the weather fall brings. Plus, explore how weather affects fall leaf color and get your Thanksgiving forecast.

The 4 Seasons: Spring
Learn all about the spring (vernal) equinox and the weather the spring season brings, including frosts and freezes, blackberry winters, and spring tornadoes.

The 4 Seasons: Winter
Learn about the winter solstice and why winter has cold weather.

The Astronomical vs. Meteorological Seasons
Explore what the meteorological seasons are, and how they differ from

How Condensation and Evaporation Shape Our Weather
Condensation and evaporation aren't just for the kitchen and chemistry lab -- they're also key processes that shape our everyday weather.

Atmospheric Optics: What is a Sundog?
Learn how sundogs form, create the illusion of multiple suns, and what weather they are indicative of.

Rare Weather Phenomena | About.com Weather
When was the last time you experienced thundersnow, saw a rainbow, or heard tell of ball lightning? Learn more about weather's less common and fairly odd events here.

Why Is the Sky Blue?
You've known the sky is blue ever since you learned what color blue is, but where does this blue hue come from if air is invisible?

Weather Animations, Visualizations, Interactive Lessons
Weather animations can provide easy lessons on various weather topics including cloud types, hurricane formation, tornado formation, layers of the atmosphere, climate change, and more.

Weather Animations, Visualizations, Interactive Lessons
Weather animations can provide easy lessons on various weather topics including cloud types, hurricane formation, tornado formation, layers of the atmosphere, climate change, and more.

Weather Animations, Visualizations, Interactive Lessons
Weather animations can provide easy lessons on various weather topics including cloud types, hurricane formation, tornado formation, layers of the atmosphere, climate change, and more.

Weather Animations, Visualizations, Interactive Lessons
Weather animations can provide easy lessons on various weather topics including cloud types, hurricane formation, tornado formation, layers of the atmosphere, climate change, and more.

Hurricane Watches and Warnings - What's the Difference?
When a tropical storm or hurricane approaches U.S. soil, the NOAA National Hurricane Center issues one of these announcements to alert those within the path of danger.

How to Use a Hurricane Tracking Chart
During hurricane season, making hurricane tracking charts is a popular weather activity and hobby for students, teachers, and weather enthusiasts alike. Here's how it's done.

Summer Season Dates and Weather
Get acquainted with the summer season, it's weather, and its hazards.

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The 10 Basic Types of Clouds (and How to Recognize Them in the Sky)
Easily recognize and name the ten basic cloud types based on a cloud's shape and height in the sky. Plus, learn what each tells about the weather.

Too Hot For Your Health - Summer Heat Illness
Summer is all about sun and high temperatures, but overexposure can actually make you sick. Keep cool and you'll limit your chances of battling these 5 heat illnesses.

Do You Know What Your Weather Forecast Is Telling You?
Consider this a pocket glossary for learning the lingo and weather terms used in weather forecasts.

U.S. Residents: Should You Worry About Eastern Pacific Hurricanes?
Many U.S. residents forget that hurricanes also form to the west of the continental United States. Learn about the often overlooked East Pacific hurricane season.

Lightning Safety and Strike Warning Signs
Experience one of these signs? Lightning may be about to strike very near to you. Seek shelter indoors immediately - ask questions later!

What is Convection (Weather)?
An explanation of atmospheric convection -- the process responsible for creating clouds, precipitation, and thunderstorms.

Monsoons - Monsoon Season Rainfall - What is a Monsoon?
Monsoons are a seasonal occurrence in many parts of the world. Learn the causes of monsoons, monsoon season date, and locations for monsoon rainfall.

Global Monsoons: When and Where They Happen
A list of the world's monsoon season locations and dates, including the Indian, East Asian, European, and North American monsoons.

Tropical Cyclone Definition, Characteristics
Learn what tropical cyclones are, how they form, and where in the world's oceans they form.

5 Ways Weather Influences How Comfortable You Feel
Want to know how comfortable (or uncomfortable) the day's weather will feel? Pay attention to these 5 things in your weather forecast.

La Niña Definition, Causes, and Impacts
Discover what causes the La Niña climate pattern, how it affects U.S. and global weather, and how it differs from El Niño.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

Weather Phobia Names and Definitions
A list of weather-related phobias and reasons why people often fear the weather.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

7 Weather-Inspired Phobias - About.com Weather
Explore 7 of the most common weather phobias and the causes of each.

Monsoon Season: Definition, Causes, and Dangers
Monsoons are more than just rainy seasons. Learn how seasonal winds play a role in bringing precipitation to otherwise dry landmasses.

A Top 10 List of the Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes
These tornadoes rank as the deadliest on record in the United States -- meaning they've caused the highest death tolls.

Muggy Weather Definition and Ingredients
Find out just how hot and humid summer weather must be to be called

What is a Thunderstorm?
Learn the various thunderstorm types, where thunderstorms get their name, and the formula for calculating thunderstorm distance.

What is the Difference Between Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes?
Discover how thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes differ with this side-by-side comparison of their ingredients, formation, damage scales, and more.

Easterly Waves and Hurricane Formation
Learn about easterly waves and their role in hurricane and tropical cyclone formation.

Climate Change vs. Global Warming
Climate change and global warming are NOT the same thing! Discover the differences and definitions, here.

Air Pressure
Air may be invisible, but it isn't without weight. Explore how this weight, or

Air Pressure
Learn about air pressure the force exerted by the weight of air. Plus how pressure buildups lead to low pressure and high pressure and weather changes.

Climatology and Climate Science Definition
Learn about climatology (how it differs from meteorology), climate patterns, what climatologists do, and the many kinds of climate data.

The Enhanced Fujita Scale - History and Explanation
The Fujita scale was developed by Dr. Theodore

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The Fujita scale was developed by Dr. Theodore

The Enhanced Fujita Scale: A History and Explanation
Learn how to rate how strong or weak a tornado is based on the damage it causes using the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale and learn about its developer, Dr. Ted Fujita.

A 5-Minute Introduction to Tornadoes
An at-a-glance introduction to tornado basics, including ingredients, tornado alley, and the latest U.S. tornado climatology and statistics (as of 2015).

Deadly Tornado Wind Speeds Damage Homes and Lives
Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states. You may not be safe. Know the danger signs of tornado formation and where tornadoes are most likely to occur. Learning the violent nature of tornadoes are critical to preventing damages to your life and home.

Deadly Tornado Wind Speeds Damage Homes and Lives
Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states. You may not be safe. Know the danger signs of tornado formation and where tornadoes are most likely to occur. Learning the violent nature of tornadoes are critical to preventing damages to your life and home.

Living in Tornado Alley - A Weather Guide Tutorial
Living in tornado alley means keeping an eye on the sky during any big thunderstorm event. Find the areas with the highest density of tornadoes and learn to keep yourself safe from the devastation and damages.

Deadly Tornado Wind Speeds Damage Homes and Lives
Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states. You may not be safe. Know the danger signs of tornado formation and where tornadoes are most likely to occur. Learning the violent nature of tornadoes are critical to preventing damages to your life and home.

Tornado Frequency Peak Months Differ by State
When is your state likely to get hit by a tornado? Look at the data to determine your danger zone for tornado damages.

Ambient Temperature Definition (Weather)
A definition of ambient air temperature, how to measure it, and how it differs from high, low, heat index, and wind chill temperatures.

Climate Change: Potential Consequences and Future Weather
Explore how climate change and global warming could potentially affect Earth's future weather -- especially extreme events like hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts.

Weather Instruments: Tools Used to Measure the Weather World
Find out what instruments scientists use to measure weather. Photos and a description of each instrument are included.

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Climate Change and Global Warming: A Q and A Guide
What proof exists that humans are causing global warming? Can climate change be stopped? Get answers to these and other hard-hitting questions about the science of global climate change and global warming.

Hail Resources | About.com Weather
Meet the only frozen precipitation that's NOT associated with winter weather.

Hail Definition, Causes, and Formation
Find out how hail forms, what sizes it comes in, and why it's NOT considered a winter weather event.

Virga Precipitation and Dry Thunderstorms
Learn about virga (precipitation that evaporates before hitting the ground) and the weather conditions under which you'll likely see it.

Lake Effect Snow Definition, Ingredients, and Formation
Discover the difference between lake effect snow and ordinary winter storms.

Torrential Rain Definition, Dangers, and Causes
Find out just how heavy of a rain a torrential rain is. Plus, how it can trigger dangerous flooding, water runoff, and mudslides.

Barometer Basics: How it Works and Helps Forecast Weather
Learn all about barometers -- weather instruments used to measure air pressure.

Thunderstorms | About.com Weather
All there is to know about thunderstorms, from how they develop, to the many types.

Lightning and Thunder | About.com Weather
Fascinated by lightning? Learn how lightning forms, the sound it makes (aka, thunder), various lightning statistics, and more.

Archive of Older Lightning Articles
A collection of lightning-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

The Anvil Rule: How NASA Keeps Its Shuttles Thunderstorm Safe
Learn how anvil clouds (the tops of cumulonimbus thunderstorm clouds) are especially dangerous to the launch of space shuttle.

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Glossary of weather terms starting with L. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as lightning channels, local winds, lenticularis, and low pressure systems. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Land Breeze Definition
Learn about land breezes, including what time of day they occur and how they differ from sea breezes.

The Weather and Folklore of Altocumulus Clouds
Altocumulus clouds are defined. Plus, find out what weather and folklore is associated with these

The Layers of Earth's Atmosphere
Explore the 5 layers of the atmosphere, including their altitude and the weather/atmospheric phenomena that happens in each.

Understanding Winter Storm Types and Intensity
Blizzard. Snow squalls. Flurries. Heard these words used in your winter forecast? Here's how intense of a snowstorm your meteorologist is telling you to expect.

Cloud Ingredients and Formation
Find out how clouds (visible collections of water or ice) form, and what water vapor, condensation, and cloud nuclei have to do with it. Plus, what makes clouds dissipate.

Cloud Nuclei Definition
Learn about cloud nuclei -- tiny particles which remain suspended in air and are at the center of cloud formation.

9 Reasons to Become a Meteorologist
A career in weather science offers many pros, including the flexibility to live and work anywhere in the world, and variability of work conditions.

Everyday Expressions (with a Weather Twist) - About.com Weather
These expressions include words like clouds and rain, but have absolutely nothing to do with the weather.

The Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map
New storm surge maps and warnings (coming in 2014, 2015) will help coastal residents make better evacuation decisions. Here's what to expect.

Origins of A White Christmas - About.com Weather
Christmas is the one time of year when all Americans want snow. But where and when did we start dreaming of White Christmases?

Cold Snap Definition, Causes, and Names
What's a blackberry winter? Learn about this and other weather cold snaps, including when to expect them during the spring season.

What is the Arctic Oscillation?
Learn how atmospheric conditions over the Arctic can affect winter weather around the globe!

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. But how is it that these images (which could easily be mistaken for meteorological art) have become an essential forecasting tool?

1993 Storm of the Century - About.com Weather
A profile of the most devastating winter storm in U.S. history since the Great Blizzard of 1888. Storm origin, track, and record-setting conditions are discussed.

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. Discover how these images (which could easily be mistaken for weather art) have become an essential forecasting tool.

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. But how is it that these images (which could easily be mistaken for meteorological art) have become an essential forecasting tool?

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. But how is it that these images (which could easily be mistaken for meteorological art) have become an essential forecasting tool?

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. But how is it that these images (which could easily be mistaken for meteorological art) have become an essential forecasting tool?

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. But how is it that these images (which could easily be mistaken for meteorological art) have become an essential forecasting tool?

Weather Radar
Radar images are one of the most recognized of weather graphics. But how is it that these images (which could easily be mistaken for meteorological art) have become an essential forecasting tool?

Tornado Safety - Severe Weather Safety Checklist
Tornado Safety - Will you know EXACTLY what to do in the event of a severe storm such as a tornado? This article will guide you through the three main ways tornadoes cause damage and give you a plan to stay safe in the event a thunderstorm develops into a severe twister.

High School Science Lesson Plans - Orographic Rain
Teachers looking for weather lesson plans will love this science experiment on air pressure. The original lesson is exciting and hands-on allowing for development of the science process skills.

About.com Weather - Learn How to Forecast
Resources to help you learn how to make a forecast.

Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans Floods and Gulf Damage
Why did New Orleans flood? Why did Hurricane Katrina cause so much damage in the Gulf? These questions and more are part of a series of weather articles.

Why Earth Has Seasons (and Seasonal Weather)
Find out why we have 4 seasons (winter, spring, summer, and fall) and why each is marked by a distinct change in weather. Plus, why spring and fall are both equinoxes yet have very different weather.

Understanding Your Forecast
Learn how meteorologists prepare weather forecasts and what information is presented in them. Learn weather forecast lingo, National Weather Service lingo, and how to read weather maps.

Forecast Articles Archives
An archived collection of past articles on About.com Weather, with a forecasting focus.

Icy Precipitation | About.com Weather
Ice, Ice, Baby! Get acquainted with the family of ice-related precipitation -- sleet, freezing rain, graupel and rime.

Current Weather Forecasts Listed by Country: International Weather
Find the current weather for any country in the world! Listed alphabetically, links are provided for countries all around the world. Data include temperatures, average climate, rainfall, and severe weather alerts.

Hurricane Safety - How to Prepare for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm
Hurricane safety is a top priority for those living in areas prone to hurricane damage. Learn how to keep yourself and your family safe in the event of a hurricane or storm surge.

Hurricane History
Find information on past hurricanes and record-breaking storms.

Snow Resources | About.com Weather
Explore the delicate yet hazardous nature of winter's star precipitation type -- snow.

Archive of Older Severe Weather Articles
A collection of severe weather-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

United States Current Weather Forecasts - US Weather News
Local and regional weather forecasts, radar graphics, and basic weather lessons.

Hurricane History - Specific Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
The history and development of specific hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are presented.

Keeping Your Pets Weather Safe | About.com Weather
When an emergency weather situation is about to happen, pets are often the first to sense it. Follow this advice for calming and keeping them safe.

Weather Radios - Weather Scanners - Weather Safety Kits - Disaster Kits
Weather product reviews for choosing and buying weather radios, scanners, safety kits, and disaster preparedness products. Each review will give you the pros and cons of the current weather products available to buy today.

Make Your Own Forecast
​Tips and resources on where to go to find weather data to prepare your own forecast.

Are You a Storm Survivor? Tell the World Your Weather Story!
Have you or someone you loved been involved in a weather tragedy? Did you learn something unique from your losses? Are you a survivor? Submit your answers to a few questions below and I will tell your story to the world. You may be contacted by phone or email for a personal interview.

Short Demonstrations and Experiments On Weather YOU Can Do at Home
Monitoring the weather just became easier! You can learn to demonstrate weather fronts, make flat raindrops, or even create your own weather tracking system. All instructions are listed and easy to follow. Most materials are free or cheap and can give you a full understanding of weather and climate issues.

Weather Folklore - Forecasting with Nature in Mind
Weather tales have survived through the ages, but which are true? Browse this list of weather folklore to find out!

White Christmas
Get white Christmas facts, definitions, and find out what your odds are of having snow on Christmas this year.

Weather Science Careers | About.com Weather
Interested in pursuing a career in meteorology? These resources will advise you on what subjects to study in school, which colleges offer weather programs, and available internship and job opportunities.

How to Prepare Your Pantry for a Major Storm Event
Preparing for a winter storm, hurricane, or other severe weather event? Besides bread and milk, you'll want these items on your grocery list.

Christmas Weather Lore
Find out how your Christmas Day forecast foretells of weather to come in the new year.

Warning Signs of an Approaching Hurricane or Cyclone
Hurricane or tropical cyclone headed your way? Expect to see these weather conditions in the days and hours before it makes landfall.

Our Atmosphere: How it Makes Life and Weather Possible
Get acquainted with the atmosphere, including what it is made of, how high it goes up, and why it appears blue. Plus, what it has in common with a piece of paper...

World Weather by Countries A-F
Get the latest weather reports from countries worldwide.

World Weather by Countries N-S
Get the latest weather reports from countries worldwide.

World Weather by Countries G-M
Get the latest weather reports from countries worldwide.

World Weather by Countries T-Z
Get the latest weather reports from countries worldwide.

Weather Book Reviews - Meteorology Texts and Novels
Get the latest reviews of weather books from college textbooks to casual novels and fact-based books on meteorology topics.

Tornadoes in U.S. History | About.com Weather
Famous tornadoes are profiled with images and facts from the storms. Included are some of the worst tornadoes in weather history.

Fire Weather
Fire weather is most common in the high summer heat because of low humidity, dry thunderstorms, and low precipitation.

Weather Science Lesson Plans for Teachers
Weather science lesson plans, links, stories, and more for teachers. Find excellent secondary level activities, worksheets, pictures, and experiments.

Meteorology Organizations
Find national and international clubs and organizations devoted to weather, climate, and the environment.

Space Weather - A Guide to Sun-Earth Weather Interactions
Explore the upper limits of the atmosphere and the radiation of the sun. Atmospheric science is explained from auroras to radiation and temperature.

Tornado Safety | About.com Weather
Tornado safety and seeking shelter are important parts of preparing for a severe thunderstorm. Tornado watches and tornado warnings should always be a priority for you and your family.

Storm Chasing | About.com Weather
Storm chasing facts and questions are answered in the online tornado database for stormchasers.

The Atmosphere
The thin blanket of air that surrounds our planet Earth is called the atmosphere. Learn about the height and structure of the atmosphere, the atmosphere's composition, and layers of the atmosphere.

Weather Basics - Air Masses & Fronts
No air masses or fronts would make weather quite dull.

Global Warming - Global Warming Facts and Concerns
Learn about global warming, which is only one part of climate change.

Hurricane Formation - The Development of Hurricanes, Tropical Cyclones, and Typhoons
Hurricane formation happens when ocean temperatures and atmospheric conditions are just right. Modern research techniques have helped scientists and meteorologists to understand the development of hurricanes in great detail.

Hurricane Tracking & Forecasting
Tools, tracking maps, and forecasting techniques used to predict and detect tropical cyclones.

Elementary School Weather Science Lesson Plans for Teachers
Weather science lesson plans, links, stories, and more for teachers. Find top elementary level activities, worksheets, pictures, and experiments for the classroom here!

Naming Hurricanes - Hurricane, Typhoon and Cylone Names
The naming of tropical cyclones is a practice developed to help scientists, meteorologists, and communities to remember and categorize storms.

Climate Patterns | About.com Weather
Discover how ocean currents and atmospheric circulations on one side of the globe set the climate patterns felt halfway across the world. (This linkage is known as

Winds
Learn what makes the wind blow. Local winds (sea and land breezes), global winds (the easterlies, westerlies, Hadley cells, and ITCZ), monsoons, wind shear, and the Coriolis force are also discussed.

Winter Storms - Blizzards - Ice Storms
The types of winter weather are discussed including blizzards, ice storms, lake effect snow, and freezing rain.

Air Temperature
Learn how the sun (our primary heating source) heats the atmosphere and earth's surface to create weather. Topics include Earth's energy budget, albedo, temperature scales, thermometers, and how to convert between degrees Fahrenheit and Celcius.

Winter Weather Articles Archive
A collection of winter-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

Historic Snowstorms, Icestorms, Blizzards, and Nor'easters
There's something about snow, ice, frigid temperatures, and the inconvenience each causes that makes for a good tale. Stories about these massive winter storms will never get old.

Weather Writers - Freelance Writers - Weather Experts
Author biographies and profiles for contributing writers to the weather site at About.com.

Clouds - The Most Famous Forms of Condensation
Clouds are the happiest of weather phenomena! Learn how they form, the 3 main classifications, and how seeing certain cloud types can give clues about approaching weather.

Aviation Weather - Weather Topics of interest to pilots and passengers
How does weather affect flying? Find out here!

Hurricane Articles Archive
A collection of hurricane-related articles from years past here on About.com Weather.

Air Masses & Weather Fronts
Learn about air mass types, air mass source regions, weather fronts, and mid-latitude cyclones.

Jet Stream Basics
Learn how jet streams -- fast-moving ribbons of air -- steer weather systems around the globe.

Stability & Instability
Find out how air's vertical motion can lead to the formation of clouds, precipitation, and severe weather. Topics include convergence, divergence, convection, and lifting mechanisms.

Weather Photos & Multimedia - About.com Weather
The best way to learn about weather is visually! Find photos, animations, videos, and diagrams here.

Weather History - Lessons on Meteorology Through History
The history of meteorology and weather science is a vast knowledge category covering topics ranging from the creation of the National Weather Service, to historical events changed by the weather, to the men and women of forecasting. Join us on a step back in time as we look at the history of meteorology and weather! Historical images are also available.

Weather Instruments
The history, operation, and use of instruments used to monitor the atmosphere.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with S
Glossary of weather terms starting with S. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as the Saffir-Simpson scale, sandstorms, saturation, sea surface temperatures, severe weather, sheet lightning, sky cover, sling psychrometer, smog, specific heat, and standard pressure and temperature. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with N
Glossary of weather terms starting with N. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as nimbostratus, nautical miles, nucelei of clouds, and numerical forecasting. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with O
Glossary of weather terms starting with O. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as ozone, obscured sky cover, occluded fronts, and observations. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with P
Glossary of weather terms starting with P. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as paleoclimate, pennants of winds, partly cloudy, pearl lightning, permafrost, poalr easterlies, pressure, precipitation, and pulse radar. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Past Weather - Daily Weather Summary Archive
Past Weather: A summary of the daily weather conditions in the United States is presented. Significant storms and highlights of famous weather disasters are outlined.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with Q
Glossary of weather terms starting with Q. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as quantitative forecasts and qualitative forecasts. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with R
Glossary of weather terms starting with R. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as radar, radiation, rainbows, rain guages, reflectivity, ribbon lightning, rime, and relative humidity. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with U
Glossary of weather terms starting with U. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as UTC time, UV radiation Ultraviolet light, upwelling, and updrafts. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with V
Glossary of weather terms starting with V. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as vapor pressure, visibility, and vortexes. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

State by State Listing of White Christmas Probabilities
For those in the United States that celebrate Christmas, the idea of snow cover on the ground for Christmas morning is an often talked about topic. Check the probabilities in your home state!

Glossary of weather terms starting with B
Glossary of weather terms starting with B. Includes pictures and definitions of events such as blizzards, ball lightning, barometers, and the Bowen ratio. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather terms starting with D
Glossary of weather terms starting with D. Includes pictures and definitions of events such as desertification, dewpoint hygrometer, Doppler radar, and dryline. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Ozone and Air Quality | About.com Weather
Learn the facts about

On This Day in Weather History - Past Weather
On This Day in Weather History is a unique location to find historic weather events and famous storms for every day of the year.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with E
Glossary of weather terms starting with E. Includes pictures and definitions of events such as El Niño, eyewall, Ekman spiral, and electromagnetic radiation. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with F
Glossary of weather terms starting with F. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as fire weather, flood plains, free radicals, and the Fujita scale (F-scale). The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather terms starting with G
Glossary of weather terms starting with G. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as gales, GOES satellites, glaciation, and the greenhouse effect. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with H
Glossary of weather terms starting with H. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as Hadley cells, hail, hygrometers, heat index, hurricanes, and hypothermia. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather terms starting with I
Glossary of weather terms starting with I. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as ice storms, interglacial periods, inversions, and isobars. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather terms starting with J
Glossary of weather terms starting with J. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as the Jet Stream, the Japan current, and the January thaw. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Glossary of weather science terms starting with M
Glossary of weather terms starting with M. Includes pictures and definitions of words and events such as magnetic storms, mean daily temperature, mesocyclones, millibars, microclimates, and monsoons. The weather index will guide you to the correct terms for any assignment.

Fire Weather Definition, Conditions, and Watches & Warnings
Learn what kinds of weather contribute to fire weather conditions, at what point red flag warnings are issued, and where to find the latest fire weather info.

How to Interpret Last Night's Dream About Weather
Dream of rain, wind, storms, or other weather last night? Here's how to interpret what it means. Plus, what it says about your emotions...

How to Interpret Last Night's Dream About Weather
Dream of rain, wind, storms, or other weather last night? Here's how to interpret what it means. Plus, what it says about your emotions...

Weather Related Gifts: A Meteorologist's Guide
These gifts are sure to please the

Understanding Specific Heat Capacity
Pool, lake, or ocean water too cool for a swim? Blame a phenomena known as specific heat capacity.

5 Simple Ways to Keep Warm in Cold Winter Weather
Don't pass on outdoor activities simply because the weather is wintry. Lessen your vulnerability to the cold with these 5 weather safety tips.

The Diurnal Cycle and How it Affects Daily Temperatures
A look at how air temperatures heat up and cool down over the course of a day, and how certain weather conditions influence exactly what your high and low temperatures will be.

Snowflake Facts, Formation, and Science
Think you know snow? Here are 11 fascinating facts you never knew about snowflakes, snowflake sizes, snowflake shapes, snowflake color, and how snowflakes form.

5 Features of a Storm-Sturdy Umbrella
Here are our recommendations for what to look for in a storm-sturdy umbrella. Does yours measure up, or will it meet its match in the next rainstorm?

Teaching Weather with Music - Science Songs for Kids
Teach students about weather using music in this wonderful lesson plan series. The top 10 songs from 5 decades are broken down for educators to present to students in the classroom as an interactive and fun way to get meteorology vocabulary into the minds of kids. Using weather songs in the classroom will help you to make science interesting at any level in school.

Weather Songs Lesson Plan, Teaching Weather with Music, Science Songs for Kids
Teach students about weather using music in this wonderful lesson plan series. The top 10 songs from 5 decades are broken down for educators to present to students in the classroom as an interactive and fun way to get meteorology vocabulary into the minds of kids. Using weather songs in the classroom will help you to make science interesting at any level in school.

Weather Songs Lesson Plan, Teaching Weather with Music, Science Songs for Kids
Teach students about weather using music in this wonderful lesson plan series. The top 10 songs from 5 decades are broken down for educators to present to students in the classroom as an interactive and fun way to get meteorology vocabulary into the minds of kids. Using weather songs in the classroom will help you to make science interesting at any level in school.

Weather Songs Lesson Plan, Teaching Weather with Music, Science Songs for Kids
Teach students about weather using music in this wonderful lesson plan series. The top 10 songs from 5 decades are broken down for educators to present to students in the classroom as an interactive and fun way to get meteorology vocabulary into the minds of kids. Using weather songs in the classroom will help you to make science interesting at any level in school.

Weather Songs Lesson Plan, Teaching Weather with Music, Science Songs for Kids
Teach students about weather using music in this wonderful lesson plan series. The top 10 songs from 5 decades are broken down for educators to present to students in the classroom as an interactive and fun way to get meteorology vocabulary into the minds of kids. Using weather songs in the classroom will help you to make science interesting at any level in school.

Non Military Historical Events Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

Non Military Historical Events Drastically Changed by the Weather
History changes as a result of key weather events. From the Hindenburg to Bubonic Plague to the Challenger accident and more, you will learn the role of weather in changing historical events. This exciting tour will lead you through 10 events that changed the course of history! A great addition to a history and science integration lesson plan for educators!

What Is Freezing Rain?
Learn when to expect freezing rain, how fast it freezes, and how it differs from other winter precipitation types, like snow and sleet.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Forecasters, Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Famous Meteorologists - Greatest Forecasters - Famous Weather Scientists
Famous meteorologists encompass more people than you see on your local news stations or The Weather Channel. Meteorologists work behind the scenes, too, and many of them work in other countries where they are famous for various forecasts or discoveries but are not household names in the United States. Whether you call them meteorologists or weather people, these famous individuals provide a lot of insight into what the day will hold.

Flood Dangers and List of Safety Tips
After a flood, there are a multitude of dangers that can present themselves. Everyone should be aware of the 20 most dangerous things you can do after a flood. The different types of floods each present their own hazards, but the overall message is to NEVER do the following 20 things after the flood waters have risen.

Flood Dangers and List of Safety Tips
After a flood, there are a multitude of dangers that can present themselves. Everyone should be aware of the 20 most dangerous things you can do after a flood. The different types of floods each present their own hazards, but the overall message is to NEVER do the following 20 things after the flood waters have risen.

Top Deadliest F5 Tornadoes in US History
The top 10 deadliest US tornadoes created a staggering death toll. The number of lives lost was tragic, as was the damage caused. Tornado damage happens quickly and often without warning causing damage much worse than it would have been with more warning. This is especially true in tornado alley. Pictures of tornadoes show the devastation that can be caused by them based on wind speed (as measured by the Fujita scale) and population of the area where the tornado touched down.