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List of Songs About Weather from the 1970s
A list of the top weather songs of the 1970's is listed including artist, year, record label, and description. This fun list of songs is perfect for the weather fan and includes all the details you need to find these oldies classics.

List of Songs About Weather from the 1980s
A list of the top weather songs of the 1980s is listed including artist, year, record label, and description. This fun list of songs is perfect for the weather fans and includes all the details you need to find these classics. Teachers and students will find the music very helpful in their daily classroom plans for elementary and secondary schools as well!

Famous Songs About Weather from the 1990s
A list of the top weather songs of the 1990s is listed including artist, year, record label, and description. This fun list of songs is perfect for the weather fans and includes all the details you need to find these classics. Teachers and students will find the music very helpful in their daily classroom plans for elementary and secondary schools as well!

Dryline - Definition and Examples in Weather
Dryline. Weather.

Funny Weather Reports, Commercials, and Bloopers
When was the last time you laughed at your TV weather guy or gal? Check out these hilarious must-see TV weather missteps.

7 Stories from the Hurricane Katrina Disaster
The devastation of Katrina will leave few to doubt that hurricanes are one of nature’s most destructive forces. Here, victims and rescue workers tell their tales of heroism and survival.

Extreme Weather Magazine - Full Review
Extreme Weather magazine is a special supplement distributed by the award-winning Astronomy magazine. While the magazine is currently a special issue, there is a possibility of a future subscription rate. Get a full review of this weather mag here.

Beecher Flint Michigan - F5 Tornadoes
The top 10 deadliest US tornadoes created a staggering death toll. The number of lives lost in these tornadoes was tragic, as was the damage that they caused. Tornado damage happens very quickly and often without a lot of warning. This is especially true in the area of the US called tornado alley. Pictures of tornadoes show the devastation that can be caused based on wind speed (as measured by the Fujita scale) and the population of the area where the tornado touched down.

Clear Skies - Definition and Examples in Weather
Clear sky conditions are defined in the weather glossary.

Continental Dry Air Mass - Definition and Examples
Continental, or dry air is defined in the About Weather Glossary.

Hoar Frost - Definition and Examples in Weather
Hoar Frost. Weather.

What Is Smog? - Definition and Examples in Weather
Definition and resources on smog pollution

Stationary or Stalled Fronts - Definition in Weather
Stationary front definition. Weather.

Trace Precipitation - Not Enough to Measure
Learn about

Wind Sock - Measuring Speed and Direction
A wind sock is a device for measuring wind direction.

What Is Fog? - Definition and Examples in Weather
Fog definition in the weather glossary.

The Halloween Storm of the Century in 1991
The Perfect Storm occurred around October 31, 1991 as a massive and rare storm. With three meteorological conditions combining to create what has been called the 'Storm of the Century', this Halloween storm will not soon be forgotten. In fact, Sebastian Junger profiled this storm in his novel, The Perfect Storm. A film was later created based on the book.

Role of National Weather Service in Tsunami Forecasting
Tsunami discussion include the forecasting of tsunamis and the devastation that can result.

The Race for the Title of Warmest Year on Record – Hottest Year Ever – Global Warming Temperatures
Was this a warmer year than average? What are the 25 warmest years on record? Find out now as you delve into the weird weather experienced throughout most of the United States and globally. You will find data sources for educational and research purposes as well as an explanation behind the increased temperatures experienced over the last 50 years. This historical climate record will rank order the hottest average temperatures in the US. Page 2.

Warmest Year on Record – Global Warming Temperatures
The Race for the Title of Warmest Year on Record. Was this a warmer year than average? What are the 25 warmest years on record? Find out now as you delve into the weird weather experienced throughout most of the United States and globally. You will find data sources for educational and research purposes as well as an explanation behind the increased temperatures experienced over the last 50 years. This historical climate record will rank order the hottest average temperatures in the US.

The Battle to Save the Ozone Layer - CFC Hazards
Is the ozone layer recovering after the historic Montreal protocol? Ozone up high is a necessary ingredient for keeping Earth protected from harmful UV radiation. Near the ground, ozone is considered a pollutant and is a primary ingredient in smog. Are we doing enough to heal the ozone layer?

Back-to-School After Hurricane Katrina
The Hurricane Katrina Anniversary is bringing dread and hope to students across the Gulf Coast Region. With many schools still closed, the devastation of this disaster cannot be ignored.

Fujiwhara Effect - Two Hurricanes Interacting
The Fujiwhara Effect is the term used to describe the rotation of two tropical storms or hurricanes around a common center. Several large hurricane systems have shown a Fujiwara Effect as the storm vortices interact often causing one hurricane or tropical depression to weaken.

Information About High and Dry Anticyclones
Explore how anticyclones (also known as high pressure centers) work and what weather they bring. Plus, a lesson plan for students and teachers.

Atmospheric Pressure Experiment - Science Lesson Plans
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.

Why Is Wind Speed Slower Over Land Than Over Ocean?
Students will be able to read an anemometer and interpret the readings.Students will understand that winds blow faster over the ocean because, there are no natural barriers to cause friction where as, the winds over land blow slower because the natural land objects cause friction.

Space Tornadoes - Seen in Space or from Space
Space tornadoes. Weather.

Alabama Tornado Weather and Average Climate
Storm chasers in Alabama know the severity of an Alabama tornado. With the average weather in Alabama producing 23 tornadoes in a season, Alabama is one location where twisters can be a dangerous severe storm.

How Many Lightning Deaths Have Occurred in the US?
Data and diagrams of lightning deaths by state for the years 1959-2004. Find out why the United States has a high risk of lightning deaths. With data from NASA ans NOAA, you can determine if a severe thunderstorm will affect you. You will also learn how to protect yourself from a lightning strike.

How Long Does a Tornado Last? - Quick Facts
Quick tornado facts and FAQs - Answers from a weather expert

The Eye of a Hurricane
Explore the basics and weather conditions of a tropical cyclone's eye and eyewall -- also known as the storm's center.

Can Crickets Really Tell You the Temperature Outside?
Explore Dolbear's Law -- the simple formula used to estimate outside air temperature by counting cricket

Free Meteorology Learning Modules
Get the latest and best intermediate and advanced meteorology lessons to improve your skills at weather prediction and understanding. Lessons come complete with quiz materials tracked for you free online so you know your running score. Each weather module only requires a free registration with national education associations that do not send junk through email.

Most Dangerous States for Lightning Related Injuries
Find out which states in the United States have the greatest number of lightning and thunderstorms related deaths and injuries.

Top 10 Songs of the 1960s About the Weather
A list of the top weather songs of the 1960's is listed including artist, year, record label, and description. This fun list of songs is perfect for the weather fan and includes all the details you need to find these oldies classics.

Isobars - A Weather Guide Definition
Isobar is defined in the weather glossary. Full definitions include photos and links to key weather articles on the topic. Explore the latest weather news as you browse the meteorology terms organized alphabetically with synonyms, misuses, and pronunciations.

Snow in New Orleans - Louisiana Snow
Snow in New Orleans is not a typical weather forecast, but there have been measurable amounts over the last 150+ years. Here are some photos from the snow in New Orleans in December 2008

Snow in New Orleans - Louisiana Snow
Snow in New Orleans is not a typical weather forecast, but there have been measurable amounts over the last 150+ years. Here are some photos from the snow in New Orleans in December 2008

Heat Stroke, Exhaustion & Sickness - Signs & Symptoms
Heat stroke definition including related heat stress illnesses in a full indexed weather photo glossary.

Causes of Tornadoes and How They Form
Tornadoes and the formation of tornadoes are a popular severe weather topic. Learn what causes a tornado or twister, and the role of severe thunderstorms in their formation. Also introduced are tornado myths, how tornadoes are studied, and where the most severe storms are located.

Tornado Classification – The Enhanced Fujita Scale
Tornado classification used to be based on the Fujita scale.

Teaching About Tornadoes - Tornado Lesson Plans
Teaching about tornadoes is often a fun lesson series for students. Therefore, tornado teaching resources are vital for the busy teacher in need of easy, and factually relevant information on tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Here, I have defined and described several of the best lessons on tornadoes I could find. You are welcome to email me with more suggestions if you know of additional resources.

Tornado Myths - Tornado Safety
Tornado myths still prevail even after repeated attempts to disclaim many of these popular beliefs.

Tornado Locations - Tornado Alley
Tornado locations are all around the world, but some areas are hit harder than others. The United States experiences an average of 1000 tornadoes per year, more than any other location. Why? Find the answers here.

How Tornadoes Form - What Causes Tornadoes
How tornadoes form and why tornadoes form

Tornado Season - Peak Tornado Activity
Tornado season and the time of day when most tornadoes occur is explained.

Explanation of the Different Types of Tornadoes
The types of tornadoes that can form are related to both their source region and the location where they make landfall. In addition, although most tornadoes occur as a result of supercell thunderstorm development, many do not. Page 4.

How Tornadoes Are Studied - Tornado Forecasting
How tornadoes are studied and the processes involved in tornado forecasting can be quite complex. Here, you will find a simplified explanation for how tornadoes are forecast, how tornado watches and warnings are determined, and the world's oldest tornado photograph.

Tornado Statistics
Tornado statistics - facts about tornadoes

Winter Weather - What Is a Nor'easter?
Noreaster storms are a winter weather condition commonly associated with the Northeastern United States. These blizzard like conditions cause power outages, deep snow, icy road conditions and more.

What Is a Dry Thunderstorm? - Dry Lightning
Dry thunderstorms often occur in the Western United States. The lightning strikes that result from a dry storm are often the culprits responsible for massive wildfires during fire weather season.

What Does a Tornado Sound Like?
Reader Emails After we were under the third tornado watch in the last two weeks. My 10 year old son asked me

Weather Satellites - NASA Satellites and Climate - Hurricanes from Space
Weather satellites help predict severe storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes from space. Join the space-based meteorology age where the weather is more than testing the winds with a finger. QuikSCAT, CALIPSO, CloudSAT and TRMM are covered.

Past Weather - This Day in Weather History - Weather Calendar of Events
Past weather events on this day in history are listed for January 19.

Overcast - Weather Glossary Definition
Overcast skies definition in the weather glossary.

Tsunami Lesson Plans
Teaching about tsunamis is an important part of any earth science course. The causes of a tsunami, safety information, and history of tsunamis are presented in a series of educational resources including tsunami lesson plans and brochures for teaching.

Weather Games and Interactive Weather Simulations
Find fun and educational weather games that use a particular topic such as tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, or precipitation to teach about weather and meteorology.

Weather Games and Interactive Weather Simulations
Find fun and educational weather games that use a particular topic such as tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, or precipitation to teach about weather and meteorology.

The 7 Types of Weather in a High Pressure System
There are 7 types of weather in a high pressure system. High pressure zones, or anticyclones, on a weather map usually indicate calm and dry weather and winds that spiral away from the high pressure zone.

Nitrogen (N2) - Gases in the Atmosphere
Nitrogen in the atmosphere is defined in the weather glossary. Full definitions include photos and links to key weather articles on the topic. Explore the latest weather news as you browse the meteorology terms organized alphabetically with synonyms, misuses, and pronunciations.

How to Find Past Weather
Let's say you are just curious about the weather in an area of the United States...Or maybe you want to know the weather history of the area for your vacation

The Montreal Protocol - A Treaty for Healing the Ozone Layer Hole - Scientific Cooperation
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has been hailed as one of the most successful international environmental treaties ever. Discussions of the basic rules of the treaty and the chemical compounds known to deplete the ozone layer creating the ozone hole are discussed with links to deeper references.

Top Free Videos on the Birth of Hurricanes
Get up close and personal with a hurricane with images and clips from NASA and other top news organizations! These exciting and free downloadable videos from NASA satellites all around the globe will allow you to see hurricanes as you have never seen them before.

Smog: Photochemical Smog, Air Pollution and Ozone
The formation of smog is hazardous to your health especially if you live in a big sunny city. One of the main components of photochemical smog is ozone. When ozone is formed high in the atmosphere, it filters out UV radiation from the sun. But when ozone is formed from the burning of fossil fuels in the lower atmosphere, it is called ground level ozone and is dangerous to breathe. Find out now how smog is formed and how you can protect yourself.

Becoming a Storm Chaser- Chris Caldwell Interview
How to be a storm chaser is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive. Read an exciting interview with a real-life storm chaser! Chris Caldwell is a participant in the annual storm chaser car show at the National Weather Festival in Oklahoma and he has great stories to tell and advice on becoming a storm chaser.

The 2nd Annual Storm Chaser Car Show - The National Weather Festival - Oklahoma Weather
Read an exciting interview with a professional storm chaser! Chris Caldwell is a participant in the annual storm chaser car show at the National Weather Festival in Oklahoma and he has great stories to tell and advice on becoming a storm chaser. Page 2.

Skydiving and Parachuting Weather - Atmosphere
Weather and skydiving experts come together in this article on the types of weather to look out for before you venture into an airplane and jump. Your adventure can be enhanced with some simple knowledge of weather and parachuting.

What Is a Super Typhoon?
Super Typhoons are a classification of typhoons or tropical cyclones used by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

What is Dew Point Temperature?
Learn about dew point temperature, a measure of the amount of moisture residing in the air. Understand how dew point relates to humidity.

What If There Was No Such Thing as Weather?
What if there was no weather? Here's what that would be like.

Dew, Frost, and Fog - Weather's Morning and Evening Trio
Learn about dew, frost, and fog -- three kinds of condensation that seem to form out of thin air! Plus, why they only form in the mornings and evenings.

The WMO Cloud Atlas - Cloud Bible of the International Weather Community
Did you know there is such a thing as a cloud atlas? Get the facts on this WMO resource devoted to naming clouds and find out how it compares to a cloud chart.

The Best Contests for Weather Enthusiasts
Enter these weather contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win money, weather gadgets, and other prizes!

How Frosts, Freezes, and Hard Freezes Differ
Explore how frost forms, how to protect plants and vegetation, and where to find frost and freeze dates. Plus, learn the difference between frosts, freezes, and hard freezes.

Tornado Myth - Seek shelter in the southwest part of your home
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

Tornado Myth - Tornadoes don't happen in the mountains
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

Tornado Myth - Open windows to equalize air pressure
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

Tornado Myth - A bridge or overpass will protect you
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

Tornado Safety Myths - 7 Things You Should Never Believe About Tornadoes
Don't fall for these myths about tornado safety! They may sound like good advice, but believing them could actually increase your danger!

Tornado Myth - Tornadoes only move over flat land
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

Tornado Myth - Tornadoes don't hit big cities
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

Tornado Myth - Tornadoes have a season
A look at 7 of the most popular tornado myths you should stop believing ASAP.

The Wind Chill - Why Winter's Wind Makes Us Feel Colder
Learn what the wind chill is and why it's only around in winter. Plus, view the

What's the Difference Between a Weather Watch, Warning, and Advisory?
Get easy-to-understand definitions of the National Weather Service weather watch, warning, and advisory alerts. Learn when they are issued, what action you should take, and where to find a list of active alerts.

5 Ways to Get Rid of the Rainy Day Blues
Got the rainy day blues? Try these 5 tricks to appreciating gloomy weather and getting rid of your boredom during inclement weather.

Weather Whys
Why do we have weather? Why does the wind blow? Get answers to the most often-asked questions about weather phenomena.

What is a Weather Front?
A guide to weather fronts, including the different types of fronts, their weather map symbols, and the weather changes each brings.

How Weather Affects Your Health and Mood - About.com Weather
Find out how things like air pressure, air quality, and a changing climate can take their toll on your health and mood.

How to Read a Weather Map
A beginner's guide to how to read surface weather maps, including explanations of all major surface analysis weather features, weather map symbols, codes, and terminology.

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The 5 Types of North American Air Masses
Our seasons may set the overall tone for weather, but when it comes to weekly weather patterns, air masses are boss. Learn more about air mass types, abbreviations, and source regions.

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Why Bad Weather Makes for Good NFL Game Days
When it comes to NFL game day weather, these 5 weather conditions impact game performance in a negative way, but make for nail-biting games that go down in top NFL weather history.

Why do bridges ice before roads in winter?
Explore the weather science behind the

Hurricane Alex Becomes Second January Hurricane to Ever Form in Atlantic Ocean
The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season has its first named storm, Alex -- and it hasn't even begun! Learn what records Hurricane Alex holds, and find out just how rare January hurricanes are.

Why Your Car's Tires Lose Air During Winter
Find out what it is about cold weather that makes your car tires lose air pressure during winter.

How to Translate Weather and Seasons into Different Languages
Love to talk about the weather? Expand your vocabulary with this list of basic weather terms in 5 languages, including: Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Japanese.

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2016 Weather Calendar and Weather Holidays
Use this weather calendar to keep up with weather holidays and observances from January to December, including seasonal equinox and solstice dates.

What is a Low Pressure Area?
Here are 5 things to know about low pressure areas, including why they always bring stormy weather. Plus, expect this weather depending on where you're located relative to the low's passing.

Twinning Weather - Can You Tell These Weather Look-Alikes Apart?
Tornado or dust devil? Hail or sleet? Amateurs and professionals alike are guilty of confusing these and other pairs of weather events. Which ones have fooled your eyes?

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An Introduction to Clouds - 6 Must-Know Facts
Explore the ins and outs of clouds, including: how clouds form, what clouds are made of, what color clouds are, and more!

It is NEVER Safe to Walk Into Flood Waters
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Flooding Is a 'Top 5' Leading Cause of Weather-Related Deaths
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It is NEVER Safe to Drive Through Flooded Roadways
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Flood Safety - 10 Flood Facts You Should Know
Don't consider floods to be as significant a threat as other severe weather events? These flood facts and figures will change your mind (and keep you flood safe!).

This is Why 'Tornado Season' Technically Doesn't Exist
Meteorologists often talk of

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Discover how satellites circling hundreds of miles above the Earth offer previews of global weather patterns hours to days in advance.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Discover how satellites circling hundreds of miles above the Earth offer previews of global weather patterns hours to days in advance.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Explore the basics of weather satellites here, including how weather satellites work, what they measure, and the kinds of satellites and satellite images meteorologists use in forecasting.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Explore the basics of weather satellites here, including how weather satellites work, what they measure, and the kinds of satellites and satellite images meteorologists use in forecasting.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Explore the basics of weather satellites, including how weather satellites work, what they measure, and how they're used to create your weather forecasts.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Discover how satellites circling hundreds of miles above the Earth offer previews of global weather patterns hours to days in advance.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Discover how satellites circling hundreds of miles above the Earth offer previews of global weather patterns hours to days in advance.

Weather Satellites: Forecasting Earth's Weather from Space
Discover how satellites circling hundreds of miles above the Earth offer previews of global weather patterns hours to days in advance.

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates on Climate Change and Global Warming
Where do our 2016 U.S. Democratic and Republican presidential candidates stand on the topic of global warming and climate change? Here's the latest from the campaign trail.

How to Make Paper Snowflakes (That Look Like Real Snowflakes)
Wish you could bring winter's beauty indoors? You can with paper snowflakes! Here's how to make six-sided snowflakes that look like real ones.

What is Meteorology?
Learn all about meteorology: who invented it, how it differs from atmospheric science, and how to become a meteorologist.

What is El Nino? - About.com Weather
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Your White Christmas Forecast: How Soon Can You Check It?
Will you have snow on Christmas Day 2015? Here's what meteorologists can (and can't) tell you.

Does NOAA Have an Official Weather App?
Does the NOAA National Weather Service have a mobile weather app or not?

What is a Weather Forecast?
An introduction to weather forecasts and how they are made. Plus, get to know the various types of forecasts that help you plan for weather in the hours, weeks, and months ahead.

The Top 3 Most Accurate Weather Companies, Named
When it comes to checking your forecast, what weather service provider do you trust as your go-to?

How Do Snowflakes Form?
Discover how snowflakes (which take very different paths through clouds than raindrops) form. Plus, why liquid water has little to do with it.

Here's When You'll See Your Coldest Day This Winter
Curious to know when the coldest part of winter arrives where you live? The NOAA cautions you to be on the lookout around these dates...

The Jet Stream: What It Is and How It Affects Our Weather
Discover how strong winds high above the earth called

10 U.S. Cities That See White Christmases Every Year
Can you imagine what it'd be like to have a White Christmas every year? These U.S. locations don't have to.

Where Does Weather Folklore Come From?
You've heard of red skies, mackerel tails, and other weather lore... now learn where these sayings come from. Plus, which are true? (Scientific explanations included.)

How Mother Nature Shapes the Taste of Wines
Like fall foliage, a grape is only as good as the weather that raised it. Here are the weather conditions responsible for bringing you that favorite bottle of wine.

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Your 2015 Thanksgiving Weather Forecast
Rain? Snow? Unseasonable warmth? Get a glimpse of what the weather holds for your 2015 Thanksgiving week and weekend.

How Does a Thermometer Measure Air Temperature?
Your outdoor thermometer may be small in size, but it has the big task of measuring air temperatures outside your door. Here's how it works, and how to tell what kind of weather thermometer it is.

How Yesterday's Weather Observations Age into Climate Data
Here's how the weather observations of today will eventually offer us clues about those of tomorrow.

Holiday Weather: Can it Lower, Lift Your Holiday Spirit?
Can the weather make or break your

How Sun Angle Leads to Seasonal Weather
Sun angle, a word related to the seasons, is defined in the Weather Glossary.

How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?
Do clouds weigh 100 pounds? 500 pounds? Nothing at all? The true answer will surprise you. (They're MUCH heavier than you think!)

First Snowfall Climatology for Select U.S. Cities | About.com Weather
Is October too early to mention that 4-letter word (S-N-O-W)? Not in some U.S. locations.

After the Storm: How Meteorologists are Among First to Kickoff Storm Recovery
A meteorologist's job doesn't necessarily end when severe weather watches and warnings are issued. After storms occur, there is still much work to be done, including an

Why We Name Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Discover why tropical storms and hurricanes are named, when they get named, and how their names are chosen.

Are Your Allergies at the Whim of Your Weather?
Learn which weather conditions are aggravating your allergies and which in your 5-day forecast may offer relief. Plus, are winter allergies a

How Weather Outside Your Window Is to Blame for Your Aches & Pains
Discover how weather could be affecting your arthritis, joint pain, migraine headaches, and even allergies.

The 10 Most Powerful Hurricanes and Typhoons in World History
A rundown of the most intense hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones to ever travel the world's oceans. (Can you guess where recent Hurricane Patricia ranks?)

Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Do you find yourself feeling depressed or moody at the same time of year, every year, for no apparent reason? If so, you may suffer from what's called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Analysis of the Waco Tornado of 1953
The top 10 deadliest US tornadoes created a staggering death toll. The number of lives lost in these tornadoes was tragic, as was the damage that they caused. Tornado damage happens very quickly and often without a lot of warning. This is especially true in the area of the US called tornado alley. Pictures of tornadoes show the devastation that can be caused based on wind speed (as measured by the Fujita scale) and the population of the area where the tornado touched down.

Is the Earth Warming Because of Human Activity or Not?
Evidence from multiple sources indicate the earth is warming due to increases in greenhouse gases. Political statements and confusion in reading scientific graphs and research have caused a lot of hot button arguments about earth's climate change.

Global Warming Pros and Cons
Evidence from multiple sources indicate the earth is warming due to increases in greenhouse gases. Political statements and confusion in reading scientific graphs and research have caused a lot of hot button arguments about earth's climate change. Page 2.

Ozone Layer Hole Research and Ozone Depletion in the Antarctic
Ozone layer depletion is one of the number one concerns of many citizens around the world. Without the blanket of protection this stratospheric layer provides, earth would be riddled with UV radiation thereby destroying life on earth. NASA scientists are now teamed up with University of Cambridge scientists for a world class study on the dynamics of the atmosphere in a cooperative research effort designed to cure the world of CFC and halogen pollutants.

Are We Doing Enough to Heal the Ozone Layer Hole?
Ozone layer depletion is one of the number one concerns of many citizens around the world. Without the blanket of protection this stratospheric layer provides, earth would be riddled with UV radiation thereby destroying life on earth. NASA scientists are now teamed up with University of Cambridge scientists for a world class study on the dynamics of the atmosphere in a cooperative research effort designed to cure the world of CFC and halogen pollutants. Page 2.

The Strangest Rain-Related Weather Events
You can't talk about the strangest weather events without mentioning some of the strangest things to ever fall from the sky. Included: worm rains, blood rain, the hottest rainfall on record, and more. Plus, explanations for why each occurs.

Weather History - A Slave Revolt in History is Changed by Severe Weather Events
Weather and history are sometimes intimately related as important events in history have been forever altered due to a sudden rain downpour or temperature extremes. This detailed article connects you to the ways in which history and weather have been partners as meteorological events. Here, author Laura Lee discusses a slave revolt.

Excerpt - Blame It on the Rain
Weather and history are sometimes intimately related as important events in history have been forever altered due to a sudden rain downpour or temperature extremes. This detailed article connects you to the ways in which history and weather have been partners as meteorological events. Here, author Laura Lee discusses a slave revolt. Page 2.

Student Activities in Meteorology - SAM II - Weather Lessons - Weather Curriculum - Meteorology
Student activities in meteorology or SAM are a series of National Standard aligned lessons offered by NOAA. Each lesson teaches about topics including Doppler radar, tornadoes, lightning, wind chill, humidity, the disappearing ozone, global warming, and more.

Student Meteorology Activities - SAM II Free Curriculum
Student activities in meteorology or SAM are a series of National Standard aligned lessons offered by NOAA. Each lesson teaches about topics including Doppler radar, tornados, lightning, wind chill, humidity, the disappearing ozone, global warming, and more. Page 2.

Historic Storms That've Howled Across the U.S. on Halloween
These hurricanes and snowstorms have gone down in weather history as some of the worst to wreak havoc in the United States on Halloween (October 31).

Hurricane Joaquin Eyes U.S. East Coast
Here's what you need to know about Hurricane Joaquin, and why, regardless of how it tracks, it has the potential to make hurricane history. Plus, will Joaquin break the U.S. hurricane drought?

How Weather & Climate in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Differs
Find out why seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres oppose.

Weather Watch and Warning Lead Times
When it comes to weather safety, minutes matter. Here's how many you'll typically have before a tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, tropical storm, or hurricane arrives.

Strange Skyscapes
Talk about weird science! These weather phenomena are so strange, they could easily be (and sometimes are) mistaken for the paranormal.

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Hole Punch Clouds
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What are Leeward and Windward Sides of a Mountain?
Discover how the world's mountain ranges and the flow of air over their

Warm Rain, Cold Rain: What Determines Rainwater Temperature?
Discover why some rain showers feel cool to the touch, while others feel unexpectedly warm against the skin.

How to Prepare for Winter Driving
Learn to create a family disaster plan, use a weather radio, plan for an automobile emergency, or survive the ravages of the freezing winter weather.

Weather Radios -Weather Scanners
Compare prices of weather radios designed to receive national and local weather news. Keep alert for watches and warnings with an electronic weather scanner. A weather radio could save your life in the event of severe weather such as hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and typhoons.

How Weather Affects Fall Colors | About.com Weather
Contrary to popular belief, weather doesn't cause leaves to change color, but it does determine color intensity and arrival.

Autumn Leaf Color: What's Elevation Got to Do with It?
Find out why fall leaves change color at higher elevations, and among a tree's highest boughs, first.

How to Become a Meteorologist at Any Age
Want to become a meteorologist? Take this advice (from a meteorologist) on how to prepare for a career in weather, no matter what your age or education level.

Why Sunrises and Sunsets Turn Blue Skies Red
Explore what happens every morning and evening to turn blue skies yellow, orange, and red. Plus, why a red sky at morning is a sign of ill weather.

UTC, GMT, and Zulu Time: Is There a Difference?
UTC, GMT, and Zulu time are often used interchangeably, but only two of these three time clocks mean the same thing.

The Best Time to Switch out Seasonal Clothing
How soon after the change in season should you change your clothes? Take your cue from the weather, not the calendar.

Hurricane Tracking Charts and Maps
Hurricane tracking charts are used to track the path of a hurricane. The NOAA National Hurricane Center produces these hurricane maps daily, but so can you.

Summer's Hot Weather Gives Rise to 'Heat Days'
Who says inclement weather only happens in winter. Discover how summer heatwaves and sky high heat index values can cause school closings just like snow and ice can.

Low Level Significant Weather - about.com Weather
These weather conditions are notorious for delaying and canceling flights, or if you're mid-flight, turning the

5 Ways the Godzilla El Niño Could Bring Weather Mayhem to Your Streets
Climatologists are warning that El Niño 2015 could be the strongest yet. Here are 5 ways this super El Niño could impact your year. Plus, why it's already been dubbed

Temperature: Fahrenheit vs. Celcius
Learn the ins and outs of temperatures (including the difference between Celcius and Fahrenheit) one of weather's basic elements.

Weather vs. Climate: What's the Difference?
Find the difference between weather and climate confusing? Here's a simple explanation. Plus, examples of weather and climate events, and how each is forecast.

Mandatory Level Upper Air Charts - About.com Weather
Conditions high up in the atmosphere, and shown on these weather charts, are key to understanding the weather we feel here on the ground.

11 Items Every Disaster Survival Kit Needs
Are you prepared for a possible weather disaster? Not if these basic items are missing from your emergency supply kit. Plus, special items to include for tornado and snowstorm emergencies.

11 Items Every Disaster Survival Kit Needs
Are you prepared for a possible weather disaster? Not if these basic items are missing from your emergency supply kit. Plus, special items to include for tornado and snowstorm emergencies.

What is a Natural Disaster?
Tornado. Drought. Flood. These words are usually the first to come to mind when referring to natural disasters. But why is it that the case? Are all natural disasters weather-related?

Understanding Sky Conditions and Cloudiness
Partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, cloudy.... Here's how cloudy each of these is.

What is Water Vapor?
Explore the role of water vapor, or moisture, in the atmosphere and it's importance in weather making.

When Do High and Low Temperatures Occur? - About.com Weather
Learn more about daily highs and lows, including the times of day when each occurs.

Why Bank Thermometers Can't Be Trusted
Here's why you shouldn't trust temperatures displayed on outdoor LED signs near banks and other businesses.

The Truth About Heat Lightning - About.com Weather
Discover the truth about heat lightning -- the faint flashes of distant lightning that appear solo (without a parent thunderstorm) in summer.

Worst Weather for Summer Travel
If your summer travel weather includes any one of these conditions, expect your getaway to get off to a rough start.

Peak Months for Severe Weather Activity - About.com Weather
Here's when thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are each prone to occur. (No, neither the spring nor summer months offer you asylum.)

The Government's Response (and Faux Pas)
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Hurricane Katrina - Lessons Learned
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Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later
It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina disrupted the lives of New Orleanians. Here's a look at how and how far the city has come since then.

Katrina By the Numbers
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Katrina's Storm Surge
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Evacuees or Refugees?
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The Superdome
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How to Prove Air Has Volume (Takes Up Space)
Does air, which is invisible, take up space? Use these lessons and activities to demonstrate that it does have volume.

The Science Behind the Heat Index and Wind Chill
Explore the reasons why we have apparent, or

Air Mass Source Regions
Learn about source regions, the places where air masses are born.

U.S. Geographic Regions (Commonly Mentioned in Weather Forecasts)
The Plains. New England. The Pacific Northwest. These geographic regions are always mentioned in your national weather forecast -- here's a reminder of where each is.

Music Inspired by Weather and Nature - About.com Weather
Weather not only makes its mark on us, but on musicians too. Here's a list of the most popular songs of the 2000s whose lyrics were inspired by wind, rain, storms, and sun.

How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle - About.com Weather
Need a cool science project? Or maybe you love clouds? Here's how to make your own cloud in a bottle or jar!

NOAA Billion Dollar Severe Weather Storms
NOAA Billion Dollar Severe Weather Storms Map. Page 4.

Hurricane Ivan, September 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Image of Hurricane Ivan. Ivan was one of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes in US history and the strongest of the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 6.

Hurricane Ivan 9/16/04
Hurricane Ivan was one of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes in US history and the strongest of the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 8.

Hurricane Ivan 9/15/04
Hurricane Ivan was one of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes in US history and the strongest of the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 9.

Hurricane Ivan 9/14/04
Hurricane Ivan was one of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes in US history and the strongest of the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 10.

Hurricane Ivan 9/13/04
Hurricane Ivan was one of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes in US history and the strongest of the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 11.

Hurricane Ivan 9/10/04
Hurricane Ivan was one of the most devastating and costliest hurricanes in US history and the strongest of the 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 13.

Hurricane Ivan Time Series of Photos from Space
Hurricane Ivan Time Series of Photos from Space, 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Page 5.

Hurricane Images
The Best Weather Photos and Images About Hurricanes

Weather Stations
Learn about the different types of weather stations, from the basic to the more sophisticated.

Weather Stations
Learn about the different types of weather stations, from the basic to the more sophisticated.

Weather Stations
Learn about the different types of weather stations, from the basic to the more sophisticated.

Weather Stations
Learn about the different types of weather stations, from the basic to the more sophisticated.

Weather Stations
Learn about the different types of weather stations, from the basic to the more sophisticated.

Weather Stations
Learn about the different types of weather stations, from the basic to the more sophisticated.

Hurricane Anatomy and Structure - About.com Weather
Locating the

Cirrocumulus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Stratocumulus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Nimbostratus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Cumulonimbus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Using Clouds to Predict the Weather
Did you know??? Clouds are a tool you can use to forecast weather. Here's how to interpret their puffy predictions.

Cirrus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Cirrostratus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Altostratus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Cumulus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Stratus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Altocumulus clouds predict what kind of weather?
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Hurricane Frequently Asked Questions
A list of hurricane and tropical cyclone FAQs.

Why is Weather Abbreviated as WX? - About.com Weather
WX (the abbreviation for weather) is popping up left and right on twitter and in texts, but it's usage pre-dates the internet era.

Top 10 Earliest Forming Atlantic Hurricanes - About.com Weather
This year, Tropical Storm Ana formed 3 weeks before the June 1 Atlantic hurricane season start. Here's how it ranks among the earliest forming storms in hurricane history.

How are Hurricane Seasons Dubbed 'Active' or 'Inactive'?
Scientists look at these 3 things when categorizing a hurricane season as

The Secret to Perfect Wedding and Honeymoon Weather - About.com Weather
Don't let unfavorable weather cause your mood to be your

The Hazards of Hurricanes
Landfalling hurricanes pack a quadruple-punch. Learn about the dangers associated with these massive storm complexes.

Expect an Inactive 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Say Experts
Will 2015 be another quiet season for Atlantic hurricane activity? Five experts weigh in with their forecasts.

How to Travel Smart During Hurricane Season: Saving Your Vacation
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How to Travel Smart During Hurricane Season - About.com Weather
Don't let a tropical storm or hurricane put a damper on your vacation. Consider this advice when making plans.

What Picture Perfect Weather Is Made Of - About.com Weather
An atmospheric recipe for fair, sunny days.

5 Reasons Why You Hate Your Weatherman - About.com Weather
From wrong forecasts to technical speak, here are 5 things that annoy most folks about meteorologists.

Lawn and Garden Weather Art
Forget garden gnomes! Add sophisticated flair to your outdoor spaces this spring and summer with one of these weather-inspired yard and garden ornaments.

California's Drought: 5 Key Facts to Understanding How It All Began
How long has California been in a drought? Here are 5 to bring you up to speed on California's crisis.

Low Pressure Promotes Rising Airflow
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High Pressure Promotes Sinking Airflow
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Low Pressure = Bad Weather, High Pressure = Good Weather
Here's why skies always turn stormy when low pressure comes around, and sunny when high pressure returns.

Surface Winds Initiate the "Weather Making"
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Two New Clouds (Coming to a Sky Near You)
Get in-the-know about weather's two new cloud types -- the first additions to the cloud family in over 40 years! (Plus, why they're still not official yet...)

What is National PrepareAthon Day? - About.com Weather
Are your weather safety skills a bit rusty? There's no better time to dust them off than on National PrepareAthon Day.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are classic weather events, but many of us are unfamiliar with how they form. Ingredients, formation, and life cycle are discussed here.

Organizing the Sky: How We Name Clouds - About.com Weather
Name any cloud, anywhere in the world by asking these 5 questions about it.

Weather Whiplash (Definition) - About.com Weather
A weather buzzword that describes the act of being jerked back-and-forth by differing weather events, usually over some short period of time.

Giving the Groundhog Some Competition
While the groundhog may be the most famous of four-footed forecasters, it is by no means the most accurate. Consider consulting these creatures instead.

Cows Predict Prevailing Winds
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What's the Air Pressure? Ask Geese!
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Seagulls: Bellwethers of Bad Weather
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Your Current Temperature, Courtesy of Crickets
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Wind Chill (Definition) - About.com Weather
Wind chill is defined in the About.com Weather Glossary.

Spring Weather Folklore - About.com Weather
You've shivered through winter and made it to spring. Now if only there was a way to know what kind of spring weather (fair or fierce) Mother Nature will favor this year...

What Temperature is 'Room Temperature'?
Maximum and minimum temperatures are easy. Room temperature, on the other hand, is a bit harder to pinpoint. Here's the scoop.

Understanding Winds - About.com Weather
Learn the basics of Earth's winds, including what makes them blow.

5 Women in Weather Who Broke Meteorology's Male Mold
These extraordinary women may have been fair of face, but that wasn't their only claim to weather fame.

So, You Want to Be a Storm Spotter?
Always looking skyward? Put that activity to good use by becoming a storm spotter.

Snow ratios
snow ratio. Weather.

Why Spring Bulbs Don't Freeze in Winter
Spring-flowering bulbs are seen as a sign of spring -- but only if they survive the cold and snow of winter first. Ever wonder why they don't freeze in the ground over winter?

Kickoff the Spring Season with Severe Weather Awareness
Do you know how to protect your family, pets, and property from severe weather? National Severe Weather Awareness Week is the time to learn.

Why Do You Sweat - Evaporative Cooling - The Heat Index
Why do you sweat and how does evaporative cooling reduce body temperature? If you spend time outside in the summer heat, then you should know the dangers of prolonged exposure to summer heat. Calculating and understanding the Heat Index is the key to knowing when to cool down.

Extreme Cold Weather Safety
An at-a-glance guide to extreme cold weather. Learn the dangers of the wind chill, how to interpret watches/warnings, and how to swiftly seek shelter wherever you may be.

Get Involved with Weather in Your Community
Don't just check the weather, be a part of it! Here are 3 ways to get yourself, your family, and even your neighbors involved in meteorology. Your community will thank you for it!

Lighting Death Records from Severe Storms – Weather Fatalities – Storms the Kill - Fatal Lightning
Deaths from severe weather are tragically common. In the United States, these weather records are catalogued by location, gender, age, and state. Knowing the locations for the most severe storms can help people to stay safe and remember to practice weather drills. Armed with knowledge, protecting your family from a storm such as a hurricane, flash, flood, tornado, or thunderstorm can be your first defense in staying alive.

Air Is Always Wet
Rain, Clouds, and Water Vapor Keep Water in the Air 24/7.

Is Global Warming All Our Fault?
When it comes to global warming, we humans carry the weight of the blame on our shoulders - but are we right to do so? Is it solely our fault?

What is a January Thaw?
Learn more about the rise in temperature North America experiences almost every year near mid-winter known as the

Fog: The Lost Member of the Cloud Family
Dispel the mysteries of fog! Learn it's relation to clouds, and its travel hazards.

The Science Behind Dry Winter Skin
Why is winter weather so hard on your skin? Cold temperatures are to blame.

2014 is Poised to Be World's Warmest Year
Early estimates show the year 2014 is in the running to be the world's hottest. Here's what needs to happen to make it so (plus a look at the global events that made 2014 so hot).

The Controversy Over Naming Winter Storms
Is naming snowstorms a

Natural vs. Fake Snow: Is the Difference Detectable?
Snowmaking is a reliable way to supplement natural snow, but just how good of an imposter is man-made snow?

Pumping Out a Flooded Basement - Precautions For Flooded Basements
Pumping out a flooded basement may be one of the first tasks you take after a devastating flood affects your home. But simple precautions need to be taken in order to prevent more damage to your home. The structural damage that can result could mean big trouble in a flooded home.

The Top 5 Weather Buzzwords of 2014
Revisit 2014's most popular weather buzzwords and the year's major weather events that generated them.

Severe Storms - A Weather Guide to Safety and Causes
Severe storms such as hurricanes, typhoons, and tornadoes can rip apart lives and cause millions of dollars in damages. Find out how severe storms are predicted, where they are located, and how your family can create a safety plan to protect your lives and property.

Weather and Society - About.com Weather
Explore the many ways in which weather and climate impact our lives.

Weather and Politics - Analyzing Government Weather Policy
Weather is a political endeavor when you consider the needs of societies to create rules and laws concerning air pollution, global warming, and ozone-depleting chemical usage. Here, we examine the ways in which governments create global policies about weather and climate issues.

Weather Safety for all Weather Situations - About.com Weather
Brush up on your weather safety today!

Weather Website Reviews - The Best Weather Websites Online
Finding interactive and stimulating weather lesson online can be tough. Here, you will find reviews of some of the best sites. Each one has a very focused weather science topic that can be used as a lesson for students or yourself!

Our Four Seasons
Discover the science and weather trends of our four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Winter Precipitation - Types and Forecasting Difficulty
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasts for rain? Discover why winter forecasting is some of the trickiest to get right.

Weather Basics - Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere
Discover the ways energy from the sun heats the air, land, and water - which creates weather!

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High School Science Lesson Plans - Convectional Rainfall
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.

Surface Water Runoff and Types of Flooding
Surface water runoff is a part of the water cycle and a major factor in the reasons some areas have intense flooding. Surface water runoff can cause both flash floods and slow-onset floods.

Go Leaf Jumping
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Go Cloud Watching
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Make a Snow Angel
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Explore Weather Folklore
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Fly a Kite
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Go Puddle Jumping
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Start a Snowball Fight
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Catch Snowflakes on Your Tongue
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Make Snow Ice Cream
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Celebrate Weather Holidays
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10 Ways To Play With Your Weather
Always keep your childlike love of the weather world with these 10 weather-related activities.

10 Tips for Getting Your Car Winter Road Ready
Is your car a little sluggish in wintertime? Do these ten things to help it run at its best potential and help it keep you as safe as possible in inclement weather.

Keep Gas Above 1/2 Tank
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Check Antifreeze Levels
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Have Your Battery Tested
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Tires
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Replace Windshield Wipers
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Keep Windshield Washer Reservoir Filled
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Winterize Your Car's Emergency Kit
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Never Drive a Cold Car
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Reduce Strain on Your Battery
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Wash Your Car ASAP After a Snowstorm
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The Science Behind Thundersnow
Here's how nature creates the unlikely trifecta of thunder, lightning, and snow.

Significance of Sticking Finger in the Air - About.com Weather
Don't have your weather app handy? Not to worry -- testing wind conditions is as easy as lifting your finger.

Why The Weather Channel Names Winter Storms
Who does The Weather Channel think it is to name winter storms? Here's a look at the criticism, science behind it, and the names that'll be used for the 2014-2015 winter season.

How to Calculate Wind Chill
The Beaufort Wind Scale is only one side of the tale when it comes to understanding how winter temperatures can seem so darn cold! The Wind Chill Index is a

What Causes High Winds?
With the recent high winds causing widespread power outages and even deaths across parts of the US, several readers wrote in wanting to know how high winds can

6 Outdoor Fall Activities that Rival those of Summer
Whether you're looking to get outdoors to enjoy the cooler weather, or need inspiration for outdoor entertainment this fall, give these activities a try.

Why are Autumn Skies So Strikingly Blue? | About.com Weather
Do skies really appear bluer in the fall, or is it simply your imagination?

U.S. Aviation Weather Maps
An introduction to the aviation weather maps and graphics provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each.

U.S. Aviation Weather Maps
A list of aviation weather maps and graphics provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each

U.S. Aviation Weather Maps
A list of aviation weather maps and graphics provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each

U.S. Aviation Weather Maps
A list of aviation weather maps and graphics provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each

U.S. Aviation Weather Maps
A list of aviation weather maps and graphics provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each

U.S. Aviation Weather Maps
A list of aviation weather maps and graphics provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each

U.S. Aviation Weather Forecasts - About.com Weather
A list of aviation weather forecast products provided by the National Weather Service, including descriptions of each and links to current forecasts.

Climate Zones on Earth: Life, Weather, and Location
Why is the weather completely different at the same latitude on earth? Find details on the earth's climate zones using the Koppen Climate Classification system which uses temperature and precipitation factors to separate world zones.

Clouds, Air Pollution and Atmospheric Visibility
Visibility in the atmosphere is used by forecasters and aviation experts to report the ability to see objects within the air.