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May 4, 2012

 

umbrella covered in snow

Why Is Our Weather So Radical?

Global climate is an incredibly complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out.

June 2, 2011

 

lightening striking close to homes

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

September 27, 2003

 

Urban Weather Systems

The terrain of the city, all that concrete and those rooftops, absorbs heat during the day. At night the hot air rises, creating the low-pressure heat island that sucks in cooler air from the perimeter of the city.

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