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Posts tagged weather

September 30, 2013

 

sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

May 31, 2012

 

christopher_columbus

Trade in Your Wind

Does the wind have anything to do with the rotation of the earth?

April 30, 2012

 

spittlebug

The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

April 12, 2012

 

penguin_feet

Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

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?

August 14, 2009

 

Bush-cricket on leaf

How To Calculate The Temperature With The Chirp Of A Cricket

Ever been camping and wondered what the temperature was? Here's a way to find out! All you need is wrist watch, your ears, and a little patience.

April 27, 2009

 

Destructive tornado on tropical beach

Predicting Tornadoes

Did you know that tracking weather in the Pacific gives meteorologists advanced warnings of coming tornadoes here on the mainland?

February 2, 2009

 

Black volcanic sand beach

The Geology of Sand

Most grains of sand originally started as part of a larger rock.

December 10, 2008

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

September 1, 2008

 

dew

Is Dew In The Morning A Good Way To Predict The Weather?

"When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass; When grass is dry at morning light, look for rain before the night." Is this true?

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