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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?

July 15, 2008

 

Tree under hot sun

Too Hot Or Just Right?

If our body temperature is in the nineties why do similar air temperatures feel too hot instead of just right? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 2, 2008

 

Arctic ice at sunset

Natural Warming

Although global warming has placed the blame on humans, natural warming and changing weather patterns have also played a part in the gradual warm up.

May 19, 2008

 

Landslide on Hill

Landslides

Landslide! Hundreds of tons of rock and soil are careening toward you at enormous speed. Little dainty flowers still standing, blades of grass unbent. How??

April 22, 2008

 

Red sunset over ocean

Red Sky at Night

People have been predicting weather since long before we had Doppler radar, and many of these prediction strategies have survived as popular folk sayings.

September 27, 2007

 

Sunrise at the beach

The Coldest Time of the Day

When the sun first rises in the morning it doesn't get warmer right away, but actually feels colder. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 14, 2007

 

Cloudy sky over landscape

A Cloud Magnet

If you look at the sky on a cloudy day, you will find more clouds near the horizon than directly overhead. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 10, 2007

 

Tree surrounded car port

Wet Floors in Dry Weather

Open air car ports with cement floors covered by a roof but with walls on only two sides might sometimes be damp even if it hadn't rained for a long time.

March 26, 2007

 

a view of the Pacific Ocean from space

Phytoplankton, El Niño, and Global Warming

How does such a tiny organism do so much to help reduce global warming?

December 19, 2006

 

lightning bolts in the clouds in front of the moon

Iced Lightning

Do ice and lightning mix? Find out how a lightning bolt forms and how ice plays a role.

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