What makes a hurricane so destructive? It’s not just the high winds. The eye of a hurricane – and specifically the eyewall – is one of the most dangerous parts of the storm. This blog post will explain what an eye is and how it forms. We will also talk… Read More »The Eye of a Hurricane: How Does an Eye Form?
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Thunderstorms are Mother Nature at her most violent. What sets thunderstorms apart from any other type of weather is the presence of lightning. Lightning can only happen from cumulonimbus clouds, and special conditions are necessary to allow thunderstorms to form. Below, we’ll explain this process. We’ll also provide a few… Read More »The Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm: From Formation to Dissipation
Looking out the window and seeing rain falling is a sight many of us take for granted. But for those living in areas stricken by drought, this simple pleasure can be hard to come by. Droughts are a serious problem that affects people all over the world. In this blog… Read More »10 Drought Facts Everyone Should Know
It’s no secret that weather forecasts aren’t always accurate. Sometimes they can be downright wrong! But contrary to what you may think, weather forecasts are more accurate than you might believe, and meteorologists actually are more often right than wrong! In this blog post, we’ll look at the accuracy of… Read More »How Accurate are Weather Forecasts? Pretty Accurate Actually
Which way do hurricanes spin? The answer is a little more complicated than you might think. In this blog post, we will discuss the science of hurricanes and explore why they rotate in different directions in different parts of the world. It all has to do with the Earth’s rotation… Read More »Which Way Do Hurricanes Spin? It Depends on Where You’re At