What Is A Nor’Easter? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

What Is A Nor’Easter? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

Headline-Grabbing Storms Hundreds of thousands of people without power.  Significant beach erosion along hundreds of miles of coastline.  Winds topping 70 miles an hour.  These sound like headlines from a tropical storm or a hurricane, but all of this happened in March, not during hurricane season.  This storm is nearly as damaging and nearly as…

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Where Is The Lightning Capital Of The World? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

Where Is The Lightning Capital Of The World? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

“One, Two, Three…” I remember laying in bed as a child & counting the flashes of lightning and claps of thunder during summertime thunderstorms.  “One, two, three.  BOOM.  There’s another one!“. Counting lightning strikes from one thunderstorm… from one location… isn’t too challenging of a task.  But imagine counting EVERY lightning strike that hits the stormiest parts of…

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How Does It Snow In Hawaii? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

How Does It Snow In Hawaii? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

Hawaii Isn’t Just Palm Trees & Beaches Ah, Hawaii.  The sun.  The sand.  The beaches.  The hikes.  The heat. The snow?  Yes, THE SNOW! It turns out that snow isn’t even that uncommon in Hawaii.  It happens almost every winter.  You may be wondering, “How is that possible?  Hawaii is where everybody wants to visit…

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How Do We “See” The Weather? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

How Do We “See” The Weather? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

Weather Pictures… From Way Up High! There was a time when a meteorologist’s job was much, much harder.  Sure, they had lots of useful weather information from the ground:  Temperature, dewpoint, air pressure, humidity… and they could look up at the sky… but they didn’t have a key element that we use dozens of times…

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Why Did Hurricane Harvey Flood Texas? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

Why Did Hurricane Harvey Flood Texas? – Weather “Whys” For Kids

Hurricane Harvey:  Epic Rainfall 3.3 million pounds of water. That sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?  It is.  3,300,000 pounds of water is how much 400,000 gallons of water weighs. Hurricane Harvey dumped that much water in parts of east Texas… in an average-sized backyard.  Yes, in just one backyard. NOAA, parent agency of the National…

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