Will the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland lead to a change in global weather patterns? 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull by Sverrir
Is global warming real? Image: NASA Over the past two decades, the global average surface temperature has increased noticeably. This
Sun pillar Sun pillar at sunrise by CaptPiper The other morning, I saw a column of light above the rising sun — what was that? A
Why are clouds white? Photograph of Cumulus clouds in fair weather taken by Michael Jastremsk Clouds are made of water and clean water
How long have satellites been used to study Earth’s weather? NASA image of Explorer VII satellite, 1964 The first successful
What are growing degree days? The Growing Degree Day, or GDD, is a heat index that can be used to predict when a crop will reach
What is a landspout tornado? Landspout tornado over Hale County in Texas (NOAA). “Landspout” is slang for a tornado that, unlike
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Does a waterspout over the ocean contain fresh or salt water? Waterspout photo from NOAA Photo Library A waterspout is a whirlwind that
When does the overnight low temperature occur on a windless day? Frosty sunrise by Marilylle Soveran As summer begins to fade, the
How accurate are weather forecasts? Image: NOAA In general, weather forecasts are getting better, due to improvements in computer