Is global warming real?

Is global warming real?

Is global warming real? Image: NASA Over the past two decades, the global average surface temperature has increased noticeably. This

Sun pillar

Sun pillar

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?

Why are clouds white?

Why are clouds white? Photograph of Cumulus clouds in fair weather taken by Michael Jastremsk Clouds are made of water and clean water

How does hail form?

How does hail form?

Hail is precipitation in the form of large balls or lumps of ice that grow in thunderstorms and other severe convective storms. More »

What are growing degree days?

What are growing degree days?

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?

What is a landspout tornado?

What is a landspout tornado? Landspout tornado over Hale County in Texas (NOAA). “Landspout” is slang for a tornado that, unlike

Are raindrops tear-shaped?

Are raindrops tear-shaped?

While some cartoons and some science diagrams draw raindrops in that shape, raindrops are neither tear-shaped nor spherical. Due to the More »

What makes it feel “muggy”?

What makes it feel "muggy”?

Summer days are referred to as “muggy” when they are very warm and humid. The word “muggy” is believed to come from the Middle English More »

How accurate are weather forecasts?

How accurate are weather forecasts?

How accurate are weather forecasts? Image: NOAA In general, weather forecasts are getting better, due to improvements in computer