What is the cause of strong winds? Photo: wwwuppertal The wind is simply air in motion, flowing from high atmospheric pressures to low
What are the plant hardy zones and how do they relate to climate? USDA If you are involved with gardening, you probably are aware of
Will the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland lead to a change in global weather patterns? 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull by Sverrir
Is there really a “State Tournament Snowstorm”? March in Madison, WI by sarae A persistent anecdotal piece of weather lore
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
Where does the water come from in Midwestern snow storms? ENLARGE Photo: NOAA/NASA GOES Project Water can travel a long way to dump
Do abundant snowstorms suggest global warming is not occurring? ENLARGE Graphic: Rutgers University Global Snow Lab This graphs shows
Why do bridges ice before the road? People in cold climates are used to signs warning that “bridge freezes before road.” Water on
What is freezing rain? ENLARGE Photo: Mike Giovinazzo Freezing rain covers everything with a sheet of ice. When water particles fall
Why does snow disappear? ENLARGE Photo: Amanda Graham Sublimation in action. When the snow builds up on my patio, it starts to
What are those beams of light that emerge from clouds?
What are the northern lights? Aurora Borealis over Iceland, by Moyan Brenn The northern lights, also called aurora borealis, are an
When is the severe weather season?
When does tornado season start? June, 2004 tornado near Madison, WI by i am your hero Wisconsin has had tornadoes in every month of the