What is the cause of strong winds?

What is the cause of strong winds?

What is the cause of strong winds? Photo: wwwuppertal The wind is simply air in motion, flowing from high atmospheric pressures to low

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

What is sleet?

What is sleet?

Sleet is translucent balls of ice that are frozen raindrops. The most common forms of precipitation are rain, snow, freezing rain, and More »

What are the northern lights?

What are the northern lights?

What are the northern lights? Aurora Borealis over Iceland, by Moyan Brenn The northern lights, also called aurora borealis, are an

When does winter really start in Wisconsin?

When does winter really start in Wisconsin?

When does winter really start in Wisconsin? State outline barely visible under snowcover (click image to enlarge), this is Winter in

How does frost form?

How does frost form?

How does frost form? Heavy frost on Burr Oak tree in Wisconsin Frost on objects is just water vapor in the air that has condensed as

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

What is the jet stream?

What is the jet stream?

What is the jet stream? Photo: NOAA The jet stream is a narrow current of strong wind that blows through the upper regions of the

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