Make rainbows!

Make rainbows!
Make a rainbow Rainbows are one of the wonders of the natural world: But why do you sometimes see one rainbow, and other times a

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Synopsis: Hurricanes, the most powerful and dangerous storms of all, get their energy from the difference in temperature between a warm

Horrific Hurricanes

Horrific Hurricanes

How do hurricanes form? How do we predict their paths? How can we improve predictions? More »

Polar science

Detail from schematic diagram

Classroom Activity Page: The poles are fascinating, partly because they are such difficult places to visit, work and More »

Let it snow

Let it snow

If you saw something like this falling from the sky, you might think that the weather outside was indeed frightful. But this dumbbell

What’s so lion-like about March?

What's so lion-like about March?

What’s so lion-like about March? March in Madison by beautifulcataya The famous adage that March weather comes “In like a

Tornado prediction

rubble of buildings and damaged car on side of road, sky still cloudy

Three essential elements drive a tornado: Wet air, dry air, and wind shear. What explains the big improvement in tornado prediction? More »

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