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Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest to See Several Days of Snow

Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest to See Several Days of Snow

A winter storm stretching from the Northwest to the upper Midwest will bring snow across a number of northern states for several days, while fierce winds prompt red flag warnings in California and today’s weather forecast. Snowstorm to affect the Northwest to upper Midwest for several days Several days of …

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Why and How Volcanic Eruptions Occur
Gerard West February 5, 2020

Why and How Volcanic Eruptions Occur

With a major volcanic eruption occurring in Hawaii last week, forcing a mass evacuation and destroying homes, it has many people wondering: “Why do volcanic eruptions occur?” It’s cause for concern because there are hundreds of active volcanoes around the globe, and there is potential for destruction to all communities …
Why is Spring Weather So Different Year to Year?
Gerard West January 29, 2020

Why is Spring Weather So Different Year to Year?

In some regions of the United States, spring can be unpredictable. Each year seems to bring different weather at different stages, never the same. Warm spells in February, snow in March, a late or early spring thaw; all of these and more are possible each spring. So why is spring …
Extreme Weather in Space
Gerard West January 15, 2020

Extreme Weather in Space

You think Earth has it bad? When it comes to extreme weather, Earth is tame compared to some of the other planets in our solar system. Venus Has Sulphuric Acid Rain Venus has a thick atmosphere made mostly of carbon dioxide. The thick atmosphere captures more of the sun’s radiation …
How do Bugs Survive the Winter?
Gerard West March 5, 2019

How do Bugs Survive the Winter?

Insects are a warm-weather nuisance to many. They damage gardeners’ plants, infiltrate households, and distribute general heebie-jeebies to the masses. I could go on and on about the virtues of insects, how they are crucial to the ecosystem and more, but the fact remains that most people are relieved when …