Weather Facts

Why and How Volcanic Eruptions Occur

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 …

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Why is Spring Weather So Different Year to Year?

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 …

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Extreme Weather in Space

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 …

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How do Bugs Survive the Winter?

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 …

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High Costs of Hail Storms

High Costs of Hail Storms

The news frequently highlights the disastrous effects of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. We see images of homes crushed to rubble, roof-high floods, roaring flames sending tendrils of black smoke into a neighborhood’s sky. Cracked streets and fallen buildings easily make it to the television screen. While these disasters are …

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