In 1953, the US National Weather Service began assigning names to track hurricanes and issue warnings. Names are given for each letter of the alphabet except Q, U and Z. In 1979, male names began being used. When a hurricane is severely destructive, the name is retired. Has there ever been a hurricane with the... Continue Reading →
Rainbows are formed when the sun shines through droplets of moisture in the sky, displaying the full spectrum of light. This is why rainbows are often seen near waterfalls or fountains. It's impossible to find the "end of the rainbow" since its position constantly shifts when you move. What are some of the legends or... Continue Reading →
Antarctica is the Earth's southernmost continent. It is the coldest place on the planet with up to 98% of Antarctica covered with thick ice. Temperatures can drop as low as -130°F during the winter, and reach only to the 40s and 50s during the summer. If you went on a trip to a very cold... Continue Reading →
In 1883, the volcano of Krakatoa erupted violently, spewing over 25,000 cubic kilometers of rock, ash, and pumice into the air. Some effects included massive tsunamis and high amounts of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere. Temperatures dropped for five years and skies turned a blood red color. What other natural disasters can you think of... Continue Reading →
Famous rainmaker Charles Hatfield began his career as the " Great Precipitator" in 1902, producing rain with his secret chemical concoction. When he as contracted to end the San Diego drought of 1916, rain overflowed the Morena Reservoir, causing severe flooding. If you could control the weather, how would you help people?