Category: Weather

How Much Do You Know about Polar Vortex?

The polar vortex, as its name suggests, is found around the North Pole. It’s a band of strong winds, high in the atmosphere, keeping bitterly cold air locked around the Arctic region. The circulation as such is not considered a single storm, or even a pattern of weather. The North Pole polar vortex expands during Read More

Volcanic Lightning

In the dark of night, ominous lightning flashes above the slopes of an erupting volcano. However, most eruptions do not produce a stunning show in the sky, so volcanic lightning is a rare spectacle to see. Furthermore, scientists are unsure how this natural phenomenon occurs, but volcanic lightning has been documented for the past 200 Read More

Dogs Can Predict the Weather and Natural Disasters

Many studies have found that dogs are intelligent creatures, and they are often more aware of their surroundings than humans. Many even believe that canines can sense changes in their environment such as incoming storms or natural disasters. Others even go as far to believe that they can sense the paranormal, diseases, and when someone Read More

Hurricane Florence Tied to Climate Change

The fierce, roaring winds and heavy rain of hurricanes are extremely dangerous and frightening. However, to the people living in the Carolinas, this terror is a reality. Hurricane Florence first made landfall near Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. It brought 92 mph winds, which is the highest wind gust since Hurricane Donna in 1960. It Read More

Science Behind Tropical Cyclones

When a tropical cyclone hits, many people experience the wrath of the most violent type of storm on Earth. Many people refer to these storms using different names such as typhoons, cyclones, tropical storms, or hurricanes. However, what most people don’t know is that the naming depends on where the storm forms, but all types Read More