Tag: Cloud

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 the Color of the Sky

The sky usually is a familiar topic to us, and an aspect that we generally take for granted. However, it is hard to ignore the stunning and sometimes foreboding colors of the sky that occur during a sunset or storm. The sky is constantly changing colors, but what causes the sky to fluctuate between blue, Read More

Tales of Lightning Survivors and the Effects

Lightning survivors are rare, but they do happen. Whether it is a direct hit, association hit, or from the left-over voltage from the ground. Here are some of their stories. Lightning There are 240 volts of electricity that runs through a house. A transformer’s job is to reduce the 7,200 volts to the 240 volts. Read More

Lightning Safety Tips and Resources

The roll of thunder usually means lightning is not far away. The crackle of the storm brings everyone to attention. So, how can we be safe? Here are some tips to keep you safe during lightning storms. When and Where Outdoor Safety Do’s Checking the Forecast If you are planning an activity outside, check the Read More

Cloud Seeding: Is It a Garden in the Sky?

Cloud seeding is the process when chemicals like silver iodide, calcium chloride, salts or dry ice are shot into the topmost layers of the clouds. This is in order to cause rain after stimulating the precipitation process. This process is also known as weather modification. The aviation industry has used it to enhance visibility in Read More