Weather Tidbits

Weather Tidbits: Winter Weather Alerts

Today’s weather tidbits topic is about winter weather alerts. There is a winter storm watch, a winter storm warning, and a winter weather advisory, but there is also a blizzard warning that we will…

Weather Tidbits: Flood Alerts

Today on weather tidbits we’re talking about flood alerts and the different kind of flood alerts. There’s a flash flood warning, a flood warning, a flood advisory, a coastal flood warning, and a coastal…

Weather Tidbits: Tropical Alerts

This Weather Tidbits concludes the discussion of hurricanes with tropical alerts. Hurricane, Tropical Storm & Storm Surge Watches mean that these conditions are possible within 48 hours. Hurricane, Tropical Storm &…

Weather Tidbits: Saffir-Simpson Scale

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The scale is based on wind speed and broken down into 5 categories.  A major hurricane is classified once the storm becomes a…

Weather Tidbits: Storm Surge

The power of water during a tropical system is explored in this Weather Tidbits. Storm surge is the abnormal rise of water generated by the winds of a storm. Storm surge is…

Weather Tidbits: El Niño & Hurricanes

The warmer than normal water in the eastern & central Pacific waters is known as El Niño. This event plays a big role on how a hurricane season plays out…

Weather Tidbits: Hurricane Formation

We turn things tropical in this Weather Tidbits with the formation of hurricanes. Hurricanes need 4 ingredients for the chance to thrive which are warm ocean temperatures above 80°, plenty of…

Weather Tidbits: Weather Phobias

Psychology is applied to Weather Tidbits as weather phobias are discussed. These weather fears are real and are caused usually by negative experiences such as accidents, death or extension of other…

Weather Tidbits: Twilight

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the period between day and night known as twilight. Twilight is when the scattering of the sun's rays extend and reflect through the earth's atmosphere while being…

Weather Tidbits: Volcanoes

This Weather Tidbits explores the relationship of how volcanoes affect the weather. The biggest impacts globally is that it creates a cooling temperatures, along with some interesting looking sunrises and sunsets. It's short…

Weather Tidbits: Earthquake

We go geological on this Weather Tidbits, as earthquakes are checked out. An earthquake happens when two blocks of the earth's crust slip past one another creating an intense shaking of the surface.…

Weather Tidbits: Rainbows

One of the most beautiful weather phenomenons, the rainbow, is the main headline of this Weather Tidbits. This occurs when rain is falling in one part of the sky and the sun is…

Weather Tidbits: Dew and Frost

The 2 weather things produced by condensation are the main focus of this Weather Tidbits.  Frost and dew occur on calm and clear nights and are fully formed by early morning.…

Weather Tidbits: Heat Transfer

The heat will be transferred in this Weather Tidbits. The 3 processes of heat transfer are conduction, convection & radiation. Conduction is the transfer from one molecule to another, while convection is…

Weather Tidbits: Uncommon Clouds

Lenticular and mammatus clouds may be uncommon but they are neat and are the focus of this Weather Tidbits. Lenticular clouds are smooth, round, lens-like shape that look like UFO or pancakes,…

Weather Tidbits: Cumulonimbus

The biggest cloud of them all is in this Weather Tidbits. Cumulonimbus clouds can range from a towering 40,000 to 60,000 ft. These clouds are known for heavy precipitation, but also capable of…

Weather Tidbits: Cumulus

This Weather Tidbits is about how the cumulus cloud plays a bigger role into the formation of another cloud. Cumulus clouds start off fairly innocent as a humilis, but if convection enters the…

Weather Tidbits: Stratocumulus

This low clouds end with the stratocumulus on this Weather Tidbits. This cloud type is known for its lumpiness but also its spectucular sunsets. The stratocumulus differs from the other two low…

Weather Tidbits: Nimbostratus

The precipitation picks up with this cloud as the nimbostratus becomes the focus of this Weather Tidbits. They are gray and low clouds, best known for bringing light to moderate rain or snow.…

Weather Tidbits: Stratus

It's all about the lowly stratus cloud on this Weather Tidbits. This cloud formation is the lowest of all the cloud types happening as low to the ground, which masks the ground creating…

Weather Tidbits: Altocumulus

The main headline on this Weather Tidbits is about the 2nd mid-level cloud which is the altocumulus. This cloud type is normally puffy and gray, that usually increases as a frontal system nears…

Weather Tidbits: Altostratus

Altostratus take full charge in this Weather Tidbits. These mid-levels clouds are commonly viewed ahead of a warm front. It's thickness determines the dimness of sunshine, which is known as a "watery sun"…

Weather Tidbits: Cirrostratus

The last of the high clouds is featured in this Weather Tidbits which is the cirrostratus. This thin cloud is formed from ice crystals and is known for producing halos, sun dogs &…

Weather Tidbits: Cirrocumulus

Another high cloud takes the center stage in Weather Tidbits as the cirrocumulus cloud. They appear as small white patches & ripples, that are formed of ice crystals. This type of cloud is…

Weather Tidbits: Cirrus

It's all about the cirrus when it comes this Weather Tidbits. Cirrus clouds are formed from ice crystals, and typically indicate fair weather. This changes however when they become extensive, implying a…

Weather Tidbits: Cloud Classification

It's all about how clouds are classified in this Weather Tidbits. Clouds are classified in two ways, by form and by height. The 3 main cloud forms are cumulus, stratus & cirrus.…

Weather Tidbits: Humidity vs Dew Point

The differences between dew point & humidity are explored in this Weather Tidbits. Humidity is a measure of water vapor content of the air, while dew point is the temperature…

Weather Tidbits: Lightning

It's all lightning on this Weather Tidbits. Lightning is the sudden flash of lightning generated by the flow of electrons between oppositely charged parts of a cumulonimbus cloud or between the cloud…

Weather Tidbits: Tornado Intensity

Tornado intensity will be the main headline on this Weather Tidbits. The intensity was originally rated by the Fujita Scale which consist of 6 category with winds from 40 mph to…

Weather Tidbits: Tornado

This Weather Tidbits focuses on tornadoes & its life cycle. A tornado is a violent vortex of air stretching from a cumulonimbus cloud to the ground. The life cycle of a tornado goes…

Weather Tidbits: Hail Sizes

Hail sizes will be compared on this Weather Tidbits. Hail sizes range from a quarter of an inch which is pea size to 4.5" which is softball size. A hailstone is…

Weather Tidbits: Hail Formation

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the formation of hail. Hail is formed when supercooled droplets freeze within the cumulonimbus. The ice pellets then fall due to gravity, however an updraft lifts…

Weather Tidbits: Moon Phases

The moon's phases are explored in the Weather Tidbits. The moon orbits the Earth every 29.5 days, and the moon has 8 phases during its orbit. The new moon starts and…

Weather Tidbits: Cool Snow Facts

This Weather Tidbits is all about cool snow facts. The facts range from how many snowflakes we see a year, to the types of snowflakes and even record snowfall.

Weather Tidbits: Pressure

This Weather Tidbits is all about atmospheric pressure. They are 3 important factors that determine the pressure, which are density, altitude and temperature. Pressure is measured by a barometer but it can…

Weather Tidbits: Sea vs Land Breeze

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the differences between the sea breeze and the land breeze. The sea breeze happens during the day due to the warm land and the…

Weather Tidbits: Weather Instruments

This Weather Tidbits is all about the instruments used in meteorology. The instruments listed all help measure either temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, visibility, pressure and precipitation.

Weather Tidbits: Winter Precipitation

This Weather Tidbits focuses on something Delmarva lacked seeing quite a bit this winter, which was the different types of winter precipitation. The types range from the warmest which is rain…

Weather Tidbits: Catatumbo Lightning

This Weather Tidbits focuses on a special weather phenomenon called Catatumbo Lightning. This type of lightning occurs in Venezuela and it's tends to be quite powerful but also frequent. The lightning…

Weather Tidbits: Temperature

It's all about the temperature on this Weather Tidbits. Temperature is the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance. A thermometer measures temperature and it can be read in 3 different…

Weather Tidbits: Extreme Records

This Weather Tidbits focuses on extreme weather records across the globe. It ranges from the heaviest rainfall and snowfall in 24 hours to one year, but also the strongest winds within…

Weather Tidbits: Fog

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on fog. Fog is a low-lying cloud near or at the surface, usually represented as a stratus cloud. They are multiples types of fog, some are caused by…

Weather Tidbits: Weather Folklore

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on Weather Folklore. The folklore range from snow to how the moon looks while being across the world, and can be easily explained with some simple meteorology.

Weather Tidbits: Air Masses

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on air masses. An air mass is large body of air. They are described by the degree of temperature in uppercase (T,E,A & P) and their source…

Weather Tidbits: Seasonal Jet Streams

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on jet streams and their seasonal variations. A jet stream is a narrow band of strong winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere, that are…

Weather Tidbits: When Spring Brings

This Weather Tidbits focuses when spring begins depending on which science field. The most common is astronomical which begins around March 21, when the sun touches the equator, meaning equal daylight…

Weather Tidbits: The Exosphere

Today's Weather Tidbits concludes the week-long study of the atmosphere, focusing on the exosphere. The exosphere is the earth's outermost layer and at this point, you are also entering outer space. The…

Weather Tidbits: The Thermosphere

We continue to go up in the atmosphere now in the thermosphere for today's Weather Tidbits. The thermosphere is known to be the hottest layer with temperatures reaching 3,500° F, due to the…

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