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Weather Tidbits: Air Quality Index Scale

The air quality index scale is explored in this Weather Tidbits. The air quality index provides daily air pollution concentrations; which was developed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The…

Weather Tidbits: UV Index Scale

This Weather Tidbits dives into the UV Index Scale and how to protect yourself from a sunburn while using the scale. The UV index scale represents the daily strength of sunburn-protecting…

Weather Tidbits: Urban Heat Island Effect

This Weather Tidbits describes what is the urban heat island effect. The urban heat island effect is explained through heat emitted from cars, buildings & factories which will bump…

Weather Tidbits: Maritime Polar Air Mass

This Weather Tidbits discusses the maritime polar air mass. The maritime polar air mass or mP is a cool, moist & unstable air mass. It is called Pacific or Atlantic…

Weather Tidbits: Air Mass Classification

This Weather Tidbits deals with what is an air mass and how they are classified. An air mass is a large body of air that has similar horizontal temperature & moisture characteristics.…

Weather Tidbits: Snow Year

This Weather Tidbits explains why snowfall is measured annually from summer to summer instead of a calendar year. The meteorological snow year begins on July 1st & ends on June 30st. The…

Weather Tidbits: Sundog Formation

This Weather Tidbits explores how sundogs are formed. They occur when sunlight is refracted by hexagonal (6 sided) shaped ice crystals from a cirrus or cirrostratus clouds; where the sunlight is…

Weather Tidbits: Rainbow Ingredients

This Weather Tidbits explains the four ingredients of how a rainbow forms. First, the viewer must be between the sun and the rain; followed by it must be within a few…

Weather Tidbits: Winter Storm Severity Index

This Weather Tidbits explores the Winter Storm Severity Index that is used by the National Weather Service. The WSSI is a tool that forecasts the impacts of winter storms; ranging…

Weather Tidbits: Wind Chill & Our Bodies

This Weather Tidbits explains how the wind chill affects our bodies. The 1st thing to understand is that our bodies lose heat through convection. When the outside temperature is…

Weather Tidbits: New Year Climatology

This Weather Tidbits dives into the climatology for New Year's Day. Salisbury's average high is 47° with an average low of 29°. The highest maximum temperature or record high of 68°…

Weather Tidbits: Frost Quakes

This Weather Tidbits answers what is a frost quake? Frost quakes are seismic events but triggered by the weather. These happen temperatures rapidly fall, typically from near freezing to subzero within 48…

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