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Weather Tidbits: Geomagnetic Storm Scale

The geomagnetic storm scale is explored in this Weather Tidbits. A geomagnetic storm is a disturbance on Earth's magentosphere that is caused by solar wind and its interactions with the Earth's…

Weather Tidbits: Aurora Formation

This Weather Tidbits explains how auroras are formed. Auroras form when solar wind, which are charged protons and electrons that are emitted from the sun; flow and follow the earth's magnetic field.…

Weather Tidbits: Random Leaf Facts

This Weather Tidbits involves random leaf facts. 200,000 is the average number of leaves on a mature oak tree while 360 dry leaves equals to one pound. One tree has…

Weather Tidbits: Stopping Distance

This Weather Tidbits explains the stopping distance for various types of weather. If you drive 40 mph on a dry road; your distance to completely stop your vehicle will be 80…

Weather Tidbits: Expected Leaf Foliage

This Weather Tidbits explores the average expected foliage for the United States. Northern areas see some light foliage arrive as early as late August and early September; while peaking from late…

Weather Tidbits: Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

This Weather Tidbits explains why leaves change their colors. It all starts in the spring and summer; the green color is from a pigment called chlorophyll where trees make energy from…

Weather Tidbits: Wildfire Formation

This Weather Tidbits explains how wildfires form and what to do if you encounter one. Wildfires consists of weather conditions that are of dry vegetation, low humidity and wind; but wildfires are…

Weather Tidbits: Excessive Rainfall Outlook

This Weather Tidbits explores the excessive rainfall outlook. The Weather Prediction Center issues excessive rainfall outlooks for 3 days out with the probability of rainfall exceeding flash flooding guidance within 25…

Weather Tidbits: Tropical & Polar Seasons

This Weather Tidbits explores tropical and polar seasons. Tropical seasons are based on precipitation. It consists of a dry season which occurs typically between November and April or winter; while…

Weather Tidbits: Ecological Seasons II

This Weather Tidbits dives into the last three ecological seasons. Serotinal season deals with deciduous leaves changing colors especially in high latitudes. It also includes young birds maturing and preparing to…

Weather Tidbits: Ecological Seasons I

This Weather Tidbits discusses the first three ecological seasons. Ecological seasons are based on when certain floral or animals events happen (blooms or hibernation). It consists of six seasons, which are…

Weather Tidbits: Solar Seasons

Solar seasons are explored in this Weather Tidbits. Solar seasons are based on insolation (solar radiation); where the solstices and equinoxes are viewed as the midpoints of the seasons. Solar seasons change…

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