Weather Tidbits

Weather Tidbits: Stationary Front

The main topic of this Weather Tidbits is a stationary front. A stationary front is when a cold or warm front moves less than 6 mph or 5 knots, which technically makes…

Weather Tidbits: Distance from the Sun

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the distance of the sun. The 4th of July was not just Independence Day but also Aphelion Day, where the earth is at its farthest…

Weather Tidbits: Heat Dangers

Today's Weather Tidbits explores the dangers of the summer heat. A heat wave on Delmarva is defined as 3 or more days with highs at or above 90°. During the summer, the…

Weather Tidbits: Saharan Dust

It's all about the Saharan Dust on this Weather Tidbits. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) is a mass of very dry, dusty air that forms over the Saharan Desert during the late summer…

Weather Tidbits: Dust and Sand Storms

Dust and sand storms take over this Weather Tidbits. A dust storm is where strong winds are able to lift and fill the air with particles of fine dust, while a sand storm is…

Weather Tidbits: Waterspouts

This Weather Tidbits explores waterspouts. A waterspout is a rotating column of air over a large body of water. Waterspouts are classified as tornadic or fair weather types. Tornadic waterspouts are associated with…

Weather Tidbits: Dust Devils

Today's Weather Tidbits is about the dust devil. A dust devil is a small but rapidly rotating wind made by dust, sand, and debris it picks up from the surface. They best…

Weather Tidbits: Santa Ana Winds

The Santa Ana winds take over this Weather Tidbits. These winds occur over southern California, which are brought in from the east or northeast; due to a high pressure setting up…

Weather Tidbits: Summer Solstice

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the summer or June solstice. This is when the sun is over the Tropic of Cancer and the Northern Hemisphere experiences the most daylight of the year.…

Weather Tidbits: Highland Climate

The final climate type is explored in this Weather Tidbits. The highland climate is the mountain or alpine climate, where multiple climate types are encountered in a small area. Altitude, sun's exposure,…

Weather Tidbits: Ice Cap Climate

The coldest climate in the world or the ice cap is checked in this Weather Tidbits. The climate is defined by every month averaging below freezing, with temperatures rarely reaching above…

Weather Tidbits: Tundra Climate

The climate of the tundra is explored on this Weather Tidbits. The climate is defined with the warmest month below 50°F, but still reaches above freezing. The tundra is known for  permafrost,…

Weather Tidbits: Subpolar Climate

The chill becomes quite noticeable in this Weather Tidbits, as we dive into the subpolar climate. The subpolar climate is defined as for cool summers where the average temperature is above 50°…

Weather Tidbits: Humid Continental Climate

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on the humid continental climate. This climate is known for cold winters and cool to warm summers. What makes this climate unique is that its found only…

Weather Tidbits: Mediterranean Climate

The climate that brings you olive oil and wine is check out in this Weather Tidbits, with the Mediterranean climate. This climate is known to having warm to hot, dry summers with…

Weather Tidbits: Marine West Coast Climate

It's gloomy, cool and wet in this Weather Tidbits, as the marine west coast climate is explored. This climate is known for its oceanic influence, which keeps winters milder but…

Weather Tidbits: Humid Subtropical Climate

This Weather Tidbits dives into the humid subtropical climate, which is the climate of Delmarva. Rainfall in this climate is adequate and fairly spread out throughout the year, due to the many…

Weather Tidbits: Semi-arid Climates

This Weather Tidbits dives into a little more precipitation in the semi-arid climate. The semi-arid climate is found on a buffer zone between the arid and humid climates. Precipitation ranges between 8-16…

Weather Tidbits: Arid Climates

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on the driest climate in the world, which is the arid climate. Arid climates are known for producing the hottest temperatures in the world. Rainfall in this climate…

Weather Tidbits: Moist Tropical Climates

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on moist tropical climates. These involve two types: tropical wet and tropical monsoon. Both of these are known for a small temperature range through the year, with…

Weather Tidbits: Köppen Climate Classification

Today's Weather Tidbits explains the Köppen Climate Classification System. The system is based on the annual and monthly averages of temperature and precipitation. It also relates the climate type with its…

Weather Tidbits: Heat Index

It's get muggy and hot in this Weather Tidbits, as we turn towards the heat index. The heat index is the temperature of how hot it feels when combining the air temperature…

Weather Tidbits: Wind Chill

This Weather Tidbits focuses on wind chill. The wind chill is the temperature of how cold the air feels on your skin when wind is applied. This apparent temperature is determined by…

Tropical Tidbits: Rip Currents

Today's topic focuses on rip currents and what to do if you encounter one. Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast moving water that moves directly away from the shore. When…

Weather Tidbits: Types of Thunderstorms

Today’s topic is about severe thunderstorms and the different types. One type is the supercell, which is a single severe thunderstorm that provides highs winds and could potentially drop a tornado.…

Weather Tidbits: Lightning Safety

Today’s weather tidbits topic is about lightning safety. Never seek shelter under a tree because lightning is attracted to tall objects. Go inside your house or a nearby building for the best…

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"…

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