Weather Tidbits

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…

Weather Tidbits: The Mesosphere

This Weather Tidbits focuses on the 3rd layer of the atmosphere, which is the mesosphere. The mesosphere is known best for where meteors burn up, but also being the coldest with temperatures…

Weather Tidbits: The Stratosphere

Today's Weather Tidbits discusses the 2nd layer of the earth's atmosphere, which is the stratosphere. In this layer, temperatures begin to climb due to the concentration of ozone, which absorbs the ultraviolet…

Weather Tidbits: The Troposphere

Today's Weather Tidbits discusses the lowest layer of the earth's atmosphere which is called the troposphere. The troposphere is where weather takes place, along with being the most dense layer of the…

Weather Tidbits: Fronts

Today's Weather Tidbits focused on fronts. The two most heavily focused were the differences between warm and cold fronts. Cold fronts are faster & steeper moving, bringing heavier precipitaion and storms. Warm…

Weather Tidbits: Wind Basics

Today's Weather Tidbits focuses on how the wind blows. Wind is moving air caused by differences in air pressure, that typically moves from high to low pressure. The closer the systems…

Weather Tidbits: Cloud Formation

Today's Weather Tidbits discusses how clouds are formed. The process is very similar to the water cycle. It starts with evaporation, in which the liquid from a body of water warms…

Weather Tidbits: Weather Hazards

Today's weather tidbits focuses on weather hazards and its differences. A watch means that severe weather is possible within 48 hours, while a warning indicates the severe threat is likely or…

Weather Tidbits: High vs Low Pressure

Today's Weather 101 discusses the differences between high and low pressures. High pressure consists of nice weather and rotates clockwise, while low pressure is associated with unsettled weather and rotates counterclockwise.

Weather Tidbits: Weather Satellites

Today’s Weather 101 focuses on weather satellites. They are 2 satellites that are used for weather, GOES & POES. The GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) which travels along the earth's equator.…

Weather Tidbits: Animals Predict Weather

Today's Weather 101 focused on how animals predict the weather. Before the onset of technology, humans likely had to use the assistance of the animal kingdom for changes in the sky.…

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