Weather Tidbits

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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