What is Petrichor? Petrichor is the term coined by Australian scientists in 1964 to describe the unique, earthy smell associated with rain. It is caused by the water…

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Uncommonly chilly temperatures will be limited mostly to the western states and northeastern New England. Specifically, winter will be colder than normal in Maine; the Intermountain, Desert Southwest,…

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Universal Studios Hollywood gives rain checks in case of major rainfalls. If it rains more than 1/8 inch before 2 p.m., you can request a rain check from…

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Southern California has only been hit with an intact hurricane once in recorded history. That hurricane approached San Diego on October 2, 1858, as a Category 1 storm…

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Where did hurricane Irma hit first? At approximately 1 p.m. EST, the hurricane made landfall in Cudjoe Key, Florida. Irma eventually weakened to a Category 3 later in…

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It (Houston) does get tornados. Most that occur in Houston are small, short duration events created by coastal storm fronts. These events cause localized damage but rarely lift…

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Panic is unwarranted, say academics. But they also caution that Thailand’s two coastlines – the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand – are not totally safe from a…

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meteorologist: Someone who studies weather and climate events. Who is the person who studies the weather? It is sometimes confused with meteorology, which is the study of weather…

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Rivers and lakes can have a wide range of salinities, from less than 0.01 g/kg to a few g/kg, although there are many places where higher salinities are…

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Was there ever a Hurricane Kate? Hurricane Kate was the final in a series of tropical cyclones to impact the United States during 1985, and the latest in…

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