Weather Facts

Weather Facts
Weather refers to the condition of the atmosphere. These conditions include hot, cold, rainy, sunny, cloudy, clear, etc. Weather differs from climate in that weather refers to the everyday conditions while climate refers to an average over time.
Interesting Weather Facts:
Cumulonimbus clouds can up to half a million tons of water at one time.
The Earth's atmosphere carries about 1800 thunderstorms at any given time.
Tornados last no more than 15 minutes.
Lift, unstable air, and moisture are the main things needed for a thunderstorm to form.
Every thunderstorm contains lightening.
Lightening is a basically a flash of electricity.
When water droplets get swept up into the sky, freeze, and then fall down, its call hail.
Cold air sinks and as it warms up, it rises. This movement of air is what causes wind.
No two snowflakes are exactly alike.
In 1916, a volcanic eruption blocked the sun causing Canada and the US to experience a summer with extremely cold temperatures.
The lowest temperature ever recorded was -89.2°C in Antarctica.
Lightening is five times hotter than the sun's surface.
Cyclone and typhoon are other names for hurricanes.
Hurricanes only form over warm water because they need it for their energy.
Hail, sleet, and snow are all alternative forms of rain.

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