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One of the most dangerous parts of a hurricane.
What Are High and Low Pressure Systems?
Is air super heavy?
What Causes a Thunderstorm?
All thunderstorms have the same basic ingredients. Watch this video to learn more!
What Is a Dust Storm?
Learn all about these walls of dust that can be miles long and several thousand feet high.
Why Don't Satellites Fall out of the Sky?
How do they all stay up there?
How Reliable Are Weather Forecasts?
It all depends on how far in advance you’re trying to forecast!
What Is a Firestorm?
Some wildfires grow so large that they can create their own weather system.
What Is a Nor'easter?
Learn about this type of storm that forms along the East Coast of North America.
How to Read a Weather Map
What do those symbols mean for tomorrow’s weather?
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I’m a high-tech weather satellite that orbits our planet.
Make Lightning with ZAP!
You're an updraft! In this game, build up charges within a storm cloud!
What Is La Niña?
Learn about this weather pattern.
Learn a bunch of weather terms!
What Is a Gust Front?
Fast winds that fall from thunderstorms
Explore the relationship between sea surface temperatures and hurricane strength.
Printable postcards to download and display.
SciJinks in a Snap: Lightning
What is in-cloud lightning? Can it help us predict violent storms?
A Brief History of Lightning Detection
Really? A tool to detect lightning? It's pretty hard to miss, isn't it?
How Do Snowflakes Form?
How does water form such intricate designs up there in the clouds?
What Is the Coriolis Effect?
And what does it have to do with hurricanes?
How Does a Hurricane Form?
And what does Category 5 mean?
What Is a Polar Vortex?
And how does it cause such a freeze?
How Do Tornadoes Form?
These are the most violent storms on Earth. Can we forecast them even better?
When disaster strikes!
Families need to know where to find the stuff they need.
What Is a Derecho?
And why are they so destructive?
What causes lightning and thunder?
What is the source of all the blinding light and earth-shaking sound?
Are you a weather guru?
How Big Was Typhoon Haiyan?
Satellite images show just how huge it was.
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The Most Extreme Weather in America
Check out five of the most extreme storms in US history and see what they looked like from the view of a NOAA weather satellite!