How Does a Hurricane Form?
And what does Category 5 mean?
How Do Tornadoes Form?
These are the most violent storms on Earth. Can we forecast them even better?
What Causes Tides?
Tides are a complicated dance between gravity and inertia.
Meet the GOES-R series
A series of new, high-tech satellites that will be orbiting 22,000 miles above Earth
Hi, I'm JPSS!
I’m a high-tech weather satellite that orbits our planet.
Why Don't Satellites Fall out of the Sky?
How do they all stay up there?
How Do Wildfires Spread?
Learn about how conditions in the weather and environment can cause these uncontrolled fires to spread more quickly—and how we use weather satellites to help us stay safe.
What Causes a Thunderstorm?
All thunderstorms have the same basic ingredients. Watch this video to learn more!
Learn more about this team of six small satellites that will collect information about Earth’s weather and climate.
What Is the Jet Stream?
Learn about these fast-moving ribbons of air that are high in our atmosphere.
Why Is the Sky Blue?
This may sound like an easy question... it's not!