WEATHER Sand storms in the Sahara influence snowfall over the Black Sea. (Smithsonian) What else makes for “strange rains”? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas View this post on Instagram Марс атакует 🌔 #smurygins_family_trip A post shared by Alina Smurygina (@sinyaya_ptiza) on Mar 23, 2018 at 11:55pm PDT Take a look at the photo above. … Continue reading Orange Snow in Eastern Europe
UNITED STATES Perhaps you’ve heard the line: “If you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait five minutes.” Or you’ve heard it applied to a city nearer to you: Denver or San Francisco or Atlanta or Boston. But where in the country is the weather truly the most unpredictable? (FiveThirtyEight) How do scientists measure weather? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading What Cities Have the Most Unpredictable Weather in the U.S.?
GEOGRAPHY A new visualization shows where Earth’s rain falls—and when. (Geographical) Create your own rainfall map with MapMaker Interactive’s precipitation layer. Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the good folks at Geographical, “each grid cell in the new precipitation map is resized according to the total amount of rain (and other precipitation) in … Continue reading Wet Lands
SCIENCE Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall of (edible) small fish. (BBC) When animals get swept up in clouds, look out below! Discussion Ideas Read our media spotlight “Strange Rains,” which nicely explains how so-called “animal rain” might happen. The spotlight describes two types of weather conditions leading to animal rain: waterspouts and updrafts. … Continue reading Fish Rain Down on Sri Lankan Village