Rain drops and hail stones need something to form around. Usually the rain drops form around a tiny piece of dust, and after it freezes, other rain drops will collect on it, turning it into a hail stone. The image below shows something else though, and it pretty amazing. A tornado in the Texas panhandle
Monthly Archives: November 2015
The 2015 El Nino continues to be one of the strongest ever measured and the weekly temperatures this week have passed the 1997 event, which was the strongest on record. The El Nino index is based on a running average, so technically this El Nino has not passed the 97 event, but we now have
The ripples in the clouds over Pennsylvania are gravity waves. They are caused by the winds crossing the mountains. They happen in almost exactly the same way that ripples form when you toss a pebble into a pond!