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Weather Education Episode #5:  How Are Waterspouts Different From Tornadoes?
2012-04-02 08:30:29

First, it is important to know that waterspouts occur over water only, and when they reach the coastline they quickly dissolve. But why? That question can be answered by looking more into detail of what makes up a water spout.

2008-03-24 01:56:49

Atmospheric waves that ripple through clouds could spin up tornadoes when a thunderstorm gets in the way, new research shows. Tornadoes generally form in the late spring when warming temperatures make the air unstable (though they've been known to pop up at other times of the year). The classic tornado-forming scenario features a layer of warm, moist air trapped under a layer of cold, dry air.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.