Weather Facts

Weather Facts

There are 23 Weather Facts!

4 months ago
In 1859, the largest known geomagnetic storm struck the Caribbean, causing an aurora and telegraphs could even operate without a power source.
6 months ago
Circumhorizontal arcs (loosely known as fire rainbows) are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena.
9 months ago
The winter of 1912 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze over.
10 months ago
Most people notice a distinctive smell in the air after it rains. That smell after rain is caused by bacteria called 'actinomycetes'.
1 year ago
There is a persistent storm in Venezuela that produces lightning 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour and has been going since at least the 16th century.
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1 year ago
There is enough energy in one bolt of lightning to power a home for two weeks!
3 years ago
The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.
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4 years ago
Temperatures have been cooling since 2002, even as carbon dioxide has continued to rise.
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4 years ago
Carbon dioxide is a trace gas and by itself will produce little warming. Also, as CO2 increases, the incremental warming is less, as the effect is logarithmic so the more CO2, the less warming it produces.
5 years ago
-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
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5 years ago
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
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5 years ago
Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
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5 years ago
Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
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5 years ago
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!
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5 years ago
It is possible to see a rainbow at night!
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5 years ago
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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