Weather



Clouds may look light and fluffy, but the average cloud weighs over a million pounds!
Have you ever wondered how much a cloud weighs? Obviously, the answer depends on the size and type of cloud. An average cumulus cloud weighs about 1.1 million pounds. So, while a cloud may appear fluffy, it’s certainly not light! Here’s a look at how to calculate the weight of […]

How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?


A green sky indicates a powerful thunderstorm that may produce a tornado.
It’s true the sky can turn green before a tornado. As a Nebraska native, I’ve witnessed the phenomenon firsthand numerous times. While thunderstorm clouds may appear green or yellow before a tornado, they may also turn these colors before a hail storm. It’s also possible for the sky to turn […]

Why Is the Sky Green Before a Tornado?




Lightning Strike
The phrase “lightning never strikes the same place twice” means when something really bad (or really good) happens, it won’t happen again. Of course, that isn’t always true. It’s also a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. In the short term, lightning is more likely to follow […]

Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?


If you live in a place that gets winter, you know (or may be) a person who steps outdoors, sniffs the airs, and declares it “smells like snow.” Others might not be keen on weather prediction, but swear the fluffy, white flakes have a distinctive aroma. Can you tell when […]

Can You Smell Snow?