Meteorology and Weather

Meteorology is the science which deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions. It involves the study of the character of the atmosphere and the events and processes within it, together with the interaction between the atmosphere and the face of the earth. Weather, of course, is what occurs on the surface of the earth from day to day, whether that be rain, sunshine, heat or cold, or whatever the outside conditions are.

Asked by Merlin Ankunding in Thunderstorms and Lightning, Meteorology and Weather

Why doesn’t lightning travel in a straight line?

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So it’s kind of a complicated process, but here’s the two-sentence version: Lightning is an electric current that takes the path of least resistance from the base of a cloud to the ground. Since the air it travels through is not uniform—variations in things like temperature, humidity, and pollutants determine how resistant air is to the charge—the lightning has to zig and zag to stay on that path.
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What wavelength of radiation is reradiated by the Earth upward?

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Depending on the temperature of course, most of the radiation is centered between 5 and 20 microns in wavelength.
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What is the coldest temperature in Rhode Island?

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The lowest temperature in Rhode Island, -25° F and was recorded on February 6, 1996
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones

How do hurricanes change the weather?

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Hurricanes are storms that bring very powerful wind, torrential rain, and large waves.
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Clouds, Wind Power

How do you know that wind exists?

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Wind always exists no matter if you feel it or not Hope this helps =) Edit: some might say "by it's effects"
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Washington, D.C., Seattle

What is the average monthly temperature in Washington D.C.?

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Average Monthly Temperatures in Washington, DC January Average high temperature: 43 Average low temperature: 24 Rainfall: 3.57 February Average high temperature: 47 Average low temperature: 26 Rainfall: 2.84 March Average high temperature: 55 Average low temperature: 33 Rainfall: 3.92 April Average high temperature: 66 Average low temperature: 42 Rainfall: 3.26 May Average high temperature: 76 Average low temperature: 52 Rainfall: 4.29 June Average high temperature: 84 Average low temperature: 62 Rainfall: 3.63 July Average high temperature: 89 Average low temperature: 67 Rainfall: 4.21 August Average high temperature: 87 Average low temperature: 65 Rainfall: 3.9 September Average high temperature: 80 Average low temperature: 57 Rainfall: 4.08 October Average high temperature: 69 Average low temperature: 44 Rainfall: 3.43 November Average high temperature: 58 Average low temperature: 36 Rainfall: 3.32 December Average high temperature: 48 Average low temperature: 28 Rainfall: 3.25
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Germany

What is the average winter temperature in Germany?

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It is fairly level with some rolling hills and mountain ranges.
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, North Carolina, Temperature

What is the average temperature in the North Carolina mountain region?

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69 degrees F. is the average, with highs of 84 degrees, and lows of 25 degrees.
Asked in Science, Meteorology and Weather, Units of Measure

What unit used for precipitation?

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usually inches or centimeters or millimeters per annum (year). ex.- Atlanta received four inches of rain last night.
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What is the basis for dividing the atmosphere into 4 layers?

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This website doesn't give me and good answers!!! Do you agre???
Asked in Flats and Tire Pressure, Meteorology and Weather

Why does air pressure in a bus or jeepney tire can greatly increase when traveling over a long distance at high speed?

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Why does air pressure in a bus or jeepney tire can greatly increase when traveling over a long distance at high speed? Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_air_pressure_in_a_bus_or_jeepney_tire_can_greatly_increase_when_traveling_over_a_long_distance_at_high_speed#ixzz2LF71qqW4
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How fast does air travel?

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about as fast as light
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Crafts for Children, Colors, Rainbows

What are the colors of the rainbow in order?

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All you need to remember is this: ROY G BIV. These letters stand for the order of the colors of the rainbow, which are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Another way to remember the order of the colors of the rainbow is to recite the phrase Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.
Asked in Science, Meteorology and Weather

Why is weather report useful to people?

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people find it helpful bcz if they know the forecast they can take desicion according to that and can try to protectthemselves