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Why Concentrations of Hail Matters

Why Concentrations of Hail Matters

Filed in College/Adult by on August 19, 2020 • views: 6

IBHS delivers top-tier science to prevent avoidable suffering, strengthen homes and businesses, inform the insurance industry, and support thriving communities.

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Recent Articles #2

Driving Hail Research Forward Using 3D Scanning Technology

Driving Hail Research Forward Using 3D Scanning Technology

Filed in College/Adult by on August 19, 2020 • views: 10

IBHS delivers top-tier science to prevent avoidable suffering, strengthen homes and businesses, inform the insurance industry, and support thriving communities.

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IBHS’s Role in the Future of Wildfire Adaptation

IBHS’s Role in the Future of Wildfire Adaptation

Filed in College/Adult by on August 19, 2020 • views: 7

IBHS delivers top-tier science to prevent avoidable suffering, strengthen homes and businesses, inform the insurance industry, and support thriving communities.

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Three Ways IBHS is Leading Hail Research

Three Ways IBHS is Leading Hail Research

Filed in College/Adult by on August 19, 2020 • views: 5

IBHS delivers top-tier science to prevent avoidable suffering, strengthen homes and businesses, inform the insurance industry, and support thriving communities.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Making Water Defy Gravity

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Making Water Defy Gravity

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 5

A trick with atmospheric pressure can cause water to rise against gravity. Here’s how.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Build Your Own Barometer

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Build Your Own Barometer

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 7

How can you measure air pressure with ingredients in your house? It’s actually quite simple.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: More With Air Pressure

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: More With Air Pressure

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 5

More experiments dealing with air pressure by the Captial Weather Gang.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Air Pressure Experiment

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Air Pressure Experiment

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 7

How can you get an egg inside a bottle? Turns out that air pressure can help!

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Tornadoes & Severe Thunderstorms

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Tornadoes & Severe Thunderstorms

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 11

What makes a tornado? How big can hail get? And what’s a “supercell?” This adventure into the heart of the storm gives you a front-row seat into the science of the storms out in Tornado Alley.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: The Power of Hurricanes

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: The Power of Hurricanes

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 6

They’re some of the most beastly storms on the planet. Learn the secret to these behemoth storms and what lurks inside their eye.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Wildest Weather of the Solar System

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Wildest Weather of the Solar System

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 5

Did you know there can be thunderstorms on Jupiter? How about a hexagon-shaped vortex on Saturn? And what makes the northern lights?

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Rainbows, Fogbows, Moonbows, & Everything in Between

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: Rainbows, Fogbows, Moonbows, & Everything in Between

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 5

Rainbows are cool, but did you know you have a quintuple rainbow? Or a ghostly-white “fogbow?” How about a “moonbow?” We explore how wacky the sky can get when conditions line up just right.

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Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: The Shocking Power of Lightning

Capital Weather Gang – Weather Gang: The Shocking Power of Lightning

Filed in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades K-2 by on August 19, 2020 • views: 9

First a flash. Then a crash. We explore the power of one of nature’s most fleeting – and shocking – phenomena.

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How Does a Weather Forecaster Know What to Forecast?

How Does a Weather Forecaster Know What to Forecast?

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 30, 2020 • views: 149

WUSA 9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt answers viewers’ questions about how he uses GOES satellite data to accurately predict the weather. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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How Do We Use GOES Satellites?

How Do We Use GOES Satellites?

Filed in Featured, Grades 9-12 by on May 30, 2020 • views: 143

Operated by NOAA and launched by NASA, GOES-P will continue providing critical data used for real-time weather prediction on Earth as well as space weather events, and search and rescue efforts.

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Climate Central Presents “Climate Change: The Basics” views: 12

This outstanding video is produced by Climate Central’s meteorologist Sean Sublette.

The Final #Datapalooza Twitter Chat Will Be Held on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 12 pm views: 10

This year, @NOAASatellites will be holding its third annual #Datapalooza — a series of Twitter chats that aim to celebrate NOAA data while also making it more accessible.

What is WeatherReady Fest? views: 184

Learn how to be better prepared for a disaster with the Virtual WeatherReady Fest! Billion-dollar weather disasters are a regular occurrence today. The devastating impacts of extreme events like tornado outbreaks, widespread floods, destructive hurricanes, crippling droughts, deadly wildfires, and earthquakes can be reduced by teaching people useful preparedness and resilience techniques.

AccuWeather Ready: 3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Calm During a Thunderstorm views: 22

Even though thunderstorms are a regular weather occurrence, some pets just can’t handle them.