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What is In-Cloud Lightning?

What is In-Cloud Lightning?

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 63

What is in-cloud lightning? Can it help us predict violent storms? Find out in this animated SciJinks video. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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What is the Jet Stream?

What is the Jet Stream?

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 58

Jet streams are bands of strong wind that generally blow from west to east all across the globe. They impact weather, air travel and many other things that take place in our atmosphere.

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Stormy Space Weather

Filed in Featured, Grades 6-8 by on May 29, 2020 • views: 73

What is space weather and how can satellites help monitor it? Check out this fun animation to find out. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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What is WeatherReady Fest views: 26

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.

How Does a Weather Forecaster Know What to Forecast? views: 58

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.

How Do We Use GOES Satellites? views: 53

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.

The Unsolved Mystery of Tornadoes views: 61

This is a great video on The Unsolved Mysteries of Tornadoes with the late Severe Storm Researcher, Tim Samaras. Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.