Weather Balloons

A weather or sounding balloon is a balloon (specifically a type of high-altitude balloon) that carries instruments aloft to send back information on atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and wind speed by means of a small, expendable measuring device called a … Continued

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Weather History for This Week

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April 21 1923: A tornado struck three miles west of Scottville in Mason County. It destroyed an unoccupied home and carried pieces of it over a mile. 1967: A tornado outbreak hits from Missouri to Michigan, killing 58 people. The … Continued

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Heat Burst

A heat burst is a meteorological phenomenon in which air descending from a decaying thunderstorm causes a rapid temperature increase and strong straight-line winds at the surface. A heat burst typically begins with a dying thunderstorm, which often takes on … Continued

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