Elisha Kane 

It is astounding that Elisha Kane is known to so few people – especially considering his funeral was said to be the 2nd largest in U.S. History, second only to that of Abraham Lincoln. Kane (b. February 28, 1820 – d. February 16, 1857) was a U.S. Navy Officer who was a member of 2 … More Elisha Kane 


When weather gets bad, it’s no longer “weather” but instead “un-weather”, being the definition for Unweder, meaning a storm.


The horizontal motion of the air past a given point. Winds begin with differences in air pressure. Pressure that is higher at one place than another sets up a force pushing from the high toward the low pressure. The greater the difference in pressure, the stronger the force. The distance between the moving air is … More Wind


Why not we just define weather in general?  The state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. Weather refers to these conditions at a given point in time (e.g. today’s high temperature), whereas climate refers to the “average” weather conditions for an area over a long period of time (e.g. … More Weather

Variable Wind

Same as Variable Wind Direction; a condition when The wind direction fluctuates by 60℉ or more during the 2-minute evaluation period and the wind speed is greater than 6 knots The direction is variable and the wind speed is less than 6 knots


When used to describe precipitation (for example ‘scattered showers’). Area coverage of convective weather affecting 30%-50% of a forecast zone(s). When used to describe sky cover, 3/8 – 4/8 (sky cover is measured in eighths) of the sky covered by clouds. In the U.S. weather observing procedures, this is reported with the contraction “SCT”.