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 

Unweder

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

Wind

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

Weather

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

Scattered

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”.