I don’t know about you, but I love a good thunderstorm, and I could lie in the yard for hours watching the clouds on a summer day. Weather can be beautiful, inconvenient, or downright scary — but any way you look at it, it’s a fascinating subject. With Hurricane Sandy currently beating down on us, we East Coasters have weather on our brains, but wherever you live the weather is doing something. Below are some links to help you get your inner meteorologist on.
- Go back to virtual science class and learn about the basics of weather, from El Nino to tornadoes, with this brief and informative tour of weather cycles.
- Impress your friends by predicting the weather with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center. Then track current storms via satellite.
- Want to get high-tech weather prediction? Stormpulse is a comprehensive service that pulls weather data and warnings from all over the internet.
- If you’re curious about what it takes to become a meteorologist, check out the American Meteorological Society’s info and standards. (Hint: It’s about more than being wrong 50% of the time.)
- For further reading, explore the World Meteorological Society’s weather e-library. They link out to online documents about everything weather-related, from health and environmental impact to scientific journals.