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Identifying Natural Disasters

  Natural disasters, sometimes called natural hazards, can cause major damage to the environment, property, wildlife and human health. These may include events like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, landslides, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and extreme temperatures. Identifying Natural Disasters Download the Identifying Natural Disasters matching and definition worksheet. What types of natural disasters could occur […]

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Hurricanes 101

Hurricane Development and Decay Atlantic hurricane season falls from June 1st to November 30th every year, and with August well underway, what better time is there to write a post on the life cycle of a hurricane? Whether you are a kid on summer vacation or one of our avid adult sailors/kiters/windsurfers/weather enthusiasts, this post

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Clouds 101

We humans love to look at the clouds and imagine seeing shapes of people, creatures of all kinds, and other familiar stuff. What do you “see” when you look at this image? The first time I looked at it, I “saw” a face, with eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Perhaps you see a different

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Cold Fronts 101

Recomended for ages 12+ We all know that the warmest time of the day is in the afternoon when the sun is high in the sky and sending down its strongest rays. Right? Well, actually that isn’t always the case. On some days, you may find that the temperature actually gets colder in the afternoon.

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