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Let that curiosity about weather and our planet go wild! Powered by the meteorologists of Local Now, you'll learn something new in an easy-to-digest format.
Preparing for Tropical Weather
It's never too early to be prepared for tropical weather. Meteorologist Britley Ritz shares advice on preparedness to keep you safe.
The History of Hurricane Names
Irma, Matthew, Katrina... these are all very memorable storms. But where do the names come from? Meteorologist Britley Ritz shares the answer.
Summer may be all about the fun in the sun, but too much heat can be dangerous. Meteorologist Marquise Meda explains the potential risks of high temperatures, and how to stay safe.
The Science of Petrichor
Our noses can smell a lot of different scents! It should be no surprise we can smell this odd, earthy stench. Meteorologist Britley Ritz explores the science of petrichor.
The History of the Umbrella
On a rainy day, an umbrella is a helpful tool. However, its original purpose was far different. Meteorologist Marquise Meda dives into the history behind it.
Lightning is Nature's Fertilizer
Lightning plays an essential role in creating a greener world. Meteorologist Marquise Meda explores this electrifying connection.
Honey Bees & Climate
Life wouldn't be the same without sweet treats. Meteorologist Britley Ritz explores climate's impacts on our bees and what you can do to help protect these pollinators.
Watch v. Warning Explained
When severe weather strikes, a watch or warning may be issued for your area. Meteorologist Marquise Meda explains the difference between the two alerts.
The Science of Changing Seasons
As the seasons change, you might not realize the more significant science. Meteorologist Marquise Meda explains the factors that go into what we see.
Weather & Wine
Your next bottle of wine might be more than different than you expect. Meteorologist Britley Ritz examines the connection between weather and your beloved wine.
What is a seiche?
Strong winds and quick changes in atmospheric pressure can wreak havoc on lakes and bays. Meteorologist Marquise Meda explores this phenomenon known as a seiche.
The Many Types of Winter Precipitation
Some might say nothing beats a cozy fire and some snow. Did you know there are several other types of winter precipitation? Meteorologist Marquise Meda examines the kinds and how they form.
What is wind chill?
On a brisk and windy day, you might hear a lot of chatter around the wind chill outside. Meteorologist Marquise Meda dives into this index and how it's practically applied.
What is a blizzard?
A lot of winter weather buzzwords get thrown around each year. Is a big snowstorm a blizzard? Meteorologist Marquise Meda explores the unique definition and criteria.
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