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Everyone talks about it – but who really understands it? Kids fascinated by weather will gain insight into this powerful force of nature, with info on how air masses and air pressure affect our planet and charts showing the many varieties of clouds and their unique characteristics. Where do raindrops come from, and how can it be too cold to snow? These and other complex facts about weather, for kids, are explained, along with the many clues that nature gives us about coming weather conditions, from rings around the moon to pine cones that close up when rain is on the way.
Did you know that an average thunderstorm is more powerful than an atomic bomb? Get the inside view of weather’s most violent manifestations, including tornadoes, typhoons, and hurricanes. Take a closer look at the Flood of ’93, and find out why scientists are worried that disasters like these are only going to become more common due to the Greenhouse Effect. Even though we have no power to control the weather, for kids who are eager to measure rainfall and observe wind patterns, easy experiments reveal the many ways that weather can be predicted, observed, and recorded using weather balloons and radar.