You have probably seen them in paintings, drops of rain falling from clouds in the shape of teardrops. What if I told you that is not entirely accurate? In this episode of the Breakdown, we will explain the science as to why raindrops are not in the shape of a teardrop.
Have you ever wondered why we fall back? The reason behind the extra hour is to adjust the daylight hours to be more usable when most of us are awake. It is meant to increase the amount of daylight we see in the morning.
The Great Plains is typically referred to as tornado alley, but researchers are finding evidence that tornado alley is shifting away from the plains and into the Southeast, putting a bullseye on the Mid-South.
As temperatures start to drop, it’s good to know how to adjust your tire pressure so that your car can operate at maximum performance. This breakdown will be about how temperatures affect tire pressure.
Geese winding their way south in a v-shaped flock is the classic picture of migration, the annual, large-scale movement of birds between their breeding (summer) homes and their non-breeding (winter) homes.
When you think October, you may think orange, Halloween, falling leaves, cool temperatures and now you can add the Draconid meteor shower which comes annually around Oct 8. The meteor shower will peak this evening and has a history of producing a cool display.
The upper level winds, known as the jet stream, can bring in cool air from the north or push warm air from the south into our area. The jet stream sits 6-9 miles above the surface of the earth, but it impacts our weather all the way down at the surface.
As we transition into the fall season, the leaves of green will start to turn various shades of browns, yellow, purple, oranges and red. When seeing this transition have you ever wondered, why does this happen?
This week, my breakdown will be all about cold fronts. In this breakdown, I am going to not just be talking about what they are but also how they can influence our weather and sometimes, it can be in a severe way.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi on September 28th. The rather strong earthquake triggered a tsunami. The earthquake and tsunami resulted in hundreds of deaths as the water pounded the coast of Indonesia.
Although tropical systems can technically form any time of year, they are most likely during the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to November 30. The peak month for hurricane development is September with 87% of category 1 or 2 hurricanes and 96% of category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes forming during
Although Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it surprisingly does not receive many hurricanes. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains why this happens and how things could be different with Hurricane Lane.
NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe for an unprecedented mission to the sun. So how does the Parker Probe withstand the extreme heat of the sun without melting? Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains.
When watching the WMC Action News 5 or looking at the First Alert Weather app on your phone, you are usually seeing temperatures, maybe dew points, also cloud cover or even visibility, but have you ever wondered how we are getting these readings?
Have you ever wondered why sometimes you see an amazing sunset and other times it is totally underwhelming? There's actually science behind that mix of red and oranges in your evening sky. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains.
The month of July is UV Safety Month, but what is a UV index and why should you care? Everyone is exposed to Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and many people are exposed to artificial sources used in various industries such as commerce and recreation. UV rays from the sun travel down to the surface of the Earth and can cause major damage to our skin. There are two main types of UV rays, that is UVA and UVB. UVA rays are longer and can cause sun damage that result in aging and wri...