When talking about the mugginess of the air, meteorologist almost always point to the dewpoint rather than the relative humidity, but why is that? In this episode of The Breakdown, we explain why dewpoint matters more than relative humidity when describing how hot it feels outside on a given day.
We have all been there, climbing inside a car on a hot summer day. The temperature feels excessively hotter inside the vehicle than it does on the outside. Why is it? What causes the temperature to climb so high inside a vehicle?
Both Colorado State University ant the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted an ‘above average’ year for tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean, but why is this expected to be one of the most active years in recent memory?
We are used to scraping frost off our cars, or seeing it glisten on a cold morning across a grassy surface, but have you ever seen a very intense form of frost that looks like nothing you have seen before?
Growing up, you may remember enduing wind chills that were a lot colder than what we normally feel on any given winter’s day. You are not wrong in thinking about this, in this episode of the Breakdown, we explain why it “felt” colder prior to 2001.
Let’s face it, we all see the temperature scrolling across a blank sign, or maybe you have your own backyard thermometer. Well those readings always seem a lot warmer than the actual temperature outside. What causes that?
Cold fronts, they bring us rain and sometimes winter weather. As we slide into the winter months, we will more than likely have several chances to see some frozen precipitation. Have you ever wondered what it takes to get winter precipitation?