In Germany you can name a cyclone or anticyclone for a donation to meteorology, which is why they call the current European windstorm "Sabine" rather than "Ciara" met.fu-berlin.de/adopt-a-…
In 1955, June Bacon-Bercey became the first African-American woman to receive a degree in meteorology; she went on to become America’s first female TV meteorologist. accuweather.com/en/weathe…
A sun dog or mock sun, formally called a parhelion (plural parhelia) in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22Β° halo. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Charles Darwin's cousin invented the dog whistle, meteorology, forensic fingerprinting, mathematical correlation, the concept of "eugenics" and "nature vs nurture", and the concept of inherited intelligence, with an estimated IQ of 200. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Charles Darwin's cousin Francis Galton invented the dog whistle, meteorology, forensic fingerprinting and mathematical correlation. He also suggested that principles of animal breeding could be applied to humans, coined the word 'eugenics', and came up with the 'nature vs nurture' idea. www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.…
Captain Fitzroy of the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin’s famous ship, invented modern weather forecasting and meteorology. faena.com/aleph/articles/…
Jeffrey Skilling, the younger brother of Tom Skilling, of Chicagoland's WGN-TV Meteorology fame, was the former CEO of Enron and was indicted on 35 counts of fraud, insider trading, and other crimes related to the Enron scandal. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffre…
Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, described by Darwin as the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived", not only was the first to propose S. America & Africa were once joined, but also discovered 1000s of new species and laid the groundwork for modern geology and meteorology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
In meteorology, the term "partly cloudy" and "partly sunny" are often misused. "Partly cloudy" means a more sunny day than "partly sunny" wiki.wunderground.com/ind…
Cloud formations were categorised and named by pharmacist Luke Howard, thus originating nephology and helping for a better understanding of meteorology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
Computers intended for "medicine, geophysics and meteorology" were used to make Pocahontas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pix…
Sir Francis Galton, father of meteorology, a pioneer in Eugenics and the person credited with coining the term, was Charles Darwin's half-cousin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Weather radar, as we know it today, was discovered not invented; a result of WWII soldiers unable to see enemy targets. Post-war surplus of radar equipment was then used for meteorology purposes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Meteorology has different seasonal demarcation dates than the standard calendar. Happy First Day of Meteorological Spring! wiki.answers.com/Q/What_i…
Today I learned that in the whole world, only the US Weather Service and the German Institute of Meteorology get to officially name vortices/storms. met.fu-berlin.de/adopt-a-…
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization developed six lists of twenty-one (21) names for tropical storms and hurricanes that rotate each year. Each letter of the alphabet has a name for a storm except Q, U, X, Y, and Z. Right now, we are on letter C, Cristobal. farmersalmanac.com/hurric…
The national meteorological service of Italy is one of the last national meteorological service which is still within the armed forces en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
Alfred Wegener, the man who originally came up with continental drift theory, went on to die in a winter expedition in Greenland to measure meteorological events. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals fall from the sky. It is now accepted that there is only co-incidental association between animals perceived to be falling from the sky and meteorological or earthquake related phenomena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Today I learned about Benito ViΓ±es, a Jesuit priest who established the first Atlantic hurricane warning service in the early 1870s. As director of the Meteorological Observatory of the Royal College of BelΓ©n, he created a network of observation sites to track clouds that progress well in advance of hurricanes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The meteorological phenomenon that causes rain to fall on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall is called the β€˜Brown Willy Effect’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Met Γ‰ireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, supplied the Allies with weather information despite Ireland's neutrality in the Second World War. The decision to go ahead with the D-day landings was made following a favourable weather report from them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The UK Met (Meteorological) Office was founded by Charles’ Darwin’s Captain, Robert Fitzroy. He reinvented it as a weather prediction office, to warn sailors of bad weather at sea. It proved to be a controversial venture in its time, and the pressure of it drove Fitzroy to suicide. historytoday.com/history-…
Today I learned about Raining Animals, a rare meteorological event in which flightless animals fall from the sky. It has been reported in many countries throughout history. In the 1st century AD, Pliny The Elder recorded storms of frogs and fish. In 1794, French soldiers saw toads fall from the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
The "Tower of the Winds" (in Athens) is considered to be the first ever meteorological station. It features eight sundials, a water clock and a wind vane en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tow…
North America follows astronomical seasons (determined by the equinoxes and solstices) as opposed to the meteorological seasons of Australia which begin on the 1st of the month, delineated by the annual temperature cycle, with the coldest months being winter (June, July, Aug). ncdc.noaa.gov/news/meteor…
A dry climate is determined by precipitation levels. The climate of Antarctica is the coldest on Earth, but it is also extremely dry, it is technically a desert. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Today I learned of "Yellow Dust Season", A meteorological event where each spring, dust is whipped into the atmosphere by storms in the Gobi desert. The dust travels across China, picking up pollutants (heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, fungi, pesticides, carcinogens) then is deposited on the Korean Peninsula. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
Today I learned of Medicanes (Mediterranean hurricanes) a rare meteorological phenomena observed in the Mediterranean Sea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
In 2005 the World Meteorological Organization ran our of hurricane names, and had to resort to using the Greek Alphabet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Difference between fog and mist. Fog applies when you can't see 1 km away, while mist means you can see further. bristolpost.co.uk/news/br…
Today I learned about Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT) - a team of skilled fighters in top physical condition who interpret meteorological data, often in hostile territory, and deliver crucial information to air and ground forces. history.com/news/6-things…
Weather manupulation during the Vietnam War was the first confirmed use of meteorological warfare nytimes.com/1972/07/03/ar…
In 1961 Dan Rather was responsible for the first-ever display of a meteorological surveillance radar on television. It may have helped convince an estimated 350,000 people to evacuate their homes from the path of Hurricane Carla. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Animal Rain is an actual meteorological phenomenon, documented cases of which include; fish, frogs, snakes, and spiders falling from the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
11 Nazi technicians went to a remote island off the coast of Norway to establish a meteorological station. They became stranded & received word that the war ended, but lost all contact. It was not until September 1945 were they rescued and became the last armed Nazis to surrender during WWII. history.com/news/history-…
The World Meteorological classifies clouds according to 10 types; each with its own official symbol. visualdictionaryonline.co…
The first intentional meteorological flight into a hurricane started with a bet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Raining animals is, historically, a relatively common meteorological phenomenon wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainin…
The US Air Force has 'Special Operations Weather Technicians' tasked with performing meteorological research from inside enemy territory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
There is a rare meteorological phenomenon that causes animals such as fish, crabs, worms, etc to fall from the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
A firestorms are massive fires able to reach a meteorological scale en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
In the late 19th century, the British tried to build their own Eiffel Tower. London nearly got a 1,200-foot steel monument. The tower would include "restaurants, shops, promenades, Turkish baths, a theater, a meteorological office, a sanatorium, a science lab and, on top, an observatory." citylab.com/design/2015/0…
There is a rare meteorological phenomena known as a 'pneumonia front' which can cause temperatures to drop drastically in the span of a few minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pne…
New seasons in Australia (in addition to being reversed) start on the first of the month rather than the 21st like many other parts of the world. tripsavvy.com/australian-…
Today I learned of the ValparaΓ­so earthquake in Chile which occurred in 1906 killing 3,886 people. It was predicted one week earlier by Chile's Army Meteorological Office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/190…
"Pineapple Express" is a non-technical term for a meteorological phenomenon characterized by a strong and persistent flow of atmospheric moisture and precipitation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Prior to the First Crusade, a group of minor knights and peasants (including women and children) embarked on a crusade of their own, spurred on by meteorological occurrences, and proceeded to slaughter Jews on their way to the Holy Land. When met with a real army, they were nearly wiped out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peo…
Using "an inventory of the ice rings based on satellite imagery and photography for 1974–2014," researchers "have identified 45 rings on Lake Baikal (compared with 13 previously known) and also for the first time four rings for the neighbouring Lake Hovsgol (Mongolia)." researchgate.net/publicat…
Flightless animals including fish have been known to "rain" from the sky in a rare meteorological phenomenon called raining animals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
The World Meteorological Organization retired the storm name "Erika" and replaced it with "Elsa." In 2021 we'll have Hurricanes Ana and Elsa destroying more than just Arendelle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
A kytoon is a more stable hybrid between a kite and tethered balloon. Kytoons can be used for raising antenna, aerial photography, and meteorological measurements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyt…
Meteorological records show that the groundhogs' prediction was only accurate 37% of the time. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Today I learned that meteorologists call Dec 1st the first day of "meteorological winter." wunderground.com/blog/tni…
The Irish Meteorological Service classes Potato Blight as a Yellow Level Weather Warning. met.ie/nationalwarnings/w…
The World Meteorological Organization's Hurricane Committee will retire the name of a hurricane if it is felt that a storm is so deadly that the future use of its name would be inappropriate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Raining animals is rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals "rain" from the sky en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
There is such thing as Special Operations Combat Weather Forecasters, which is a specialty from the United States Air Force. They provide meteorological data as well as combat/humanitarian support. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The last German troops to surrender after the Second World War was stationed at a meteorological outpost on the arctic islands of Svalbard and didn't/couldn't surrender until September 4th 1945 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Rocket lightning (RL) is a "form of cloud discharge, generally horizontal and at cloud base, with a luminous channel appearing to advance through the air with visually resolvable speed, often intermittently." RL, as well as BL (ball lightning), is "rare and mysterious." glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki…
In 1931 the German airship Graf Zeppelin was the first aircraft to take large-scale geo-photographic and meteorological records of the Arctic region, including islands belonging to the Soviet Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_…
The "snow rollers" Tim Tevebaugh photographed in Idaho, United States of America, on 31 March 2009 "are extremely rare because of the unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture needed to create them. They form with light but sticky snow and strong (but not too strong) winds." wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_ga…
There is a study where pictures were put on shelves in hospitals and they could only be seen from the ceiling to find out if people with out-of-body experiences really was out of their bodies. If so they could tell afterward what was on the pictures. dailygrail.com/Spirit-Wor…
Weather forecasters are qualified meteorologists who gather data and make their own predictions. work.chron.com/education-…
The Rio Olympics will be the first Summer Olympic Games held completely during winter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…

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