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Looking Skyward: Forecasting Weather using Nature

Looking Skyward: Forecasting Weather using Nature

As the weather turns hotter, water vapor condenses from nearby water sources and around mountain tops, forming into dark clouds. These clouds have the potential to culminate to intense electrical storms. Clearly, it is unwise to continue ascending a summit as the sky is pulsating […]

Flash & Bang in the Outdoors

Flash & Bang in the Outdoors

Lightning is a spectacular weather phenomenon, and I have been reminded of its awesome power during the afternoon storms here in North Carolina. Last week we were starting out a hike at the 6,000 feet altitude in the Mount Mitchell¬†mountain range when a storm quickly […]