July and August are well known for extreme temperatures in many parts of the U.S. The central part of the country is currently experiencing the summer heat full on right now. The temperatures may not seem high, but as the saying goes, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity."Topics: Heat | Drought |
The USDA report that broke yesterday brought with it bad news for growers; the 3rd largest crop ever planted and with it came a sharp decline in commodity prices. Growers are now hoping that a large scale drought will allow for prices to rally. However, growers are looking for the rally in all the wrong places.
Topics: Heat | Drought |
As urbanization increases, several impacts can arise from the increase in paved surfaces. Known as the Urban Heat Island Effect, paved surfaces can be between 50-90°F hotter than the air temperature during the day. Even after sunset, urban areas can be as much as 22°F warmer than surrounding rural areas.Topics: Cross Enterprise | Heat |
Alderaan, Tatooine, Naboo, and Hoth. These are all well-known planets, that is if you are a Star Wars fan. Do you remember the fog on Dagobah where Yoda lived? How about the blizzards on Hoth? Forests, deserts and tundra: all of these biomes experience different types of weather.Topics: Heat | Snow | Drought | Flood |