Sunday Science Tidbit; Precipitable Water

During my weather forecasts, you may see me use a graphic showing “atmospheric moisture”. What you are really looking at is a model projection of “precipitable water”. In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re going to look at what precipitable water really is. The formal definition according to NOAA is, “Measure of the depth of liquid water at the surface that would result after precipitating all of the water vapor in a vertical column over a given location, usually extending from the surface to 300 mb.” Here’s what that really means: If we could take all the moisture…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Watermelon Snow

You’ve heard the sayings: Don’t eat the first snow… don’t eat yellow snow… and don’t eat watermelon snow? Well that’s a new one. In this wee…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why is the moon bigger on the horizon?

Imagine it’s a clear night and the moon is just peeking over the horizon. The moon looks “bigger” than it does high up in the sky. This week…

Sunday Science Tidbit; You can’t see it but you can feel it.

We’ll start this Sunday Science Tidbit off with a riddle to help you guess what we are explaining today. You can’t see it. It can refreshing…