Sunday Science Tidbit; Cone of Uncertainty

  Continuing with our tropical discussion, let’s talk about the cone of uncertainty in this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit. The cone of uncertainty is a one of the main products used when conveying information about  a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane. The cone is created from several circles that represent 12 hour intervals all the way to day 5. The size of each circle is set so that two-thirds of historical forecast error over a 5 year period falls within the circle. This means that the tropical system will be in the cone roughly 60% – 70% of…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why are the Blue Ridge Mountains blue?

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re travelling up to the mountains of North Carolina to answer the question… why do the Blue Ridge Mo…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Out of this world weather (Part 1 and 2)

This week’s Sunday Science Tidbit is out of this world! Let’s start right here at home. Earth is the only planet able to sustain life. It ca…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Fujiwhara Effect & Fibonacci Spiral

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we take a look at the weather in a different way… the Fujiwhara Effect and the Fibonacci Spiral. You’ve…