“Severe”: What is REALLY means…

Have you ever been in the middle of a strong thunderstorm and wondered why a “warning”  has not been issued? Believe it or not, there is an official “definition” for Severe Thunderstorms. In order for a thunderstorm to be classified as “severe” by the National Weather Service, it must contain one of the following:  hail of at least 1 inch diameter, winds of at least 58 mph, or a tornado. Heavy rain potential alone does not determine a storm’s official severity status, even though excess water can certainly lead to problems. Lightning intensity is also not a factor in the…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Couple’s Edition: Diamond Dust & Starry Nights

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I would treat you to what I call a “two-fer” or 2 Sunday Science Tidbits in one night! You’ve all hear…