And Now . . . the Weather: Sundogs, haloes, dust devils, snow pillars, blizzards, clippers, snowflakes, crepuscular rays, thunderstorms, lightning, rainbows, moonbows, and moreWith , The Weather Docto
And Now . . . the Weather: Sundogs, haloes, dust devils, snow pillars, blizzards, clippers, snowflakes, crepuscular rays, thunderstorms, lightning, rainbows, moonbows, and more
With Keith C. Heidorn, The Weather Doctor, who is known to Internet weather enthusiasts around the globe.
Severe weather is dramatic, but rarely experienced. Heidorn focuses instead on the "hows," "whens," "wheres," "whys," and specially the "joys" of daily weather - the phenomena that shape our lives, yet never make it into history books.
"Always keep those weather eyes up!" So says weather aficionado Keith C. Heidorn whose inveterate curiosity and far-reaching scientific knowledge of meteorology form the foundation for the fascinating explanations of everyday weather phenomena that fill the pages of And Now. . . the Weather.
After a lifetime of watching weather systems unfold, Heidorn observes the weather in relation to the sun, the driving force behind all weather conditions. Thus, in And Now. . . the Weather, he uses seasonal cycles as a framework, starting with the winter solstice and moving through the calendar year, recording weather facts and events under the month in which they most frequently occur.
To help us train our "weather senses" so that we become more aware of the conditions surrounding us, Heidorn covers weather topics that are familiar in an informative and entertaining style. It is his hope that we will pause to enjoy, understand, and even anticipate the beauty of weather. A helpful collection of diagrams, maps, and black-and-white photographs illustrate Heidorn's weather scenarios, showing us exactly what to look for when we "keep our weather eyes up."
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The Joys of Weather Watching
The Wheel of the Year
- 21 December-The Winter Solstice
- Snowflakes: Winter's Crystal Lace
- Cold Wave: The North Wind Doth Blow
- Too Cold to Snow?
- January Thaw
- Solar Spring: Weathering Groundhog Day
- Of Sun Pillars
- The Highs and Lows of Weather
- Air Masses: A Fine Vintage
- 20 March-The Vernal Equinox
- The March of Spring
- Making Clouds and Rain
- Raindrops, So Many Raindrops
- Raindrop Shape: No More Tears
- Up, Up, and Away
- Mirages: Not Just for Deserts Anymore
- April Showers
- Why Blue Skies? Why Red?
- The Morning Dew
- Enter Solar Summer: Beltane
- Lake Breezes
- Wind from Sea, Wind from Land
- A Cloud-Watching Kind of a Day
- Let's Rumble: Thunderstorms
- Cloudbursts of Many Stripes
- Winds of the Day
- Rainbows and Moonbows
- 21 June-The Summer Solstice
- From Sea Froth to Raindrops
- Lightning: A Storm's Flashy Dancer
- Thunder: Lightning's Child
- Hail To Thee
- Dust Devils
- Lammas: Summer's Turning Point
- Dust in the Wind
- Distant Thunderstorms at Night
- It's Not Just The Heat
- Hot Town, Summer in the City
- Bright Downpours
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- Halos and Sundogs
- The Fog Comes In ...Or Down ...Or Up
- 22 September-The Autumnal Equinox
- Painting Fall's Colors
- Riding the Sunbeams: Crepuscular Rays
- A Delicate Balance
- Indian Summer
- Heavenly Shades of Twilight Time
- A Jet Stream Runs Through It
- Solar Winter: Coming of the Dark Days
- Gulf of Alaska Storms
- Jack Frost's Fingers
- The Winds of November
- Clippers and Nor'easters
- Lake-Effect Snowfalls
- A Hard Rain
- The Chinook
- Ice Storms: Beauty Amid Destruction
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"Heidorn unleashes a contagious enthusiasm for weather"
— Canadian Geographic
This book is a compendium of explanations of everyday weather phenomena by the author (also known as "The Weather Doctor"), who observes the weather in relation to the sun. Thus, in the book, he uses seasonal cycles as a framework, starting with the winter solstice and moving through the calendar year, recording weather facts and events under the month in which they most frequently occur. A collection of diagrams, maps, and black-and-white photographs help to illustrate the weather scenarios, which include sundogs, haloes, dust devils, snow pillars, blizzards, clippers, and crepuscular rays, among others.
-American Meteorological Society