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Chaney Instrument Galileo Thermometer with Glass Ball Barometer

Chaney Instrument Galileo Thermometer with Glass Ball Barometer

  • Cylindrical thermometer with barometer
  • Interprets temperature and weather based on principles of buoyancy and air pressure
  • Colorful, liquid filled spheres descend and ascend with changes in temperature
  • Barometer features the world globe etched in the glass
  • Both Thermometer and barometer are displayed and mounted on a wood base

This handsome unit uses a blend of old and new technology to interpret the weather. The Galileo thermometer is filled with a clear liquid that suspends multiple colored weights. As the liquid within the weights changes temperature their density changes allowing the weights to rise or fall. The lowest weight at the very top of the Galileo reflects the temperature. The glass water barometer indicates changes in the air temperature. A low fluid level in the glass spout generally means fair wea

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Cram 1892 Antique Chart of Seasons & The Tides

Cram 1892 Antique Chart of Seasons & The Tides

This more than 110 year old work was made using the wax-engraving map printing process pioneered by cross town (Chicago) rival Rand McNally. This process created high-quality, low-cost maps and and forced many competitors of Cram and Rand McNally out-of-business (Cram now operates out of Indianapolis). If you are looking for an unusual piece of art, to decorate a home or office, these truly “limited-edition” prints are perfect. Antique engravings, & prints are extraordinary examples of the 19th

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Question by Joshua G: Severe Weather?
Do you like severe weather like me? I like looking at the Lightning. I try to take a picture of it,but I’ve never caught it yet. People call me stupid because I like severe weather. That’s not stupid right? God made severe weather for use to see. Do you like severe weather too?

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Answer by clio skywarn
Yes sir’re, I do. I’m a storm spotter, so it’s kinda like a job. But I still love to do it.

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KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Records show 3 Iowa schools broke restraint rules

KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Records show 3 Iowa schools broke restraint rules
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – State education records show teachers in three Iowa school districts have broken new rules that limit using physical force to discipline unruly students.
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KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Groundbreaking at University Center in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Higher education’s University Center in Sioux Falls holds a groundbreaking Tuesday for a 50,000 square-foot building that will have classrooms and laboratories.
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Community Ed playground expected to be ready for fall
Advocates for improvements to the Delano Community Education playground have been running through an obstacle course – several years of fund raising, bad weather and waiting for grass to grow.
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Ambient Weather WS-1080 Wireless Data Logging Weather Station

Ambient Weather WS-1080 Wireless Data Logging Weather Station

  • Complete wireless weather station measures windspeed, wind direction, rainfall, temperature and humidity (inside and outside), barometric pressure, dewpoint and windchill
  • Includes 4080 point data logging, USB interface and windows software for real time monitoring and Internet Publishing with free hosting services
  • Compact, easy to install complete weather station with impressive reliability at a very low cost. Transmits at 45 second intervals over a 300′ wireless line of sight range
  • Touch screen display console with backlight (temporary). No AC power required. Thin, portable console design ideal for wall mount or desktop display
  • All Ambient Weather Stations are covered by a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

The Ambient WS-1080 is a compact, easy to install complete wireless home weather station with impressive reliability at a very low cost.

The WS-1080 weather station measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity (both inside and outside), rainfall and barometric pressure, and calculates dew point and wind chill.

The weather station’s touch screen console displays a wide range of parameters in an easy-to-read format on a large LCD. The attractively thin console ca

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World Weather Lake Effect Snow

World Weather Lake Effect Snow

Lake effect snow can cause large local variations in snow depth with 50 cm of snow accumulate over the course of a few days near the shore and a few miles inland from the lake shore there may be no snowfall at all. Lake effect snow does occur in regions away from the great lakes (for example along Lake Baikal in Russia) but it is far more pronounced and and destructive to ground and air transportation around the great lakes.

Lake effect snow occurs when a mass of freezing air moves down from the Arctic over a body of warmer water, creating instability in the atmosphere above the lakes. As a consequence, clouds build and develop over the lakes and, as they move downwind, develop into snow showers and squalls.

The water temperature of the Great Lakes lags behind the atmosphere in cooling through early winter, as water holds its heat far more readily than land. The heating from below results in instability in the air during cold outbreaks. This instability mixes warm, moist air near the surface of the lakes into the lowest 1 to 1.5 km of atmosphere. Rising air rapidly reaches saturation, and the result is shallow cumuliform clouds, frequently aligned in bands parallel to the low-level wind. By January, ice covers most of the lakes\’ surface area, cutting off or reducing the heat supply.

The distribution of lake effect snowfall in the Great Lakes area depends upon several factors: the position and direction of weather systems, the lake water temperatures and its variations, and the strength and direction of the winds. Topographic differences on the lee of the Great Lakes also affect the intensity and distribution of snowfall. On the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes, lake effect snowfall contributes between 30% and 50% of the total winter snowfall.

Winds from the Arctic generally blow from the west or northwest, causing lake effect snow to fall on the east or southeast sides of the Great Lakes. Whether or not an area gets a large fall of snow from lake effect snow is dependent on the direction of the winds, the duration they blow from a particular direction, and the size of the temperature differential between the lakes and the air above. Cold air holds very little moisture and the low level of the atmosphere is quite unstable. Therefore clouds can form very quickly, condensation occurs and snow falls.

In late 1977 a storm hit the southeast of Lake Huron around London, Ontario. In just three days from December 7th to 9th 100cm (39 inches) of lake effect snow fell on the region. This snowfall was made worse by the 60mph winds causing huge drifts.

However the largest snowfall recorded that was attributed to lake effect occurred in January 1966. In a five day period from 27th to 31st, 259cm (102 inches) of snow fell in Oswego, New York. Half of that total fell on the 31st.

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How to Survive a Tsunami

How to Survive a Tsunami

Tsunamis used to be the stuff of movies and until it’s devastation in Asia, most people didn’t think it was possible for tsunamis to occur in that magnitude. With that realization, people have become aware of the risk and possible consequences of this natural calamity.

What is a tsunami? Tsunamis are not caused by strong winds but by tectonic displacements (earthquakes, volcano eruptions, landslides) that occur on the seafloor. Earthquakes that produce tsunamis are those that reach 6.5 or more on the Richter scale. The average speed of the waves is 300 mph and can last from 5 minutes to an hour. 

In open sea, tsunamis usually go unnoticed, having amplitudes of just 1 meter or even less. However, in some situations, waves that enter shallow water can swell to several feet and in some rare cases, rise high enough to strike coastal areas with terrible force.

Who’s at risk? People who live in coastal areas located along or near the Pacific Ocean are most prone to tsunamis. This area is most vulnerable because of seismic activity in what is called the Ring of Fire. It has also occurred in Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands.

What to do in a tsunami emergency When a strong earthquake is felt, leave the water immediately, get to shore and go as far away as you can from the beach, fast. If your location allows it, go to a higher ground. If the area you are in is mostly flat, go as far inland as you can. If you can spot the wave, you are too close to escape it, regardless of its apparent distance. 

Tune in to your local radio station, the weather radio or turn on the TV for news and updates. They will inform you if there is a tsunami watch or warning issued in your area and where the emergency centers are. 

Locate all members of your family and make sure everyone is informed. Agree on a place to meet in case you’re not together and make sure it’s safe and as far away from the shore as possible.

If you have family members who have special needs like elderly people, small children or infants and those with disabilities, you might want to evacuate early. You might also want to prepare your pets for moving, so bring emergency supplies for them as well.

Check your emergency supply kits and bring them with you. It would be a good idea if they had been regularly restocked but if not, take what you can or get what is needed if you still have the time and opportunity. Otherwise, opt to get water, food and extra clothes instead.

You might want to secure your house, but remember that this is the last priority. Your life and that of your family’s are the most important considerations during a tsunami emergency. Expect items in your house to be swept away and if you could still secure them, do so.

Tsunami watch vs. tsunami warning A tsunami watch is different from a tsunami warning. A tsunami watch means that the presence of a dangerous tsunami is not yet confirmed or verified, although it is possible there is one. It also includes predictions on what time the tsunami is expected and where it will possibly strike.

A tsunami warning means that there is a confirmed tsunami in your area and it could be close. The warning will include the time at which the tsunami is expected and which areas are affected.

As a last emergency tip… If you find yourself under the mercy of an incoming wave, climb onto the rooftop of your house or on the highest point of the nearest structure and brace yourself. Hold on tightly to anything that’s strong and stable enough. Climb a tree if you have to and don’t let go.

If you’re already in the water, grab a floating object that can hold your weight and hold onto it until you can reach stable ground or when help is available. Grab onto anything that is firm and strive to get out of the water as much as possible. The current will be strong and there could be heavy and sharp debris in the water that could crash into you.

Tsunamis, like most things nature produces, are uncontrollable. The only advantage is that they do come with a warning (a strong earthquake). The only way to survive it is to be prepared, be ready to go and to keep your wits about you.

To learn about tornado facts and earthquake facts, visit the Natural Disasters Facts website.