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National Weather Service
If you’re coming up with a list of web sites about weather, how can you forget the people who give us our daily forecasts?!
The Weather Channel
The first, and only, cable channel dedicated to weather, the Weather Channel has put together a site to provide forecast information, news, education, and information about storms.
Yahoo! Weather Phenomena
Are there differences between hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones? How are clouds formed? This Yahoo! directory may be able to answer your weather questions.
Weather cams, weather maps, tropical weather, ski weather, weather links, and forecasts are all available at this long standing site.
US Severe Weather Map
What if you wanted to know what kind of severe weather was going on in the United States right now? You might go to this web site, where a large map of the US displays current action and warnings.
Tropical Weather Map and Links
If you’re looking for information on tropical weather and the United States, you might want to start here. Along with current information about tropical weather, you can find historical information on hurricanes, maps, and satellite images.
Interactive Weather Information Network
(July 13, 2000) "Active warnings -- Flash Flood, Flood, Special Marine, Non Precipitation, Severe Thunderstorm." These warnings were displayed on page one of the Interactive Weather Information Network. Here you can find links to other sites, national and world weather, more warning information, and other great weather info!
CNN World Weather Maps
If I were in Paris right now, what would the weather be like? We can all dream, can’t we? If you’re dreaming of somewhere around the world, find out what the weather is before you call the airlines.
CNN Storm Center
Find out about hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms at this weather site from CNN.
Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watch Information and Preparedness Material – FEMA
Preparing for a disastrous storm is not an easy matter, and FEMA has set up a web site that provides current weather information as well as news, advice, and a list of the hurricane names for the current season.
Storm Prediction Center – NOAA
Twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, the Storm Prediction Center at NOAA is watching the weather to try and keep us out of danger with up-to-the-minute reports.
News and information about weather from professional and amateur meteorologists from around the world are provided at this site.
The Weather Channel Storm Encyclopedia
What are the words associated with certain types of storms and what do they mean? The Weather Channel Storm Encyclopedia is likely to have answers to some of your storm-related questions.
Storm News and Archives
Archives of storm news, separated by year, are provided by this easy to navigate web site. One of the interesting items at this site is a link to a photograph that might be the first ever photo of a tornado, taken in 1884.
Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies -- USGS
Impact studies of severe storms are examined in this site from the US Geological Survey. The site includes links to aerial video and photographs.
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Carpenter, Clive. The Changing World of Weather. New York, NY: Facts on File, c1991. Pub QC981 .C35 1991.
Fishman, Jack. The Weather Revolution: Innovations and Imminent Breakthroughs in Accurate Forecasting. New York, NY: Plenum Press, c1994. Pub QC995 .F55 1994.
Gallant, Roy A. Rainbows, Mirages, and Sundogs: The Sky as a Source of Wonder. New York, NY: Macmillan; London: Collier Macmillan, c1987. Pub QC975.3 .G45 1987.
Gikofsky, Irv. Don't Blame the Weatherman: Mr. G. Talks to you about the Weather. New York, NY: Avon Camelot, 1992. Pub QC995 .G47 1992.
Lehr, Paul E., R. Will Burnett, and Herbert S. Zim. Weather: Air Masses, Clouds, Rainfall, Storms, Weather Maps, Climate. New York, NY: Golden Press, c1965. Pub QC864 .L45 1965.
Reifsnyder, William E. Weathering the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Practical Meteorology. San Francisco,CA: Sierra Club Books, c1980. Pub QC981.45 .R44 1980.
Schaefer, Vincent J. and John A. Day. A Field Guide to the Atmosphere. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Pub QC863 .S346 1981.
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Allen, Oliver E. Atmosphere. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, c1983. MP QC861.2 .A35 1983.
Battan, Louis J. Weather in Your Life. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman, c1983. Main QC981.2 .B37 1983.
Blumenstock, David I. The Ocean of Air. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1959. MP QC863 .B55 1959.
Bryson, Reid A. Monsoon 1981. Madison, WI: Climate/Food Research Group, Center for Climactic Research, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, . Main QC939.M7 B78 1981.
Catalá de Alemany, J. Diccionario de Meteorología. Madrid, Spain: Alhambra, 1986. Main REF QC854 .C38 1986.
Corliss, William R. Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomenon: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies. Glen Arm, MD: Sourcebook Project, c1982. Main REF QC975.8 .C67 1982.
Corliss, William R. Rare Halos, Mirages, Anomalous Rainbows, and Related Electromagnetic Phenomena: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies. Glen Arm, MD: Sourcebook Project, c1984. Main REF QC975.8 .C68 1984.
Corliss, William R. Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies. Glen Arm, MD: Sourcebook Project, c1983. Main REF QC870 .C67 1983.
Edinger, James G. Watching for the Wind: The Seen and Unseen Influences on Local Weather. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967. Main & MP QC863.4 .E45 1967.
Filonczuk, Maria K., Daniel R. Cayan, and Laurence G. Riddle. Variability of Marine Fog Along the California Coast. La Jolla, CA: Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, . Main Serials GC856 .S56 no.95-2.
Forrester, Frank H. 1001 Questions Answered About the Weather. New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1957. MP QC863 .F72 1957.
Holford, Ingrid. The Guinness Book of Weather Facts & Feats. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives, c1982. Main QC981 .H593 1982.
Kohn, Irving. Meteorology for All: Facts About the Atmosphere, Air Travel, Weather Forecasting, Clouds, Winds, Storms [and] How to Read the Weather Map. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, Inc. . MP QC863 .K72 1946.
Miller, Albert. Smog and Weather: The Effect of San Francisco Bay on the Bay Area Climate. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, 1967. Main REF HT394 .S32 M54 1967.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Opportunities to Improve Marine Observation and Forecasting. Opportunities to Improve Marine Forecasting. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1989. Main QC993.84 .N37 1989.
Newberger, Priscilla. Physical Oceanography and Meteorology of the California Outer Continental Shelf. [Washington, D.C.?]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, . Main GC856 .P58.
Orr, Clyde. Between Earth and Space. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1959. MP QC863 .O77 1959.
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Ardley, Neil. The Science Book of Weather. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Pub Juv QC981.3 .A73 1992.
Bennett, David. Rain. Toronto; New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1988. Pub Juv QC924.7 .B46 1988.
Berger, Melvin and Gilda Berger. How's the Weather?: A Look at Weather and How it Changes. Nashville, TN: Ideals Children's Books, c1993. Pub Juv QC981.3 .B47 1993.
Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1985. Pub Juv QC968.2 .B73 1985.
Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. It's Raining Cats and Dogs: All Kinds of Weather and Why We Have It. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Pub Juv QC924.7 .B698 1987.
Casey, Denise. Weather Everywhere. New York, NY: Macmillan Books for Young Readers, c1995. Pub Juv QC981.3 .C373 1995.
Christian, Spencer and Antonia Felix. Can it Really Rain Frogs?: The World's Strangest Weather Events. New York, NY: Wiley, 1997. Pub Juv QC981.3 .C5 1997.
De Paola, Tomie. The Cloud Book: Words and Pictures. New York, NY: Holiday House, . Pub Juv QC921.35 .D46 1975.
Dorros, Arthur. Feel the Wind. New York, NY: Crowell, 1989. Pub Juv QC931.4 .D67 1990.
Farndon, John. Weather. New York, NY: DK Pub., 1998. Pub QL981.3 .F37 1998.
Gibbons, Gail. Weather Forecasting. New York, NY: Four Winds Press, c1987. Pub Juv QC995.43 .G53 1987.
Gibbons, Gail. Weather Words and What They Mean. New York, NY: Holiday House, c1990. Pub Juv QC981.3 .G53 1990.
Killion, Bette. The Same Wind. New York, NY: Harper Collins, c1992. Pub Juv PZ7 .K5576 Sam 1992.
Kramer, Stephen P. Lightning. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, c1992. Pub Juv QC966.5 .K73 1992.
Martin, Terry. Why Does Lightning Strike?: Questions Children Ask About the Weather. New York, NY: DK Publishing, 1996. Pub Juv QC981.3 .M37 1996.
Moncure, Jane Belk. Rain: A Great Day for Ducks. Elgin, IL: Child's World, c1990. Pub Juv QC924.7 .M66 1990.
Polacco, Patricia. Thunder Cake. New York, NY: Philomel Books, c1990. Pub Juv PZ7 .P75186 Th 1990.
Riehecky, Janet. Snow: When Will it Fall? Elgin, IL: Child's World, c1990. Pub Juv QC929.S7 R54 1990.
Ruckman, Ivy. Night of the Twisters. New York, NY: Crowell, c1984. Pub Juv PZ7 .R844 Ni 1986.
Simon, Seymour. Storms. New York, NY: Morrow Junior Books, c1989. Pub Juv QC941.3 .S55 1989.
Twist, Clint. Hurricanes and Storms. New York, NY: Dillon Press, 1992. Pub Juv QC944 .T85 1992.
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Air, Sun, and Water: How Weather Works. New York: Scholastic, 1993. Pub QC981.5 .A56 1993.
Atmospheric Detectives: ATLAS 2 Teacher's Guide with Activities. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, . Educ QC863 .A86 1992.
Earth's Mysterious Atmosphere: ATLAS 1 Teacher's Guide with Activities. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, . Educ QC863 .E27 1992.
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Weather. London: DK Vision, 1996. (35 min.) Pub AV&M QC863.4 .W42 1996.
All the materials with call numbers beginning Pub, Pub Juv, Biodiv, or Biodiv Juv are available for checkout to Academy members.
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