How the March Blizzard of 1888 Challenged New Yorkers’ Self-Perceptions

Winter's not over quite yet. The great Blizzard of 1888 was in March.
Rings of a tree

What Tree Rings Tell Us About the Climate

Tree rings provide scientists with helpful clues regarding the planet's climate patterns, past and present.

Tambora: The Volcano Felt Around the World

Tambora's explosion was one of the largest volcanic events in recorded history,
So Moses extended his hand toward the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state when the sun began to rise. Now the Egyptians were fleeing before it, but the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea. The water returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the army of Pharaoh that was coming after the Israelites into the sea – not so much as one of them survived! But the Israelites walked on dry ground in the middle of the sea, the water forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. (Exodus, Chapter 14, 27-29). Woodcut after a drawing by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German painter, 1794 - 1872) from the "Große Haus-Bilder-Bibel (Large House Pictures Bible)" by Dr. Martin Luther. Published by J. Ebner, Ulm (1877)

The Science Behind Weather Miracles

Can science explain legendary weather myths and legends?