Category Archives: Phenomena
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand across the U.S. and globally. What happens when spring and warmer weather arrives?
Some viral respiratory diseases, such as influenza, are seasonal, and cases decrease in the spring and summer. However, we do not know what to expect from the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Continue reading
Saturday was a bright, sunny day, and if you were walking by an undisturbed field of snow, the snow may have appeared to sparkle.
With the raging fires in Australia, you may have heard news reports of pyrocumulus, or fire clouds.
In Latin, pyro means “fire” and cumulus means “pile up.” Cumulus is a type of cloud that is common in Wisconsin, particularly in summer. Cumulus clouds are those puffy white clouds with tops that have a cauliflower appearance. Continue reading
The recent cold weather was accompanied by interesting fog over the open water of our lakes.
Fog is essentially a ground-hugging cloud, composed of tiny liquid water droplets. Continue reading