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Weather Infographics

   Welcome to Weather Underground's infographics library. Browse these engaging infographics to discover the science behind weather in a simple and fun way. You'll also find valuable safety and preparedness information that can be easily shared with your friends and family.
   El Niño

El Niño

   Aug 20, 2015

   What is El Niño? How does it form? What is the difference between El Niño and La Niña? Which one produces heavy rain for the Western U.S.? Understand the science behind El Niño with this Weather Underground infographic. Learn More About El Niño (Deep link to wunderground.atavist.com/el-nino-forecast)
   
   
   Storm Surge

Storm Surge

   Oct 2, 2015

   How is storm surge different than high tide? What causes storm surge? Learn about these coastal flooding events with the Storm Surge infographic by Weather Underground.
   
   
   Why the Sky is Blue

Why the Sky is Blue

   Aug 11, 2015

   What is going on up there? Finally, one of your childhood questions answered. Find out why the sky is blue in our latest graphic.
   
   
   Cloud Types

Cloud Types

   Jul 1, 2015

   Don't float through life not knowing the names of clouds, our latest weather illustration covers the sky.
   
   
   Heat and the Human Body

Heat and the Human Body

   Jun 9, 2015

   How is heat severity measured? Where did the term "Feels Like" really come from? Learn some tips on heat safety and how to avoid heat illness in this infographic by Weather Underground.
   
   
   Rainbows

Rainbows

   Mar 10, 2015

   Who discovered the science behind rainbows? Why do two rainbows occasionally develop? Why are the colors always in the same order? All your rainbow questions answered here in the rainbows infographic by Weather Underground.
   
   
   Sundogs

Sundogs

   Dec 8, 2014

   The Sundogs infographic by Weather Underground describes how light from the sun refracts off ice crystals to portray a half-circle around the sun. Due to the specific angles required for this phenomenon, Sundogs usually occur at sunrise and sunset when ice crystals are present in the air.
   
   
   Volcanoes

Volcanoes

   Oct 29, 2014

   How hot is lava? What is the difference between a cinder and a caldera? Examine the cross-section of a volcano, learn about different volcanic formations and how their eruptions differ, and compare the temperatures of lava to magma in this infographic by Weather Underground.
   
   
   The Science of Earthquakes

The Science of Earthquakes

   Oct 21, 2014

   We usually only learn about the magnitude of an earthquake and the location of the epicenter. This infographic explains how ground waves and depth define the magnitude on the Richter Scale and the amount of destruction that implies. It also illustrates plate boundaries on the globe and the regions where most earthquakes occur. The earthquakes infographic by Weather Underground also describes hydraulic fracking and how this has increased earthquake activity in places where earthquakes don’t naturally occur.
   
   
   Drought

Drought

   Sep 8, 2014

   How much of the U.S. is under drought conditions? What are the various levels of drought and what do they mean? How do droughts affect me? Is there a global drought problem? How does climate change play a role in the drought story? The drought infographic from Weather Underground will answer all of your drought questions, and also suggest ways we can adapt for the future.
   
   
   Floods

Floods

   Aug 6, 2014

   Flooding is the leading cause of weather related deaths in the U.S. Use this flood infographic by Weather Underground to be prepared when your area is threatened by flooding. Learn the dangers of floods and flash flooding, understand how soil conditions determine the flood potential and see how humans have had an impact.
   
   
   Monsoons

Monsoons

   Aug 5, 2014

   Monsoon season accounts for more than half of the annual precipitation for most of Earth’s deserts. While often deadly, monsoon rain is essential for crops and agriculture to support life in these arid climates. The monsoons infographic by Weather Underground describes the weather features that drive monsoons and how they are affected by a warming planet.
   
   
   Hurricane Safety and Preparedness Advice

Hurricane Safety and Preparedness Advice

   Jul 3, 2014

   The best way to keep you and your family safe during a hurricane is to prepare early and stay informed. Make sure you have enough food and water, eliminate threats of damage to your home, and determine your evacuation options. Keep the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist handy so you and your family can be safe and organized during an approaching hurricane.
   
   
   The Science Behind Arthur

The Science Behind Arthur

   Jul 2, 2014

   Hurricane Arthur brought heavy rain and flooding to the East Coast of the U.S. over the 4th of July weekend with North Carolina’s Outer Banks most affected. The storm made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane at Shackleford Banks, North Carolina late Thursday night, then continued north on Friday, July 4 and skirted Nantucket and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, before it hit Nova Scotia on Saturday morning as a post-Tropical Storm. Learn more on Arthur’s track and formation.
   
   
   Hurricane Formation

Hurricane Formation

   Jun 30, 2014

   Weather Underground presents "Hurricane Formation" in the North Atlantic. Forecasts predicted that the 2013 hurricane season would be an active one, but those forecasts did not pan out. This graphic describes all the various factors that have to come together in order to generate a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
   
   
   Winter Storms

Winter Storms

   Dec 21, 2013

   Aren’t all winter storms the same? Cold and snowy? Learn the difference between Nor'easters, lake effect snow, blizzards, and ice storms in this winter storms infographic by Weather Underground. We have also pinpointed the snowiest places in the U.S. each year and the most snowfall occurrence in a 24 hour period.
   
   
   Climate Change Today

Climate Change Today

   Apr 14, 2013

   From diminishing snow and ice to increasing temperatures to rising sea level to more frequent and destructive extreme weather events, 97% of scientists agree climate change is happening and it is man-made. The Climate Change Today infographic by Weather Underground thoroughly describes these changes and how they are affecting the Earth’s ecosystems. If we continue on our current path, these trends are expected to accelerate.
   
   
   Tornado Safety

Tornado Safety

   May 15, 2013

   The do's and don’ts of Tornado Safety by Weather Underground. Remember to Get Away, Get Shelter, Get Low. Find a sturdy house or building and go to the lowest level. If outside, go to a low ditch and do not seek shelter under an overpass.
   
   
   Tornadoes

Tornadoes

   May 1, 2013

   Where do the most tornadoes occur in the U.S.? What kind of damage can an EF5 tornado do? How far can a tornado carry a cow? For information on tornado strength and damage, check out the tornado infographic by Weather Underground.
   

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