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Weather Whys

3.08  ·  Rating Details ·  50 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather.
Weather enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey throu
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ebook, 224 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Perigee Books (first published 2010)
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Philip Demare
The subtitle is Facts, Myths and Oddities, and that pretty much sums up what this book is about.

Some interesting minutiae on details of meteorology, such as the difference between a heavy snowstorm and a blizzard (a blizzard must 35 mph sustained winds or gusts and visibility of under 1/4 mile for a duration of 3 hours). What is the difference between rain and drizzle? (For rain the drop size is above 0.5mm. drizzle is below 0.5mm.) What is the difference between freezing rain and sleet. (Sleet
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Lee Evans
Feb 21, 2015 Lee Evans rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ever talk to someone who thinks they're funny? It's painful. Weather Whys tries to inform while being funny, but it's not. It drags on and on. I finished it just do that I didn't have to keep reading it. The weather information is... ok, I guess, but there has to be a better book out there about the weather. There just has to be.
Kristina
Oct 31, 2016 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for an Earth science class and I myself and all of my classmates really enjoyed it! I was a bit shocked to see such bad reviews. It really had a lot of good weather facts and information, and a bit of humor as well!
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Very funny and informative.
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