Tag Archives: Meteorology

How Does It Snow When It’s Above Freezing?

Snow is unusual in Seattle, where the staff for MSJ live, because it so rarely gets below freezing here. Sometimes, though, we see snow in the forecast (and actual snowflakes) when the temperature is above freezing. Curious as to how … Continue reading

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The Day I Saved the Science Fair

An essay by Daniela Villanueva, as provided by Alyssa N. Vaughn Art provided by Errow Collins I’d like to tell you about the first time I ever took out a superhero. I was eleven. The afternoon it all began, I … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Weight of Clouds

When you look up at clouds in the sky, you typically think of them as fluffy and light, right? Turns out, clouds are HEAVY! The average cumulus cloud weighs over a million pounds! Which presents a couple of questions: 1) how … Continue reading

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The New OPEC

An essay by Ollie Garky, brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Luke Spooner Mr. (or Ms.) President: I have an important proposal for the leaders of the western nations. If they are wise enough to adopt … Continue reading

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Weather is a Zero-sum Game

An essay by Sam Keegan, as provided by Judith Field Art by Leigh Legler I wheeled my new invention up the garden. It was a metal box about the size of a pillow, with an array of switches, instrument panels, … Continue reading

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A Few Simple Instructions Regarding the Proper Methods of Weather Control

A Public Letter by Professor Aldous Vogelsong, as provided by Antonio Urias Art by Leigh Legler Since its publication last spring, Agnes Blackmore’s A Few Simple Instructions Regarding the Proper Methods of Weather Control has caused a great deal of … Continue reading

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