Weather 101

What Causes Droughts and How To Weather One

By AcuRite Team
May 2, 2022

The United Nations classifies drought as a natural hazard that has affected more people in the last 40 years than any other natural hazard. Find out what causes droughts and what they impact, and learn some tips to prepare your home and garden to weather one.

How Does Wind Control Ocean Currents? A Look at Gyres

By AcuRite Team
April 19, 2022

What are gyres, and how does wind affect ocean currents? Check out this explanation of ocean gyres and how they form. It's just one more example of how amazingly interconnected our world is.

The Coriolis Effect and Weather: How They Are Related

By Steve LaNore, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
April 11, 2022

Gravity is a real force, and it affects every object in the universe. The Coriolis effect, on the other hand, is only an apparent force — but it still has a huge impact on the air and water around our planet. So what is the Coriolis effect is, and how does it plug into our worldwide weather?

What Is a Storm Glass and Can It Accurately Predict the Weather?

Storm glass, an antique weather-prediction device, is enjoying a resurgence as a home decor piece with a practical purpose. These fascinating devices offer a peek back into the history of weather prediction, as well as offer fun educational activities for younger weather watchers.

When Is Monsoon Season? Everything You Should Know

Posted in: Weather 101
By AcuRite Team
March 23, 2022

Learn how the Southwest Monsoon develops every summer and how it can create severe storms with flash flooding and dust storms.