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Why Don’t Sheep Shrink In The Rain? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why don’t sheep shrink in the rain?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little odd but again it beats answering those questions about odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “The Ram” was just ...

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Inland Texas Braces For More Flooding From Tropical Storm Bill

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Texas residents prepared for heavy rain and more flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill moved further inland Wednesday. The center of the storm was expected to head northward, west of the Interstate 35 corridor. Forecasters said to expect ...

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Colorado State Prepares For Weekend Of Unpredictable Storms

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After several violent storms hit across the state of Colorado Thursday and Friday, destroying homes and dropping large amounts of hail in some places, forecasters warn that more unpredictable weather lies ahead this weekend. Forecasters have suggested that an unstable weather pattern ...

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Why Does It Rain? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why does it rain?” you ask? Seriously? Are we doing someone’s homework here or maybe you just forgot what you learned in school, which is it? (Still, it does help us avoid ...

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How Do Pollen Grains Cause Rainfall?

How pollen may make clouds sneeze

While pollen grains usually perform the task of spreading plant life around the planet, the findings of a new study have revealed that they could be a doing a lot more, and may also possibly drive rain that fertilizes these ...

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California’s Worst Drought In 1200 Years

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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM constellation of satellites can measure rainfall from space. Data from TRMM and GPM were used to analyze the record-setting rainfall that fell this week in California. ...

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Record Setting Rain in Arizona Leaves At Least 2 Dead

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Record setting rain in Arizona flooded roads, stranded drivers, closed schools, knocked out power for thousands of people, and left at least two people dead. Phoenix beat a 75-year mark Monday and recorded its wettest day with a 3-inch downpour ...

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Sea snakes don’t drink salt water

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While sea snakes live all their lives in sea water,  a University of Florida biologist has discovered that the actually will dehydrate for months just waiting for the next rainfall when they can drink their fill of fresh water.  Professor ...

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