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It’s here.. The calm before the storm.

October 27, 2013

Standing here, waiting for the “biggest storm” in who knows how long I wondered.. Why the hell did it get so quiet outside?

the calm before the storm

The old phrase “calm before the storm” has been used for generations — many people believe that the worst storms are immediately preceded by a period of calm, smooth weather. The reason for these periods of calm is simple; storms are caused by an updraft of moisture and heat coalescing in one area. As storm clouds form, some of the moisture-saturated air is pushed out of the tops of the highest clouds in the storm system. As this air descends back down, it begins to compress, becoming drier and warmer. Warm, dry air is more stable than cool, wet air; as a result, the air that initially formed the storm also acts as a temporary shield, preventing more air from entering the storm cloud formation and producing the “calm” before the storm. Not all storms work this way, and if there is anything that’s constant about weather, it’s Mother Nature’s unpredictability.

– Discovery

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alex permalink
    October 28, 2013 00:30

    That was one of the most complicated things to read at 12:30 on 4 pints :D

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