Weather Wiz Kids®. I'm meteorologist Crystal
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about the fascinating world of weather. Its also a wonderful educational
website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the
different types of weather to children.
|Meteorology - The science that deals with the
phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather
Strong winds, torrential rain
and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California hit the
southern part of the state late last week. After drenching Northern California,
the storm dumped up to 5 inches of desperately needed rain in Southern
California. There were street flooding, traffic tie-ups and wind gusts up to 60
mph in some areas. A small tornado hit South Los Angeles as well. In Camarillo,
a Ventura County city about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, rain was falling
at about an inch an hour over hillsides ravaged by a 2013 wildfire. With few
roots to hold the soil in place, the deluge caused part of a hillside to give
way. Debris brushed aside concrete barriers crews had set up on the slope and
surrounded about a dozen homes with silt, sticks and rocks, some as large as a
couch. The force was so great that two large earthmovers used to set up
barriers were swept down to the street, with one nearly buried.
Be sure to always have
survival kits in your home
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