Swackett Fun Fact: On the Netherlands’ Terschelling Island, thousand of sneakers washed up on the beach in February 2006 when containers from the P&O Nedlloyd ship ‘Mondriaan’ fell out to the sea after getting caught in a storm.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Flying Insects
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Flying insects are more active when the air pressure drops and stay closer to the grounds, so they seem to be swarming before rain storms.
Swackett Fun Fact: Name It
Swackett Fun Fact: Can you name some popular movies about weather? Swackett Headquarters will get you started – Day After Tomorrow (2004) , extreme weather events.
Swackett Fun Fact: Strange Things That Washed Up on Beaches
Swackett Fun Fact: In 2007, residents of the Dutch North Sea island of Terschelling, located 70 miles north of Amsterdam, went bananas (literally) when thousands of bananas washed ashore after at least six containers of the fruit fell off a cargo ship in a storm and at least one burst open.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Forked Lightning
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: (Not so fun, but good to know) Most lightning is forked, meaning it contacts the ground in several places which increases your chances of being hit.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Dust and Moisture
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Tornadoes are wind not clouds and until they pick-up dust or moisture, they may not be visible.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Condensed Ice and Water
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: A small thunderstorm, only a few miles in diameter, can easily contain over a million tons of condensed ice and water.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Migration, Fog and NYC
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: The tower lights on the Empire State Building are turned off on foggy nights during the spring and autumn bird migration seasons, so the lights shining through the fog will not confuse birds and cause them to fly into the building.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Eye of a Hurricane
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: The eye of a hurricane can be anywhere from 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) in diameter to over 200 miles (320 kilometres) but they are usually around 30 miles (48 kilometres).
Swackett Fun Fact: Sea Foam
Swackett Fun Fact: Cappuccino coast, commonly named sea foam, occurs when algae and waste is in the water and these components act as surfactants (like shampoo) and reduce the surface tension, creating bubbles and foam.