Acid Rain

Acid Rain contains high levels of chemical contaminants that are released into the atmosphere. This type of rain is harmful to the environment.


A Tsunami is a large destructive wave that starts because of an earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption on the ocean’s floor.


Blizzard conditions exist when a snow storm contains high winds (greater than 35 mph), large amounts of snowfall or blowing snow, and very cold temperatures.

El Niño

El Niño occurs when the ocean current off the coast of Ecuador and Peru warms, causing dramatic changes in weather patterns.  El Niño is a fairly common occurrance – typically every 3 to 7 years.