Welcome to WEATHERDUDES.COM...
We are currently focused on weather and climate of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and the East Coast, as well as other significant national and global weather events that occur. The intent of this site is not to be just another weather website with five day forecasts featuring happy suns and sad clouds It is to provide various interesting and personalized features, which provide the visitor with a view of the weather from a different perspective.
Currently we have:
Dave's Weather Discussion Page, providing an insight to the local weather conditions and patterns, and the reasons behind the weather.
Tropical Weather, A collection of tropical storm and hurricane resources.
Recent Weather, Weather conditions for the past 10 days for the mid-Atlantic area.
Weather Glossary, Providing weather definitions from A to Z.
Links to Weather Sites, providing a growing collection of links to weather sites.
Weather Facts, A collection of interesting weather facts.
We will be adding more features on a regular basis. Feel free to look around, and let us know what you think. Check back often for new content...
THIS WEEKEND WILL FEATURE NEAR SEASONAL TEMPERATURES AND AN INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS... NEXT WEEK LOOKS NICE WITH A SLOW WARMING TREND
Water Vapor, the Natural Greenhouse Gas
Water vapor is one of the most effective greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. It is truly the most significant gas that holds the heat in. That is why those humid nights during the summer are warmer than the clear, dry nights. When the air is dry, the heat is allowed to escape into space quite rapidly. On humid nights, the water vapor in the air literally keeps the heat in only allowing small amounts to seep into space. That is why the temperature in a desert can range from over 100 degrees during the afternoon to close to freezing in the morning. The heat gained during the day just radiates back into space overnight. Most of the water vapor that is in the atmosphere occurs naturally. Only a very small amount is as a result of human activity.