What is a North American Monsoon? (video)

  The North American monsoon, variously known as the Southwest monsoon, the Mexican monsoon, the New Mexican monsoon, or the Arizona monsoon, is a pattern of pronounced increase in thunderstorms and rainfall over large areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, typically occurring between July and mid-September. During the monsoon, thunderstorms are fueled by daytime heating and build up during the late afternoon and early evening. Typically, these storms…

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US Interns, Texas, Bulgarian Students to Hear from Space Station Astronauts

astronaut, International Space Station

  Students across the globe have opportunities this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space calls air live on NASA Television, as well as the NASA app, and the agency’s website, where they are also available on-demand.   On Wednesday, July 28, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will answer…

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Mother’s Market & Kitchen Announces Grand Opening Celebration of New Sunset Beach Location, July 31

Grand Opening Celebration

Grocer to hold celebration for Sunset Beach/Huntington Beach communities COSTA MESA, Calif. — Mother’s Market & Kitchen, a 40-year pioneer in the health food movement in Southern California, today extended an invitation to the Sunset Beach, Seal Beach and other Huntington Beach communities to attend the Saturday, July 31, Grand Opening Celebration of its newest store in Sunset Beach at Peter’s Landing, 16400 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. The event will run…

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What is a Haboob?


  A haboob (Arabic: هَبوب‎, romanized: habūb, lit. ’blasting/drifting’) is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current, also known as a weather front. Haboobs occur regularly in dry land area regions throughout the world. Like haboobs that occur in the Middle East, haboob occurrences in North America are often created by the collapse of a thunderstorm. This is a local or mesoscale event, and at times of extreme drought they…

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