Relative Humidity vs Dew Point

Posted Thursday 20th of February 2014

There are two main ways to describe the amount of moisture in the atmosphere. Relative Humidity is described in percentages and is the most common way you’ll see moisture described in the media and weather reports. Dew Point is the measure most commonly used by weather enthusiasts and storm chasers though. So what are the…

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How to Describe Wind Speed Observations Accurately

Updated Saturday 15th of February 2014

It is very difficult to accurately estimate wind speeds in terms of kilometres per hour. There are often claims of very strong winds, e.g. 80km/h. Without a lot of experience these estimates will be highly unreliable. There is however a way by which you can visually determine the wind speed and accurately communicate it. It’s…

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Do I Need a Digital SLR to Take Good Weather Pictures?

Updated Sunday 9th of February 2014

If you meet most any well known storm chaser you’ll see them with some sort of Digital SLR. Digital SLR cameras are designed to provide the ultimate in control and flexibility of how you produce your photos. A question many beginners may ask is do I need to buy a Digital SLR? The short answer…

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The Club for Weather Enthusiasts

Posted Wednesday 29th of January 2014

Are you someone interested in severe weather? You may be interested in joining the Australian Severe Weather Association. ASWA has members all over Australia and hosts meetings on a regular basis where presentations are given about severe weather events, weather forecasting and observation. They also host a yearly ┬áthree day conference with lots of guest…

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