Can anyone help answer these climate/weather questions?
Can it rain fish?
How can there be clouds in winter when it is too cold for water to stay a vapor?
How does a cloud fill up with water?
What makes rain drops tear shaped?
What makes the Sahara the largest desert in the world?
Where is the safest place to go when a tornado hits?
Why can't lightning strike the same place twice?
Why do car tires protect you from lightning strikes?
Why do cold temperatures give you a cold?
Why does ice form on the top of a lake?
Why does the coldest time of the year align with the darkest time of the year?
Why don't trees freeze and burst in the winter like cold pipes?
- Anonymous1 month ago
I can but why would I?
- cosmoLv 72 months ago
Lightning can and does strike in the same place twice. In fact, having lightning strike a place once makes it more likely to be struck again.
- KoiLv 62 months ago
Yes. Fish rain.
Yes. Ice cloud.
In a uterus.
It's a poosey.
- Anonymous2 months ago
One question at a time
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- NancyLv 72 months ago
1. Sort of. A waterspouts (tornadoes over water) have been known to pick up large schools of fish, lifting them high into the atmosphere such that they are carried away to fall down on land even miles away.
2. Because water expands 10% when it crystallizes and turns to ice, it needs kinetic energy to induce the crystallization process. That energy is some shock or vibration. When water is way up in the sky, it often happens that there is no shock or vibration that goes through it induce crystallization, so water cools below the temperature of freezing but doesn't freeze, doesn't turn to ice but instead remains liquid. This phenomenon is called "super-cooled water." This is how freezing rain happens. The super-cooled water falls out of the sky and then when it hits the ground or the trees, that shock or vibration causes it to instantly freeze, which is how you have trees look like giant crystals when it rains, because the super-cooled rainwater instantly freezes right where it strikes instantly without having a chance to run off.
3. Evaporation and/or evapotranspiration.
4. Raindrops aren't tear-shaped. That's only in cartoons.
5. A combination of factors from climatic wind conditions to soil.
6. Northwest corner of a basement.
7. That's a myth. Lightning can and often does strike the same place twice.
8. It's not the tires that protects you, it's the metal in the car and how it's shaped. It creates what's called a Faraday cage around the occupants, a shell of highly conductive material that then routes the electricity through itself instead of through the occupants of the car such that the electricity than arcs from the frame the few inches to the ground.
9. Cold temperatures don't. Bacteria does.
10. Because of that 10% expansion I mentioned earlier when ice freezes, that results in ice being 10% less dense than water, which is why it floats.
11. Less sunlight means less radiant heat from the sun.
12. Because trees don't hold the high concentration of water that pipes do, but there is expansion when water freezes inside a tree, but it doesn't kill a tree like it would kill a person because the cellular structure of trees has evolved such that the expansion of water within the tree's cells upon freezing doesn't cause the cell membranes to burst.