Welcome to Weather Underground's infographics library. Browse these engaging infographics to discover the science behind weather in a simple and fun way. You'll also find valuable safety and preparedness information that can be easily shared with your friends and family.
SundogsDec 8, 2014
The Sundogs infographic by Weather Underground describes how light from the sun refracts off ice crystals to portray a half-circle around the sun. Due to the specific angles required for this phenomenon, Sundogs usually occur at sunrise and sunset when ice crystals are present in the air.
Hurricane FormationJun 30, 2014
Weather Underground presents "Hurricane Formation" in the North Atlantic. Forecasts predicted that the 2013 hurricane season would be an active one, but those forecasts did not pan out. This graphic describes all the various factors that have to come together in order to generate a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Safety and Preparedness AdviceJul 3, 2014
The best way to keep you and your family safe during a hurricane is to prepare early and stay informed. Make sure you have enough food and water, eliminate threats of damage to your home, and determine your evacuation options. Keep the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist handy so you and your family can be safe and organized during an approaching hurricane.
DroughtSep 8, 2014
How much of the U.S. is under drought conditions? What are the various levels of drought and what do they mean? How do droughts affect me? Is there a global drought problem? How does climate change play a role in the drought story? The drought infographic from Weather Underground will answer all of your drought questions, and also suggest ways we can adapt for the future.
Winter StormsDec 21, 2013
Aren’t all winter storms the same? Cold and snowy? Learn the difference between Nor'easters, lake effect snow, blizzards, and ice storms in this winter storms infographic by Weather Underground. We have also pinpointed the snowiest places in the U.S. each year and the most snowfall occurrence in a 24 hour period.
The Science Behind ArthurJul 2, 2014
Hurricane Arthur brought heavy rain and flooding to the East Coast of the U.S. over the 4th of July weekend with North Carolina’s Outer Banks most affected. The storm made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane at Shackleford Banks, North Carolina late Thursday night, then continued north on Friday, July 4 and skirted Nantucket and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, before it hit Nova Scotia on Saturday morning as a post-Tropical Storm. Learn more on Arthur’s track and formation.
Climate Change TodayApr 14, 2013
From diminishing snow and ice to increasing temperatures to rising sea level to more frequent and destructive extreme weather events, 97% of scientists agree climate change is happening and it is man-made. The Climate Change Today infographic by Weather Underground thoroughly describes these changes and how they are affecting the Earth’s ecosystems. If we continue on our current path, these trends are expected to accelerate.
MonsoonsAug 5, 2014
Monsoon season accounts for more than half of the annual precipitation for most of Earth’s deserts. While often deadly, monsoon rain is essential for crops and agriculture to support life in these arid climates. The monsoons infographic by Weather Underground describes the weather features that drive monsoons and how they are affected by a warming planet.
FloodsAug 6, 2014
Flooding is the leading cause of weather related deaths in the U.S. Use this flood infographic by Weather Underground to be prepared when your area is threatened by flooding. Learn the dangers of floods and flash flooding, understand how soil conditions determine the flood potential and see how humans have had an impact.
The Science of EarthquakesOct 21, 2014
We usually only learn about the magnitude of an earthquake and the location of the epicenter. This infographic explains how ground waves and depth define the magnitude on the Richter Scale and the amount of destruction that implies. It also illustrates plate boundaries on the globe and the regions where most earthquakes occur. The earthquakes infographic by Weather Underground also describes hydraulic fracking and how this has increased earthquake activity in places where earthquakes don’t naturally occur.
El NiñoAug 20, 2015
What is El Niño? How does it form? What is the difference between El Niño and La Niña? Which one produces heavy rain for the Western U.S.? Understand the science behind El Niño with this Weather Underground infographic. Learn More About El Niño (Deep link to wunderground.atavist.com/el-nino-forecast)