Weather Dudes







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...

Dave's Weather Discussion

THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES AS WE'LL SEE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON SATURDAY AND VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AS LOW PRESSURE INTENSIFIES OFF THE COAST... THINGS SETTLE DOWN A BIT ON MONDAY WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES

Current Conditions

Random Weather Fact

Why Does the Size of Snowflakes Vary?


Did you ever wonder why snowflakes can be large and featherlike or very small? The reasons for the variability are complex but I’ll try to give you the basic reasons. First and foremost, if temperatures are marginal to create snow, the flakes will stick together due to the flakes being wetter and more “sticky”. Also, if humidity levels are high, they will tend to be larger. Wind speeds or the speed that the flakes are falling could also be a factor as stronger winds will tend to keep the flakes from sticking to one another. Electrical conditions in the atmosphere can play a role in snowflake size.

Source: Dave