Three bottles with different contents to demonstrate storms.

Demonstrating a "storm" in a bottle using different contents. Storms need heat and moisture to form.

The 2013 intense week-long rainstorm could have been devistating for Boulder, Colorado, but thanks to city planning and floodplain management, the city fared relatively well.
Convection demonstration
This video shows convection happening as a model to partially explain the movement of air around the Earth.
Dropsonde Animation from NOAA
Short animated video showing instrument packages called dropsondes being released from an airplane.
NASA's Global Hawk Robotic Research Aircraft
Video of NASA's Global Hawk robotic aircraft releasing dropsondes.
Dropsonde video from NSF/NCAR
Video showing dropsondes being released from aircraft and balloons to measure atmospheric properties at various altitudes.
A 2005 flash flood fills a West Virginia creek in seconds.
There is much more variation in the path that the dog takes as compared with the man, but they are both headed the same way. Similarly, weather can be highly variable and climate means long term trends.
Density tank demonstration with red and teal liquid suspended in water.
Slow-motion video of cold fluid and warm fluid interacting to demonstrate what happens at a cold front.
Warming a mylar balloon demonstration
This Mylar Balloon demonstration illustrates that warmed air molecules move more and are more spread apart as indicated by the expanding and rising balloon, and vice versa for air molecules that have cooled.
Weather balloon launch
In this video from the U.S. National Weather Service, a scientist explains how weather balloons are used to collect data that improves weather predictions.
A sunny day
This video was captured on Eagle Ridge above Lyons, Colorado near the Front Range of the Rockies by David Niels as part of his research for the Colorado Climate Center. This sunny day video was filmed on April 6, 2017.
A cloudy day
This timelapse video was captured July 4, 2017 on Eagle Ridge above Lyons, Colorado near the Front Range of the Rockies by David Niels as part of his research for the Colorado Climate Center.

NCAR researchers visualizing hurricane impacts created this animation to show how quickly nine feet of storm surge can flood a coastal city.

matt kelsch
Meteorologist Matt Kelsch clears up what the terms 100-year, 500-year, and 1000-year flood actually mean.
Still of a news broadcast showing snow covering outdoor furniture
Weather Channel coverage of a winter storm that traveled across much of the U.S. in February 2017.
Photo of the Boulder flatirons in winter

K-12 students and others share what they think of winter weather soon after the first snowstorm of the season in Boulder, Colorado. Watch and consider what you think of winter?