A colorful, scientifically accurate, and easy-to-understand guide to weather in the United States. From the USA Today staff, this guide uses the same format as that used in the USA Today weather page. Full-color graphics explain weather concepts from what makes the sky blue to how a tornado gets its twist. Includes chapters covering major weather events in the United States such as blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and hurricanes. Each chapter contains a profile of one of the nation's top atmospheric scientists. Compare your state's weather to the rest of the nation in the section on state weather statistics. Help your students understand how we might be changing the Earth's climate through the greenhouse effect and the ozone hole with the chapter covering the future of the Earth. Glossary and index. 2nd edition, 1997, 227 pages, 8½" x 11", soft cover.