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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week: Geography and Weather

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November 13-19 is the National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week.  This year's theme is The Adventure in Your Community.  Geography is all around us and varies from region to region in the United States.  Did you know that geography and weather are very closely linked?  Explore some of the connections below.

Learn more about Geography Awareness Week.  For more weather and environmental tips, visit Earth Gauge!

(Sources: National Science Teachers Association, "Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis", "

A Rain Shadow", “Warm water helps create Great Lakes snowstorms.” University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. 2008, US Department of State, "The Great Plains and Prairies", Kidz World, "Dust Storms", “Cold air damming can bring ice to East.”, “Warm water helps create Great Lakes snowstorms.” University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. 2008., United States Search and Rescue Task Force, "Predicting Weather")