Air is all around you. It presses against your body all the time. That’s why we call it air pressure. Anyone can measure air pressure using a tool called a barometer. Barometers work because air has weight.
Fish falling from the sky. Hailstones shaped like crosses. Snow that turns blood-red when stepped on. These are just a few of the thousands of weird weather stories that Randy Cerveny has collected. These stories aren't science fiction--all of them are true.
In 1492, the Niña, Pinta, and the Santa Maria set sail during the peak of the hurricane season. Amazingly, Christopher Columbus and his small fleet did not come across a single hurricane. How could that happen?