Weather Instruments: To help make accurate observations of FuegoÕs weather, our team has utilized the latest technology. The first thing we did when we arrived on this planet was to install weather stations and weather instruments to record weather data. The team has placed automated weather stations around the globe. In total, we have put in place 5,000 automated and/or robotic weather stations. These computerized stations take hourly measurements of temperature, air pressure, wind direction and speed, humidity, rainfall, and other important conditions. The stations beam all the data to our central space lab that is located in Fuego's orbit. The scientists then take the information and analyze it. The analyzed information is then beamed back to the team on the ground.
The following is a list of the instruments we use to measure and record the weather on Fuego: anemometer, rain gauge, balloon, barometer, satellites, hygrometer, barometer radar, thermocouple
In general , the weather on Planet Fuego is torrid. About 15 percent of the sunlight that enters the atmosphere is reflected back into space, mainly by clouds. According to our data, about 80 percent of the sun's light is absorbed by the atmosphere and warms the air. The sunlight absorbed by the ground and the seas warm the atmosphere. The atmosphere absorbs the heat and prevents it from easily passing back into space. This result is called the greenhouse effect
Moisture: Depending on the location, there is little or no moisture in most of Fuego's regions. On calm, clear nights, the air just above the ground cools rapidly. When this occurs the temperature of this air falls below the dew point, and drops of water develop on the little vegetation that is found on the planet. Sometimes, warm, moist air near the ground is cooled to its dew point. In such rare cases, a thin layer of fog is formed. Since our arrival here, we have yet to witness any fog.
Typical Rain Averages & Temperatures: The annual rainfall in most regions of Fuego averages less than 3 inches of rain (20 centimeters). Fuego is extremely hot during the day, but it cools at night. Summer temperatures often average 110 to 130 degrees F. in some areas. The highest official temperature on Fuego so far has been 143 F.
Thunderstorms: As many as 60,000 thunderstorms occur throughout the planet each day. The vast majority of the storms occur during the spring and summer.. These storms develop from cumulonimbus clouds. During hot, humid weather, the top of these clouds may reach a height of 80,000 feet. The motion of air causes electrical charges to build up inside the cloud. These charges produce lightning. Our team of scientists have observed a tremendous amount of bright lightning and loud thunder in the southern hemisphere of planet Fuego.
Tornadoes & Hurricanes: In the early stages of the deadly green house effect, many human lives were lost as the result of tornadoes. The green house effect contributed to the creation and formation of devastating twisters in all the regions of the world. These twisters consist of winds that swirl in the shape of a funnel at speeds of up to 400 miles (630 kilometers) per hour.They destroy the natural habitat of the animals that remain on the planet. At the current rate, within 5 years, most of the animals will become extinct. The team has observed many creatures adapting in order to survive. Many animals have developed special claws to dig deep within the soil to protect themselves from the twisters.
According to our radars and observations, hurricanes are still an occurrence in the equatorial region of the planet. These hurricanes have a diameter of 300 to 500 miles. Winds swirl around the eye of the storm at speeds of 400 miles per hour or more. Hurricanes have hit the continental shores with great force, causing huge tsunamis and heavy rain. The vast majority of the hurricanes still hit the inner portion of the Neo Gulf of Mexico.
Weather Extremes Around the World: The highest temperature recorded was 143 degrees F. at New Grand Canyon, Colorado. This temperature was recorded on March 15, 3000
The lowest temperature observed was 100 degrees at North Pole on July 6, 2993
The lowest air pressure at sea level was recorded at Hawaii islands at 20.45 inches during a typhoon in the Neo Pacific Ocean. on September 4, 3001.
The strongest wind measured on Fuego's surface was at Mount Shasta on August 2, 2999. For 18 minutes the wind blew at 500 miles per hour.
The driest place on Fuego is Sahara, Neo Africa. In one 100 year period, the average train fall was 1/100 inch. No heavy rain fell on Sahara for a 20 year period.
The largest Hail storm was in the South Pole on the very first day of our mission. As seen in the picture provided, some hailstones measured 20 1/3 inches in circumference, and weighed almost 3 pounds.