Severe Weather Articles

Though the Mississippi fought floods and thunderstorms drenched the South this May of 2013, the US... read more
Who knew that tornadoes could be like Baby Bear. It can’t be too hot. It can’t be too cold. It has... read more
Spring 2013 came. So did a blizzard. The spring storm rumbled through North America, and left snow... read more
Brrrrr! It’s not a word you normally hear in sunny Southern California, but last week was not so ... read more
Are you cold yet? Frigid Arctic air finally arrived in the Midwest and East Coast. For those of you... read more
Being in hot water is really bad for lobsters, but it is great for tropical storms! Hurricanes are... read more
Beware the MJO! It will flood California with a “Pineapple Express” and leave most of the Midwest... read more
Did you know that originally weather services said that Hurricane Sandy would die off when it left... read more
Are you already tired of the Atlantic hurricane season? Now that we have some El Niño conditions in... read more
It’s the middle of summer, the peak time for thunderstorms. This means it is also the peak time to... read more
Every hurricane season has its own personality. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season is already... read more
It’s official – the Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1.So why did a number of weather blogs... read more
 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and... read more
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year... read more
Some of our wildest weather has occurred around Thanksgiving! Here are 5 of the biggest... read more
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of 2014. Hurricanes names are... read more
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States from 1851-2006. Blow not against the... read more
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes give little warning and strike suddenly. Here are the top 15 deadliest... read more
See how to measure volcanic eruptions based on The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI).  Volcanic... read more
Wondering how earthquakes are measured? Seismologists have developed a new measurement of... read more
Shake, rattle, and roll! In this short article, we answer common earthquake questions and answers... read more
All Atlantic and Gulf coastal areas are subject to hurricanes or tropical storms. If you live in a... read more
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? If you are... read more
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps... read more
Stay on top of hurricanes as they happen from the comfort of your own home using these tracking... read more
The EF Scale (below) is the standard way to measure tornadoes based on wind damage. The original... read more
With a rain garden, use—don't lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two... read more
It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall,... read more
Know your winter weather terms. Whether there is a winter storm or blizzard in the forecast, these... read more
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane's present intensity. This... read more
At The Old Farmer's Almanac, readers often ask us about tornadoes. Here are the most common... read more
Think blizzard and heavy snowfall comes to mind. Officially, however, the deadly winter storm is... read more
The tornado is one of the most powerful, yet elusive, forces on Earth,” says John Hart, a senior... read more
There are many weather blunders—some are world-class! Here are three examples of how computers... read more
Until the telegraph was invented in 1844, news of approaching hurricanes arrived just ahead of... read more
Droughts can have long-standing effects on populations and economies. Here are questions and... read more
Alaska's “Good Friday” Earthquake At 10:36 p.m., March 27, 1964 one hour and ten minutes after... read more