Weather Articles

Why do we hold Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate hot romance...

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Are you ready for the Tropical Trio—heat waves, monsoon storms and hurricanes? Ready or not, it’s... read more
My young friend from Arizona was not happy. He had served in Iraq and learned to hate haboobs. The... read more
La Niña, that trouble-making cold spot in the Pacific, is gone and now we are being told to brace... read more
This week the air is filled with smoke. I am over 200 miles from the huge Wallow wildfire in... read more
Volcanoes such as Grímsvötn are nature’s wildcard. First there is the fiery eruption , followed by... read more
While the Mississippi floods grab the headlines, Texas and the South are baking in a drought. Crops... read more
Most springs bring April showers and May flowers. This year, springtime has brought floods,... read more
There were an estimated 305 tornadoes that swirled through the South in late April—a new record.... read more
Few things in creation are as terrifying as a tornado. A list of weather statistics can never... read more
On April 11, the Japanese government raised the Fukushima nuclear accident level from five to seven... read more
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year... read more
According to weather folklore, a stormy March that comes roaring in will meekly leave with sunshine... read more
In Spanish, La Niña means “Little Girl”. Don’t let the cute name fool you. La Niña is one cold... read more
This week I’ve been asked a number of questions about earthquakes and weather. Is there “earthquake... read more
Mother Nature has had a lot of people stewing. This year, the stormy 2011 winter weather has been... read more
Have you heard the latest urban legends? A “Biblical blizzard” buried the hearty citizens of North... read more
If a scientist tells you sunny days are ahead – duck and cover! He may be talking about space... read more
La Niña is still strong and still here. Expect more cold stormy blizzards. Ugh! When will winter... read more
Welcome to Weather Math 101. Today’s equation: 1 Strong La Niña + 1 Insane Arctic Oscillation = 1... read more
Groundhog Day is coming! Will the groundhog see his shadow? If we were in the middle of an El Niño... read more
This winter’s weather is being shaped by two enormous weather patterns—La Niña and the Arctic... read more
The Arctic Oscillation has many aliases. In California, it is the Yukon Express, the cold northern... read more
An explosive grenade is nicknamed a pineapple. A recent storm that clobbered California is... read more
Some of our wildest weather has occurred around Thanksgiving! Here are 5 of the biggest... read more
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and prognostics about rain and clouds... read more
Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something... read more
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather?  Closely observe nature and your... read more
Observe animals and you'll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting weather. Here are... read more
Stay safe during the winter months by using our chart to help determine what is safe ice thickness... read more
Check out our chart for how to measure hail, using the Torro Hailstorm Intensity Scale. Hail falls... 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
The following supplies kept in your emergency supply kit will serve you well if an adverse... 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
Winter of 2010 sure brought some wild weather! Did you experience any unusual weather this winter?... read more
Enjoy the winning pictures from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Photo Contest. Don’t Almanac... read more

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