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Have you ever heard of a pig spleen being able to predict the weather?

Think blizzard and heavy snowfall comes to mind. Officially, however, the deadly winter storm is defined by these factors:

The tornado is one of the most powerful, yet elusive, forces on Earth," says John Hart, a senior forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. "Despite decades of research, we are...

On this page, find the annual Atlantic hurricane forecast summary—plus, hurricane questions and answers, facts, and information.

Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It's true! Here's the formula:

The woolly bear caterpillar—with its 13 distinct segments of black and reddish-brown—has the reputation of being able to forecast the coming winter weather.

There are many weather blunders—some are world-class! Here are three examples of how computers confused the forecasters and confounded the public.

Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard, killing more than 140 people every year in the United States. A mere six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet, while two feet of water will carry away most cars. Can we predict floods...

Until the telegraph was invented in 1844, news of approaching hurricanes arrived just ahead of their landfall, when sailors seeking safe harbor announced them. Even with the telegraph, however, pinpointing the location of a hurricane was difficult and tracking its course was...

Droughts can have long-standing effects on populations and economies. Here are questions and answers about the recent history of droughts and how to handle a drought.

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