Ordinary thunderstorms can be scary enough, but the prospect of thunder, lightning, fire, and ashfall all occurring at the same time sounds like a tale straight from the heart of a Stephen King novel.read more
Welcome to the Almanac's blog on weather. Evelyn Browning-Garriss and James Garriss are historical climatologists who help us understand how weather affects our lives--from extreme weather events to the price of our grocery bills. They share the "lighter" side of weather, too, from rainbows to raining critters. If you love to watch the sky, bookmark this page!
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California is in a horrible drought. Everyone was relieved last winter when they were told that there might be an El Niño. El Niños, warm conditions in the Tropical Pacific, bring heavy rainfall to California. Right?read more