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Severe Weather Articles
Severe weather includes the following: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and blizzards.
2018 Hurricane Forecast
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1! Here’s the forecast for this coming season and...
List of Names for the 2018 Hurricane Season
Here is the list of hurricane names for the 2018 hurricane season including the Atlantic Basin (...
“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold. And when they talk about it, you pay attention. These reports caught our eye,...
Rain Barrels in the Garden: Harvest Your Water
Summer’s a good time to consider what you could use in the garden. Consider the merits of a rain...
Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
With July comes nature’s fireworks—thunderstorms! How is thunder formed? How far away is lightning...
Volcanoes: How to Measure Volcanic Eruptions
How do we determine the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption? Traditionally, the Volcanic...
How to Measure Tornadoes: The EF Scale
The EF Scale is the standard way to measure tornadoes based on wind damage. The original Fujita...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and...
Rain Garden Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two...
Surviving Blizzards, Cold Snaps, and Power Outages
Ever had a blizzard or snowstorm cause power outages or emergency conditions? How do you prepare...
Are You Prepared for the Next Blizzard?
Are you really prepared for the next blizzard? Let’s check. Here are five easy ways to be better...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of publication in The 2018 Old...
Top Deadliest Hurricanes
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. history. Listed below are the tropical cyclones...
A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest...
Tracking the High Costs of Hurricanes
I recently went to Florida to visit my sister and saw damage from Hurricane Irma—mostly downed or...
The Strongest Hurricane Month Ever
We all know this hurricane season has been active, but how active? September 2017 was the strongest...
Extremely Active 2017 Hurricane Season Predicted
The 2017 hurricane season is expected to be very active. Here’s how to prepare for hurricane...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
There’s hot summer weather—and then there are heat waves. Much like other natural disasters, heat...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part III)
Now that we are well into hurricane season, I am continuing a look back at some of the most notable...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
With the beginning of hurricane season in June, last month we began to look back on some of the...
Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
Summer months bring intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part I)
With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive ...
How to Survive a Hurricane: Hurricane Safety Tips
All U.S. Atlantic seaboard and Gulf coastal areas are subject to hurricanes or tropical storms. If...
How to Survive a Flood: Flood Safety Tips
Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Know your flood safety guidelines, courtesy of FEMA and the...
How to Survive a Tornado: Tornado Safety Tips
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? Before you...
2017 Summer Forecast From The Old Farmer's Almanac
What’s the summer weather outlook? Here’s your 2017 U.S. summer forecast from The 2017 Old Farmer’s...
The 2017 Blizzard That Blew Away
It was the giant blizzard that was scheduled to paralyze New York City and predicted to become “...
Atmospheric Rivers: Why California Is Flooding
Who knew Californians might be calling the five dry years of drought “The Good Old Days”? The state...
Winter Weather Terms
Know your winter weather terms. Sometimes meteorological terms can be hard to decipher, so find out...
2016 Tornado Season: Quietest on Record
While the year brought flooding and other extreme events, 2016 was one of the quietest years for...
Drought Outlook: Over Half the U.S. Is Dry
The latest figures are out. As of end of 2016, more than half of the continental U.S. is dry or in...
Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Some of our wildest weather has occurred around Thanksgiving! Here are 5 of the biggest...
The Blob is Back! Will Winter Be Warmer?
It’s Back! The “Cold Atlantic Blob” is once again haunting the North Atlantic. It may sound like a...
Mushroom Cloud of Doom?
Does this cloud look like a mushroom in the sky? It appeared over Russia last month and had locals...
Where Do Hurricanes Strike?
As this busy hurricane season reaches its halfway point, it would be nice to know—where do...
Herds of Hurricanes, Troops of Typhoons
Why do hurricanes like to bunch up? If one’s coming, get prepared for more. Hurricanes are social...
Low Solar Activity and Other Weather Factors
Low solar activity usually leads to cooler weather, but other historical trends and factors like El...
The Double-Decker River hits Louisiana
As Louisiana, East Texas and the Midwest floundered in floods, satellites showed a startling...
Flash of Light in the Night Sky
We’re never too surprised when the night sky has a sudden flash. Sometimes it’s late-summer...
Lightning Bolts: Types of Lightning
During the summer thunderstorm season, not all of the fireworks you see are manmade. The skies will...
Lightning Storms: 7 Safety Tips
I love watching lightning—nature’s light shows—but, yes, it can be dangerous. Here’s some...
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