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Severe Weather Articles
Severe weather includes the following: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and blizzards.
2018 Hurricane Names
Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael… Wondering where all these names come from? Here’s the list...
“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold. And when they talk about it, you pay attention. These reports caught our eye,...
2018 Hurricane Season Forecast and Facts
Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. Get the 2018 hurricane forecast—plus facts about...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part III)
Now that we are well into hurricane season, we’ll continue to look back at some of the most notable...
Flash Floods: Warning Signs and Staying Safe
Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard in the United States. Learn...
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...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
Hurricane season is now in session—and continues until November 30. This month we spotlight the...
Rain Gardens: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—all the rain water that falls on your paved areas and roof....
Hot News About This Summer
July 2018 may have been the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, as several locations in the...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Why do hurricane names get retired? Find out why some names are no longer used for Atlantic storms...
Rain Barrels in the Garden: Harvest Your Water
Summer’s a good time to assess 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...
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...
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...
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
Stay safe! Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the southeastern U.S. later this week. The Old...
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...
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