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Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
With July comes nature’s fireworks—thunderstorms! How is thunder formed? How far away is lightning...
Surviving Blizzards, Cold Snaps, and Power Outages
Ever had a blizzard or snowstorm cause power outages or emergency conditions? How do you prepare...
Extremely Active 2017 Hurricane Season Predicted
The 2017 hurricane season is expected to be very active. Here’s how to prepare for hurricane...
Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
Summer months bring intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next...
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...
Mushroom Cloud of Doom?
Does this cloud look like a mushroom in the sky? It appeared over Russia last month and had locals...
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...
Have you enjoyed shivering your way through the latest bout of volcano weather? After a record-...
Did a Volcano Rain on Seattle on the West Coast?
It rained on the grateful West Coast! Then people noticed something very weird. The rain was ...
A Weather Addict’s Wish List
It’s time to make a list of wishes for gift-buying relatives and elves. What do you give a hopeless...
Freezing Weather and Thundersnow
The only thing more spectacular than a cold spell bringing freezing temperatures to all 50 states...
River in the Sky, Rain and Snow on the Ground!
Watch overhead! A river may be coming at you. If you are in California, you will welcome the giant...
Holiday Weather Crash
Crashes are messy. When it is crashing weather systems during the Thanksgiving Holiday it becomes...
The Straight Talk about Derechos
The derecho is coming! Prepare for the “land hurricane”. “The Line Storm,” by John Steuart Curry...
California Snowing on Such a Winter’s Day
Brrrrr! It’s not a word you normally hear in sunny Southern California, but last week was not so ...
Fire Hose in the Pacific
Beware the MJO! It will flood California with a “Pineapple Express” and leave most of the Midwest...
Magic in the Skies: The Real Sprites, Elves, and Trolls
Ever heard of lightning’s stranger cousins—red sprites, blue jets, elves, trolls, and gnomes? No,...
Tropical Storms in May?
It’s official – the Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1.So why did a number of weather blogs...