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Severe Weather Articles
Severe weather includes the following: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and blizzards.
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...
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...
The Impatient Hurricane Season
The Atlantic Hurricane Season has been very impatient. Even before the season officially began,...
Floods Take Texas, Rinse and Repeat
May came and with it, once again, floods hit Texas. The Lone Star State is always grateful for good...
The Epic Battle: Volcanoes vs. Hurricanes
It’s the greatest fight on Earth. It’s not Godzilla vs. King Kong, but when volcanoes battle...
Have you enjoyed shivering your way through the latest bout of volcano weather? After a record-...
Canadian Cold: The Screaming, Mauling, Scary-o Clippers
The United States is blessed with a wonderful northern neighbor … except when Canada is in a...
Hurricane Alex’s New Year’s Resolution
Hurricane Alex is the first hurricane in January in 75 years. How did a hurricane occur in January...
Zombie Tropical Storms Hit Alaska
At the same time that South Carolina was awash with flooding because of a passing hurricane,...
El Niño: Giant Pacific Hurricanes on Parade
This is the only time on record that a parade of giant Category 4 hurricanes is strolling through...
Floods: The Texas Two-Step
When Texas decides to end a drought, there are no half-measures. The Texas and Southern Great Plain...
Bad Girl Ana
Ana was a rule-breaker. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is supposed to start in June. Tropical Storm...
Getting a Ride From a Tornado
It’s nice to get a lift—but for two students in Oregon, it got pretty scary! They were in the...
Tropical Paradise: Get It While It’s Hot!
Are you tired of the cold? Do your arms ache just thinking of shoveling snow? Have I got a vacation...
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 ...
Hot Water and Cold Blizzards
Late in January, two winter storms are tag-teaming to flatten the East Coast. Ugh! Ironically, this...
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...
The Huge Eruption You Are NOT Hearing About
One of the largest eruptions in centuries in Iceland has been ongoing for months, flooding the...
Attack of the Zombie Hurricanes
Right before Halloween, Washington and British Columbia were hit by a “Zombie Hurricane”. Hurricane...
Doing It Right! The Good News
For the news, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That’s why you seldom hear the good news. Here’s some good...
Flooded! When Monsoons Suck up Hurricanes
If you are in Texas and the Southwest, you saw weather go from drought to flooding. Phoenix almost...
Surrounded by Troublemakers!
Look out! You’re surrounded! No matter where you look—east or west—the cool little MJOs are causing...
High and Dry: Going Up in the World
Californians know the current drought is leaving them high and dry, but recent scientific findings...
A Time for Tropical Storms?
Look out for little troublemakers. Small weather patterns in the Tropical Pacific can trigger...
El Niño and the Atlantic Hurricane Season
If it’s May, it’s time to work in your garden and (apparently) plan for the upcoming hurricane...
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...
Give Me A Break!
Having the weather woes? If you are in the East, you are probably complaining about the cold and ...
Why Dry? The Reason California has Drought
It’s called the PDO, the long-term weather pattern sucking the Golden State dry. Think of it as the...
When Is A Snowstorm Like A Sword?
An ancient story tells of Damocles and a sword. Damocles was a nobleman who exclaimed how fortunate...
It Was So Cold That . . .
It's been a cold one! Take Saturday, January 4. The the Earth’s orbit around the Sun put the globe...
As I write this, another storm is sweeping through the nation. Heavy snow and ice left tens of...
Holiday Weather Crash
Crashes are messy. When it is crashing weather systems during the Thanksgiving Holiday it becomes...
November’s Tropical Storm Sonya: the Bad and Good News
Have you heard the saying, “It’s an ill wind that blows no good”? It must be about hurricanes....
The Four-fold Fiesta of Foul Weather!
October arrived with a bang! For the first time in modern records the US experienced a simultaneous...