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Severe Weather Articles
Severe weather includes the following: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and blizzards.
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...
The Stubborn Drought. Any Good News?
Once again, more than 50% of the contiguous US, where most people live, is in drought. Sigh! This...
Get Out the Umbrella. It’s Volcano Weather!
It was a strange weather report: cloudy with thunder, lightning and a chance of rocks and ash. On...
Happy Hurricane Dust (or, Why the Sahara Desert Could Be Your Best Friend)
The Atlantic Hurricane Season has been quiet. Hurricane experts saw how hot the Atlantic Ocean was...
The Lonely Tornado
It was the last thing I expected to see while driving through the Arizona desert—a tornado. YIKES!...
The Straight Talk about Derechos
The derecho is coming! Prepare for the “land hurricane”. “The Line Storm,” by John Steuart Curry...
It Got Drier Last Week! HUH?
Though the Mississippi fought floods and thunderstorms drenched the South this May of 2013, the US...
Finicky Tornado Seasons
Who knew that tornadoes could be like Baby Bear. It can’t be too hot. It can’t be too cold. It has...
The Storm That Ate the Atlantic
Spring 2013 came. So did a blizzard. The spring storm rumbled through North America, and left snow...
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 ...
Clipped by the Alberta Clipper
Are you cold yet? Frigid Arctic air finally arrived in the Midwest and East Coast. For those of you...
Blowhards! How Hot Water is Changing Hurricanes and Warnings
Being in hot water is really bad for lobsters, but it is great for tropical storms! Hurricanes are...
Fire Hose in the Pacific
Beware the MJO! It will flood California with a “Pineapple Express” and leave most of the Midwest...
Hurricane Sandy and Winter
Did you know that originally weather services said that Hurricane Sandy would die off when it left...
Blame Those Troublemaking MJOs
Are you already tired of the Atlantic hurricane season? Now that we have some El Niño conditions in...
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,...
The Freaky Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2012
Every hurricane season has its own personality. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season is already...
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