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Severe Weather Articles
Severe weather includes the following: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and blizzards.
Hurricane Forecast 2017 | Hurricane Facts and Common Questions
Find the Atlantic hurricane forecast for 2017—plus, hurricane facts and information from The Old...
List of Names for 2017 Hurricane Season
Tropical storms have been named for 2017, so here is the list of hurricane names for the Atlantic...
“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold. And when they talk about it, you pay attention. These reports caught our eye,...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
What do you do when a heat wave hits? This summer has brought some record-breaking summer...
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...
Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that today’s 4th of July festivities will bring fireworks in the...
Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
This summer brings intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next...
Summer Weather Forecast
We bring you the 2017 Summer Weather Forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada. When we released The...
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...
Survive Blizzards, Cold Snaps, and Power Outages
Ever had a blizzard or snowstorm cause power outages or emergency conditions? How do you prepare...
2016 Tornado Season: Quietest on Record
While the year brought flooding and other extreme events, 2016 was one of the quietest years for...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Storm Names
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of publication in January, ...
Top Deadliest Hurricanes
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States. Listed below are the tropical...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Worst Winter Weather Cities
What are the top five coldest cities to live in the Unites States? Here’s our list (updated in 2015...
Predicting Floods: The Flash Factor
Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard, killing more than 140 people...
Zombie Tropical Storms Hit Alaska
At the same time that South Carolina was awash with flooding because of a passing hurricane,...
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