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5 Weather Science Facts Many People Get Wrong – Do You?

I was reading the results of a recent poll that indicated a quarter of Americans think the Sun revolves around the Earth, and I was left to wonder just how many science facts people get wrong. Granted, science is a tough subject. For the record, I’m no bona fide scientist. Rather, I’m a lifelong weather […]

Weather 101

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4 Sizzling Facts About Summer Weather That May Surprise You!

Down in Florida, where I live, we seem to have summer weather for about 8 months out of the year. My friends up north say they’re lucky if they see any signs of summer for more than a few weeks at a time. Of course, no matter where you live in the United States, sooner […]

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Severe Weather Tips

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What To Do If Lightning Strikes Your Car

Being on the road in a car while lightning is flashing all around me is something I don’t think much about when it’s happening, given that I was born and raised in Florida, a state historically known as the Lightning Capital of the World. But, I have always wondered what would happen if lightning were […]

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4 Tips for Getting Your Roof Gutters Ready for Spring Snowmelt

Your roof gutters may have been designed to handle rainfall, but if you live in the northern climes, your gutter system may also have to handle winter storms and the subsequent melting snow. While the amount of snowmelt you experience will differ from year to year, melting snow nevertheless always poses hazards to you and […]

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Fun Weather Stuff

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Sun Halos: What Causes A Sun Halo? What Does This Rare Phenomenon Mean?

I was sitting in the office doing my desk work when I got a call from my dad, who works outdoors at a nearby theme park. “Go outside and look up,” he told me. The dutiful son (most times, anyway) that I am, that’s precisely what I did. Upon stepping outside and looking up, I […]

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When Is Tornado Season? Tornado Facts + Answers To Your Top Tornado Questions

Is there a tornado season? The answer is “yes” with a BIG asterisk.  That asterisk? Tornado season in your part of the country may be different than in another region of the United States. You see, unlike hurricanes, which generally form between June 1 and November 30 (a timeframe known as hurricane season), there is […]

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Weather Tools & Forecasts

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What’s The Fall Weather Report? Find Out Here!

What’s the fall weather report look like in your neck of the woods? Cooling, with a chance of winter toward the end of the forecast… But, seriously, where do you turn for the latest updates on fall weather? As a fall fanatic myself, I normally spend much of my free time on the internet between […]

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Weather History

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Winter Storms Facts and Info Revealed

If you’re like many people seeking facts and info on winter storms, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the amount of information out there on blizzards, nor’easters, clippers, and the other types of winter storm phenomena that takes place every winter. As a weather buff myself, studying winter storm patterns intrigues me, though definitely […]

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