How do you feel about gambling on the weather? If you’re afraid that your event or travel plans might get canceled due to the weather, you can buy weather insurance to protect you. Travel weather insurance protects both your event and your travel from delays and cancellations due to bad weather! (Includes rain insurance, snow insurance, temperature insurance, wind insurance, severe adverse weather and event cancellation insurance, as well as travel insurance and trip insurance.
Stuck at home? Bored? Need some fun things to do at home to relieve the boredom… FAST? Here’s a list of 60+ fun things to do when you’re bored at home — with kids, with friends, or even alone. if you’re bored and you haven’t planned anything to do today, start here!
Fun Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman (or a weatherman wannabee). Think along these lines: hurricane, sun, flood, mother nature, global warming, earth day, hail, clouds, snow globe, el nino, weatherman, tsunami, rain, snow, mother earth, blizzard, lightning, wind, stormy weather, rainbow, tornado, weather forecast, snowman, snowflake, wind turbine and solar panel costume ideas!
Here’s a summary of some of the best survival gear and survival kits for those who enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find the Top 10 Survival Kits for home, work, and travel… as well as the 8 Best Survival Tools that could save your life.
Want to know what the wind chill is outside? Or how close you are to lightning? These online weather calculators are FREE! There are even some FUN ones in here — like the Crickets Chirping Calculator. Did you know that you can tell the temperature by entering the number of cricket chirps you hear, and the season? Simply plug in the numbers you know and these weather calculators do the rest to help you discover the information you need.
Starry Night is a fun online tool that explains exactly which stars and planets are appearing right now above your house (or hotel, or boat, or camping tent… or wherever you might be). In our case, it’s our hot tub! Have fun discovering the stars and planets overhead…
Find interesting weather facts, safety tips & info about how the weather affects us on a daily basis. Plus, lots of seasonal ideas and fun things to do outdoors on our fun weather Facebook and Twitter pages!
Have you seen the famous tornado video of a TV film crew taking shelter under an overpass during a tornado? These videos show why an overpass is NOT a good tornado shelter when you’re driving in your car. Overpasses are death traps during tornadoes.
Getting struck by lightning is no joke. Here’s how to avoid getting struck by lighting when you’re outside, as well as extra tips for protecting yourself when you’re indoors during a lightning storm.
Here’s a list of 10 incredible places to see fall foliage.
Finding the right kind of tornado shelter is the only way to stay safe when a tornado threatens. Here are the safest place to be whether you’re at home, in school, out shopping, at work in a high-rise building, in a mobile home, or out driving in your car.
Wonder about the likelihood of your home encountering flood waters should a flood occur at some point in the future? Use these 2 online tools to determine if your home is in a flood zone or not. It’s quick, easy… and FREE!
You can predict the weather without a forecast if you know what signs to look for in the sky and things going on around you. Here’s how to use Mother Nature’s signs to forecast weather yourself!
Now you can bring your snowflakes inside, thanks to this clever little trick! See how to save snowflakes for 10 years or more with these instructions.
To see what the weather was like on ANY day in history, use this free online tool called Today in Weather History. Have fun exploring dates that have special meaning to you!
A tornado room — or safe room — is built inside your home, while a tornado shelter is separate from the home and can either be built underground or above ground. Both rooms and shelters can protect you from winds up to 250 mph and from flying objects moving at 100 mph. By the way, it’s the missile-like flying objects that are the most dangerous effect of tornadoes!
Here we explain the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning, including the different intensities of tornado damage — from F1 to F5 — and what you can expect. Plus how to stay safe during a tornado
Do you know if you’d be safer opening the windows in your home during a tornado or hurricane or not? Find out here.
On a blue sky day, with white billowy clouds overhead, and some fun ‘props’ at hand, let your imagination run wild to create your own photo masterpieces. Here are a few examples of unique cloud pictures that you can create yourself!
Soon, the FCC will begin broadcasting emergency alerts via text messages on cellphones nationwide. Think: hurricane warnings, Amber alerts, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more. This is a good thing. Here’s why…
Have you seen gropple before? It’s also known as graupel or snow pellets. It’s a strange combination of snow and sleet and ice falling from the sky.
Here are the best instructions I could find for making temporary roof repairs in the event that a storm — like a hurricane or tornado — has crossed paths with your house. See how to fix your damaged roof using a tarp and some boards.
The one-of-a-kind water escape tool that everyone’s talking about is the Life Hammer. You can use it to escape from a car accident or use it to rescue someone else who’s trapped in their vehicle. I’m getting a Life Hammer for friends & relatives this Christmas.
Kids making snowman like only little kids know how… cute and small.
An example of government dollars hard at work — a snow plow shoveling show.
As a tribute to some of the most creative snow artists alive… Check out these awesome pictures of snow men, snow women, and snow people… just doin’ what snowmen do best: Hangin’ out and enjoying the snow!
Do you know how long you can survive without food? Without shelter? Without water? Without air? You should teach everyone in your family The Rule of Threes in case you ever find yourself stranded and seeking rescue.
Here’s a little fun you can have with a penguin who writes your message in the snow.
How many times have you looked up toward the clouds and thought you recognized a familiar shape in the cloud formations? Can you make out the shapes in these pictures of clouds?… Some are a little creepy!
Proof that it’s Fall… time to look forward to watching nature change colors, playing in piles of crunchy leaves, and enjoying cooler temperatures.
Today was the first day of summer, and my dogs are preparing for the dog days of summer… here’s proof.
It’s time to change your burned-out lightbulbs, the batteries in your smoke detectors, flip the mattresses, clean out the gutters, and why not just schedule your next mammogram while you’re at it? They say it’s good to schedule such things around pertinent dates — such as your Birthday… or Daylight Savings Time, right?
The best tips for photographing snow and outdoor winter pictures. Avoid those dark, gray photos once and for all!
Here it is 3 weeks later, and people all across this great country are still showing amazing acts of humanity to make things a little easier for those whose lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Here are some ways that kids have been helping kids.
Here’s video footage of some wacky weathermen who pushed the limits of what’s ‘appropriate’ to be seen –and heard — on television while covering the weather: Mark Mathis, and Chad Meyers, plus the weatherman who just can’t hold it and has to go to the bathroom while he’s on TV, and the weatherman caught cussing on air.
Tips for viewing fall foliage in ALL states, plus fun things to do with all of those colorful leaves you gather!
To all of our readers and their friends & families who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina: While a site called The Fun Times Guide may not seem like an obvious place to extend a hand to the survivors dealing with Katrina’s brutal aftermath… it’s the best we’ve got. Here’s how we’re helping Katrina victims.
Following are the responses received to our Katrina Blog — a request for photographs that depict ‘good news’… people helping people and having a POSITIVE impact on the lives of Hurricane Katrina’s victims.
Following is a collection of little-known facts about SPF, plus some humorous links for over-the-top sunblock wearers.
Indiana legislators passed a law requiring the entire state to honor Daylight Savings Time… Finally!
Someone who was assisting Tsunami victims found a digital camera on the beach. After removing the memory card from the camera, he discovered the final pictures taken by the couple who owned the camera. These photos will make your hair stand on end…
See what the experts say you should pack for evacuation. Then compare that to what I packed when I was forced to evacuate recently.