Weather 101

Is Fall Color Affected By Climate Change?

What is the effect of climate change on fall colors? Does climate change mean no more autumn? Here’s everything you want to know about climate change and fall foliage!

Why Is Florida So Hot All Year Round? And… Is Florida Getting Hotter Every Year?

The fact that Florida is hot is a reason it’s such a popular vacation spot. But WHY is Florida so hot? And is the Sunshine State getting even HOTTER? As a native Floridian who loves studying all things weather, I can explain what’s going on with the weather and climate in Florida. Here’s why Florida is SO hot… from a meteorologist’s viewpoint!

5 Hurricane Categories & The Types Of Damage That Can Result

Hurricanes are major storms with sustained winds of at least 74 mph and form over oceans. Hurricane Categories are used to estimate potential property damage — on a scale from 1 to 5. See what each of the 5 categories means — in terms of maximum wind speeds and the specific types of damage you can expect to see.

Snow Squalls

The Official Snow Squall Definition, Ways A Snow Squall Will Affect You, And How To Prepare For A Snow Squall In Your Area

A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn’t last very long. It’s similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions — but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.

Snow Squalls